Observation Unit Doctors and Staff

The Observation Unit staff uses a team approach to care for the acutely sick child, incorporating a dedicated attending physician and residents, as well as nursing and respiratory care personnel. This approach provides streamlined medical services, increased parent education and improved family satisfaction.

The attending physicians are members of the Paul C. Gaffney Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, who are the pediatric hospitalists for Children's General Medical Service. The Observation Unit’s attending physician can serve as the primary physician caring for a child on the unit or in cooperation with the admitting community physician.

Doctors

Raymond Pitetti, MD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Medical Director, Patient Safety, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Kavitha Conti, MD

Erin Phrampus, MD
Associate Professor, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Nurse Manager

Tracey Weinfenbaugh, RN

Nurse Practitioner

Maureen Perrino, CRNP

Physician Assistants

Jennie DePalma, PA
April Hollenbeck, PA