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JESP_site.jpg Jeannette E. South-Paul, MD
Andrew W. Mathieson Professor Department Chair

Department of Family Medicine
3518 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15261-0001
Phone: (412) 383-2378
Fax: (412) 383-2361

  • B.S. in Medical Technology in 1975 from the University of Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh Medical School

  • M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1979

Joined Faculty
Dr. Jeannette E. South-Paul joined the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh in July 2001, as the Department Chair after serving for 22 years as a family physician in the U.S. Army. She served as the Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Services for six years prior to her military retirement. She was appointed the Andrew W. Mathieson University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Professor of Family Medicine in April of 2005.

Dr. South-Paul maintains an active family medicine practice to include maternity care at the UPMC Matilda Theiss Clinic. Her research interests include maternal child health and fitness and evaluating cultural competence in clinicians and trainees.

Dr. South-Paul completed an internship and residency in family practice in 1982 at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Ft. Gordon, GA. In 1984, she completed a Family Medicine Faculty Development and Fellowship at University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill.
Professional Affilitations

  • President and Board Member, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
    Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, EXPORT Advisory Board

  • Member, World Organization of National Colleges of Family Physicians (WONCA) 2004 Scientific Program Committee

  • Member, University of Wisconsin, Diversity Advisory Board

  • Member, AAFP Future of Family Medicine Task Force

  • Chair, Advisory Committee, AAMC and Commonwealth Fund Project for developing a Tool for Assessing a Cultural Competence Curriculum in Medical Schools (TACCT)

  • Senior Advisor, AAFP Quality Care for Diverse Populations Project

  • Member, AAMC Expanded Minority Admissions Exercise Advisory and Planning Committee

  • Member, American Medical Association

  • American Medical Women’s Association
    National Medical Association

  • Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians

  • Member, Christian Medical–Dental Association

    Clinical and Research Interests
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