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Emergency Medicine

Secondary Specialty:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Board Certifications:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine


MD, Temple University School of Medicine Philadelphia, PA


St Christopher's Hospital for Children
Philadelphia, PA
St Christopher's Hospital for Children
Philadelphia, PA


University of Pittsburgh Medical School
Pittsburgh, PA
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA


UPMC Horizon
UPMC Northwest
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
UPMC Altoona

Raymond David Pitetti, MD


Medical Director, Patient Safety
Associate Medical Director, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Physician Assistant, Rangos School of Health Sciences, Duquesne University
Master of Physician Assistant Studies Adjunct Faculty, Clinical Preceptor Program, Chatham College

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Research Interests

  • Measurement of Carboxyhemoglobin Levels in Asymptomatic Children
  • Measurement of COHGB levels in children with obstructive sleep apnea
  • Use of biochemical markers of injury to assess children <3 years old presenting with signs and symptoms consistent with undiagnosed head injury
  • Child abuse and ALTEs in infants
  • Clinical evaluation of children presenting with an apparent life-threatening event: Utility of performing routine testing
  • Elevated COHGB levels in patients presenting with an ALTE
  • Association of mycoplasma pneumoniae and acute asthma exacerbations
  • Measurement of COHGB levels in traumatic brain injury and children presenting with hypoxic injury
  • Measurement of CVO2 and COHGB levels in oncology patients with fever and neutropenia
  • Role of anemia in the pathophysiology of ALTEs
  • Use of the transthecal digital block in children
  • Dermabond and nail replacement
  • Use of a semi-quantitative immunoassay for procalcitonin in the identification of bacteremia in febrile oncology patients
  • Evaluation of the use of rapid strep tests in patients pretreated with antibiotics
  • Association of GABHS and Henoch-Schonlein purpura
  • Association of mycoplasma pneumonia and chlamydiae pneumoniae in sickle cell patients with acute chest syndrome
  • Emergency Department and Fast Track efficiency study

View Dr. Pitetti's full list of publications from PubMed.

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