Department of Emergency Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine Leadership & Faculty

Mucio Kit Delgado, MD, MS

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Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Hospital of the Univeristy of Pennsylvania (clinical care & bedside education)
Faculty, Center for Emergency Care and Policy Research, University of Pennsylvania
Investigator, Penn Injury Science Center, University of Pennsylvania
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, University of Pennsylvania
Associate Fellow, Center for Injury Research and Prevention, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Acute Pain Lead, University of Pennsylvania Health System Opioid Task Force
Department: Emergency Medicine

Contact information
Department of Emergency Medicine
933 Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-746-8256
Fax: 215-573-2265
B.A. (Public/International Affairs)
Princeton University, 2001.
M.D. (Doctor of Medicine)
Columbia University, 2006.
M.S. (Health Services Research)
Stanford University School of Medicine, 2012.
Post-Graduate Training
Resident, Emergency Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center/Kaiser Permanente, 2006-2008.
Chief Resident, Stanford University Medical Center/Kaiser Permanente, 2008-2009.
AHRQ T32 Health Care Research and Policy Fellowship, Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University School of Medicine, 2009-2012.
Adjunct Research Fellow, Systems Research Initiative, Kaiser Permanente, Division of Research, 2011-2012.
NHLBI K12 Clinical Research Career Development Program (Fellowship/Instructor A), Univeristy of Pennsylvania's National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and Emergency Medicine , 2013-2015.
American Board of Emergency Medicine, 2010.
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Description of Research Expertise

M. Kit Delgado, MD, MS, is an emergency physician investigator committed to discovering innovative approaches to improve the outcomes of acutely ill and injured patients and also reduce the occurrence of injuries and the shortsighted behaviors that cause them in the first place. He has two complementary lines of research. First, he analyses large existing datasets and uses decision analytic modeling to guide policy aimed at improving trauma and emergency care. Currently funded work includes: 1) state dataset analyses to better understand the benefit of trauma center triage for seriously injured older adults and children; 2) insurance claims analyses examining the impact of reducing excessive variation in opioid prescribing for acute injuries; and 3) and collaborative work to develop regional geographic units for measuring and benchmarking variation in population-level outcomes for emergency care sensitive conditions. Second, he is developing a novel research program leveraging smartphones, connected devices, and insights from behavioral economics for injury prevention. He is currently leading pilot randomized trials testing interventions to reduce cellphone use and drinking and driving. Prior to joining the faculty, he completed an NHLBI K12 Career Development Award at Penn with a focus on clinical epidemiology and an AHRQ T32 post-doctoral fellowship in health services research at Stanford.

Selected Publications

Kauffman, EJ, Rising, KL, Wiebe, DJ, Ebler, DJ, Crandall, ML, Delgado, MK: Recurrent Violent Injury: Magnitude, Risk Factors, and Opportunities for Intervention from a Statewide Analysis. American Journal of Emergency Medicine Sept 2016.

Delgado, MK, Wanner, KJ, McDonald, CM. : Adolescent cellphone use while driving: promising future directions for intervention. Media and Communication 4(3), June 2016.

Newgard CD, Yang Z, Nishijima D, McConnell KJ, Trent SA, Holmes JF, Daya M, Mann NC, Hsia RY, Rea TD, Wang NE, Staudenmayer K, Delgado MK: Cost-Effectiveness of Field Trauma Triage among Injured Adults Served by Emergency Medical Services. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 222(6): 1125-37, June 2016.

Delgado, MK, Meisel, ZF: Harnessing the power of administrative data for measuring the regionalization of emergency care. Academic Emergency Medicine 22(2): 221-23, Feb 2015.

Yokell, MA, Delgado, MK, Zaller, ND, Wang, NE, McGowan, AB, Green, TC: Prescription and non-prescription opioid overdose presentations to US emergency departments JAMA Internal Medicine 174(12): 2034-7, Dec 2014.

Delgado M Kit, Yokell Michael A, Staudenmayer Kristan L, Spain David A, Hernandez-Boussard Tina, Wang N Ewen: Factors associated with the disposition of severely injured patients initially seen at non–trauma center emergency departments: disparities by insurance status. JAMA Surgery 149(5): 422-30, May 2014.

Delgado MK, Wang NE, Owens DK, Weir SM, Goldhaber-Fiebert JD: Cost-effectiveness of helicopter versus ground emergency medical services for trauma scene transport in the United States. Annals of Emergency Medicine 62(4): 351-364.e19, Apr 2013.

Delgado M Kit, Liu Vincent, Pines Jesse M, Kipnis Patricia, Gardner Marla N, Escobar Gabriel J: Risk factors for unplanned transfer to intensive care within 24 hours of admission from the emergency department in an integrated healthcare system. Journal of Hospital Medicine 8(1): 13-9, Jan 2013.

Delgado M Kit, Newgard Craig D, Hsia Renee Y: Helicopter vs ground transportation for patients with trauma. JAMA 308(6): 563, Aug 2012.

Delgado M Kit, Acosta Colleen D, Ginde Adit A, Wang N Ewen, Strehlow Matthew C, Khandwala Yash S, Camargo Carlos A: National survey of preventive health services in US emergency departments. Annals of Emergency Medicine 57(2): 104-108.e2, Feb 2011.

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