Meeta Prasad Kerlin, MD, MSCE

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Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Associate Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Director, Acute care Outcomes and Health Services Research (AROHS) Group, Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center
Vice Chief for Wellness and Advancement, Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Division, University of Pennsylvania
Vice Chair for Faculty Development, Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

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Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center
423 Guardian Drive
302 Blockley Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-746-0446
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.
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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): 383-393, 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 JE, Checkley W, Herrera P, Pickering BW, Barr J, Brown SM, Chang SY, Chong D, Kaufman D, Fremont RD, Girard TD, Hoag J, Johnson SB, Kerlin MP, Liebler J, O'Brien J, O'Keefe T, Park PK, Pastores SM, Patil N, Pietropaoli AP, Putman M, Rice TW, Rotello L, Siner J, Sajid S, Murphy DJ, Martin GS: 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 TK, Fuchs BD, Small DS, Halpern SD, Hanish A, Umscheid CA, Baillie CA, Kerlin MP, Gaieski DF, Mikkelsen ME: Post-Acute Care Use and Hospital Readmission after Sepsis. Annals of the American Thoracic Society 12(6): 904-13, Jun 2015.

Kerlin MP, Harhay MO, Kahn JM, Halpern SD: 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, Babock H, Kerlin MP, Li L, Sinkowitz-Cochran R, Ely EW, Jernigan J, Magill S, Lyles R, O'Neil C, Kitch BT, Arrington E, Balas MC, Kleinman K, Bruce C, Lankiewicz J, Murphy MV, Cox EC, Lautenbach E, Sexton D, Fraser V, Weinstein RA, 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 MO, Wagner J, Ratcliffe SJ, Bronheim RS, Gopal A, Green S, Cooney E, Mikkelsen ME, Kerlin MP, Small DS, Halpern SD: 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 MP, Harhay MO, Vranas KC, Cooney E, Ratcliffe SJ, Halpern SD: 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 MP, Small DS, Cooney E, Fuchs BD, Bellini LM, Mikkelsen ME, Schweickert WD, Bakhru RN, Gabler NB, Harhay MO, Hansen-Flaschen J, Halpern SD: 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 ES, Lipner RS, Hess BJ, Christie JD, Bellamy SL, Rubenfeld GD, Kahn JM: Clinical Protocols and Trainee Knowledge About Mechanical Ventilation. Journal of the American Medical Association 306(9): 935-41, Sep 2011.

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