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Peter B Smulowitz MD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
DepartmentEmergency Medicine
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Ave North
Worcester MA 01605
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    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DepartmentEmergency Medicine


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    Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United StatesBA
    Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, United StatesMPH
    University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA, United StatesMD

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    1. Smulowitz PB, Burke RC, Ostrovsky D, Novack V, Isbell L, Kan V, Landon BE. Clinician Risk Tolerance and Rates of Admission From the Emergency Department. JAMA Netw Open. 2024 Feb 05; 7(2):e2356189. PMID: 38363570.
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    2. Smulowitz PB, Weinreb G, McWilliams JM, O'Malley AJ, Landon BE. Association of Functional Status, Cognition, Social Support, and Geriatric Syndrome With Admission From the Emergency Department. JAMA Intern Med. 2023 08 01; 183(8):784-792. PMID: 37307004.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Huff NR, Chimowitz H, DelPico MA, Gleason KT, Nanavati JD, Smulowitz P, Isbell LM. The consequences of emotionally evocative patient behaviors on emergency nurses' patient assessments and handoffs: An experimental study using simulated patient cases. Int J Nurs Stud. 2023 Jul; 143:104507. PMID: 37196607.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Smulowitz PB, McCoy J, Thurlo-Walsh B. Building a Just Culture through Transforming our Response to Adverse Events. Am J Med Qual. 2023 Mar-Apr 01; 38(2):102-103. PMID: 36735490.
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    5. Ostrovsky D, Novack V, Smulowitz PB, Burke RC, Landon BE, Isbell LM. Perspectives of Emergency Clinicians About Medical Errors Resulting in Patient Harm or Malpractice Litigation. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Nov 01; 5(11):e2241461. PMID: 36355376.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    6. Mafi JN, Chen A, Guo R, Choi K, Smulowitz P, Tseng CH, Ladapo JA, Landon BE. US emergency care patterns among nurse practitioners and physician assistants compared with physicians: a cross-sectional analysis. BMJ Open. 2022 04 20; 12(4):e055138. PMID: 35443951.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. O'Malley AJ, Landon BE, Zaborski LA, Roberts ET, Khidir HH, Smulowitz PB, McWilliams JM. Weak correlations in health services research: Weak relationships or common error? Health Serv Res. 2022 02; 57(1):182-191. PMID: 34585380.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Smulowitz PB, Burke RC, Ostrovsky D, Novack V, Isbell L, Landon BE. Attitudes toward risk among emergency physicians and advanced practice clinicians in Massachusetts. J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open. 2021 Oct; 2(5):e12573. PMID: 34693400.
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    9. Smulowitz PB, O'Malley AJ, Khidir H, Zaborski L, McWilliams JM, Landon BE. National Trends In ED Visits, Hospital Admissions, And Mortality For Medicare Patients During The COVID-19 Pandemic. Health Aff (Millwood). 2021 09; 40(9):1457-1464. PMID: 34495730.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    10. Khidir H, McWilliams JM, O'Malley AJ, Zaborski L, Landon BE, Smulowitz PB. Analysis of Consistency in Emergency Department Physician Variation in Propensity for Admission Across Patient Sociodemographic Groups. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 09 01; 4(9):e2125193. PMID: 34546373.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Smulowitz PB, O'Malley AJ, McWilliams JM, Zaborski L, Landon BE. Variation in Rates of Hospital Admission from the Emergency Department Among Medicare Patients at the Regional, Hospital, and Physician Levels. Ann Emerg Med. 2021 10; 78(4):474-483. PMID: 34148659.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Hagerty SF, Burke RC, Isbell LM, Barasz K, Smulowitz P. Patient perceptions of diagnostic certainty at discharge and patient satisfaction in the emergency department. Acad Emerg Med. 2021 11; 28(11):1318-1320. PMID: 33830597.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Smulowitz PB, O'Malley AJ, Zaborski L, McWilliams JM, Landon BE. Variation In Emergency Department Admission Rates Among Medicare Patients: Does The Physician Matter? Health Aff (Millwood). 2021 02; 40(2):251-257. PMID: 33523749.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Pomerantz A, Burke R, Friedman A, Burke L, Wolfe R, Smulowitz P. The Influence of Medicare for All on?Reimbursement for Emergency Care?Treat-and-Release Visits. Ann Emerg Med. 2020 10; 76(4):454-458. PMID: 32461010.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Smulowitz P. The illusion of perfection. BMJ Qual Saf. 2020 04; 29(4):345-347. PMID: 31796576.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Boyle KL, Cary C, Dizitzer Y, Novack V, Jagminas L, Smulowitz PB. Reduction of opioid prescribing through the sharing of individual physician opioid prescribing practices. Am J Emerg Med. 2019 01; 37(1):118-122. PMID: 30343961.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Schulson L, Novack V, Smulowitz PB, Dechen T, Landon BE. Emergency Department Care for Patients with Limited English Proficiency: a Retrospective Cohort Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 12; 33(12):2113-2119. PMID: 30187374.