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Anthony P. Pietropaoli, M.D.

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Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-4861

Fax: (585) 273-1058

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Research Labs

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Hospital Medicine, Pulmonary


Professional Background

Dr. Anthony Pietropaoli was born and raised in Rochester, NY. He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross ith a B.A. degree, majoring in English & Pre-medical studies. He attended Upstate Medical University and then moved to Pittsburgh for internship, residency, and chief residency in Internal Medicine. Dr. Pietropaoli spent two years practicing General Internal Medicine before making the decision to specialize in Pulmonary & Critic al Care Medicine. He completed this fellowship at the University of Rochester in 1999, joining the faculty thereafter. He has served a number of roles in the division and medical center, currently directing the Medical Intensive Care Unit, the Respiratory Therapy Department, and the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program. His clinical interests broad, but he spends most of his clinical time on all things critical care, pleural disease, and pulmonary rehabilitation.


Dr. Pietropaoli developed and leads a critical care translational research program at the University of Rochester. During this time we have enrolled over 500 critically ill patients and volunteers in our cohort studies, made new observations about the relationships between NO metabolism, red blood cell dysfunction, neutrophil dysfunction, vascular function, and clinical outcomes, and forged strong collaborations with clinical and basic science investigators across a number of university departments.

Dr. Pietropaoli also collaborates with investigators in laboratory and transfusion medicine investigating the "storage lesion" that develops in banked blood and clinical outcomes in critically ill transfusion recipients.

Dr. Pietropaoli also investigates the epidemiology of critical care medicine. He is the UR principal investigator for the Critical Illness Outcomes Study, a nationwide cohort study involving over 6,000 patients in 69 U.S. ICUs designed to examine relationships between patient characteristics, ICU characteristics, and mortality

Dr. Pietropaoli's long-term goal is to nurture the growth and productivity of this comprehensive, multidisciplinary critical care research program, promoting new discoveries that improve outcomes for our critically ill population.




    MD | Suny Health Science Center At Syracuse

    Post-doctoral Training & Residency

    07/01/1996 - 06/30/1999
    Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

    06/01/1991 - 07/01/1994
    Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

    06/24/1990 - 05/31/1991
    Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

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    Highland Medicine Teaching Award
    Sponsor: For contributions to residency education at Highland Hospital

    Arthur W. Bauman Teaching Award (for outstanding educational contributions to the Internal Medicine Residency Program)

    2005 - 2007
    Lawrence A. Kohn Senior Teaching Fellow Award
    Sponsor: University of Rochester, Department of Medicine

    2003 - Present
    Best Doctors in America
    Sponsor: America's Best Doctors

    2003 - 2005
    America's Top Physicians
    Sponsor: Consumer Research Council of America

    Arthur W. Bauman Teaching Award (for outstanding educational contributions to the Internal Medicine Residency Program)
    Sponsor: University of Rochester, Department of Medicine

    2001 - Present
    Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians

    Young Leaders in Pulmonary Medicine
    Sponsor: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
    Location: San Antonio, Texas

    Selected participant, Symposium on Leadership Development in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
    Sponsor: American College of Chest Physicians
    Location: Philadephia, PA

    1990 - Present
    Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

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    Journal Articles

    Agarwal A, Chen JT, Coopersmith CM, Denson JL, Dickert NW, Ferrante LE, Gershengorn HB, Gosine AD, Hayward BJ, Kaur N, Khan A, Lamberton C, Landsittel D, Lyons PG, Mikkelsen ME, Nadig NR, Pietropaoli AP, Poole BR, Viglianti EM, Sevransky JE. "SWEAT ICU-An Observational Study of Physician Workload and the Association of Physician Outcomes in Academic ICUs." Critical care explorations.. 2022 Oct; 4(10):e0774. Epub 2022 Oct 13.

    Malnoske ML, Quill CM, Barwise AK, Pietropaoli AP. "Disparities in Lung-Protective Ventilation in the United States." Cure?us.. 2022 Oct; 14(10):e29834. Epub 2022 Oct 02.

    Trzeciak A, Mongre RK, Kim MR, Lim K, Madero RA, Parkhurst CN, Pietropaoli AP, Kim M. "Neutrophil heterogeneity in complement C1q expression associated with sepsis mortality." Frontiers in immunology.. 2022 13:965305. Epub 2022 Aug 02.

    Books & Chapters

    Chapter Title: "Human Clinical Studies of Airborne Pollutants"
    Book Title: Toxicology of the Lung
    Author List: Frampton, MW, Pietropaoli, AP, Morrow, PE, Utell, MJ
    Edited By: Gardner, DE
    Published By: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group 2005 in Boca Raton

    Chapter Title: "Gender Differences in the Sepsis Syndrome: Clinical Evidence and Potential Mechanisms"
    Book Title: Principles of Gender Specific Medicine
    Author List: Pietropaoli, AP
    Edited By: Marianne Legato
    Published By: Elsevier Academic Press 2004 in San Diego

    Chapter Title: "Approach to Mechanical Ventilation"
    Book Title: The ICU Manual
    Author List: Pietropaoli, AP
    Edited By: Apostolakos, MJ, Papadakos, PJ
    Published By: McGraw-HIll 2001 in New York