Pittsburgh Proud Award

Pittsburgh Proud Awards

Recognizes individuals or groups who have made a significant contribution to improve health in our community that makes us “Pittsburgh Proud.”

Bruce W. Dixon, MD


Bruce Dixon, MD. received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh in 1961 and an M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1965.  After completing his residency at Duke University, he served on the faculty at Duke before returning to the University of Pittsburgh in 1975.  Dr. Dixon has served as an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine since 1979, and holds a joint appointment at Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health.  A member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Dixon has received the Golden Apple Award from both Duke and Pitt, and he is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Pittsburgh.


Dr. Dixon has lectured on HIV, Metabolic Diseases, Sarcoidosis, Dwarfism and disorders of growth, and numerous infectious diseases, and he is the author of book chapters on “Diseases Caused by Animals, Plants and Insects,” “HIV and Stress,” and “The Public Health Aspects of Bioterrorism.”  In addition to his teaching duties, Dr. Dixon served as the director of the Allegheny County Health Department from 1992- 2012.  In this role he was responsible for all air quality, environmental quality and human health programs of the Department, and served as Chief of the STD program, where he has taught and fostered close collaboration with medical students and residents, nurses, and allied health professionals.

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Allegheny County Medical Society
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