Johana Drickman, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Drickman, is a pediatric cardiologist and is certified in pediatric cardiology by the American Board of Pediatrics. She is an attending at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences and completed her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center followed by her fellowship at New York University Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital. Following fellowship, she was a researcher at the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana for one year in the department of physiology.

After moving to Pittsburgh Drickman joined the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute in 1991. She helped establish a strong pediatric cardiology outpatient department in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, initially at the Bethel Park site and now at the South Fayette/Bridgeville site. Her clinical interests include echocardiography and outpatient cardiology. Drickman is a fellow the of American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Cardiology. She lives in the South Hills with her family, including a dog, a cat and 2 chinchillas. She enjoys hiking, music, and theatre.

Education & Training

  • BA, Chemistry, University of Miami, 1980
  • MD, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, 1984
  • Internship and Residency in Pediatrics, Beth Isreal Medical Center, 1984-1987
  • Fellowship in Cardiology, New York University Medical Center, 1987-1988
  • Research Fellowship in Cardiac Physiology and Biophysics, University of Illinois Champaign, 1988-1999