Pittsburgh Surgical Outcomes Research Center
Transforming the conduct of clinical research

Administrative Core

The PittSORCe Administrative Core orchestrates all PittSORCe operations and maintains an infrastructure that fosters cutting edge research, seamless collaboration, and an enriching educational and mentoring environment. The administrative Core ensures that the necessary resources are in place and readily available to PittSORCe investigators and staff. This Core provides oversight of all PittSORCe services and functions in unison with other administrative sections within the Department of Surgery.

Core Director(s)

  • Matthew Randall Rosengart, MD MPH
  • Joshua M. Brown, MD MS
  • Heather M. Phelos, MPH


  • Provide administrative support services for the consortium of PittSORCe faculty, investigators, and staff
  • Coordinate and maintain the calendar of PittSORCe events, lectures and activities, and educational curriculum
  • Manage the physical space and other facility functions
  • Maintain and update the website
  • Centralize PittSORCe communications with participating departments and  with other partners; the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, external academic departments, and institutional partnerships

Grant Management

The Administrative Core works closely with the Writing and Grants Core to provide oversight of grants in both the pre- and post-award phases

  • Assist in the development of budgets and grant proposal submissions
  • Assist in financial management; including grant account reconciliation, subawards and subaccounts, reimbursement and disbursements
  • Manage training and compliance with federal and institutional requirements
  • Tracking submission of conflicts of interest, intellectual property contracts, and other compliance documentation


The PittSORCe Executive Management Committee oversees strategic planning and determines its overall direction in order to ensure that the center achieves its mission.

Executive Management Committee

  • Matthew Randall Rosengart, MD MPH
  • Joshua M. Brown, MD MS
  • Anita P. Courcoulas, MD MPH
  • Heather M. Phelos, MPH


  • Deepika Mohan, MD MPH
  • Linway Yip, MD
  • Emilia Diego, MD
  • Ulka Sachdev, MD
  • Giselle Hamad, MD
  • Kenneth Lee, MD
  • Juan Carlos Puyana, MD
  • Jennifer M. Holder-Murray, MD
  • Christine M. Leeper, MD MS