Meghan Piccinin, DO

  • PGY-4 Resident

Biographical Sketch

Meghan Piccinin is a 4th year neurology resident with interests in headache, vascular neurology and basic science and epidemiological research. She also serves as the Chief Resident responsible for scheduling. Next year, she will be pursuing fellowship in Headache and Facial Pain at the Cleveland Clinic. In addition to her clinical role, she also serves as an adjunct professor for Carlow University's Department of Speech Language Pathology's Human Neurosciences course. Her notable honors and awards include the Judith K. Weiswasser Award and Dr Shirley Siew Student Award, both through Michigan State University, and the Ontario Graduate Scholarship, through the Government of Ontario and University of Western Ontario. She decided to come to UPMC for training because she loved the camaraderie between the residents and the faculty on her interview day. Her favorite rotations in residency are headache and concussion clinic. A fun fact about her is that she has been skiing for 29 years. Her interests outside of work include circus fitness, gymnastics, boxing, downhill skiing, mountain biking, bar trivia, boating, traveling, exploring new restaurants and spending time with her friends and family. 

Education & Training

  • DO, Michigan State University
  • MS, University of Western Ohio, Pathology
  • BMS, Unversity of Western Ontario, Medical Cell Biology & Pharmacology

Specialized Areas of Clinical, Research and/or Academic Interest

  • Headache neurology, sports neurology, pharmacology and pharmaceutical development, stem cell biology, basic science research, epidemiological research

Honors & Awards

  • Judith K. Weiswasser Memorial Award, Michigan State University, 2019
  • Norma & Don Moore Scholarship, Sarnia Community Foundation, 2018
  • Improving Patient Safety Scholarship, Zavodnick, Zavodnik & Lasky LLC, 2018
  • Canadian Student Scholarship, Michigan State University, 2015-2019
  • Best Oral Research Presentation, Michigan Osteopathic Association, 2017
  • Dr. Shirley Siew Award, Michigan State University, 2017
  • Best Basic Science Research Presentation, Department of Pathology at Western Ontario, 2015
  • Abstract Travel Award, Canadian Diabetes Association, 2015
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Government of Ontario, 2014-2015
  • Western Graduate Research Scholarship, University of Western Ontario, 2013-2015