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Matthew Cerasale

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentMedicine-Hospital Medicine
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    Dr. Cerasale received his undergraduate degree in biology from Purdue University, and then attained his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI, where he stayed for a fourth year to serve as a Chief Medical Resident, and continued on to being an attending in the Division of Hospital Medicine. As an attending at Henry Ford, Dr. Cerasale served as the Performance Improvement Director for Hospital Medicine and was the QI Teaching and Research Director for Inpatient Services within the Internal Medicine residency program. In those roles, he helped to implement a quality improvement/patient safety focused curriculum on the Hospital Medicine teaching service and started the implementation of an EHR-based venous thromboembolism risk stratification tool across the health system. During his time at Henry Ford, Dr. Cerasale also received his Master of Public Health from Michigan State University.

    Currently, Dr. Cerasale is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago Medicine and is the Director of Quality Improvement for the Section of Hospital Medicine. In this role, Dr. Cerasale assists in the QI curriculum for Internal Medicine residents at both the University of Chicago and at Mercy Hospital in Chicago, while also giving QI lectures to undergraduates, medical students, and faculty at the university. His major improvement projects include EHR optimization for provider use and data collection, development of actionable provider-level clinical metrics, and continued implementation of evidence-based venous thromboembolism practices via EHR-supported tools. In addition to his work at the University of Chicago, Dr. Cerasale is actively engaged with the Society of Hospital Medicine, from whom he has received the designation of Senior fellow and is the current chair of the Quality Improvement Special Interest Group.

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    Purdue University, West Lafayette, INBS05/2007Biology
    Indiana University, Indianapolis, INMD05/2011Medicine
    Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI06/2014Internal Medicine Residency
    Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI06/2015Chief Resident, Internal Medicine
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MIMPH05/2017Public Health
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    2019Senior Fellow, Society of Hospital Medicine

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    1. McGrath B, Konold V, Forbes M, Murphy E, Cerasale M, Schram A. The 90-day orientation: An onboarding strategy for hospitalist PAs and NPs. JAAPA. 2021 Sep 01; 34(9):52-55. PMID: 34448780.
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    2. Martinez M, Cerasale M, Baig M, Dugan C, Robinson M, Sweis M, Prochaska M, Schram A, Meltzer D, Arora VM. Defining Potential Overutilization of Physical Therapy Consults on Hospital Medicine Services. J Hosp Med. 2021 Aug 18. PMID: 34424191.
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    3. D'Souza FR, Murray JP, Tummala S, Puello F, Pavkovich DS, Ash D, Kelly SBH, Tyker A, Anderson D, Francisco MA, Pierce NL, Cerasale MT. Implementation and Assessment of a Proning Protocol for Nonintubated Patients With COVID-19. J Healthc Qual. 2021 Jul-Aug 01; 43(4):195-203. PMID: 34180868.
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    4. Francisco MA, Pierce NL, Ely E, Cerasale MT, Anderson D, Pavkovich D, Puello F, Tummala S, Tyker A, D'Souza FR. Implementing Prone Positioning for COVID-19 Patients Outside the Intensive Care Unit. J Nurs Care Qual. 2021 Apr-Jun 01; 36(2):105-111. PMID: 33259470.
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    5. Yarlagadda J, Joshi S, Cerasale MT, Rana S, Heidemann D. The Applicability of New Orleans Criteria for Head Computed Tomography in Inpatient Falls With Injury. Neurohospitalist. 2019 Oct; 9(4):197-202. PMID: 31534608.
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    6. Sleder A, Tackett S, Cerasale M, Mittal C, Isseh I, Radjef R, Taylor A, Farha R, Lupak O, Larkin D, Lamerato L, Divine G, Wisdom K, Baker-Genaw K, O'Neill W. Socioeconomic and Racial Disparities: a Case-Control Study of Patients Receiving Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement for Severe Aortic Stenosis. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2017 12; 4(6):1189-1194. PMID: 28039604.
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    7. Cerasale MT, Watson PY. Use of Observation Stays in Calculating Hospitalizations Among Medicare Beneficiaries. JAMA. 2015 Dec 22-29; 314(24):2690-1. PMID: 26720030.
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