Sidra Chavla, MD

  • Second Year Resident

Are you in a special track or focus during your residency?
I am interested in the Underserved Track.

Why did you choose UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine Residency Program? Why Pittsburgh?
I believe that UPMC Shadyside is the perfect program for family medicine residency training. It is the best of both worlds with the small community feel of Shadyside Hospital along with the excellent academic reputation and resources of UPMC.

I was born and raised about 30 miles outside of Pittsburgh, and I lived in the city for 4 years during my undergraduate education at the University of Pittsburgh. It is a phenomenal city in many aspects: easy to navigate, lower cost of living, nice people, amazing sports teams, tons of restaurants, and a multitude of events. I am excited to be home again and am looking forward to working closely with the local communities.

What are your goals while here in the residency program? How will this prepare you to be an excellent physician?
My goal is to absorb everything possible that will enable me to become a well-rounded, competent physician. I am excited to interact with a diverse population, learn procedures, and expand my clinical knowledge base. I believe that the structure of the program provides a solid foundation in all areas. For example, the rotations at Magee-Womens Hospital and Children’s Hospital are essential for OB/GYN and Pediatrics clinical medical education. At the end of Residency, I want to feel confident and prepared to work in any environment. I am also interested in incorporating Addiction Medicine into my practice in the future.

Do you have any special interests outside of the residency program?
I enjoy spending time with family and friends, running, biking, bowling, traveling, and hanging out by the pool in the summers. I love spicy foods and trying different cuisines or new restaurants. In the winter, I like to stay warm and catch up on tv shows.


Washington, Pennsylvania