Rebecca Rose Speer, MD

  • Resident, PGY-3

Rebecca Rose Speer, MD, is currently in her second year of Pediatric Residency at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Resident Biographical Details


Shippensburg, PA

College or Medical School

Penn State College of Medicine

Hobbies and Interests

Baking, running, and botany

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 2017-Present
  • American Medical Women's Association, 2017-Present
  • Pennsylvania Meical Society, 2018-Present
  • Lean Six Sigma (White Belt), 2019

Education & Training

  • BS, Psychology, magna cum laude, West Virginia University, 2016
  • MD, Pennsylvania State University, 2020

Selected Publications

Speer, RR, Ezeanya, UC, Beaudoin, SJ, Glass, KM, and Oji-Mmuo, CN. Brief report: Term neonate presenting with the combined occurrence of mucolipidosis type II and Leigh syndrome. Under review, Journal of Pediatric Genetics (Submitted August 2019).

Oji-Mmuo CN, Speer, RR, Gardner, FC, Marvin, MM, Hozella, AC, Doheny, KK. (2019). Prenatal opioid exposure heightens sympathetic arousal and facial expressions of pain/distress in term neonates at 24-48 hours post birth. The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. doi:10.1080/14767058.2019.1588876. PMID: 30821185

Hunsberger, HC, Weitzner, DS, Rudy, CC, Hickman, JE, Libell, EM, Speer, RR,...Reed, MN. (2015). Riluzole rescues glutamate alterations, cognitive deficits, and tau pathology associated with P301L tau expression. Journal of Neurochemistry, 135(2), 381-394. doi:10.1111/jnc.13230 PMID: 26146790