Heidi L. Ochs, DO, MPH, FAAP

  • Regional Medical Director of Pediatric Hospital Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Ochs is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in The Paul C. Gaffney Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine. She is the regional medical director of the Pediatric Hospital Medicine at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and responsible for coordinating pediatric hospital medicine and developing the pediatric service line at the UPMC regional hospitals across Pennsylvania.

Ochs received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Rochester, her Master in Public Health from Drexel University, and her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She completed her pediatric residency at Cleveland Clinic Children’s in Cleveland, Ohio.  She also completed a pediatric chief residency year at Cleveland Clinic Children’s.  Additionally, past appointments includes Clinical Associate of pediatrics at Cleveland Clinic Children’s and Associate Professor of pediatrics at Upstate Medical University Golisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse, NY. Prior to her current appointment with Children’s Hospital, she was the medical director of pediatrics at UPMC Northwest. 

Ochs is a pediatric hospital medicine physician with a specific interest in providing safe, high quality pediatric care in community settings, as well as developing clinical pathway guidelines to help improve, expand, and streamline pediatric care.  

Education & Training

  • BS, Biochemistry, University of Rochester, 2007
  • MS, Public Health, Drexel University, 2009
  • MD, Osteopathic Medicine, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2013
  • Pediatric Residency, Cleveland Clinic Pediatric Residency Program, 2016