Allison Fleischer, MD, FAAP

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. 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. Dr. Fleischer is currently practicing full-time as a partial nocturnist for the division’s Limited Teaching Service.

Academic Activity

Advisory Committee Appointments

  • Capacity Management Committee
  • Emergency Preparedness Committee
  • Falls Prevention Task Force

Best Practice Development

Dr. Fleischer, in collaboration with Dr. Allison Rometo and Dr. David Chi (ENT), completed the clinical effectiveness guidelines for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh for the evaluation and management of children with suspected acute unilateral cervical lymphadenitis.

Quality Improvement

Dr. Fleischer is currently a member of a pilot program within the division aimed at familiarizing junior faculty with the process behind designing and performing quality improvement projects. The program's first project involves assessment of asthma education in hospitalized patients through collaboration with nursing staff as well as respiratory therapists.


Dr. 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. Dr. Fleischer also serves as an instructor for the Advanced Physical Examination course for medical students.

Professional Affiliations/Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science, Bucknell University - 2007
  • Doctor of Medicine, Drexel University School of Medicine - 2011
  • Residency in Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh / UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh - 2014

Representative Publications

Tarchichi T, Szymusiak J, Fleischer A, Sensenig E, DiCicco LA, Garrison J, Hoyos C, Polak C, McCormick A. Group Learning to Teach Quality Improvement: A Step by Step Approach For Young Pediatric Hospitalist Faculty. Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh National Healthcare Quality Week and International Infection Prevention Week. October 17, 2017

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, July 3, 2015.