Dr. Adalja is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Departments of Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC. In 2017, Dr. Adalja was named one of STAT's "13 Clinicians to Follow on Twitter and in 2015 named one of 5 "Pennsylvanians to Watch" by the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. He is also a senior associate at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Health Security and prior to that was a Senior Associate at the UPMC Center for Health Security. He also serves on the City of Pittsburgh’s HIV Commission. He is board certified in internal medicine, emergency medicine, infectious diseases, and critical care medicine.
Dr. Adalja is a member of the National Quality Foundation's Infectious Disease Standing Committee, the American College of Emergency Physicians Pennsylvania Chapter’s EMS & Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness Committee, and the Allegheny County Medical Reserve Corps. He was formerly a member of the US Department of Health and Human Services’ National Disaster Medical System Disaster Medical Assistance Team (PA-1), with which he was deployed to Haiti after the 2010 earthquake in 2010, the Allegheny County's Metropolitan Medical Response System, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America's (IDSA) Public Health Committee. He has also served on US government panels tasked with developing guidelines for the treatment of botulism and anthrax in mass casualty settings as well as a FEMA working group on nuclear disaster recovery.
Dr. Adalja is an Associate Editor of the journal Health Security (formerly Biosecurity and Bioterrorism). He was a contributing author for the Handbook of Bioterrorism and Disaster Medicine, and he has published in such journals as the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Infectious Diseases, Emerging Infectious Diseases, and the Annals of Emergency Medicine. He also has served as a book reviewer for JAMA.
Dr. Adalja is a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American College of Physicians, and the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is a member of various medical societies, including the American Medical Association, the HIV Medicine Association, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
Prior to joining the Center, Dr. Adalja completed 2 fellowships at the University of Pittsburgh—one in infectious diseases, for which he served as chief fellow, and one in critical care medicine. He completed a combined residency in internal medicine and emergency medicine at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, where he served as chief resident and as a member of the infection control committee.
He is a graduate of the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, and he obtained a bachelor of science degree in industrial management from Carnegie Mellon University.
Dr. Adalja is a native of Butler, Pennsylvania.