Dr. Strollo is Chairman of the Department of Medicine, and Vice President of the Medical Service Line VA Pittsburgh Health System. He is a Professor of Medicine and Clinical and Translational Science and Vice Chairman of Medicine for Veterans Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is certified by the by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, and Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Strollo has been funded as Co-PI or Co-Investigator on multiple sleep-related grants from the NIH since 2004 to include 8 RO1s, 1 R21, 1R24, 2 R13s and 2 STTRs. In addition to his role as a Program Co-director on the T32 “Translational Research Training in Sleep Medicine”, he is a Co-Director of the University of Pittsburgh CTSA Clinical and Translational Neuroscience Research Center. Dr. Strollo has over 100 publications that include 81 papers in peer reviewed journals in Sleep and Pulmonary Medicine and 67 book chapters and invited papers.
He is currently the Chair of The NHLBI Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board. Dr. Strollo has served on multiple workshops and steering committees within the American Thoracic Society, American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and NHLBI. He served as the president of the AASM 2010-2011. While on active duty in the USAF he served as a Consultant to the US Air Force Surgeon General for Pulmonary / Sleep Disorders.
Dr. Strollo is the 2015 recipient of the AASM excellence in education award. He received the 2015 Clinical Research Award by the Clinical Research Forum. He has served as a member of the Francis B Parker Foundation Scientific Council (2011-2014). He served as a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Pulmonary Disease Subspecialty Board (2006 -2012). He has been instrumental in developing the CTSA national sleep research network.
Dr. Strollo received a BS degree in Chemistry from Washington College, an MS degree in Biomedical Sciences from Wagner College and his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He trained in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary / Critical Care at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center. He served on active duty in the USAF for sixteen years rising to the rank of Lt Colonel.