Sanjay Lambore, MBBS, MSc, FAAP

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Medical Director, Primary Care at Turtle Creek, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Sanjay Lambore joined the Department of Pediatrics at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2003 as a Clinician Educator after moving from Syracuse, New York. He has been an attending physician and faculty member of the Division of General Academic Pediatrics (GAP) since then, rising through the ranks as first an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and now an Associate Professor of Pediatrics since 2013. Until this time, he has served as the Division's Medical Director for its satellite office based in Turtle Creek as well as a staff physician at Children’s Hospital, Mercy and Magee Womens Hospitals and GAP's main office in Oakland. He has also served on many committees at Children's and the Pitt School of Medicine. 

Lambore has an unwavering drive to commit himself to excellence in patient care and clinical education. As the Medical Director of Children’s at Turtle Creek, he has established and developed this office practice since 2005. This office has also provided him the ability to work closely with medical students and pediatric residents. He has been very actively involved in the Combined Ambulatory Medicine & Pediatrics Clerkship (CAMPC) training of medical students and continuity clinic for pediatric and medicine-pediatric residents and fellows. Over the years, he has mentored many medical students, residents and fellows who are very successful physicians in their respective fields. As a member of the CAMPC committee, he has been an integral part of not only developing the curriculum but also experimenting it at the forefront working with medical students as their preceptor in office-based settings and Magee newborn nursery. 

At the Turtle Creek office,  Lambore also worked very closely with pediatric residents who are designated as PALS (Pediatric Advocacy Leadership and Service) trainees - those who are committed largely to primary care careers. He was an important team player in establishing the PALS training program via the Pediatrics Residency Program at Children's. In addition, he has been an integral part of developing continuity clinics for medicine-pediatric which has been very successful. During his clinical sessions precepting medical residents and residents, he has incorporated many cross-cutting themes, such as evidence-based medicine, wellness and prevention, practicing multi-cultural medicine, immunizations and above all emphasizing to practice medicine in a cost-effective way by acquiring clinical and diagnostic skills which remains one of his teaching passions. 

Over the last many years, Lambore has received countless clinical and academic awards and have been inducted into a variety of academies, societies and fellowships. Among these, he received the University of Pittsburgh Clerkship Preceptor of the Year Award five times, most recently in January of 2020, in addition to the William I. Cohen teaching award from Pediatric residents at Children's. He is also a recipient of UPMC Award for Commitment and Excellence in Service (ACES) and has been elected to the Pitt School of Medicine Academy of Master Educators and  Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Lambore completed the University of Pittsburgh UPMC-PSD Katz Physician Leadership & Management Certificate Program from Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and most recently, the Advance Faculty Leadership Certificate from the University of Pittsburgh in December 2019. These laurels speak both to his devotion as Clinician Educator and a mentor to the next generation of physicians that have been educated through Pitt and UPMC.  His many academic awards and professional memberships since arriving at UPMC are a testament not only to his ability to serve as a 'good doctor', but also, to commit himself to the fostering of medical students, residents and fellows. 

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 1997 
  • Academy of Master Educators (AME), 2012 
  • The Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2015 

Education & Training

  • MBBS, India Medicine Medical College, 1981
  • MSc, Queen's University, 1989
  • House Medical Officer, Main Hospital, 1982-1984
  • Residency in Pathology, Queen's University, 1993-1997
  • Residency in Pediatrics, SUNY Upstate, 1997-2000
  • Physician Leadership & Management Certificate Program, Katz Graduate School of Business, 2008
  • The Advance Faculty Leadership Certificate, University of Pittsburgh, 2019

Selected Publications

“Acute and Chronic Symptoms of Mononucleosis.” The Journal of Family Practice Vol. 33, No. 1, 1991:33-37 

Full Publication List via NIH PubMed »

Research Interests

  • Sudden cardiac death in adolescent athletes