Austin S. Kilaru, MD, MSHP

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Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia
Core Faculty, Center for Emergency Care Policy and Research
Faculty, Center for Addiction Medicine and Policy
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Advisor, Center for Healthcare Transformation and Innovation
Assistant Director, The Parity Center
Department: Emergency Medicine

Contact information
414 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-8215
Yale University, 2007.
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 2014.
MS (Health Policy)
University of Pennsylvania, 2020.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Emergency medicine

Description of Other Expertise

Health policy, healthcare delivery and innovation, value-based care

Description of Research Expertise

Health policy, health services, healthcare delivery and innovation, payment reform, value-based care, care coordination, substance use disorder

Selected Publications

Kilaru AS, Mahoney KB.: The death throes of Mercy - our shared responsibility when hospitals close. N Engl J Med 383: 706-708, Aug 2020.

Kilaru AS, Lee K, Snider CK, Meisel ZF, Asch DA, Mitra N, Delgado MK: Return Hospital Admissions Among 1419 COVID-19 Patients Discharged from Five U.S. Emergency Departments. Acad Emerg Med 27(10): 1039-1042, Oct 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1111/acem.14117. Epub 2020 Sep 27.

Kilaru AS, Resnick D, Flynn D, Rangnekar A, Snyder M, Oyekanmi K, Fitzpatrick D, Meisel ZF, Asch DA, Chaiyachati KH.: Practical alternative to hospitalization for emergency department patients (PATH): A feasibility study. Healthcare (Amst) 9: 100545, Apr 2021.

Kilaru AS, Xiong A, Lowenstein M, Meisel ZF, Perrone J, Khatri U, Mitra N, Delgado MK.: Incidence of treatment for opioid use disorder following nonfatal overdose in commercially insured patients. JAMA Network Open 3: e205852, May 2020.

Kilaru AS, Perrone J, Kelley D, Siegel S, Lubitz SF, Mitra N, Meisel ZF.: Participation in a hospital incentive program for follow-up treatment for opioid use disorder. JAMA Network Open 3: e1918511, Jan 2020.

Kilaru AS, Meisel ZF, Paciotti B, Ha YP, Smith RJ, Ranard BL, Merchant RM: What do patients say about emergency departments in online reviews? A qualitative study. BMJ Quality and Safety 25(1): 14-24, Jan 2016.

Zhang H, Kilaru AS, Meisel ZF, Bao Y: Prescription drug monitoring program mandates and opioids dispensed following emergency department encounters for patients with sickle cell disease or cancer with bone metastasis. JAMA 326(3): 274-276, Jun 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1001/jama.2021.10161.

Carr BG, Kilaru AS, Karp DN, Delgado MK, Wiebe DJ: Quality through competition: an empiric approach to measure population outcomes for emergency care sensitive conditions. Annals of Emergency Medicine 72(3): 237-245, Sep 2018.

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