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Michele F. Hebda, PharmD, BCPS

  • Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Michele F. Hebda, PharmD, CTTS, BCPS is a clinical pharmacist with the Inpatient Family Medicine Team at UPMC Shadyside. She is also residency program director for the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program and serves as a preceptor for the longitudinal teaching rotation.

A native of Pittsburgh, Dr. Hebda received her PharmD from the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions at Creighton University in Omaha, NE. Upon graduation, she completed the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at UPMC Shadyside followed by a 1-year Academic and Research Fellowship (am-care focused) with Duquesne University and Preferred Primary Care Physicians.

With inpatient family medicine at Shadyside, her clinical duties encompass bedside rounds with the team which includes real-time precepting with medical residents and interns as well as pharmacy residents and students, direct patient medication education, pharmacy table rounds, didactic presentations, and coordination of care with the outpatient family medicine team. Outside of the hospital, Dr. Hebda enjoys teaching a variety of dance classes established from her 10+ years’ experience as a professional ballet dancer. 


  • Weekly inpatient family medicine resident-focused pharmacy teaching table rounds
  • PGY1 pharmacy residency longitudinal teaching preceptor-including monthly teaching discussions
  • Didactics: select topics within infectious diseases (sepsis,antibiotic spectrum of activity and antibiogram) and atrial fibrillation (antiarrythmics and anticoagulation)
Representative Publications
  • Wolf LE, McConaha JL, Raymond AM, Kanyongo G, Hebda MF.  Evaluation of the impact of pharmacist-led tobacco cessation classes on abstinence rates in patients of a Patient-Centered Medical Home(PCMH) practice. Pennsylvania Pharmacist. March/April 2017
  • McConaha JL, Tedesco GW, Civitarese L, Hebda MF.A pharmacist’s contribution within a patient-centered medical home. J Am Pharm Assoc.2015; 55:e311-e315.  DOI: 10.1331/JAPhA.2015.14119.

Available online

  • Crossey CD, Ballard SL; Hebda MF.  Pharmacist team improves completion of medication reconciliation post-discharge.
    • Podium presentation at: UPMC Family Medicine Scholarship Day; Altoona, PA, May 20, 2022
    • Podium and Poster presentation at: UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine Residency Annual Senior Scholarly Presentation Day; Pittsburgh, PA, June 1, 2022
    • Podium presentation at: University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Resident Research Day; Pittsburgh, PA, June 2, 2022
    • Podium presentation at: University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Resident Research Day; Pittsburgh, PA, June 2, 2022
    • Virtual presentation to UPMC Shadyside Foundation Healthcare Quality Committee Meeting; Pittsburgh, PA, August 9, 2022
  • Wymer C, Crossey CD, Ballard SL, Hebda MF. Impact of a medication reconciliation post-discharge pilot service in an outpatient family medicine residency practice using a student pharmacist extender model.  Poster presentation at: ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) Midyear 2021 Clinical Meeting & Exhibition; December 8, 2021, Virtual Platform
  • Presentation: Residency Longitudinal Quality Improvement Project:  Brennan M, Hebda MF. Addressing Geriatric Polypharmacy at the UPMC Shadyside Family Health Center, June 2021
  • Virtual Platform/Poster presentation: Courtney L, Hebda MF. Evaluating barriers to adherence to ticagrelor following percutaneous coronary intervention, April 2019
  • Poster/Podium presentation at 2019 Shadyside Quality and Safety Fair and the UPMC Shadyside Foundation Healthcare Quality Meeting: Quality & Safety: A transitions of care service’s recipe for success on unplanned 30-day readmission rates*                         
  •  Continuing Education Presentation: Hebda MF, Ballard SL. Hunting & foraging through a jungle of information: an overview of Dynamed™ and Clinical Key®. May 2019
  • Presentation to the UPMC Shadyside Presbyterian Total Quality Council: UPMC RX Express™. February 2019
  • Residency Longitudinal Quality Improvement Project: Hebda MF, Ballard SL.  Pharmacist-Run Annual Wellness Visits: Non-Medication Ordering Activities, June 2014