For Infection Prevention Week we are Introducing Our Infectious Disease Specialist, Dr. Stacy Lane, D.O.
Dr. Lane is a Pittsburgher through and through. Born in Crafton Heights, she attended Langley High School. She knew she would specialize in infectious disease after losing a family member to AIDS in high school. Continuing her studies at Washington and Jefferson College, then further west at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Lane did her residence at Mercy Hospital and then went to the University of Maryland in Baltimore for her infectious disease fellowship.
Her first job took Dr. Lane back to Pittsburgh as the medical director of Allegheny General Hospital’s HIV program. After three years, Dr. Lane took on a job in the Allegheny County Health Department. She moved on part-time to OVGH in May of this year, spending the other half of her work week in primary care/HIV at the West End Health Center.
Joining OVGH helped Dr. Lane get back to the roots of medicine, or as she puts it, she was “looking for a place where she could practice medicine the way it’s meant to be practiced…I was also attracted to the small community feel-where the nurses and doctors all know each other and all know the patients. Larger hospitals tend to feel cold; patients are just another number…OVGH is a community hospital where people seem genuinely happy to work.”
And we are happy to have her here working with us!
Later in the week, we’ll have more on what Infectious Disease topic Dr. Lane says we should ALL be paying attention to. Stay tuned!