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Anthony P. Pietropaoli

Dr. Anthony P. Pietropaoli, MD, MPH graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA in 1986 and SUNY Upstate Medical University in 1990, and completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. In the spring of 1994, as he was finishing his chief residency, things abruptly changed.

He developed pneumonia, septic shock, and ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome). He spent roughly two stormy weeks in the ICU and several weeks in the hospital.

Lucky for Dr. Pietropaoli, he survived, slowly recovered, and by July of that same year he started his internal medicine practice in Rochester, NY.

After about a year in practice he felt a persistent calling to return to the critical care environment. He began a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in 1996 and hasn’t left since.

Dr. Pietropaoli is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at the University of Rochester. He serves as associate director of adult critical care and medical director of the medical intensive care unit at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

He earned a master’s degree in public health and clinical investigation in the University of Rochester’s Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute in 2008. His research has included grants from the National Institutes of Health, American Lung Association, American Heart Association, New York State, and industry organizations.

His daily work at the University of Rochester Medical Center focuses on the care of individuals with sepsis and other critical illnesses, and investigation of novel methods to more rapidly and accurately diagnosis and treat sepsis.