Alexis Steinberg, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Critical Care Medicine, & Emergency Medicine

Biographical Sketch

Alexis Steinberg, MD, is focused on improving outcomes of patients with acute neurological illness and disorders of consciousness. Her work has confirmed that the process of neurologial prognostication is common, imprecise, variable and may result in many preventable deaths. Therefore, she studies physicians' cognitive approach to neurologic prognostication after acute injury with a focus on anoxic brain injury. Dr. Steinberg's goal is to develop interventions to improve prognostication, which will prevent both the inappropriate withdrawal of life-sustaining therapies in recoverable cases and futile care in cases where recovery is impossible.

Dr. Steinberg is board-certified in neurology and neurocritical care and attends in a mixed neurologic and medical intensive care unit and on the University of Pittsburgh Post-Cardiac Arrest Service.

A full list of Dr. Steinberg's publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine's publication database.

Education & Training

  • Fellow, Beckwith Institute for Shared Decision Making, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Shared Decision Making
  • MS, Institute of Clinical Research, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Clinical Research
  • Fellow/Chief Fellow, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Neurocritical Care
  • Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Neurology
  • Intern, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Internal Medicine
  • MD, Technion Institute of technology, Haifa, Israel
  • BA, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, Physiology & Pharmacology

Professional Organization Memberships

  • Subgroup on Family and Goals of Care for Creating Disorders of Consciousness Common Data Elements, 2020-Present
  • Writer, Currents NEWs articles, 2020-Present
  • European Resuscitation Council, 2020-Present
  • American Heart Association and Neurocritical Care Society working group for post-cardia arrest ICU consense statement, 2020-2021
  • Editorial Board, Currents, Neurocritical Care Society, 2019-Present
  • American Heart Association, 2019-Present
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2018-Present
  • Co-Chair, Trainee Committee, Neurocritical Care Society, 2016-2020
  • American Academy of Neurology, 2015-Present
  • Neurocritical Care Society, 2015-Present

Honors & Awards

  • Young Investigator Award, Runner-Up, European Resuscitation Council Virtual Meeting, 2020
  • 2nd Place Winner for “A New VTE protocol for Neurology Patients”, UPMC Presbyterian Quality and Safety Fair, 2020
  • Top Awardee at Shark Tank, AHA Annual Meeting/3CPR Event, 2019
  • Young Investigator Award, Resuscitation Science Symposium, 2019
  • 2nd Place Clinical Presentation Winner, American Heart Association’s Fellow Research Day, 2019
  • UPMC Medical Education LEAP Award, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2018
  • Neurology Medical Student Teaching Award, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2018
  • Presidential Citation, Neurocritical Care Society, 2018
  • Neurocritical Care Society 15th Annual Meeting Travel Grant, 2017
  • Medical School Valedictorian/ Highest Overall Grade, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, 2014
  • Cum Laude Scholar, Medical School, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, 2014
  • Medical School Dean’s List, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, 2010-2014
  • Winner of the Keenan Research Center Summer Student Program Poster, University of Toronto, 2009
  • Canadian Blood Services Summer Internship Scholarship, Toronto, Canada, 2009
  • St. Michael’s Research Summer Student Scholarship, University of Toronto, 2009