Brad Dicianno, MD

  • Professor
  • Director, Medical Student Education
  • Vice Chair for Research
  • Pronouns: he/him/his

Dr. Dicianno is the Medical Director of the UPMC Center for Assistive Technology, Director of the UPMC Adult Spina Bifida Clinic, Medical Director and COO of the Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL), and Medical Director of the VA Center of Excellence on Wheelchairs and Associated Rehabilitation Engineering. His clinical interests are in the areas of spina bifida and assistive technology. His research interests focus on developing and studying interventions targeted to improving health and wellness in individuals with complex disabilities (such as wheelchairs, mobile health, and preventative care programs). 

Board Certifications
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Research and Clinical Interests: Spina bifida, wheelchair prescription and technology, adpative sports, telemedicine, virtual reality, preventative care programs

Dr. Dicianno's publications are indexed on PubMed


Education & Training

  • BS, Ecology and Evolution, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 1997
  • BA, History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1997
  • MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, 2001
  • PM&R Residency, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA, 2005
  • MS, Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2008