Getting the Diagnosis Right: Sarah Wheeler

February 17, 2021

Sarah’s interest in clinical chemistry and diagnostic testing brought her back to Pittsburgh, where today she is both a translational researcher at the University of Pittsburgh and the medical director for multiple UPMC testing laboratories. Her expertise in diagnostics, though, may be rivaled by her talent as a competitive dancer.

Products of Pittsburgh · Getting the Diagnosis Right: Sarah Wheeler

About Wheeler

Sarah Wheeler, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh, Medical Director of the Automated Testing Laboratory at UPMC Mercy and UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, and Associated Medical Director for Clinical Immunopathology at UPMC. She is a Pitt Innovation Challenge awardee and a COVID-19 pilot grant awardee. Wheeler received her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh.


Key Highlights

  • 1:21 The Pittsburgh vortex
  • 2:38 Returning to chemistry
  • 6:05 Laboratory medicine field
  • 9:20 HIV Detective and a looming pandemic
  • 12:23 COVID in kids
  • 15:16 Dancing through the stress
  • 19:38 One word to describe yourself
  • 20:07 Improving diagnostics, reducing health disparities