Faculty Profile

Amber Pincavage
Section of General Internal Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730

Academic Interests

Dr. Pincavage is a general internist who focuses on medical education. She serves as Co-Director for the Third Year Medicine Clerkship and Core Faculty for the University of Chicago Internal Medicine Residency Program. A dedicated educator and mentor, Dr. Pincavage trains medical students and residents in areas such as clinical reasoning, primary care, transitions of care, patient-centered communication and resilience skills. Her research interests include handoffs in the ambulatory setting, ambulatory medical education, patient-centered communication, clinical reasoning, and resilience of medical trainees. Dr. Pincavage’s honors include the 2017 Midwest Society of General Internal Medicine Clinician Educator Award, the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) David E. Rogers Junior Faculty Education Award in 2012, and the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Readiness for Reform Innovation Challenge Award in 2012. She is a Junior Faculty Scholar in the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence and a Fellow of the Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators at the University of Chicago.

Clinical Interests

General Internal Medicine, Management of Chronic diseases in adults, Care of Underserved Populations


  • Pincavage AT, Prochaska ML, Dahlstrom M, Lee W, Beiting KJ, Ratner S, Oyler J, Vinci LM, Arora VM. Patient Safety Outcomes After Two Years of an Enhanced Internal Medicine Residency Clinic Handoff. Am J Med. 2014; 127(1): 96-99.
  • Pincavage AT, Lee WW, Venable LR, Prochaska M, Staisiunas DD, Beiting KJ, Czerweic MK, Oyler J, Vinci LM, Arora VM. “Ms. B Changes Doctors”: Using a Comic and Patient Transition Packet to Engineer Patient-Oriented Clinic Handoffs (EPOCH). J Gen Intern Med. 2015; 30(2):257-60.
  • Lyons MD, Miles DB, Davis AM, Saathoff MB, Pincavage AT. Preventing breakdowns in communication: Teaching patient-centered post-hospital care transitions to medical students”. MedEdPORTAL; 2016;12:10435. Available from: www.mededportal.org/publication/10435 .
  • Bird AN, Pincavage AT. A Curriculum to Foster Resident Resilience MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2016;12:10439. http://dx.doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10439
  • Pincavage AT, Donnelly MJ, Young JQ, Arora VM. Year-End Resident Clinic Handoffs: Narrative Review and Recommendations for Improvement. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2017;43(2):71-79.
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  • BS, 2002, Yale University, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
  • MD, 2007, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine,
  • Residency, 2010, University of Chicago, Internal Medicine
  • Chief Residency, 2011, University of Chicago, Ambulatory-Chief Resident
  • Fellowship, 2011, University of Chicago, MERITS Medical Education