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Amesh A. Adalja, MD, FACP

Associate, Center for Biosecurity of UPMC
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Critical Care Medicine
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Adjunct Instructor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

I am an associate at UPMC’s Center for Biosecurity and a member of the US Government’s National Disaster Medical System. I was deployed to Haiti after the earthquake in 2010.

See Dr. Adalja's Center for Biosecurity biography

Education & Training




Carnegie Mellon University BS 1995 Industrial Management
American University of the Caribbean MD 2002 Medicine
Allegheny General Hospital Residency 2007 Internal Medicine / Emergency Medicine Combined Residency
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Fellowship 2009 Infectious Disease
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Fellowship 2010 Critical Care



2002 - 2007,  Chief Resident, Combined Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Allegheny General Hospital

2008 - 2009,  Chief Fellow, Infectious Disease Fellowship Program, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


Current Research Interest

Bioterrorism, Emerging Infections, Pandemic preparedness.



Adalja AA, Crooke PS, Hotchkiss JR. Influenza Transmission in Preschools: Modulation by contact landscapes and interventions. Math Model Nat Phenom 2010; 5:3-14.

Adalja AA, Henderson DA. Original Antigenic Sin: A Forgotten Concept. Emerg Infect Dis 2010; 16:1028-29.

Adalja AA, Vergis EN. Chart Review: Prophylaxis of Pneumocystis Pneumonia at a Large Metropolitan HIV Clinic. P&T 2009; 34: 389-90.

Adalja AA, Vergis EN. Actinomyces Endocarditis misidentified as "Diptheroids". Anaerobe 2010;16:472-473.

Adalja AA. Is Onerous Regulation Responsible for Adenovirus Outbreaks. J Infect Dis 2009; 1485-86.


Presentations at major meetings

"Emerging Infections," Critical Care Section Meeting, American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly, October 2010.

"Differences in Responding to Natural and Unnatural Outbreaks," NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Belgrade, Serbia, November 2010.