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Dennis Tsilimingras M.D., M.P.H.

Dennis Tsilimingras M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor and Director, Center on Patient Safety

dennis.tsilimingras@med.fsu.edu
850-644-2362
Main Campus

Job Description

Dr. Tsilimingras is director of the Center on Patient Safety and Assistant Professor (tenure track) in the Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health. His primary focus for teaching and research is in the area of patient safety/quality of care.

Biosketch

Dr. Tsilimingras is in the Division of Health Affairs at the College of Medicine. Prior to that, he held academic positions at the Veterans Affairs Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research (Center of Excellence) / Boston University School of Public Health, and the Department of Internal Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit.

Education

B.A., Biological Sciences, Wayne State University, 1987-1991

M.D., Wayne State University School of Medicine, 1991-1995

M.P.H., Boston University School of Public Health, 1999-2001

Service

-Journal of Patient Safety Editorial Board
-Patient Safety Committee, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
-Reviewer, AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators Report, Stanford University–UCSF Evidence Based Practice Center
-Task force for "Practice Based Learning and Improvement" ACGME competency, FSU College of Medicine
-Task force for "Systems Based Practice" ACGME competency, FSU College of Medicine
-LCME on Medical Education accreditation standards, ED-20, FSU College of Medicine

Research Focus

My research focus includes patient safety and quality of care.

Publications

Tsilimingras D, Brooks RG. Postdischarge Adverse Events and Rehospitalizations. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010;58(1):190-191.

Tsilimingras D, Miller MR, Brooks RG. Postdischarge Adverse Events in Children: A Cause for Concern. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009;35(12):620-621.

Tsilimingras D, Brummel-Smith K, Brooks RG. Postdischarge Adverse Events in the Elderly. J Patient Saf. 2009;5(4):201-204.

Romano P, Mull HJ, Rivard PE, Zhao S, Henderson WG, Loveland S, Tsilimingras D, Christiansen C, Rosen AK. Validity of Selected AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators Based on VA National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Data. Health Serv Res. 2009;44(1):182-204.

Tsilimingras D, Bates DW. Addressing Postdischarge Adverse Events: A Neglected Area. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2008;34(2):85-97.

Rosen AK, Rivard P, Zhao S, Loveland S, Tsilimingras D, Christiansen CL, Elixhauser A, Romano P. Evaluating the Patient Safety Indicators: How Well Do They Perform on Veterans Health Administration Data? Medical Care. 2005;43:873-884.

Rivard P, Elwy R, Loveland S, Zhao S, Tsilimingras D, Elixhauser A, Romano P, Rosen A. Applying the Patient Safety Indicators Across Healthcare Systems: Achieving Data Comparability. In: Advances in Patient Safety, Volume 1: From Research to Implementation. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Washington, DC; 2005: p.7-25.

Berlowitz DR, Rosen AK, Wang F, Tsilimingras D, Tariot PN, Engelhardt J, Kader B, Mukamel D. Purchasing or providing nursing home care: can quality of care data provide guidance? J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005;53(4):603-608.

Tsilimingras D, Rosen AK, Berlowitz DR. Patient Safety in Geriatrics: A Call for Action. J Gerontol Med Sci. 2003;58A(9):813-819.