Loreta Matheo Kass, MD

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Associate Program Director, Fellowship in Adolescent Medicine, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Matheo graduated from New York University School of Medicine and went on to be resident and chief resident at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She joined the division of Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Medicine in 2005, having been on staff as a general pediatrician at UPMC/Children’s Hospital since 1992 while working as lead physician at Duquesne University Health Services. During her time with the division, she has served as program director for the adolescent medicine fellowship up until January of 2022. During her tenure the program went from a complement of three fellows to five.

Improving access to care has guided her career. She serves as the liaison for embedded model of Adolescent Medicine with Children’s Community Pediatrics, has headed the task for Transition to Adult Care and currently sits on the Telehealth Steering Committee. Access is part of inclusion for all and most recently she was appointed Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for the Department of Pediatrics. During this time, she has successfully worked to recruit and mentor faculty and trainees from historically marginalized communities as well as facilitating programming to improve cultural competency the department of Pediatrics while working in collaboration with other DEI champions at UPMC/Children’s Hospital and across all UPMC

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American College Health Association, 1995-Present
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 1998-Present
  • Diversity & Inclusion Comimittee, 2016-Present
  • Leader Task Force 13: Transition to Adult Care, 2018-Present
  • Sensitive Notes Committee, 2018-Present
  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in EMR Committee, 2018-Present
  • UPMC CHP Diversity and Inclusion Department Chair Committee, 2019-Present
  • UPMC Telehaelth Steering Committee, 2019-Present
  • Pediatric Residency Selection Committee, 2020-Present
  • UPMC Diversity & Inclusion Subcommittee, 2021-Present

Education & Training

  • BA, Biology, cum laude, Columbia University, 1979
  • MD, New York University of Medicine, 1983
  • Residency in Pediatrics, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, 1983-1986
  • Chief Resident of Pediatrics, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, 1986-1987

Selected Publications

Johnson A.E., MD, MS, MBA, Birr-Talabi M.,MD, PhD, Bonifacino  E., MD, MS, Culyba A.J., MD, PhD, MPH, Davis E.M. , MD, MPH, Davis P.K., MA, CDE,  De Castro L.M., MD, MHSc, Essien, U.R. MD, MPH, Gonzaga A.M., MD, MS,  Hogan M.V. Hogan, MD, MBA, James, A.J. MD, PhD,  Jonassaint  C.R, .PhD,  Jonassaint, N.L., MD, Loreta Matheo, L, MD, Nance M.,.A.MD, NapoéG.S., MD, Olafiranye O, MD, MS, Owusu-Ansah S., MD, Pierson-Brown T.N. JD, Conrad Smith A.J., MD, Suber T.L. MD, PhD, Torres O. MD, MS, Tripp, R MD, MPH, Ufomata E., .MD, MS, Wilson J.D. MD, MS, and South-Paul J.E., MD, “ “Racial Diversity Among American Cardiologists: Implications for the Past, Present, and Future,” Circulation, Volume 143, Issue 24, 15 June 2021; Pages 2395-2405

Rankine J, MD, MS, Yeramosu D, MS, Matheo L, MD, Sequeira GM, MD, MS, Miller E, MD, PhD, FSAHM, Ray KN.  Optimizing Electronic Consultations to Adolescent Medicine Specialists: Qualitative Synthesis of Feedback from User-Centered Design JMIR Hum Factors 2021;0(0):e0 URL: https://humanfactors.jmir.org/2021/0/e0