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Timothy R. Shope, MD, MPH

Timothy Shope, MD
Job Title Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
3420 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-692-6000 Phone
412-692-6660 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1990 MD, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, Mi.


1993 Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, Ca.


2000 General Academic Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md. 

2000 MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Md.



  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Fellow
  • Uniformed Services Section
  • Section of Community Pediatrics
  • Academic Pediatric Association (APA)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics, Diplomate


  • 2009 Special Recognition for Achievement in Medical Education Award, AAP
  • 2008 and 2003, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) MSIII Pediatric Educator of the Year, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP)
  • 2005 Resident Advocate Award, NMCP Pediatric Residency Training Program
  • 2004 Dr. Susan Aronson Award, AAP Section on Early Education and Child Care
Military Awards
  • 2011 Legion of Merit
  • 2008 Meritorious Service Medal
  • 1998 Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
  • 1995 Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, twice


  • Buryk M, Bloom D, Shope T. Efficacy of neonatal release of ankyloglossia: a randomized trial. Pediatrics. 2011;128:280-88.
  • Miller MB, Weber DJ, Goodrich JS, Popowitch EB, Poe MD, Nyugen V, Shope TR, Foster DT, Miller JR, and Kotch J. Prevalence and risk factors for MRSA nasal colonization in children attending child care centers. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2011;49:1041-47.
  • Shope T, Rieg T, Kathiria N. Corneal abrasions in young infants. Pediatrics. 2010; 125: e565 - e569.

Research Interests

  • Diagnosis and management of common pediatric infections such as otitis media, sinusitis, urinary tract infections
  • Exclusion and return to care policies and practices for mildly ill children in child care settings

Biography Summary

Dr. Shope joined the faculty of Department of Pediatrics, Division of General Academic Pediatrics, in 2011. Previously, he served 21 years in the U.S. Navy primarily in medical education. He was associate pediatric residency director, then residency director from 2000-2008 at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Portsmouth, Va. From 2008 to 2011, he served as the Specialty Advisor to the Navy Surgeon General. In this capacity, he managed and mentored the Navy’s 150 pediatricians stationed across the world and advised the Navy on child health policy.
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December 9, 2014
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Last Update
December 9, 2014