Mallory Ciuksza, MD, FACP

Internal Medicine


Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
Residency: Allegheny Health Network, Internal Medicine
Board Certified:
American Board of Internal Medicine


Get to Know Dr. Ciuksza

Q: What sparked your interest to focus in this particular service line?
A: It’s an absolute honor to work in longitudinal outpatient care that helps people make meaningful changes to their health and their lives on their own schedule. Helping to manage a patient’s current health and future risks while leading them through the continuum of care is deeply significant.

Q: What makes you excited to teach residents?
A: Outpatient care in Internal Medicine is desperately needed in our community and nationally. I am excited to teach residents why I love this work and help show them a path to pursue it themselves.

Q: What other social/cultural areas are you passionate about?
A: Food insecurity is a massive problem nationally and locally, with more than 43% of senior citizens in Pennsylvania and 160,000 people in Allegheny County alone experiencing food insecurity. This issue impacts my patients, my neighbors, and our community as a whole. I am grateful to serve as the Chair of the Food Assistance Match program, which doubles food assistance dollars spent at local farmers markets to promote healthy, nutritious food access and directly supports our farmers. Last year, we matched over $70,000 in food assistance, putting over $140,000 in the hands of our food-insecure neighbors. Being able to make an impact for patients in this way has been a gift, and I am so grateful to be part of such important work.

Q: What interested you to come work for St. Clair Health?
A: I chose St. Clair because this institution allowed me to see my patients in the office and hospital. St. Clair also provided me incredible mentorship opportunities available as an early-career physician.

Q: What are your hobbies outside of work?
A: I do many things with varying degrees of success—cooking, dog parenting, and sewing. I’m always here for a craft and I am a competitive gift wrapper.