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Meeta Prasad Kerlin, MD, MSCE

Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Associate Program Director for Critical Education, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program University of Pennsylvania
Associate Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Division
3600 Spruce St
W Gates Bldg, Room 05011
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-614-0627
Fax: 215-662-2856
A.B. (Molecular Biology)
Princeton University, 1997.
M.D. (Medicine)
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2001.
M.S. (Clinical Epidemiology)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2009.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern, Medicine and Pediatrics, Yale-New Haven Hospital, 2001-2002.
Resident, Medicine and Pediatrics, Yale-New Haven Hospital, 2002-2004.
Resident, Internal Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital, 2004-2005.
Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital, 2005-2006.
Fellow, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pennyslvania, 2006-2009.
Internal Medicine, 2005.
Pulmonary Medicine, 2008.
Critical Care Medicine, 2010.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Prasad's clinical interests are primarily in critical care, including the management of respiratory failure and sepsis. She serves as attending physician in the Medical Intensive Care Unit, on the Procedure and Resuscitation Service, and on the inpatient Pulmonary Consultation service of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Long-term Acute Care Hospital at Penn at Rittenhouse.

Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Prasad completed a Master of Science program in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Her primary research interests have been in the intersection between medical education, organizational structure, and patient outcomes. Her current active projects include (1) several studies devoted to the evaluation of nocturnal staffing models in critical care medicine, with respect to patient-centered outcomes, processes of care, physician staff outcomes, and educational outcomes, and (2) defining ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) and knowledge translation projects for VAP prevention.

Selected Publications

Meeta Prasad Kerlin, Dylan S. Small, Elizabeth Cooney, Barry D. Fuchs, Lisa M. Bellini, Mark E. Mikkelsen, William D. Schweickert, Rita N. Bakhru, Nicole B. Gabler, Michael O. Harhay, John H. Hansen-Flaschen, Scott D. Halpern: A randomized trial of nighttime physician staffing in an intensive care unit. The New England Journal of Medicine 368(23): 2201-9, 2013.

Mark E Mikkelsen; Jason D. Christie; Benjamin S. Abella; Meeta Prasad Kerlin; Barry D. Fuchs; William D. Schweickert; Robert A. Berg; Vincent N. Mosesso; Francis S. Shofer; David F. Gaieski: Use of therapeutic hypothermia after in-hospital cardiac arrest. Critical Care Medicine 41(6): 1385-95, 2013.

Meeta Prasad Kerlin, Scott D. Halpern: Twenty-four-hour intensivist staffing in teaching hospitals: tensions between safety today and safety tomorrow. Chest 141(5): 1315-20, May 2012.

Meeta Prasad, Eric S. Holmboe, Rebecca S. Lipner, Brian J. Hess, Jason D. Christie, Scarlett L. Bellamy, Gordon D. Rubenfeld, Jeremy M. Kahn: Clinical protocols and trainee knowledge about mechanical ventilation. The Journal of the American Medical Association 306(9): 935-41, Sep 2011.

Helen C. Koenig, Barbara B. Finkel, Satjeet S. Khalsa, Paul N. Lanken, Meeta Prasad, Richard Urbani, Barry D. Fuchs: Performance of an automated electronic acute lung injury screening system in intensive care unit patients. Critical Care Medicine 39(1): 98-104, Jan 2011.

Meeta Prasad, Jason D. Christie, Scarlett L. Bellamy, Gordon D. Rubenfeld, Jeremy M. Kahn: The availability of clinical protocols in US teaching intensive care units. Journal of Critical Care 25(4): 610-9, Dec 2010.

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