Donald B. Middleton, MD is an AOA graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He completed residencies in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina and is board-certified in both specialties. He joined the faculty at UPMC St. Margaret in 1978. During his 38 years of teaching in Pittsburgh, Dr. Middleton has served as the residency director at UPMC St. Margaret and for 3 1/2 years as the acting chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is a recipient of the Kenneth E. Schuitt Dean’s Award for Master Educator from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and has twice been the keynote speaker at the graduation ceremonies for the medical school class. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM).
He is actively involved with numerous educational efforts of the AAFP and the American Board of Family Practice and is a perennial speaker at numerous regional, national, and international educational programs. His major areas of clinical interest include immunizations, well child care, arthritis, infectious diseases, and neurologic problems including seizures and attention deficit disorder. In addition to being the author of numerous textbook chapters and scientific articles, Dr. Middleton is the editor of the DVD textbook, Comprehensive Review of Family Medicine, which features over 60 hours of lectures devoted to primary care. He is also the lead developer of the app for iPhones and androids, Shots Immunizations, under the auspices of the STFM. Perhaps he is best known for his "outstanding" (guffaw!) sense of humor. Dr. Middleton and his wife of 48 years, Nancy, have three children and 6 grandchildren. He regularly jogs, skis, reads historical works, and goes to the symphony.