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Gary E. Weissman, MD, MSHP

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Core Faculty, Palliative and Advanced Illness Research Center, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Senior Fellow, Institute for Biomedical Informatics
Department: Medicine

Contact information
306 Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104
AB (Physics)
Dartmouth College, 2002.
MD (Medicine)
Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, 2011.
MSHP (Health Policy Research)
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 2017.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern, Internal Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2011-2012.
Resident, Internal Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2012-2014.
Fellow, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2014-2017.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsyvlania, 2018-2018.
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine, 2014.
American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, 2016.
American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, 2018.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

critical care medicine, pulmonary diseases, general internal medicine

Description of Other Expertise

population health, health policy, health services research

Description of Research Expertise

clinical informatics, natural language processing, machine learning, social network analysis

Selected Publications

Oscar J L Mitchel, Stacie Neefe, Jennifer C Ginestra, William D Schweickert, Scott Falk, Gary E Weissman, Donna Covin, Justine Shults, Benjamin S Abella, Michael G S Shashaty: Association of Time to Rapid Response Team Activation With Patient Outcomes Using a Range of Physiologic Deterioration Thresholds. Critical Care Explorations 4(11): e0786, November 2022.

Jasmine A Silvestri# Tyler E Kmiec#, Nicholas S Bishop, Susan H Regli, Gary E Weissman: Desired Characteristics of a Clinical Decision Support System for Early Sepsis Recognition: Interview Study Among Hospital-Based Clinicians. JMIR Human Factors 9(4): e36976, October 2022.

Jennifer C Ginestra, Rachel Kohn, Rebecca A Hubbard, Andrew Crane-Droesch, Scott D. Halpern, Meeta Prasad Kerlin, Gary E Weissman: Association of Unit Census with Delays in Antimicrobial Initiation among Ward Patients with Hospital-acquired Sepsis. Annals of the American Thoracic Society 19(9): 1525-1533, September 2022.

Flamholz ZN, Crane-Droesch A, Ungar LH, Weissman GE. : Word embeddings trained on published case reports are lightweight, effective for clinical tasks, and free of protected health information. Journal of Biomedical Informatics 125: 103971, January 2022.

Martin JA, Crane-Droesch A, Lapite FC, Puhl JC, Kmiec TE, Silvestri HA, Ungar LH, Kinosian BP, Himes BE, Hubbard RA, Diamond JM, Ahya V, Sims MW, Halpern SD, Weissman GE.: Development and validation of a prediction model for actionable aspects of frailty in the text of clinicians’ encounter notes. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 29(1): 109-119, Jan 2022.

Stephanie Parks Taylor, Gary E Weissman, Marc Kowalkowski, Andrew J Admon, Sable Skewes, Yunfei Xia, Shih-Hsuing Chou: A Quantitative Study of Decision Thresholds for Initiation of Antibiotics in Suspected Sepsis. Medical Decision Making 272989X221121279: Online ahead of print. 2022.

Shah PK, Ginestra JC, Ungar LH, Junker P, Rohrbach JI, Fishman NO, Weissman GE: A Simulated Prospective Evaluation of a Deep Learning Model for Real-Time Prediction of Clinical Deterioration Among Ward Patients. Critical Care Medicine 49(8): 1312-1321, Aug 2021.

Weissman GE, Teeple S, Eneanya ND, Hubbard RA, Kangovi S.: Effects of neighborhood-level data on performance and algorithmic equity of a model that predicts 30-day heart failure readmissions at an urban academic medical center. J Card Fail 27(9): 965-973, May 2021.

George L Anesi, Jayaram Chelluri, Zaffer A Qasim, Marzana Chowdhury, Rachel Kohn, Gary E Weissman, Brian Bayes, M Kit Delgado, Benjamin S Abella, Scott D Halpern, John C Greenwood: 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): 1599-1609, Dec 2020.

Weissman GE, Yadav KN, Srinivasan T, Szymanski S, Capulong F, Madden V, Courtright KR, Hart JL, Asch DA, Ratcliffe SJ, Schapira MM, Halpern SD. : Preferences for Predictive Model Characteristics among People Living with Chronic Lung Disease: A Discrete Choice Experiment. Medical Decision Making 40(13): 633-643, Jul 2020.

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