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Professor of Medicine,
University of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine,
Division of General Internal Medicine
Melissa A. McNeil, MD, MPH, is a professor of medicine in the University of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine Division of General Internal Medicine. Dr. McNeil also holds several other positions including:
Dr. McNeil’s research interests revolve around the development and evaluation of innovations in medical education and in the care of women. She is the director of the joint VA/University of Pittsburgh Women’s Health Fellowship and also serves as the Program Director for the NIH-sponsored Building Interdisciplinary Careers in Women’s Health grant, which is an institutional career development award for faculty members interested in developing research careers in women’s health.
Dr. McNeil has championed the concept of gender-specific primary care for women. The focus of her clinical efforts has been the development of clinical programs that allow women to receive both traditional primary care and gender-focused care (e.g., contraception, cervical and breast cancer screening, and menopause management) from one provider thus minimizing the fragmentation of health care so common for women. Dr. McNeil has been influential in national policy initiatives including serving as a member of the Society of General Internal Medicine’s Task Force on Women’s Health, the VA Women’s Health Strategic Working Group, the Breast Cancer Screening Measurement Advisory Panel for the National Committee for Quality Assurance, and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Task Force on the development of the Well-Woman Examination.
Dr. McNeil has more than 50 peer-reviewed publications on diverse topics ranging from the evaluation of women’s health educational efforts, the impact of women’s health fellowships on career trajectory, an evaluation of the implementation of new breast cancer screening guidelines, and the evaluation of burnout in medical residents, with a particular interest on gender differences in burnout.