University of Pittsburgh


The University of Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Residency was established in 1981 under the sponsorship of the Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Presbyterian-University Hospital (both now part of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center), and the Western Pennsylvania Hospital. For more than 30 years, the combined resources of our institutions, with their outstanding teaching staffs and varied patient populations, have offered our residents opportunities and experiences available in few other programs.

Our residents provide care in several affiliated emergency departments throughout the city, encompassing a range of specialty, community, and pediatric care. Altogether, these facilities treat more than 200,000 emergency patients per year.

Residents also have at their disposal the full resources of the Center for Emergency Medicine: the STAT MedEvac air medical service, the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services of the City of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Poison Center, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. With this network of clinical and academic resources, the opportunities for training and research are truly unrivaled.

The VITAMINS Trial looked at the role of vitamin C, thiamine, and hydrocortisone in saving patients with septic shock. It's the first randomized controlled trial focused on whether vitamins can provid
Blood Transfusion Reactions: TACO, TRALI, and Other Considerations A 67-year-old woman with no known medical problems presents to the emergency department (ED) with severe anemia identified by her pr
Bupropion: Skinny Happy Drug or Toxicologic Menace? A 24-year-old woman with a history of bulimia and depression is brought to the emergency department by ambulance. The patient is agitated and unab
The ProCESS Trial: A Landmark Study in Sepsis Management An interview with two experts Drs. David Huang and Haney Mallemat answer some questions regarding the study and its implications. Dr. Huang is