Marian G. Michaels, MD, MPH

Dr. Marian Michaels received her undergraduate degree in Anthropology from Yale University in 1980 and her MD from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 1985. She received her training in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and did a year of additional training at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children in London as a Registrar in Infectious diseases and Immunology. Dr. Michaels moved to Pittsburgh for a fellowship training in pediatric infectious disease at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh; she also earned an MPH at the University Of Pittsburgh Graduate School Of Public Health during that time. Dr. Michaels joined the faculty of the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine in the fall of 1992. She is currently a Professor in Pediatrics and Surgery in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Co-Director of Pediatric Transplant Infectious Diseases.

Since fellowship her research and clinical work has largely revolved around understanding and preventing infections of those undergoing transplantation. While concentrating on viral infections and pediatric transplantation her early work also delved into potential infections with xenotransplantation particularly from non-human primates. With this work she served on a number of national and international boards including the first Secretary’s Xenotransplantation Advisory Committee. Current work continues on viral infections after pediatric transplantation and tools for educating future generations of pediatric transplant physicians. She has authored or co-authored over 200 original scientific articles, review articles, and book chapters.

Dr. Michaels is actively involved in the United Network of Organ Sharing, where she currently serves at the Co-Chair of the ad hoc Disease Transmission Advisory Committee (DTAC). She has been active with the International Pediatric Transplant Association serving on its ID CARE committee since its inception in 2014 and has been on the steering committee for a relatively newly formed Pediatric Transplant Infectious Disease Research Consortium. Dr. Michaels has been a member of the AST since 1996 and has served on multiple committees including the Executive Committee for Infectious Diseases (2004-07), the Nominating Committee (2010-13), the Executive Committee, Co-Chair for Pediatric Community of Practice (2007-10) and the Executive Committee of the ID COP (Co-Chair, Chair, Past -Chair 2008-14,). She remains actively engaged with the Community of Practices and ATC activities. 

Updated June 2016