Charissa Pacella, MD

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine; Vice Chair of Clinical Operations Department of Emergency Medicine; Chief of Emergency Medicine Services, UPMC Presbyterian



2001, Resident in Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

1998 MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

1994 BA, Harvard University


Best Doctors in Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Magazine, 2013-2017

UPMC Award for Commitment and Excellence in Service (ACES), 2012, 2017

Academy of Master Educators, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2015-2017

Sheldon Adler Innovation in Medical Education Award, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2015

UPMC-Katz Physician Leadership Course, 2007

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 1998

SAEM Excellence in Emergency Medicine Award, 1998

Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Merit Award, 1994

Professional Affiliations

UPMC Presbyterian Medical Staff, Past-President

UPMC Presbyterian Professional Practice Evaluation Committee, Chair

National Quality Forum, Patient Experience and Function Committee

Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

American College of Emergency Physicians

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society