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Contact the UPMC Media Relations Department

The UPMC Media Relations web site provides reporters with quick access to news from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences.

Updated daily, the home page is a comprehensive source of medical information for journalists which includes news releases, background information, media kits, photos and a topical and alphabetical list of experts. We invite journalists to join our mailing list to electronically receive our releases.

The Media Relations staff are available to assist you 24/7. During business hours, please call 412-647-3555. During non-business hours, we can be reached through the UPMC paging operator at 412-647-2345. If you are requesting a condition for a patient at UPMC Presbyterian after normal business hours, please call the paging operator at (412) 647-2345 and have the administrator on duty paged. If the patient is at UPMC Mercy, call (412) 232-8111 for the administrator on duty.

Sincerely,
Paul Wood
Vice President & Chief Communications Officer

Paul Wood

Paul Wood, Vice President & Chief Communications Officer

Office: 412-647-6647
Cell: 412-352-2058​

Susan Manko

Susan Manko, Director, Media Relations
Office: 412-586-9771
Cell: 412-370-3614

  • Financial Information
  • Hospital Operations
  • Real Estate
  • Sustainability​ and Environmental Initiatives
Wendy Zellner

Wendy Zellner, Director, Media Relations
Office: 412-586-9777
Cell: 412-973-7266

  • Information Technology
  • International and Commercial Services
  • Quality
  • Supply Chain
Gloria Kreps

Gloria Kreps, Director, Media Relations
Office: 412-586-9764
Cell: 412-417-2582

  • Biosecurity
  • Community Benefits
  • Human Resources
Anita V. Srikameswaran

Anita Srikameswaran, Senior Manager, Media Relations
Office: 412-578-9193 or 412-624-3212
Cell: 412-720-2058

  • Basic science and translational biomedical research
  • Neurosurgery
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine​
Chuck Finder

Chuck Finder, Manager, Media Relations
Office: 412-647-9816
Cell: 412-996-5852

  • Orthopaedics
  • Physical Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonology
  • Sports Concussions
  • Sports Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
  • UPMC Centers for Rehab Services
Allison Hydzik

Allison Hydzik, Manager, Media Relations
Office: 412-647-9975
Cell: 412-559-2431

  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Global Health and Infection Control
  • Minority Health
  • Public Health
  • Vaccine Research
Courtney McCrimmon

Courtney McCrimmon, Manager, Media Relations
Office: 412-623-4701
Cell: 412-715-8894

  • Women's Health
  • Radiology
Jennifer C. Yates

Jennifer C. Yates, Manager, Media Relations
Office: 412-647-9966
Cell: 412-328-7811

  • Cancer
  • Immunology
  • Organ Transplantation
  • Palliative Care

Rick Pietzak, Manager, Media Relations
Office: 412-864-4151
Cell: 412-523-6922

  • Anesthesiology/Pain Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Center for Innovation in Restorative Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Trauma and Burn
  • Urology

Carly Manino, Manager, Media Relations
Office: 814-877-3917
Cell: 814-440-8624

  • Kane Community Hospital
  • UPMC Hamot
  • UPMC Horizon
  • UPMC Northwest
  • UPMC Passavant
  • UPMC St. Margaret

Stephanie Stanley, Manager, Media Relations
Office: 412-586-9762
Cell: 412-855-8690

  • Ear, Nose & Throat
  • Ophthalmology
  • UPMC Center for Inclusion
  • UPMC Bedford
  • UPMC East
  • UPMC McKeesport
  • University of Pittsburgh Schools of Dental Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy
Andrea Kunicky

Andrea Kunicky, Media Coordinator, Media Relations
Office: 412-692-6254
Cell: 412-439-5264

  • Children's Hospital
  • Pediatrics​

Andréa Stanford, Media Coordinator, Media Relations
Office: 412-647-6190
Cell: 412-522-3349

  • Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Dermatology
  • Family and Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity/Bariatrics
  • Rheumatology ​
  
 

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