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Meeta Prasad Kerlin, MD, MSCE

Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Associate Program Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship, 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 Pennsylvania, 2006-2009.
Internal Medicine, 2005.
Pulmonary Medicine, 2008.
Critical Care Medicine, 2010.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Kerlin'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 and on the Critical Care Outreach and Procedure Service of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Kerlin 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 in intensive care units. Her current active projects include (1) several studies devoted to the evaluation of physician staffing models in critical care medicine, with respect to patient-centered outcomes, processes of care, physician staff outcomes, and educational outcomes, and (2) defining the role of physician factors in patient outcomes among patients with acute respiratory failure.

Selected Publications

Kerlin MP, Adhikari NKJ, Rose L, Wilcox ME, Bellamy CJ, Costa DK, Gershengorn H, Halpern SD, Kahn JM, Lane-Fall MB, Wallace DJ, Weiss CH, Wunsch H, Cooke CR, on behalf of the ATS ad hoc committee on ICU Organization : An Official American Thoracic Society Systematic Review: The Effect of Nighttime Intensivist Staffing on Mortality and Length of Stay Among ICU Patients. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 195(3), February 2017.

Kohn R, Madden V, Kahn JM, Asch DA, Barnato AE, Halpern SD, Kerlin MP: Diffusion of evidence-based intensive care unit organizational practices: a state-wide analysis. Annals of the American Thoracic Society 14(2): 254-61, February 2017.

Sevransky, J.E., Checkley, W., Herrera, P., Pickering, B.W., Barr, J., Brown, S.M., Chang, S.Y., Chong, D., Kaufman, D., Fremont, R.D., Girard, T.D., Hoag, J., Johnson, S.B., Kerlin, M.P., Liebler, J., O'Brien, J., O'Keefe, T., Park, P.K., Pastores, S.M., Patil, N., Pietropaoli, A.P., Putman, M., Rice, T.W., Rotello, L., Siner, J., Sajid, S., Murphy, D.J., Martin, G.S.: Protocols and Hospital Mortality in Critically Ill Patients: The United States Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group Critical Illness Outcomes Study. Critical Care Medicine 43(10): 2076-84, Oct 2015.

Jones, T.K., Fuchs, B.D., Small, D.S., Halpern, S.D., Hanish, A., Umscheid, C.A., Baillie, C.A., Kerlin, M.P., Gaieski, D.F., Mikkelsen, M.E.: Post-Acute Care Use and Hospital Readmission after Sepsis. Annals of the American Thoracic Society 12(6): 904-13, Jun 2015.

Kerlin, M.P., Harhay, M.O., Kahn, J.M., Halpern, S.D.: Nighttime Intensivist Staffing, Mortality, and Limits on Life Support: a Retrospective Cohort Study. Chest 147(4): 951-8, Apr 2015.

Klompas, M., Anderson, D., Trick, W., Babcock, H., Kerlin, M.P., Li, L., Sinkowitz-Cochran, R., Ely, E.W., Jernigan, J., Magill, S., Lyles, R., O'Neil, C., Kitch, B.T., Arrington, E., Balas, M.C., Kleinman, K., Bruce, C., Lankiewicz, J., Murphy, M.V., Cox, E.C., Lautenbach, E., Sexton, D., Fraser, V., Weinstein, R.A., Platt, R.: The Preventability of Ventilator-Associated Events. The CDC Prevention Epicenters Wake Up and Breathe Collaborative. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 191(3): 292-301, Feb 2015.

Harhay, M.O., Wagner, J., Ratcliffe, S.J., Bronheim, R.S., Gopal, A., Green, S., Cooney, E., Mikkelsen, M.E., Kerlin, M.P., Small, D.S., Halpern, S.D.: Outcomes and Statistical Power in Adult Critical Care Randomized Trials. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. American Thoracic Society - AJRCCM, 189(12): 1469-1478, Jun 2014.

Kerlin, M.P., Harhay, M.O., Vranas, K.C., Cooney, E., Ratcliffe, S.J., Halpern, S.D.: Objective Factors Associated with Physicians' and Nurses' Perceptions of Intensive Care Unit Capacity Strain. Annals of the American Thoracic Society 11(2): 167-72, Feb 2014.

Kerlin, M.P., Small, D.S., Cooney, E., Fuchs, B.D., Bellini, L.M., Mikkelsen, M.E., Schweickert, W.D., Bakhru, R.N., Gabler, N.B., Harhay, M.O., Hansen-Flaschen, J., Halpern, S.D.: A Randomized Trial of Nighttime Physician Staffing in an Intensive Care Unit. The New England Journal of Medicine 368(23): 2201-9, Jun 2013.

Prasad, M., Holmboe, E.S., Lipner, R.S., Hess, B.J., Christie, J.D., Bellamy, S.L., Rubenfeld, G.D., Kahn, J.M.: Clinical Protocols and Trainee Knowledge About Mechanical Ventilation. The Journal of the American Medical Association 306(9): 935-41, Sep 2011.

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