Family Medicine Residency Program

About Us

Situated on the northern bank of the Allegheny River, UPMC St. Margaret is a 250 bed acute care, community and teaching hospital serving residents of Pittsburgh’s inner city and adjacent suburbs.

Steeped in history, St Margaret Hospital was established in 1898 in Lawrenceville on the land of the estate of a wealthy iron manufacturer and philanthropist John H. Shoenberger. He bequeathed both the land and the money to establish a hospital in “loving memory” of his wife Margaret, who was known for her generosity and her many acts of kindness. The hospital was therefore named “Saint Margaret” to honor Mr. Shoenberger’s wife, and not for a particular religious affiliation. In 1980, St Margaret Hospital moved to its current location to be closer to all the communities it served.


Services at UPMC St. Margaret include:

  • General Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Oncology
  • General Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Intensive Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Rheumatology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Occupational Health
  • Pain Medicine
  • Rehabilitation


The pillars of our hospital success are family medicine, geriatrics, general surgery and orthopedic surgery. UPMC St Margaret has received the prestigious Magnet Recognition Award for excellence in nursing three times as well as Leapfrog A and Stroke Gold Plus designation.

UPMC St. Margaret has three well-established Family Health Centers located in Lawrenceville, Bloomfield-Garfield and New Kensington. Combined, these Family Health Centers handled over 36,000 patient visits in 2019. Services include traditional family medicine for all ages, walk-in care, obstetrics and women’s health, integrated behavioral health, and medication assisted treatment (MAT) for substance use disorders.

UPMC St. Margaret is an integral part of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Health System. We have access to the tertiary and quaternary care resources of a world class academic medical center and medical school. UPMC St. Margaret is committed to patient safety. We provide high quality, compassionate medical care to numerous diverse communities. This partnership with the UPMC Health System gives our patients even greater access to leading edge technology and specialty care.