Donald Bell Middleton, MD
Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Family Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Donald Bell Middleton, MD, is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pennsylvania. He is also Director of Pediatric Education and Vice President for Family Medicine Education at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, St. Margaret. In addition, he is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, as well as Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine/Pediatrics/Geriatrics at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Middleton earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in New York and completed residencies in internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He served as a major in the US Army, with the title of chief of pediatrics at Reynolds Army Hospital at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Internal Medicine with added qualification in Geriatric Medicine.

The focus of Dr. Middleton's research has been immunizations and infectious diseases. He has been the principal investigator or co-principal investigator for several funded research projects; most recently, he received a grant from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Communication and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for "Shots Anywhere: Digital Info for Smartphones, PDAs, and the Web." He is Chair of the Group on Immunization Education for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and has published numerous scientific articles, book chapters, and reviews. He has given nearly 180 lectures and seminars at national and regional courses.

In addition to being listed as a "Top Doctor" in Pittsburgh Magazine, Dr. Middleton has received several awards throughout his career, most recently being recognized with The Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award in 2010 and The Charles Watson Award for Excellence in Teaching by University of Pittsburgh Alpha Omega Alpha in 2011.