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Smulowitz PB, Friedman AB, Pines JM. Appropriations for "appropriate" visits: Payment denials for emergency department care. Am J Emerg Med. 2018 08; 36(8):1511-1512. PMID: 29305024.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Smulowitz PB, Dizitzer Y, Tadiri S, Thibodeau L, Jagminas L, Novack V. Impact of implementation of the HEART pathway using an electronic clinical decision support tool in a community hospital setting. Am J Emerg Med. 2018 Mar; 36(3):408-413. PMID: 28869099.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Ali NJ, McWilliams JM, Epstein SK, Smulowitz PB. Emergency Department Involvement in Accountable Care Organizations in Massachusetts: A Survey Study. Ann Emerg Med. 2017 Nov; 70(5):615-620.e2. PMID: 28811123.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Smulowitz PB, Barrett O, Hall MM, Grossman SA, Ullman EA, Novack V. Physician Variability in Management of Emergency Department Patients with Chest Pain. West J Emerg Med. 2017 Jun; 18(4):592-600. PMID: 28611878.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Botieri M, Cloud S, Smulowitz P. Guide Patients into Treatment Through Outreach Visits. ED Manag. 2016 10; 28(10):115-117. PMID: 29787644.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Smulowitz PB, Cary C, Boyle KL, Novack V, Jagminas L. Variation in opioid prescribing patterns between ED providers. Intern Emerg Med. 2016 Dec; 11(8):1121-1124. PMID: 27424280.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Ali NJ, Jesus J, Smulowitz PB. Observation Care: Ethical and Legal Considerations for the Emergency Physician. J Emerg Med. 2016 Mar; 50(3):527-33.e1. PMID: 26803195.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Grossman AM, Volz KA, Shapiro NI, Salem R, Sanchez LD, Smulowitz P, Grossman SA. Comparison of 1-Day Emergency Department Observation and Inpatient Ward for 1-Day Admissions in Syncope Patients. J Emerg Med. 2016 Feb; 50(2):217-22. PMID: 26682847.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Smulowitz PB, O'Malley J, Yang X, Landon BE. Increased use of the emergency department after health care reform in Massachusetts. Ann Emerg Med. 2014 Aug; 64(2):107-15, 115.e1-3. PMID: 24656759.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Weiner SG, Smulowitz PB. Preventable acute care spending for medicare patients. JAMA. 2013 Nov 13; 310(18):1984-5. PMID: 24219955.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Liu SW, Nagurney JT, Chang Y, Parry BA, Smulowitz P, Atlas SJ. Frequent ED users: are most visits for mental health, alcohol, and drug-related complaints? Am J Emerg Med. 2013 Oct; 31(10):1512-5. PMID: 24035051.
      Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Bell SK, Smulowitz PB, Woodward AC, Mello MM, Duva AM, Boothman RC, Sands K. Disclosure, apology, and offer programs: stakeholders' views of barriers to and strategies for broad implementation. Milbank Q. 2012 Dec; 90(4):682-705. PMID: 23216427.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. Smulowitz PB, Honigman L, Landon BE. A novel approach to identifying targets for cost reduction in the emergency department. Ann Emerg Med. 2013 Mar; 61(3):293-300. PMID: 22795188.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Smulowitz PB, Lipton R, Wharam JF, Adelman L, Weiner SG, Burke L, Baugh CW, Schuur JD, Liu SW, McGrath ME, Liu B, Sayah A, Burke MC, Pope JH, Landon BE. Emergency department utilization after the implementation of Massachusetts health reform. Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Sep; 58(3):225-234.e1. PMID: 21570157.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    32. Smulowitz P, Landon BE, Burke L, Baugh C, Gunn H, Lipton R. Emergency department use by the uninsured after health care reform in Massachusetts. Intern Emerg Med. 2009 Dec; 4(6):501-6. PMID: 19777165.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Smulowitz PB, Ngo L, Epstein SK. The effect of a CT and MR preauthorization program on ED utilization. Am J Emerg Med. 2009 Mar; 27(3):328-32. PMID: 19328378.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    34. Smulowitz PB, Zeller J, Sanchez LD, Edlow JA. Myasthenia gravis: lessons for the emergency physician. Eur J Emerg Med. 2005 Dec; 12(6):324-6. PMID: 16276268.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    35. Jones BU, Serna DL, Smulowitz P, Connolly P, Farber A, Beckham G, Shrivastava V, Kahwaji C, Steward E, Purdy RE, Parker WL, Ages B, Milliken JC. Extended ex vivo myocardial preservation in the beating state using a novel polyethylene glycolated bovine hemoglobin perfusate based solution. ASAIO J. 2003 Jul-Aug; 49(4):388-94. PMID: 12918579.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    36. Jones BU, Serna DL, Beckham G, West J, Smulowitz P, Farber A, Kahwaji C, Connolly P, Steward E, Purdy RE, Milliken JC. Recovery of cardiac function after standard hypothermic storage versus preservation with Peg-hemoglobin. ASAIO J. 2001 May-Jun; 47(3):197-201. PMID: 11374756.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    37. Serna DL, Powell LL, Kahwaji C, Wallace WC, West J, Cogert G, Smulowitz P, Steward E, Purdy RE, Milliken JC. Cardiac function after eight hour storage by using polyethylene glycol hemoglobin versus crystalloid perfusion. ASAIO J. 2000 Sep-Oct; 46(5):547-52. PMID: 11016504.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    38. Smulowitz PB, Serna DL, Beckham GE, Milliken JC. Ex vivo cardiac allograft preservation by continuous perfusion techniques. ASAIO J. 2000 Jul-Aug; 46(4):389-96. PMID: 10926133.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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