Tony Tarchichi, MD, FAAP

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Director - Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship

Dr. Tony Tarchichi joined the Paul C. Gaffney Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine in 2013 following a year as a pediatric hospitalist at a community hospital in northwest New Jersey. A graduate of the combined residency in internal medicine-pediatrics at Rutgers New Jersey School of Medicine, Dr. Tarchichi currently serves as a full-time pediatric hospitalist for the division, serving as a teaching attending on the general pediatrics wards. He was promoted to Associate Professor of Pediatrics in January 2020. 

Academic Activity

Best Practice Development

Dr. Tarchichi has led the panel on establishing clinical effectiveness guidelines for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh for skin and soft tissue infections in children in collaboration with the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Department of Pediatric Surgery.

Quality Improvement

Dr. Tarchichi is currently a member of a pilot program within the division aimed at familiarizing junior faculty with the process behind designing and performing quality improvement projects. The program's first project involves assessment of asthma education in hospitalized patients through collaboration with nursing staff as well as respiratory therapists.


Dr. Tarchichi led the development of the curriculum for the division’s newly-launched fellowship program in pediatric hospital medicine and serves as its program director. He has developed a pediatric hospital medicine podcast series for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Professional Affiliations/Society Memberships

  • Section of Hospitalist Medicine, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Section on Medicine and Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College of Physicians

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science, Temple University - 2001
  • Doctor of Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey School of Medicine - 2007
  • Combined Residency in Internal Medicine - Pediatrics, Rutgers New Jersey School of Medicine - 2010
  • Internal Medicine - Pediatrics Chief Resident, Rutgers New Jersey School of Medicine - 2011
  • Pediatrics Chief Resident, Rutgers New Jersey School of Medicine - 2012

Representative Publications

Dr. Tarchichi’s publications can be reviewed at the National Library of Medicine’s public database.

Lisius G, Tarchichi T. Decreased hospitalization and effective outpatient treatment for pediatric Failure to Thrive patients following an interdisciplinary consult at the Diagnostic Referral Group at CHP. University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Dean's Summer Research Poster Symposium, September 28, 2017.

Tarchichi T, Szymusiak J, Fleischer A, Sensenig E, DiCicco LA, Garrison J, Hoyos C, Polak C, McCormick A. Group Learning to Teach Quality Improvement: A Step by Step Approach For Young Pediatric Hospitalist Faculty. Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh National Healthcare Quality Week and International Infection Prevention Week. October 17, 2017

Rabold R, Tarchichi T, Friehling E, Zitelli B, Mieczkowski, A. Diagnosis of Leukemia in Patients on a Hospitalist Medicine Service at a Quaternary Care Hospital. 6th Annual Rangos Research Symposium, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. June 23, 2016

Andrew McCormick and Tony Tarchichi. “Infantile Hemangioma: An evolution in care.” Oral Presentation. National Healthcare Quality Week and International Infection Prevention Week, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, PA, 2017.