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Lesley S. Carson, MD, CMD, FACP

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Active Staff, Presbyterian Medical Center, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania
Medical Director, Penn Center for Rehabilitation and Care, University of Pennsylvania
Attending, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Ralston-Penn Center
3615 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2676
Office: 215-662-2746
Fax: 215-349-5648
Stanford University, 1973.
Harvard Medical School, 1977.
Post-Graduate Training
Internship - Internal Medicine, , Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA, 1977-1978.
Residency - Internal Medicine, Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA, 1978-1980.
Fellowship - Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital Ambulatory Screening Clinic, Boston, MA, 1980-1981.
Diplomat, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1980.
Certificate of Added Qualification Geriatric Medicine (1988, recert 1998), 2008.
Certified Medicial Director, American Medical Directors Association, 2013.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Complex Medical Problems, Home Care, Long term Care, Clinical Teaching

Selected Publications

Han JH, Garrigan C, Johnston B, Nachamkin I, Clabots C, Bilker WB, Santana E, Tolomeo P, Maslow J, Myers J, Carson L, Lautenbach E, Johnson JR; CDC Prevention Epicenters Program.: Epidemiology and characteristics of Escherichia coli sequence type 131 (ST131) from long-term care facility residents colonized intestinally with fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 87(3): 275-280, Mar 2017.

Tejal D, Carson L: Abducens (CN VI) Nerve Palsy Initial Manifestation of Early Disseminated Lyme Disease. American Geriatric Society May 2015 Notes: Poster presented at the America Geriatric Society Annual Meeting Washington, DC.

Han JH. Maslow J. Han X. Xie SX. Tolomeo P. Santana E. Carson L. Lautenbach E.: Risk factors for the development of gastrointestinal colonization with fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli in residents of long-term care facilities. Journal of Infectious Diseases 209(3): 420-5, Feb 2014.

Cahill JM, Carson L: Hyponatremia with concurrent eosinophilia should prompt workup for adrenal insufficiency. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) 62: S29-S30, 2014 Notes: Poster presented at the AGS annual meeting.

O'Donnell L, Carson L, Forciea MA, Kinosian B, Shea J, Yudin J, Miller RK.: What students experienced:a narrative analysis of essays written by first-year medical students participating in a geriatrics home visit. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 61(9): 1592-1597, Sep 2013.

O’Donnell LD, Miller R, Yudin J, Forciea M, Kinosian B, Carson L, Shea J.: What Students Learn: The Reynolds Housecall Experience. American Geriatric Society Conference, Washington, DC May 2011.

Carson L.: Falls. Classic Papers in Geriatric Medicine with Current Commentaries. Pignolo RJ, Crane M, Forciea MA (eds.). Springer: New York, NY, Page: 81-88, Mar 2008.

Viray M, Lenkin D, Maslow J, Stiemtz D, Carson L, Bilker W, Lautenbach E.: Longitudinal Trends in Antimicrobial Susceptibilities Across Long Term Care Facilities: Emergence of Fluoroquinolone. Resistance 26(1): 56-62, Jan 2005.

Carson L, Suskind-Liu D, Knox G.: Dizziness and Vertigo. Geriatric Secrets Forciea M, Lavizzo-Mourey R, Schwab EP, Brady-Raziano D. (eds.). Hanley and Belfus, Inc, Philadelphia 3rd edition: 74-79, May 2004.

Vojta CL, Carson L.: A Case of Acute Insomnia in a 96-year-old Nursing Home Resident. Clinical Geriatrics 9(2): 88, Feb 2001.

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