Ruthanne Sobecki, DO

  • Third Year Resident

Are you in a special track or focus during your residency?

Yes, I am in the Global Health Track.

Why did you choose UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine Residency Program?  Why Pittsburgh?

I did a Sub-I at UPMC Shadyside Family Med during my 4th year of medical school and had a really great experience. Both the faculty and residents enjoyed teaching and there was good support and collaboration. I also liked how the program felt like a community hospital setting but within an academic environment.

I grew up in Toledo, OH, and wanted to come back towards this part of the country for my residency. I have always heard great things about Pittsburgh and really enjoyed the small amounts of time I’ve spent here in the past. I look forward to further discovering all the uniqueness that Pittsburgh has to offer!

What are your goals while here in the residency program?  How will this prepare you to be an excellent physician?

My goals while in residency are to become a well-rounded physician who practices full-scope family medicine. I also hope to gain experience in treating patients from all types of backgrounds. I have full confidence that this program will help me achieve these goals.

Since you began residency training, what are your clinical interests?

My clinical interests include global health, geriatrics, and underserved medicine.

Do you have any specials interests outside of the residency?

I love to travel any chance I can get! I also enjoy hiking, yoga, and cooking in my spare time.


Toledo, Ohio