Kristina Gaietto, MD

Kristina Gaietto | Pediatric Resident

Hometown: Tiffin, OH

College/Medical School: Miami University of Ohio/University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Residency: UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Categorical Pediatrics

Career/Research Interests: For my fellowship research, I am working with Dr. Juan Celedon to study the effects of diet and obesity on asthma outcomes among Puerto Rican children.

Honors/Awards: UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh First Year Fellow of the Year (2019-2020)

Degrees Pursued: Currently enrolled at University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health, earning a Multidisciplinary Master of Public Health (MMPH)

Scholarship: Postdoctoral Scholar on a T32 training grant through the Division of Pulmonary Medicine at UPMC Children's Hospital

Career Goals: Currently deciding between academic medicine, research, or some combination of the two

Scholarly Mentors:

  • Dr. Juan Celedon
  • Dr. Hiren Muzumdar
  • Dr. Traci Kazmerski
  • Dr. Erick Forno

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, cooking, craft beer, tennis, dog-friendly Pittsburgh activities, travel

S.O./Married/Kids/Pets: I live in Pittsburgh with my husband (a radiation oncology resident here) and our dog, Hambone.

Travels/Languages: I only speak English, but I love traveling, especially to Europe! I’m a huge Rick Steves fan – I love making detailed itineraries based on his recommendations. 

Likes About UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh: The people here are wonderful – it is truly a great place for trainees. Residency here was an excellent experience, and I’m so grateful they kept me around for fellowship!