Dr. 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 UPMC 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 Health Center. Her research interests include cultural competence training and assessment, teen pregnancy prevention, and eliminating health disparities with a focus on chronic disease management.
Dr. South-Paul currently serves on the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (UPSoM) Executive Committee, the University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP) Credentials Committee, the University of Pittsburgh Center for Health Equity Community Research Advisory Board (Co-Chair), the Magee Women’s Hospital (MWH) Executive Committee and co-chairs the Physician Inclusion Council of Pitt and UPMC (PICUP).
Dr. South-Paul received her undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania and her medical education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She completed an internship and residency in family practice at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Ft. Gordon, GA, and Family Medicine Faculty Development and Fellowship at the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill.
She serves on several boards, national committees in medical education, family medicine, and public health and is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the Arnold Gold Humanism Society.
- 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
- Board Member, Association of Departments of Family Medicine
- Meharry Medical College Board of Trustees
- Magee Women’s Hospital, UPMC Presbyterian-Shadyside Board