Meghan C. McCormick, MD

  • Fellow

McCormick is in her third year of fellowship training in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, graduating in July 2020. Her interests include transfusion medicine and quality improvement.

Under the research mentorship of Dr. Darrell Triulzi, Director of the Division of Transfusion Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, McCormick designed and served as principal investigator of a clinical trial focusing on the use of tranexamic acid as an adjunctive to therapy in pediatric hematology/oncology patients. The research group's aim was to reduce platelet transfusion requirements and bleeding complications associated with prolonged thrombocytopenia.

While in her second and third years of fellowship, McCormick completed the Masters of Clinical Research program at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition, she is involved in efforts to improve supportive care practices for hematology and oncology patients. Through collaboration with multidisciplinary teams, McCormick has developed and disseminated clinical guidelines to aid UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh physicians in the diagnosis and management of pediatric transfusion reactions and neutropenic enterocolitis. McCormick has also worked on several cost-effectiveness analyses of our supportive care practices.

To advocate for the best quality of care for pediatric hematology/oncology patients, McCormick has taken on national leadership roles as the Hematology/Oncology Subspecialty Fellowship Trainee Delegate to the Section on Pediatric Trainees, an executive board position within the American Academy of Pediatrics. In addition, she gained expertise in health policy and the legislative process through the American Society of Hematology Advocacy Leadership Institute.

Education & Training

  • BS, Biology, magna cum laude, The College of New Jersey, 2011
  • MD, Rutgers University, 2014
  • Residency in Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh-UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2014-2017

Selected Publications

Close AG, Sequeira GM, Montano, GT, Alessi LJ, McCormick MC, Cooper JD, Eperly RA & Zuckerbraun NS. Improving the Evaluation and Management of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding in Adolescent Females Presenting for Emergency Care. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. 2018; epub ahead of print.

McCormick MC, Siripong N & Cooper JD. Desmopressin Stimulation Testing: Response to Intravenous and Intranasal Forms. Haemophilia. 2018; 24(4): e194-e198.

Altschuler EL, Kim HJ, Huang AE, Hon AJ, McCormick MC & Roncato S. Not physically present contours can yield illusory motion. Perception. 2013; 42(10): 1051-1062.

McCormick MC, Hon AJ, Huang AE, & Altschuler EL.  Contrast polarity preservation’s role in perception: explained and unexplained stimuli. Perception. 2012; 41(1): 12-25.

Huang AE, Hon AJ, Li X, McCormick MC, Patel D, Chubb C & Altschuler EL. Koffka’s effect is mediated by figure thickness at the joining region. Perception. 2011; 40(9): 1137-1141.

Full Publication List via NIH PubMed »