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Alicia Alcamo, MD, MPH

Clinical Instructor, Critical Care Medicine

T32 Postdoctoral Scholar, Safar Center for Resuscitation Research


Admin Assistant: Aja Wilkerson

Alicia received her undergraduate degree from Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, PA. She then attended The Ohio State University where she obtained both her medical and Master in Public Health with a Specialization in Clinical and Translational Science degrees. She completed her pediatrics residency as well as a pediatric chief residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, followed by her fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She is currently a NIH T32 Postdoctoral Scholar in the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research where she focuses on outcomes in the solid organ abdominal transplant recipients secondary to severe sepsis and neurological complications.


Education & Training




Elizabethtown College B.S. 2006 Biology
The Ohio State University M.D. 2011 Medicine
The Ohio State University M.P.H. 2011 Public Health, Specialization in Clinical Investigation
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Resident 2104 Pediatrics
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Chief Resident 2015  
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Fellow 2018

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine


UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh T32 Research Scholar Current Pediatric Critical Care Medicine



Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Pediatric Residency Program, Fellow of the Year 2018

Runner-up Best Oral Presentation, Trainee Research Day, Safar Symposium 2018

Best Translational Research Abstract, University of Pittsburgh Department of Critical Care Medicine Fink Scholar Day 2018

Best Poster in Critical Care Medicine, Trainee Research Day, Safar Symposium 2017

Alpha Omega Alpha, 2010

Clinical and Translational Science Award Fellowship, 2009


Alcamo, A, Davids, A, Way, D, Lynn, DJ, Vandre, D. The Impact of a Peer-Designed and –Led USMLE Step 1 Review Course: Improvement in Preparation and Scores. Acad Med 2010, 85;10, S45-S48.

Giannone, PJ, Alcamo, A, Schanbacher, BL, Nankervis, CA, Besner, GE, Bauer, JA. Poly(ADP-ribose) Polymerase-1: A Novel Therapeutic Target in Necrotizing Enterocolitis. Pediatr Res 2011, 70(1): 67-71.

Alcamo, A, Schanbacher, B, Huang, H, Nankervis, C, Bauer, J, Giannone, P. Cellular Strain Amplifies LPS-induced Stress Signaling in Immature Enterocytes: Potential Implications for Preterm Infant Nasal CPAP. Pediatr Res 2012, 73(3): 256-61.

Klein, M, Alcamo, A, Beck, A, O’Toole, J, McLinden, D, Henize, A, Kahn, R. Can a Video Curriculum on the Social Determinants of Health Affect Residents’ Practice and Families’ Perceptions of Care? Acad Pediatr 2014, 14(2): 159-166.

Alcamo, A, Pinchasik, D, Mo, JQ, Grimley, M, O’Brien, M. Successful Treatment of Disseminated Adenovirus Infection in an Infant with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2015, 37(3): e178-81.

Alcamo, A, Leon Astudillo, C, Gray, S, Klein M. Uncovering a Unique Cause of Parotitis in an Adolescent. Clin Pediatri 2015, 55(9): 880-882.

Emr, B*, Alcamo, A*, Carcillo, J, Aneja, R, Mollen K. Pediatric Sepsis Update: How are Children Different? Surg Infect 2018, 19(2): 176-183. (*, co-first authors)

Di Caro, V, Cummings, J, Alcamo, A, Piganelli, J, Clark, R, Morowitz, M, Aneja, R. Dietary Cellulose Supplementation Modulates the Immune Response in a Murine Endotoxemia Model. Shock 2018, pub ahead of print.

Squires, J, Alcamo, A, Horvat, C, Sharma, M. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). J Ultrasound Med, Accepted for publication.

Other Publications

Klein, M and Alcamo, A. Innovative Curriculum To Train Residents in Screening and Addressing the Social Determinants of Health. Bridging the Divide: Trends, Topics and Tips in Medical-Legal Partnership. November 26, 2013. <> .

Klein, M, Beck, A, Kahn, R, Henize, A, O’Toole, J, Alcamo, A, McLinden, D. Video Curriculum on Screening for the Social Determinants of Health. MedEdPORTAL; 2013. Available from:

Zak, S, Alcamo, A, Herrmann, L, Sucharew, H, O’Toole, J, Guiot, A, Statile, A. Medical student presentations on family-centered rounds: a workshop to teach an art form. MedEdPORTAL Publications 2016, 12:10394.