Aimee Pickering, MD

  • Clinician-Researcher Fellow
  • Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Aimee Pickering, MD, is a Clinical Instructor of Medicine and a Clinician-Researcher Fellow in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a board-certified internist, providing clinical care at UPMC General Internal Medicine, Oakland and as an inpatient teaching attending at UPMC Montefiore. Dr. Pickering’s research focuses on characterizing and reducing low-value care practices and improving the value of primary care provided to patients with multiple comorbidities. She is also involved in medical student and resident education.

Along with her clinical care and research, Dr. Pickering enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring the Pittsburgh food scene, traveling, and binge-watching reality TV.

Education & Training

  • BS (Bioengineering), University of Pittsburgh, 2013
  • MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 2017
  • Internal Medicine Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2020

Representative Publications

Pickering AN, Hamm ME, Dawdani A, Hanlon JT, Thorpe CT, Gellad WF, Radomski, TR. Older Patient and Caregiver Perspectives on Medication Value and Deprescribing: A Qualitative Study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2020.

From analyses of six focus groups of community-dwelling older adults, or their caregivers, prescribed five or more medications, perceived effectiveness, adverse effects on quality of life, cost, and a strong relationship with the prescriber influenced patients’ and caregivers’ views on medication value.

Research Interests

  •  High-value care
  •  Medication deprescribing
  •  Primary care