Loreta Myra Matheo, MD, FAAP

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

Matheo 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 of Pittsburgh since 1992. Her medical career began in general pediatrics, after she graduated from New York University School of Medicine and completed her residency at Harbor-UCLA, becoming their first chief resident. Dr. Matheo shifted from general pediatrics to AYA Medicine in 1994, serving for the subsequent 20 years as the supervising physician at the Duquesne University Health Service.

Matheo is currently the Program Director for the fellowship in Adolescent Medicine. During her tenure the program has grown to its current complement of 4 fellows. Her other areas of clinical expertise include working to bring specialized care for AYA to community pediatric offices through the creation of an embedded model of care, running the Bridges to Transition Clinic, a multidisciplinary unit assisting patients with complex medical needs and families transition to an adult care model, while also working on system level change heading the UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Transition Task Force.

As an outgrowth of working with these populations who often live significant distances from the hospital, she has been an advocate for telemedicine and sits on Children's Task Force for Telehealth. Dr. Matheo strongly supports improving diversity and inclusion at all levels of training. She sits on Children's Task Force for Diversity and Inclusion and on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for Trainees.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American College Health Association, 1995-Present
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 1998-Present
  • Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, 2000-Present
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Adolescent Medicine, 2010-Present
  • American College Health Association, Mid-Atlantic Chapter, 2010-Present
  • Board Member, Greater Pittsburgh YMCA, 2016-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

Research Grants

HRSA MO1HP31291, Supporting Wellness: Expanding Psychology Training in Integrated Care (WELL) (Lead Faculty, 20% effort), 2018 to Present.