University of Pittsburgh

Presenter's Biography
Pamela Klauer Triolo, PhD, RN, FAAN

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Pamela Klauer Triolo, PhD, RN, FAAN

Pamela Klauer Triolo received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the College of St. Teresa, Winona, Minnesota and Mayo Medical Center, Rochester, Minnesota. Her Masters of Science in Nursing is from St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri with a major in Maternal-Newborn Nursing and Certification in Nurse Midwifery. Dr. Triolo earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences Education, Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. Dr. Triolo’s extensive clinical background is in critical care and women’s health.

Dr. Triolo has held numerous leadership roles in both service and academe. Formal positions have included Chief Nursing Executive and Senior Vice President, The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas (Magnet recognized in 2002 as the 54th and second largest Magnet Hospital in the US), Associate Dean and Chief Nursing Officer, University of Nebraska Medical Center, a number of leadership positions at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and the Director of Nursing Strategy and Innovation for the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Triolo is currently the Chief Nursing Officer for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) which includes 20 hospitals and 40,000 employees with over 11,000 RNs in Western Pennsylvania and internationally. She holds a dual appointment as the Associate Dean for Academic-Service Partnerships with the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing.

Continuing Medical Education


The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals are awarded 0.10 continuing education units (CEUs) which are equal to 1.0 contact hours.