Aimee B. Biller, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Director, Pediatric Clerkship
  • Director, Ethics Consult Service
  • Research Facilitator, University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Administrative Assistant: Danielle A. White

Aimee B. Biller, MD is an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in the Division of General Academic Pediatrics. She is a director of the Pediatric Clerkship for the School of Medicine, the director of the Ethics Consult Service at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, the chair of Children’s Hospital’s Ethics Committee, and the research facilitator for the University’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Biller received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University and her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She completed a pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, a chief residency in pediatrics at Mercy Children’s Medical Center in Pittsburgh and was the assistant director of that residency program for two years before entering private practice. She left clinical practice in 2007 to study bioethics at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Bioethics and Health Law but was unable to complete that program after the unexpected death of her husband. In 2008 she joined the faculty of the School of Medicine. She is the recipient of the School of Medicine’s Clerkship Preceptor of the Year Award and the Children’s Hospital Patient Satisfaction Award. Biller is a clinician and medical educator specifically interested in the intersection of ethics, information technology and precision medicine. In addition to her primary role as a clinical teacher, she provides ethics education for medical students, resident physicians, fellows, and faculty. She has presented workshops on clinical ethics for the Southwestern Pennsylvania Consortium Ethics Program, and at national meetings for the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities and the Pediatric Academic Society. She serves as the ethics consultant for multiple data and safety monitoring boards, provides guidance on the ethical conduct of research through Pitt’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and is a member of the University’s Institutional Review Board.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics–Fellow, 1991–Present 
    • Quality Improvement Innovation Network, 2012–Present 
    • Committee on Clinical Information Technology, 2013–2017 
    • Section on Bioethics, 2014–Present 
  • American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, 2011–Present 
  • Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics, 2014–Present 

Education & Training

  • BA, Biology, Cum Laude, Harvard University, 1981
  • MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1985
  • MBE, University of Pittsburgh Center for Bioethics and Health Law, 2007-2012
  • Internship in Pediatrics, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 1985-1986
  • Residency in Pediatrics, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 1986-1988
  • Chief Resident in Pediatrics, Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, 1988-1989
  • Certificate in Big Data, Health Care Analytics and Personalized Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Health Science, 2016
  • Certificate in Medical Education Research, Association of American Medical Colleges, 2016
  • Clinical Ethics Mediation Intensive Course, University of Pennsylvania, 2016

Selected Publications

Academic and Research Interests

  • Ethics