Marissa Pavlinivh, MD

Why did you choose UPMC residency program?
PM&R includes an interesting mix of musculoskeletal medicine, neurology, internal medicine and pain management. The focus on function and quality of life attracted me when I first learned about the specialty. I went to Pitt Med and had good experiences with UPMC, and really enjoyed my medical school rotations with the PM&R doctors at Mercy Hospital. The reputation of the program and proximity to my family also played a role in my decision to stay at UPMC.

Career Interests
Clinical: undecided

Research: Sleep and lifestyle regularity (research performed in medical school)

Medical School: University of PIttsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

Undergraduateraduate: Denison University, Granville, OH

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Personal Interests
running (5K, 10K and half marathon)
cooking and pottery
rock climbing and swing dancing