Katie Poholek, MD

Katie Poholek, MD

Hometown: Mansfield, MA

College/Medical School: University of Notre Dame/University of Alabama at Birmingham

Residency: UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Career/Research Interests: I’m interested in characterizing the drivers of autoimmune diseases such as arthritis, lupus, inflammatory bowel disease, and fever syndromes, with particular focus on how Th17 cells interact with stromal cells in secondary lymphoid organs during infection and autoimmunity. 

Hobbies/Interests: Cooking (and eating!), hiking, gardening, knitting, and exploring Pittsburgh’s many museums, restaurants and breweries

Travels/Languages: I have been lucky enough to explore many countries in Europe and would like to visit more of the US and Central and South America.

Likes About UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh: The wonderful sense of community here and the supportive learning environment from mentors and peers.