Allison E. Fleischer, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Allison Fleischer joined the Paul C. Gaffney Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine in 2014 immediately following completion of her pediatric residency at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Fleischer is currently practicing full-time as a partial nocturnist for the division’s Limited Teaching Service.

Fleischer has collaborated with subspecialty colleagues to develop clinical effectiveness guidelines for evaluation and management of a variety of conditions including acute unilateral cervical lymphadenitis, Kawasaki disease, fever in infants under 60 days of age, and falls in the hospital. She is currently a co-investigator for a multicenter comparative effectiveness study examining direct admissions to the hospital from primary care practices. This research is funded by the Patient-Centered OutcomesResearch Institute (PCORI).  Fleischer mentors pediatric residents through the Bridges Mentorship program. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with senior pediatric residents who elect to rotate on the Limited Teaching Service.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 2014-Present

Education & Training

  • BS, Biology, Bucknell University, 2007
  • MD, Drexel University, 2011
  • Residency, University Health Center, 2011-2014

Selected Publications

Belser K, Fleischer A, Widmann M, Valente M, DiCicco L. A Rare Cause of Prolonged Fever in Trisomy 21. Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group-USA Annual Symposium. Pittsburgh, PA. 2019. 

Sensenig E, McCormick A, Polak C, Garrison J, Fleischer A, Hoyos C, Tarchichi T, DiCicco L, Szymusiak J, Schaffner E. A discharge education initiative to improve asthma care through innovative teaching material and one-on-one teach-back. American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition. Orlando, FL. 2018. 

Tarchichi T, Fleischer A, Balest A. Comparing of Traditional Faculty Teaching vs Non-Teaching Medical Teams for Length of Stay at Academic Children’s Hospital. Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference. San Antonio, TX. 2015. 

Full Publication List via NIH PubMed »

Academic and Research Interests

  • Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Research Grants

Comparative Effectiveness of Direct Admission & Admission through Emergency Departments for Children, (PI, effort 10%), 2019-2022, $14,000