Sana Pirzada, MD

Sana Pirzada, MD

Instructor in Medicine

Sana Pirzada, MD, joined the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in July 2023 after completing her internal medicine residency at St. Luke’s Hospital, Chesterfield, MO. She joined WashU intending to gain broader inpatient experience and advance her career. Moving forward, she wishes to build her profession through exploring several areas of interest, including but not limited to leadership, health advocacy/literacy, and clinical education. 


  • MBBS: Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan Medical and Dental College Pakistan (2017)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine: St. Luke’s Hospital, Chesterfield, MO (2023)

Clinical Interests

Hospital medicine and inpatient care, gastroenterology, leadership and healthcare advocacy, quality improvement

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Pallotta AM, Pirzada SA, Shrestha RK, Yen-Lieberman B, Calabrese LH, Taege AJ, Butler RS, Abbas UL. Presentation to HIV care and antiretroviral therapy initiation and response in clinical practice from 2003 through 2013. Int J STD AIDS. 2019 Aug;30(9):853-860.

Abstracts and Presentations

Pirzada SA, Murugappan M. Spontaneous Rupture of Bronchial Artery Pseudoaneurysm Exacerbated by Anticoagulant Therapy. Society of Hospital Medicine Converge. Austin, TX. 2023 March 26-29. Poster.

Pirzada, SA. A Case of a 43-Year-Old Female Presenting with Subacute Inflammatory Diarrhea and Mono-Arthritis: Inflammatory Bowel Disease. St. Luke’s Hospital Clinico-Pathological Conference. Chesterfield, MO. 2022 July 8. Oral Presentation.

Pirzada SA, Alva N, Murugappan M. Spontaneous Rupture of Bronchial Artery Pseudoaneurysm Causing Acute Hemomediastinum: A Rare Phenomenon Exacerbated by Anticoagulation Use. Missouri ACP Virtual Poster Competition. 2021 September 9-12. Poster.