Rachel Kohn, MD, MSCE

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

Contact information
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
836 Gates Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Education:
BA (Chemistry)
University of Pennsylvania, 2006.
MD (Medicine)
University of Pennsylvania, 2011.
MSCE (Clinical Epidemiology, concentration in Patient Centered Outcomes Research)
University of Pennsylvania, 2017.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Kohn's clinical interests include pulmonology and critical care. She serves as an attending physician on the following services: Pulmonology Primary and Consult Services, Pulmonary Diagnostic Lab, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Long-Term Acute Care Hospital, and Critical Care Outreach and Procedure Service of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Kohn completed a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology at the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests lie at the intersection of health services research and healthcare operations within learning health systems. Her primary research interests include "ward capacity strain," when the demand for clinical resources on hospital wards exceeds availability thus impacting patient care, and "geographic dispersion," when specialty wards exceed capacity and patients overflow to alternate locations. Her goals include improving patient-centered outcomes and healthcare efficiency within learning health systems.

Selected Publications

Mitchell OJL, Yuriditsky E, Johnson NJ, Doran O, Buckler D, Neefe S, Seethala RR, Motov S, Moskowitz A, Lee J, Griffin K, Shashaty MG, Horowitz JM, Abella BS on behalf of the Coronavirus 2019 In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (COVID IHCA) Study Group* *member of the COVID IHCA Study Group: In-hospital cardiac arrest in patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019. Resuscitation January 2021 Notes: doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resuscitation.2021.01.012.

Kohn R, Harhay MO, Bayes B, Song H, Halpern SD, Kerlin MP, Greysen SR: The influence of bedspacing on outcomes of hospitalized medicine service patients: A retrospective cohort study. BMJ Q&S 30, 2021.

Kohn R, Baston CM: The ABCs of CEAs: Building blocks for decision making. Critical Care Medicine 48(12), December 2020.

Anesi GL, Chelluri J, Qasim ZA, Chowdhury M, Kohn R, Weissman GE, Bayes B, Delgado MK, Abella BS, Halpern SD, Greenwood JC: Association of an emergency department-embedded critical care unit with hospital outcomes and intensive care unit utilization. Annals of the American Thoracic Society 17(12), December 2020.

Anesi GL, Chowdhury M, Small DS, Delgado MK, Kohn R, Bayes B, Wang W, Dress E, Escobar GJ, Halpern SD, Liu VX: Association of a novel index of hospital capacity strain with admission to intensive care units. Annals of the American Thoracic Society 17(11), November 2020.

Savarimuthu SM, Cairns C, Allorto NL, Weissman GE, Kohn R, Wise RD, Anesi GL: qSOFA as a predictor of ICU outcomes in a resource-limited setting in South Africa. South African Journal of Critical Care 36(2), November 2020.

Kohn R, Ginestra JC, Hubbard RA, Auriemma CL, Patel MS, Rohrbach JI, Junker P, Fishman N, Kerlin MP, Halpern SD, Weissman GE: Association of time of day with delays in antibiotic initiation among ward patients with hospital-acquired sepsis. American Thoracic Society Virtual International Conference August 2020.

Kohn R, Ginestra JC, Hubbard RA, Auriemma CL, Patel MS, Rohrbach JI, Junker P, Fishman N, Kerlin MP, Halpern SD, Weissman GE: Association of time of day with delays in antibiotic initiation among ward patients with hospital-acquired sepsis. The University of Pennsylvania Department of Medicine Research Day Philadelphia, PA, June 2020.

Kohn R: Broadening the scope of healthcare operations: Expanding capacity strain hospital-wide. Critical Care Medicine 48(5), May 2020.

Kohn R, Ginestra JC, Hubbard RA, Auriemma CL, Patel MS, Rohrbach JI, Junker P, Fishman N, Kerlin MP, Halpern SD, Weissman GE: Association of time of day with delays in antibiotic initiation among ward patients with hospital-acquired sepsis. Journal of Hospital Medicine, online supplement: www.shmabstracts.com May 2020.

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Last updated: 03/25/2021
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