Walid F. Gellad, MD, MPH


Walid Gellad, MD, MPH, is an associate professor of medicine and health policy at the University of Pittsburgh, where he leads the Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing. Dr. Gellad’s research focuses on optimizing the quality, safety, and value of prescribing and prescription drug use. He is also a nationally recognized authority on improving the measurement of medication adherence. His research is funded by grants from the Department of Veterans Affairs, NIH, AHRQ and the State of Pennsylvania. He has authored close to 100 articles in the leading medical and policy journals, and he is a regular commentator on pharmaceutical policy issues in major news outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, and NPR, and the Wall Street Journal.


Dr. Gellad received his undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College, his medical degree summa cum laude from the University of Maryland, and a master's degree in public health from Harvard. He completed his residency and chief residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is an active general internal medicine physician, seeing patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.