Leigh Anne DiCicco, MD, FAAP

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Leigh Anne DiCicco joined the Paul C. Gaffney Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine in 2013 immediately following completion of her pediatric residency at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. DiCicco is currently practicing full-time as a partial nocturnist for the division’s Limited Teaching Service. Additionally, she serves as a consultant for the hospital’s Ethics Committee.

Academic Activity

Advisory Committee Appointments

  • Capacity Management Committee
  • Clinical Transformations Committee

Quality Improvement

Dr. DiCicco is currently participating in creation of clinical effectiveness guidelines for Kawasaki Disease as well as for naloxone prescribing for children admitted for accidental narcotic ingestions. She an active mentor for quality improvement projects designed by pediatric residents. 


Dr. DiCicco enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with senior pediatric residents who elect to rotate on the Limited Teaching Service. She also serves as an instructor for the Advanced Physical Examination course for medical students. Dr. DiCicco is particularly interested in helping residents, fellows, and faculty gain proficiency in the use of the inpatient electronic health record at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Professional Affiliations/Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Alpha Omega Alpha

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Duquesne University - 2006
  • Doctor of Medicine, Temple University of Medicine School of Medicine - 2010
  • Residency in Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh / UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh - 2013

Representative Publications

Dr. DiCicco’s publications can be reviewed at the National Library of Medicine’s public database.

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