Steven Handler, MD, PhD, CMD

  • Associate Professor of Geriatric Medicine (Primary Appointment)
  • Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics
  • Associate Professor of Clinical and Translational Research
  • Associate Professor of RAND-University of Pittsburgh Health Institute (RUPHI)
  • Core Faculty, Center for Critical Care Nephrology
  • Director of Geriatric Telemedicine Programs
  • Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO), UPMC Community Provider Services

An Associate Professor of Geriatrics, Dr Handler also holds appointments in Biomedical Informatics and in Clinical and Translational Research. In addition to his role as Director of Geriatric Telemedicine Programs, he serves as Chief Medical Informatics Officer for UPMC Community Provider Services, and as Medical Director for Telemedicine and Health Information for the RAVEN (Reduce AVoidable hospitalization using Evidence-based interventions for Nursing facilities in Western Pennsylvania) CMS Innovation Award. A practicing geriatrician with medical director responsibilities, Dr. Handler’s primary research focuses on medication and patient safety for older adults in a variety of settings. He is also developing a new care model focusing on the use of telemedicine to improve access to high-quality medical care in the nursing home. His goal is to develop this into a successful commercial entity.

Education & Training

  • BS in Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh, 1993
  • MD, New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 1997
  • MS in Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh, 2004
  • PhD in Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh, 2010
  • Internship in Family Medicine, Family Practice Residency Program, Tufts University, 1998
  • Residency in Family Medicine, Family Practice Residency Program, Tufts University, 2000
  • Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 2002