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Peter K. Lindenauer, MD, MSc

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General Medicine Division
  • Adjunct Faculty, Institute of Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Division of Clinical Care Research, Tufts Medical Center
  • Clinical Research Faculty, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Director, Center for Quality of Care Research
  • Medical Director, Clinical and Quality Informatics, Baystate Medical Center
Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
  • Internal Medicine Residency
    University of California
    San Francsico, CA
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
    Philadelphia, PA
  • MSc, Health Planning and Finance
    London School of Economics and Political Science
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    London, UK


Areas of Interest
  • Internal Medicine
  • Improving the quality and safety of perioperative care
  • Translating evidence into practice for patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Using information technology to improve healthcare quality and patient safety
  • The role of public reporting and financial incentives in quality improvement
  • Role of Hospitalists in U.S. health care
Professional Service
  • Technical Expert Panels:
  • —CMS Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System
  • —CMS Surgical Care Improvement Project
  • Society of Hospital Medicine
  • —Hospital Quality and Patient Safety Committee
  • —Standards and Compliance Committee
  • —Editorial Board, the Journal of Hospital Medicine
  • National Quality Forum
  • —Techanical Expert Panel, National Voluntary Consensus Standards for Hospital Care, Surgery and Anesthesia


  • Rothberg MR, Pekow PS, Liu F, Korc-Grodzicki B, Brennan MJ, Bellantonio S, Heelon M, Lindenauer PK. Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Hospitalized Elders. Journal of Hospital Medicine 2008;3:91-102.
  • Brotman DJ, Lindenauer PK. Length of stay in pulmonary embolism; high time for evidence based discharge criteria. Arch Intern Med. 2008 Apr 14;168(7):683-4.
  • Lindenauer PK. Who do you want caring for your parent? Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2008;3(3):179-80.
  • Lindenauer PK, Shojania K. The Era of Big Performance Measurement. Here at Last? The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 2008;34(6):307-8.
  • Lindenauer PK. Effects of Quality Improvement Collaboratives. BMJ 2008;336:1448-49.
  • Rothberg MB, Morsi E, Benjamin EM, Lindenauer PK. Choosing the Best Hospital: The Limitations of Public Reporting of Hospital Quality. Health Affairs 2008;27(6):1680-87.
  • Lindenauer PK, Remus D, Roman S, Rothberg MB, Benjamin EM, Ma A, Bratzler, DW. Public Reporting and Pay for Performance in Hospital Quality Improvement. N Engl J Med 2007:356:486-496.
  • Gania S, Lee, KF, Merrill A, Lee MH, Bellantonio S, Brennan M, Lindenauer PK. Adverse Outcomes of Geriatric Abdominal Surgical Patients at High Risk for Delirium. Arch Surg. 2007;142(11):1072-1078.
  • Lindenauer PK, Rothberg MB, Pekow PS, Kenwood C, Benjamin EM, Auerbach AD. Outcomes of Patients Treated by Hospitalists, General Internists and Family Physicians. N Engl J Med 2007;357:2589-600.
  • Lindenauer PK, Behal R, Murray CK, Nsa W, Houk P, Bratzler D. Volume, Quality of Care, and Outcome in Pneumonia. Annals of Internal Medicine 2006;144:262-269.
  • Lindenauer PK, Pekow P, Crawford AS, Gan S, Gutierrez B, Benjamin EM. Quality of Care in Acute Exacerbations of COPD. Annals of Internal Medicine 2006;144(12):894-903.
  • Lindenauer PK, Ling D, Hoople N, Nagelieri-Prescod D, Crawford AS, Pekow P, Fitzgerald J, Benjamin EM. Physician Characteristics, Attitudes, and Use of Computerized Order Entry. Journal of Hospital Medicine 2006;1:221-230.
  • Rothberg MB, Abraham I, Lindenauer PK, Rose DN. Improving Nurse to Patient Staffing Ratios as a Cost-Effective Safety Intervention. Medical Care 2005;43(8):785-791.
  • Lindenauer PK, Pekow P, Wang K, Mamidi DK, Gutierrez B, Benjamin EM. Perioperative Beta Blocker Therapy and Mortality after Major Noncardiac Surgery. N Engl J Med 2005;353-:349-61.
  • Lindenauer PK, Fitzgerald J, Hoople N, Benjamin EM. The Potential Preventability of Postoperative Myocardial Infarction: Underuse of Perioperative Beta Adrenergic Blockade. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2004;164:762-766.
  • Lindenauer PK, Pekow P, Wang K, Gutierrez B, Benjamin EM. Lipid Lowering Therapy and Mortality Following Major Noncardiac Surgery. JAMA 2004; 291:2092-2099.
  • Lindenauer PK, Mathew MC, Ntuli TS, Pekow P, Fitzgerald J, Benjamin EM. Hemodynamic Management of Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke. Neurology 2004;63:318-323.
  • Mertens WC, Hoople N, Rodrigues C, Lindenauer PK, Benjamin E. Association of Admission Date with Cancer Patient Survival at a Regional Hospice: Utility of a Statistical Process Control Analysis. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2004 Jul-Aug;21(4):275-84
  • Mertens WC, Higby DJ, Brown D, Parisi R, Fitzgerald J, Benjamin E, Lindenauer PK. Improving the Care of Patients with Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Emesis: The Effect of Feedback to Clinicians on Adherence to Antiemetic Prescribing Guidelines. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2003; 21:1373-1378.

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