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    Walter H Ettinger Jr MD, MBA

    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    55 Lake Avenue North
    Worcester MA 01655
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      InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
      DivisionGeriatric Medicine

      InstitutionUMMS - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
      DepartmentClinical Population Health Research


        Walter EttingerWalter Ettinger, MD, MBA is President of the UMass Memorial Medical Center. He is board certified in internal medicine, geriatrics, and rheumatology. He is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and the Babcock Graduate School of Management at Wake Forest University.

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        1. Bova C, Route PS, Fennie K, Ettinger W, Manchester GW, Weinstein B. Measuring patient-provider trust in a primary care population: refinement of the health care relationship trust scale. Res Nurs Health. 2012 Aug; 35(4):397-408.
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        2. Ettinger WH. Can hospitalization-associated disability be prevented? JAMA. 2011 Oct 26; 306(16):1800-1.
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        3. Ettinger WH, Flotte TR. The role of gene and cell therapy in the era of health care reform. Hum Gene Ther. 2011 Nov; 22(11):1307-9.
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        4. Klugman R, Allen L, Benjamin EM, Fitzgerald J, Ettinger W. Mortality rates as a measure of quality and safety, "caveat emptor". Am J Med Qual. 2010 May-Jun; 25(3):197-201.
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        5. Walsh KE, Ettinger WH, Klugman RA. Physician quality officer: a new model for engaging physicians in quality improvement. Am J Med Qual. 2009 Jul-Aug; 24(4):295-301.
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        6. Ettinger WH, Hylka SM, Phillips RA, Harrison LH, Cyr JA, Sussman AJ. When things go wrong: the impact of being a statistical outlier in publicly reported coronary artery bypass graft surgery mortality data. Am J Med Qual. 2008 Mar-Apr; 23(2):90-5.
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        7. Miller ME, Rejeski WJ, Reboussin BA, Ten Have TR, Ettinger WH. Physical activity, functional limitations, and disability in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2000 Oct; 48(10):1264-72.
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        8. Whelton PK, Appel LJ, Espeland MA, Applegate WB, Ettinger WH, Kostis JB, Kumanyika S, Lacy CR, Johnson KC, Folmar S, Cutler JA. Sodium reduction and weight loss in the treatment of hypertension in older persons: a randomized controlled trial of nonpharmacologic interventions in the elderly (TONE). TONE Collaborative Research Group. JAMA. 1998 Mar 18; 279(11):839-46.
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        9. Ettinger WH, Burns R, Messier SP, Applegate W, Rejeski WJ, Morgan T, Shumaker S, Berry MJ, O'Toole M, Monu J, Craven T. A randomized trial comparing aerobic exercise and resistance exercise with a health education program in older adults with knee osteoarthritis. The Fitness Arthritis and Seniors Trial (FAST). JAMA. 1997 Jan 1; 277(1):25-31.
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        10. Harris T, Havlik R, Ettinger WH. Cholesterol and coronary heart disease risk in elderly patients. JAMA. 1995 May 3; 273(17):1329; author reply 1330-1.
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        11. Pate RR, Pratt M, Blair SN, Haskell WL, Macera CA, Bouchard C, Buchner D, Ettinger W, Heath GW, King AC, et al. Physical activity and public health. A recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American College of Sports Medicine. JAMA. 1995 Feb 1; 273(5):402-7.
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        12. Ettinger WH, Fried LP, Harris T, Shemanski L, Schulz R, Robbins J. Self-reported causes of physical disability in older people: the Cardiovascular Health Study. CHS Collaborative Research Group. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1994 Oct; 42(10):1035-44.
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        13. Fried LP, Ettinger WH, Lind B, Newman AB, Gardin J. Physical disability in older adults: a physiological approach. Cardiovascular Health Study Research Group. J Clin Epidemiol. 1994 Jul; 47(7):747-60.
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