Research

The Montefiore Division of Hospital Medicine is committed to delivering the highest level of clinical care to patients. We are also committed to using patient and system data to improve models of care delivery, understand conditions that affect our patients and, most recently, establish standard of care for patients with COVID-19. Hospitalists are encouraged to pursue their own areas of research that include topics from education and care delivery to health care disparities to steroid treatment for COVID-19. Our goal is to allow opportunity for personal and professional development that may include publication or presentation at conferences. Some hospitalists have completed the Clinical Research Training Masters Program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine to further their ability to effectively perform research (Clinical Research Training Program Link). Hospitalists also support research projects by students, residents and fellows.

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Selected Faculty Publications

Effect of Restriction of the Number of Concurrently Open Records in an Electronic Health Record on Wrong-Patient Order Errors: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Adelman JS, Applebaum JR, Schechter CB, Berger MA, Reissman SH, Thota R, Racine AD, Vawdrey DK, Green RA, Salmasian H, Schiff GD, Wright A, Landman A, Bates DW, Koppel R, Galanter WL, Lambert BL, Paparella S, Southern WN. JAMA. 2019 May 14;321(18):1780-1787.

Effect of Systemic Glucocorticoids on Mortality or Mechanical Ventilation in Patients With COVID-19
Keller MJ, Kitsis EA, Arora S, Chen JT, Agarwal S, Ross MJ, Tomer Y, Southern W. J Hosp Med. 2020 Aug;15(8):489-493.

Severe obesity, increasing age and male sex are independently associated with worse in-hospital outcomes, and higher in-hospital mortality, in a cohort of patients with COVID-19 in the Bronx, New York
Palaiodimos L, Kokkinidis DG, Li W, Karamanis D, Ognibene J, Arora S, Southern WN, Mantzoros CS. Metabolism. 2020 Jul; 108:154262.

Understanding and preventing wrong-patient electronic orders: a randomized controlled trial
Adelman JS, Kalkut GE, Schechter CB, Weiss JM, Berger MA, Reissman SH, Cohen HW, Lorenzen SJ, Burack DA, Southern WN. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2013 Mar-Apr;20(2):305-10.

Screening of Clostridioides difficile carriers in an urban academic medical center: Understanding implications of disease
Baron SW, Ostrowsky BE, Nori P, Drory DY, Levi MH, Szymczak WA, Rinke ML, Southern WN. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020 Feb;41(2):149-153

Implicit Bias Recognition and Management: Advancing from Awareness to Skills Development
Gonzalez, Cristina M., et al. JOURNAL OF GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE. Vol. 33. 2018.

Disparities education: What do students want?
Gonzalez, Cristina M., and Jada Bussey-Jones. Journal of General Internal Medicine 25.2 (2010): 102-107.

Utility of D-dimer in predicting venous thromboembolism in non-mechanically ventilated COVID-19 survivors
Nauka PC, Baron SW, Assa A, Mohrmann L, Jindal S, Oran E, Glazman-Kuczaj G, Southern WN, Chekuri S. Thromb Res. 2021 Mar;199:82-84.

Using clinical decision support through the electronic medical record to increase prescribing of high-dose parenteral thiamine in hospitalized patients with alcohol use disorder
Wai JM, Aloezos C, Mowrey WB, Baron SW, Cregin R, Forman HL. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2019 Apr;99:117-123.

ABO blood type association with SARS-CoV-2 infection mortality: A single-center population in New York City
Szymanski J, Mohrmann L, Carter J, Nelson R, Chekuri S, Assa A, Spund B, Reyes-Gil M, Uehlinger J, Baron S, Paroder M. Transfusion. 2021 Apr;61(4):1064-1070.

Creation of a medical ward from non-clinical space amidst the Covid-19 pandemic
Locke CJ, Koo B, Baron SW, Shapiro J, Pacifico J. J Eval Clin Pract. 2021 Aug;27(4):992-995.

Reducing peripherally inserted central catheters and midline catheters by training nurses in ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous catheter placement
Galen B, Baron S, Young S, Hall A, Berger-Spivack L, Southern W. BMJ Qual Saf. 2020 Mar;29(3):245-249.

The Montefiore 10: A Pilot Curriculum in Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Internal Medicine Residency Training
Galen BT, Conigliaro RL. J Grad Med Educ. 2018 Feb;10(1):110-111.

The impact of the number of admissions to the inpatient medical teaching team on patient safety outcomes
Averbukh Y, Southern W. J Grad Med Educ. 2012 Sep;4(3):307-11.

Increased Risk of Mortality among Patients Cared for by Physicians with Short Length-of-Stay Tendencies
Southern WN, Arnsten JHJ Gen Intern Med. 2015 Jun;30(6):712-8.

Longer lengths of stay and higher risk of mortality among inpatients of physicians with more years in practice
Southern WN, Bellin EY, Arnsten JH. Am J Med. 2011 Sep;124(9):868-74.