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Mark W. Meyer, MD

  • Division Chief, Family and Community Medicine
  • Director, Global Health Track and the Enhanced Care for the Underserved Track
  • Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Dr. Mark Meyer has been interested in global health and health care for vulnerable populations throughout his career as a physician. Prior to joining the faculty in 2011, he worked at the nearby East Liberty Family Health Care Center, a faith-based federally qualified health center (FQHC). While still working there, Dr. Meyer assisted with the development of the Global Health Track (GHT) with Dr. Randy Kolb.

When the work of the GHT began to grow and flourish, he decided to join the faculty to move the international medical education efforts forward. Dr. Meyer has a full-scope practice including procedures, well-child/sick childcare, and home visits.

Dr. Meyer enjoys adventures, locally and globally, and looks for opportunities to enjoy them with his family. Amy, his wife, and two daughters, Anna and Eliza, are great companions on any adventure and often accompany Dad in travels and work. They all live on a small gentleman's "farm" only a few miles from Shadyside with an ever-changing assortment of animals and pets.


  • Improving the Health of Clinic Patients, Clinic-Based QI, October 25, 2017
Representative Publications

2018 - 2019

  • Good CB, Kolb NR, Meyer M; Second line diabetes medications in resource-poor settings.  Annals Int Med 2018.
  • Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC) to Facilitate Improved Utilization of Primary Care in the Elderly Living Alone in Kaita, Japan; Kamprath S.

2017 - 2018

  • Letter to the Editor – to be printed/published in Annals of Internal Medicine.  REF:  “Comment on M17-3361 DeCamp”

2016 - 2017

  • Cost of Physician-led Home Visit care (Zaitaku care) Compared with Hospital Care at the End of Life in Japan. Kentaro Kinjo, M.D., Ph.D.; Tomoko Sairenji, M.D.; Hidenobu Koga; Yasuhiro Osugi, M.D.; Shin Yoshida, M.D.; Hidefumi Ichinose, M.D.; Yasunori Nagai, M.D.; Hiroshi Imura, M.D.; Jeannette E South-Paul, M.D.; Mark Meyer, M.D.; Yoshihisa Honda, M.D. BMC Health Services Research (Refereed - "BHSR-D-16-00089R5” )
Book Chapters


  • Essential Evidence – Leishmaniasis, September 2017

2018 - 2019

  • Nursing Home 2018 – July 13, August 17, September 14, October 9, November 9, December 21
  • Nursing Home 2019 - January 4, January 29, February 19, March 1, March 25, April 16,      April 30, May 31
  • Diversity in Health Care and Human Services: Sharing teaching Practices on Addressing the Spanish Speaking Population. Ramapo College of New Jersey, March 29, 2019

2017 - 2018

  • More Help and Less Harm: Rethinking Medical Missions, Health Career Scholars Academy, July 6, 2017
  • Univ. of Pgh School of Medicine, What is Family Medicine? Sept 19, 2018
  • AAFP Family Medicine Global Health Workshop, Houston, TX October 5-7, 2017, Poster
  • Getting There and Back Again Safely:  Travel Medicine Consultation, UPMC 45th Refresher Course in Family Medicine – March 29, 2018, Plenary Speaker
  • UPSOM, 4 sessions of 2 hrs during the academic year, LAP Group Facilitator

2016 - 2017

  • Emerging Mosquito-Borne Illnesses:  Please Pass the DEET.  Mark Meyer, MD; 44th Refresher Course in Family Medicine; March 24, 2017.
  • Humanitarian Uses of Technology in Healthcare.  InterAct 25 International Conference.  Germany.  July 2016. 
  • A Community and Provider Centered Approach Towards Integrating Sustainable Mental Health Services in a Rural Honduran Primary Care Clinic.  Co-presenter with Heena Panchal MD, Mike Huijon MD, Michael Travis MD. FMEC 2016. Pittsburgh, PA.  October 29, 2016. (Poster)
  • Assessing Prescribing Patterns for Non-Communicable Diseases in a Rural Health Clinic in Honduras; Doreen M Foy PharmD Candidate 2018; Sharon E Connor PharmD; Lauren J. Jonkman PharmD, MPH; Mark W. Meyer MD University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Pittsburgh PA (Poster)

2015 - 2016

  • Parental Sex Ed: How to Talk About Sex With Kids Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians, Research Day 2016 Pittsburgh, PA  March 2016 Rie Hirokawa, MD; Mark Meyer, MD; Randy Kolb, MD (Poster)
  • Career Panel for Global Health Class, co-teacher November 11, 2015, 3 hours Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciencesn Graduate School of Public Health University of Pittsburgh
  • Patient Perspectives on the Introduction of an Electronic Identification System in a Rural Primary Care Health Center in Honduras October, 2015 
  • A Mental Health Screening Intervention In A Rural Honduran Medical Clinic; presented Oct 3, 2015, AAFP Family Medicine Global Health Workshop, Denver, CO 2015 ACCP Global Conference on Clinical Pharmacy Abstracts (American College or Clinical Pharmacy); Ugwuegbu JC, Jonkman LJ, Connor SE, Meyer M, and Douglas G (Co-Author)
  • UPMC Family Medicine Faculty Development Fellowship 1.5 hrs. Topic: COPC
  • Needs Assessment of the Elderly to  Improve Quality of Life by using the Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC) model in Kaita, Japan, PAFP Research Day 2016 Pittsburgh, PA, March 2016, Yu Shindo, Hongja Kim, Yasuhiro Osugi, Yasuhisa Honda, Tomoko Sairenji, Mark Meyer. (Poster)

2016 - 2017

  • MANYL Chispuditos Feeding Study, from Mathile Foundation for Maternal Child Nutrition, 9/2016-3/2018

2016 - 2017

  • An Update on Mental Health Interventions in Rural Honduras” Mike Huijon MD, Lindsay Nakaishi MD, Mark Meyer MD AAFP Global Health Conference, Atlanta GA Sept 8-10, 2016