Michael J. Becich, MD, PhD
Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Pathology, Information Sciences, and Telecommunications

Dr. Becich
Dr. Becich is the Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics and a member of the Cellular and Molecular Pathology Graduate Training Program.

Office Location:
Room 521
5607 Baum Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Contact Information:
Office Telephone: 412-648-9244
Fax: 412-624-5310
Email: becich@pitt.edu

Research Interests

  • Translational Bioinformatics
  • Pathology Informatics
  • Prostate Tumor Cell Biology
  • Oncology Informatics
  • Tissue Banking Informatics
  • Research Resource Development
  • Content-based Image Retrieval and Digital Libraries
  • Outcome Informatics

Recent Publications

View Dr. Becich's publications on PubMed

William S., Henricks WH, Becich MJ, Toscano M, Carter AB. Telepathology for patient care: what am I getting myself into? Adv Anat Pathol. 2010 March:17(2): 130-49. PMID: 20179435.

LaFramboise WA, Petrosko P, Krill-Burger JM, Morris DR, McCoy AR, Scalise D, Malehorn DE, Guthrie RD, Becich MJ, Dhir R. Proteins secreted by embryonic stem cells activate cardiomyocytes through ligand binding pathways. J Proteomics. 2010 Mar;73(5):992-1003. Epub 2010 Jan 4. PMID: 20045494.

Hersh WR; Sim I; Eichmann D.; Silverstein JC, Smith JW; Becich, MJ Unintended consequences of health information technology: a need for biomedical informatics. Journal of Biomedical Informatics. PMID: 19508898. Epub 2009 June 6.

Shirts B.H.; Perera S.; Hanlon J.T.; Roumani Y.F.; Studenski S.A.; Nace D.A.; Becich M.J.; Handler S.M. Provider management of and satisfaction with laboratory testing in the nursing home setting: Results of a national study. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 2009;10(3):161-166. PMID: 19233055.

Bernstam, EV, Hersh WR, Johnson SB, Chute CG, Nguyen N, Sim I, Nahm M, Weiner M, Miller P, DiLaura RP, Overcash M, Lehmann HP, Eichmann D, Athey BD, Scheuermann RH, Anderson N, Starren JB, Harris PA, Smith JW, Barbour E, Silverstein JC, Krusch DA, Nagarajan R and Becich, MJ on behalf of the CTSA Biomedical Informatics National Steering Committee. Synergies and Distinctions between Computational Disciplines in Biomedical Research: Perspective from the Clinical and Translational Science Award Programs. Academic Medicine. 2009 Jul; 84(7):964-70. PMID: 19550198.