Featured Faculty

Aimee Pickering, MD, MS

Dr. Pickering joined Pitt Faculty as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine in July 2022. Prior to that, she completed her Internal Medicine Residency and General Internal Medicine Clinician-Researcher Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Pickering’s research focuses on characterizing and reducing low-value care and subsequent care cascades and deprescribing low-value medications in older adults. She is particularly interested in applying implementation science principles to develop strategies to support deprescribing and in the de-implementation of other low-value practices.  Her future goals include developing an implementation strategy bundle to support deprescribing inappropriate diabetes medications in older adults

Some of Dr. Pickering's recent papers are:

​Use and Cost of Low-Value Health Services Delivered or Paid for by the Veterans Health Administration
Thomas R Radomski, Xinhua Zhao, Elijah Z Lovelace, Florentina E Sileanu, Liam Rose, Aaron L Schwartz, Loren J Schleiden, Allison H Oakes, Aimee N Pickering, Dylan Yang, Jennifer A Hale, Walid F Gellad, Michael J Fine, Carolyn T Thorpe
JAMA Internal Medicine, July 5, 2022

Prevalence and Cost of Care Cascades Following Low-Value Preoperative Electrocardiogram and Chest Radiograph Within the Veterans Health Administration
Aimee N. Pickering MD, Xinhua Zhao PhD, Florentina E. Sileanu MS, Elijah Z. Lovelace MS, Liam Rose PhD, Aaron L. Schwartz MD, PhD, Allison H. Oakes PhD, Jennifer A Hale BS, Loren J. Schleiden MS, Walid F. Gellad MD, MPH, Michael J. Fine MD, MSc, Carolyn T. Thorpe PhD, MPH & Thomas R. Radomski MD, MS
Journal of General Internal Medicine, April 20, 2022