Rahman Hariri, PhD, MBA, MT(ASCP)
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology

Dr. Hariri is the Director of Microbiology / Immunology at UPMC Mercy.

Office Location:
UPMC Mercy Department of Laboratory Medicine 1400 Locust Street Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Contact Information:
Office Telephone: 412-232-7830
Lab Telephone: 412-232-7837
Email: haririr@upmc.edu


  • PhD - 1992, University of North Texas
  • MBA - 2001, University of Pittsburgh

Clinical Expertise

I am a member of the division of microbiology at UPMC and serve as medical director of clinical Microbiology/Immunology laboratory at UPMC Mercy hospital.

Research Interests

In a collaborative effort, I have been involved in the development of an improved method of collection and screening for multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii from hospitals' critical care units. I am also interested in clinical aspect, treatment failure, of Ceftriaxone resistant methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus infections. In addition, I am investigating correlation between direct clinical observations of nasal and sinus endoscopy specimens and direct smears and culture results in rapid and effective diagnosis/treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis.


College of American Pathologists


Clinical Microbiology/Immunology

Selected Publications

View Dr. Hariri's publications on PubMed
  • Doi, Yohei, R.S. Hariri, S. Kandiah, L. Harrison. In Press: "Natural History of Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii carriage in Intensive Care Units". Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.
  • A.J. Greco, K.L. Woods, R.S. Hariri, H. Freedy, M.H. Yassin; 2012. Susceptibility of Methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) to Ceftriaxone is Critically needed! Poster presentation at 2012 ASM 112th general meeting, San Francisco, CA
  • Pursglove, M. L., Freedy, H., Hariri, R., Yassin, M. 2010. Evaluation of Ceftriaxone MICs for MSSA isolated from blood and sterile body site. University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Pittsburgh, PA 15261. Presented at Eastern States Residency Conference in Hershey PA in May, 2010
  • Rangaswamy, B., Bajwa J., Hariri, R. Yassin, M. 2010. Case report, Pleural Listeriosis in an elderly male - A Change in Pattern. Presented at the February 2010 meeting of Western PA American College of Physicians. The poster received the third place award at the competition.