Experts at the Midlife Health Center

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC has the experience and expertise to help patients maximize their healthy lifestyle. Magee is the only program in the region to have all experts credentialed as Certified Menopause Practitioners through the North American Menopause Society (NAMS).

Amy Imro, MD, NCMP

Dr. Imro earned her undergraduate degree from John Carroll University. After graduation, she performed research for several years at Vanderbilt University and the University of Pittsburgh. She went on to attend Hahnemann University in Philadelphia for medical school.

Dr. Imro completed her training in obstetrics and gynecology at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa. She is a certified menopause practitioner and has a special interest in helping women in the early stages of menopause, as well as those experiencing sexual issues in the menopausal transition and beyond.

Mary Elizabeth Peterson, MD, NCMP

Dr. Peterson earned her nursing degree from the University of Pittsburgh. After practicing as a nurse for 3 years, she went to the University of Virginia for Medical School and then to the Medical College of Virginia for residency in Ob/Gyn. She was in private practice for a number of years.

Dr. Peterson became a Certified Menopause Practitioner in 2003 and joined the Midlife Health Center in 2008. She is currently the director of the center. She enjoys helping the women of Pittsburgh navigate through the challenges of menopause.

Katherine Scruggs, MD, NCMP

Dr. Scruggs earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia and completed an internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Medical College of Virginia Hospital, now part of Virginia Commonwealth University. She was an obstetrics and gynecology general practitioner in Tennessee for 17 years prior to joining UPMC.

Dr. Scruggs has been a North American Menopause Society Certified Menopause Practitioner since 2003, and is the Associate Director of the Midlife Health Center at Magee.

Judith Volkar, MD, MBA, NCMP

Dr. Volkar earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia and completed her residency at Abington Health in Abington, Pa. Dr. Volkar practiced for many years in Johnstown, Pa. before becoming a North American Menopause Society Certified Practitioner and transitioning to the Cleveland Clinic, where she was the lead gynecologist in the menopausal center. Along with her clinical credentials, she also holds an MBA in Healthcare Management and is the Quality officer for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

Multidisciplinary care for our patients

In addition, we also consult with UPMC experts working in other disciplines integral to women’s health in midlife, including:

Contact Us

To ask a question or to make an appointment at any of our convenient locations, please contact the Midlife Health Center at 412-641-8889.

Additional resources

  • Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
  • 300 Halket St.
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3180
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  • To find a physician, or schedule an appointment:
    1-866-MyMagee (696-2433)
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