Allison B. Rometo, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Rometo joined the Paul C. Gaffney Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine in 2015 immediately following completion of her pediatric residency at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, including a year as chief resident. 

Rometo has a passion for high quality patient care and a strong interest in medical education.  As a clinician-educator, Rometo practices as a teaching hospitalist on the general pediatric wards at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh where she is consistently engaged in bedside teaching of medical students, resident physicians and hospital medicine fellows. Her educational leadership roles include multiple co-director positions of University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine courses, most notably Co-Director of the MS4 Pediatrics Acting Internship. Her efforts have been recognized with the School of Medicine’s Clerkship Preceptor of the Year Award in 2019. Additionally, Rometo held an active leadership role at the inception of our hospital’s Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Subspecialty Fellowship Programs, and she continues to develop and maintain curriculum through her role as Co-Director of the APP Fellowship General Pediatrics Boot Camp. Her clinical interests are varied, but notably include Kawasaki disease as demonstrated through publication of the UPMC Kawasaki Disease Clinical Effectiveness Guidelines and participation in the multi-institutional KIDCARE clinical trial.  

In Spring 2021, Rometo was named the Clinical Services Director of the Paul C. Gaffney Division of Hospital Medicine. She was excited to begin to serve within the division that has inspired her career while working to expand its reach of service, innovation, and education. 

Education & Training

  • BS, Westminister College, 2007
  • MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine, 2011
  • Residency in Pediatrics, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2011-2014
  • Chief Pediatric Resident, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2014-2015

Academic and Research Interests

  • Medical Education
  • Advanced Practice Providers 
  • Kawasaki Disease 
  • Cervical Lymphadenitis