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Mark E. Mikkelsen, MD, MSCE

Mark E. Mikkelsen, MD, MSCE

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Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Gates 05042
3400 Spruce Street
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 615-5416
Fax: (215) 614-0869
Lab: (267) 285-6602
BA (Political Science)
Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, 1996.
(Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Degree Program)
Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA, 1997.
MD (Medical Degree)
University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, 2002.
MSCE (Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics)
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2008.
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Description of Research Expertise

Through the lens of the patient and their family, Dr. Mikkelsen conducts patient-oriented research focused on sepsis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and long-term outcomes in survivors of critical illness. He is passionate in his goal to improve the delivery of care to critically ill patients and to improve the lives of survivors of critical illness by understanding how critical illness impacts one's life and one's health trajectory.

Dr. Mikkelsen encourages colleagues, as well as survivors of critical illness and their loved ones, who are committed to improving the quality of care delivered to critically ill patients to contact him at mark.mikkelsen@uphs.upenn.edu. Together, we can "be the difference."

Health services research
Quality Improvement/Implementation and Dissemination Research
Critical Care Delivery
Long-Term Outcomes of Critical Illness

Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Mikkelsen's philosophy for patient care is to ensure that exceptional, compassionate care is delivered to critically ill patients and their family members through outstanding, multi-disciplinary teamwork across the continuum of care, through the application of evidence-based care, and through systematic study to optimize our performance. Dr. Mikkelsen is an expert in critical care medicine, and the devastating syndromes of sepsis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and post-intensive care syndrome specifically.

Critical Care Delivery
Quality Improvement
Post-Intensive Care Syndrome
Long-Term Outcomes of Critical Illness

Selected Publications

Mikkelsen ME, Fuchs BD, Grippi MA: Organization of intensive care units and long term acute care hospitals (LTACHs). Fishman's Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders, 5th ed. Grippi M, Elias J, Fishman J, Kotloff R, Pack A, Senior R, eds. (eds.). New York: McGraw-Hill, 152: 2320-2327, April 2016 Notes: Chapter.

Fogarty C, Mikkelsen ME, Shi P, Small DS: Randomization inference and sensitivity analysis for composite null hypotheses with binary outcomes in matched observational studies. J Am Stat Assoc Page: published on-line, Feb 2016.

Iwashyna TJ, Speelmon EC: Advancing a third revolution in critical care Am J Respir Crit Care Med 194(7), 2016 Notes: Acknowledgment.

Anderson BJ, Mikkelsen ME: The road to recovery: turning the tide on losses incurred after critical illness. Crit Care Med 2016 Notes: Editorial; In press.

Weissman GE, Harhay MO, Lugo RM, Fuchs BD, Halpern SD, Mikkelsen ME: Natural language processing to assess documentation of features of critical illness in discharge documents of ARDS survivors. Ann Am Thorac Soc 2016 Notes: Epub ahead of print Jun 22.

Mikkelsen ME: Triangulating weakness, morbidity, and mortality amongst ARDS survivors: a story emerges. Crit Care Med 2016 Notes: Editorial; In press.

Drumheller BC, Agarwal A, Mikkelsen ME, Cham Sante S, Weber AL, Goyal M, Gaieski DF: Risk factors for mortality despite early protocolized resuscitation for severe sepsis and septic shock in the emergency department J Critical Care 31(1): 13-20, 2016.

Mikkelsen ME, Iwashyna TJ: Persistent problems and recovery after critical illness. Oxford Textbook of Medicine 6th Edition. Simon Finfer (eds.). 2016 Notes: Chapter. In press.

Anderson BJ, Reilly JP, Shashaty MGS, Palakshappa J, Wysoczanski A, Dunn TG, Kazi A, Tommasini A, Mikkelsen ME, Schweickert WD, Kolson DL, Christie JD, Meyer NJ: Admission plasma levels of the neuronal injury marker neuron specific enolase are associated with mortality and delirium in sepsis J Crit Care 2016 Notes: In press.

Dietz B, Jones TK, Small DS, Gaieski DF, Mikkelsen ME: The relationship between index hospitalizations, sepsis, and death or transition to hospice care during 30-day hospital readmissions. Med Care 2016 Notes: In press.

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Last updated: 10/04/2016
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