Elsira Pina

Elsira M. Pina , MD

Professor of Clinical

Internal Medicine
Medical Sciences Building
231 Albert Sabin Way, ML 0564
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
Phone 513-558-4831
Fax 513-558-4858
Email elsira.pina@uc.edu


Bachelor's Degree: University of Maryland College Park, MD, 1982 (Zoology and Biochemistry)

The Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD, 1982 (Special Biology)

Professional Doctoral Degree: Phyiladelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Philadelphia, PA, 1989 (Doctor of Otheopathic Medicine)

Rotating Internship : Ohio University, Grandview Hospital & Medical Center Dayton, OH , 1990

Residency : The Case Western Reserve University, Metro Health Medical Center Cleveland, OH , 1993 (Internal Medicine )

Fellowship : University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center Cincinnati, OH , 1996 (Pulmonary and Critical Care )


American Board of Internal Medicine (Critical Care Medicine) (Certification Date: 11-04-1998 ) - (Recertification Date: to 11-12-2018 )

American Board of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary Disease) (Certification Date: 11-20-1996 ) - (Recertification Date: to 10-05-2016 )

Clinical Interests

Critical Care Medicine

Lung Disease

Pulmonary Disease

Chronic Cough



Legionnaires' Disease (Legionellosis)



Respiration Disorders

Respiratory Cancers

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Respiratory Tract Disease

Respiratory Tract Infections

Shortness of Breath

Thoracic Disease


Whooping Cough (Pertussis)


Critical Care Medicine

Internal Medicine

Research and Practice Interests

Lung Cancer, Tobacco Cessation.

Positions and Work Experience

1996 -1998 Assistant Professor, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Wright State University Medical Center and Dayton VA Medical Center, Dayton, OH

1998 -2007 Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine Department, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

2007 -To Present Associate Professor, Internal Medicine Department, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH


Peer Reviewed Publications

Starnes, Sandra L; Reed, Michael F; Meyer, Cris A; Shipley, Ralph T; Jazieh, Abdul-Rahman; Pina, Elsira M; Redmond, Kevin; Huffman, Lynn C; Pandalai, Prakash K; Howington, John A (2011. ) Can lung cancer screening by computed tomography be effective in areas with endemic histoplasmosis?.The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, , 141 (3 ) ,688-93 More Information

Ristagno, Ross L; Biddinger, Paul W; Pina, Elsira M; Meyer, Cris A (2005. ) Multifocal micronodular pneumocyte hyperplasia in tuberous sclerosis. AJR. American journal of roentgenology, , 184 (3 Suppl ) ,S37-9

Baughman, R P; Pina, E M (1999. ) Role of bronchoscopy in lung cancer research. Clinics in chest medicine, , 20 (1 ) ,191-9

Schnader, J; Pina, E M; Baughman, R P; Glassroth, J; Adebonojo, S (1999. ) Clinical conference on management dilemmas: progressive pneumonia in a patient receiving long-term steroid therapy. Chest, , 115 (1 ) ,260-6

Pina, E M; Mehlman, C T (1994. ) Rhabdomyolysis. A primer for the orthopaedist. Orthopaedic review, , 23 (1 ) ,28-32

Baughman, R P; Pina, E (2000. ) Infections in acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis: what are they and how do we know?.Seminars in respiratory and critical care medicine, , 21 (2 ) ,87-96 More Information

Mulhall, Aaron M; Rashkin, Mitchell C; Pina, Elsira M (2016. ) Bilateral Diaphragmatic Paralysis: A Rare Complication Related to Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Celiac Plexus Neurolysis.Annals of the American Thoracic Society, , 13 (9 ) ,1660-2 More Information

Honors and Awards

1995 -1996 Certificate of Appreciation University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Awarded for teaching Physical Diagnosis for 2nd year medical students

1994 Trainee Investigator Award Midwest Section American Federation for Clinical Research

1989 Arthur M. & Belle B. Flack Memorial Award Graduating Senior Internal Medicine Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

1989 Martin Schnall Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence Awarded by Lambda Omicron Gamma National Osteopathic Fraternity


lung, respiratory, pulmonology

Contact Information

Academic - Internal Medicine
Medical Sciences Building
CincinnatiĀ  Ohio, 45267
Phone: 513-558-4831
Fax: 513-558-4858