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Mihaela S. Stefan, MD

Medicine Department   Image  
General Medicine Division
  • Director, Healthcare Quality & Hospital Medicine Track
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Director, Medical Consultation Program
Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
  • Masters in Clinical and Translational Science
    Sackler School of Graduate Study, Boston, MA
  • Residency, St. John's Episcopal Hospital, SUNY
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Residency, Fundeni Hospital and Coltea Hospital
    Bucharest, Romania
  • Carol Davilla School of Medicine
    Bucharest, Romania
Honors and Awards
  • Innovation in Medical Students’ Education Award - 2008
  • Excellence in Teaching, Tufts University School of Medicine Third Year Clerkship in Medicine - 2007, 08, 09
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians - 2006
  • Innovation in Education Grant Program, Tufts University School of Medicine - 2006
Areas of Interest
  • Research:
  • Outcomes and comparative effectiveness of treatments and interventions of patients with acute respiratory failure and COPD
  • Interventions to reduce readmission rates
  • Perioperative medicine
  • Quality improvement interventions for better outcomes of hospitalized patients
  • Educational:
  • Simulation-based training
  • Quality improvement education
Committee Appointments
  • National:
  • Member, Research Committee Society of Perioperative Medicine
  • Tufts School of Medicine:
  • Member, Scientific Affairs Committee
  • Member, Simulation Curriculum Committee
  • Baystate Medical Center:
  • Member, Executive Advisory Committee for Hospitalist Program
  • Member, Directors for Medicine Residency Programs Committee
  • Member, Simulation Center Operations and Curriculum Planning Committee
Professional Service
  • Reviewer for SGIM national and regional meetings’ abstracts and workshops
  • Reviewer of multiple articles for Journal of Hospital Medicine, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Journal of Hospital Practice, and International Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research


  • Carey K, Cross J, Stefan M, M Rothberg; Pharmacy student impact on inappropriate prescribing of acid suppressive therapy; American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education –accepted July 2011
  • Stefan M, Gupta E. Fulminant Clostridium difficile colitis post total hip replacement Am J Case Rep 2011; 11 CR267-270
  • Stefan M, Iglesia L. Medical Consultation and Best Practices for Preoperative Evaluation of Elderly Patients; Hosp Pract (Minneap). 2011 Feb; 39(1):41-51.
  • Stefan M, Blackwell M, Crawford K. Attitudes Toward and Factors Predictive of HIV Testing of Academic Medical Clinics Patients; Am J Med Sci. 2010 Oct; 340(4):264-7.
  • Hussain S, Stefan M, Rothberg M. Why Do Physicians Prescribe Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis to General Medicine Patients; South Med J. 2010 Nov;103(11):1103-10
  • Luciano G, Stefan M. Elephantiasis Nostras Verrucosa; J Hosp Med,2009 Sep;4(7):457
  • Stefan M, Bavli S. Recurrent stupor associated with chronic valproate therapy and hyperammonemia; Hospital Physician, 2009, 47 (1): 17-20
  • Rosenblum M, Borden S, McArdle P, Meade L, Picchioni M, Stefan M, Hinchey KT.  The Baystate Manager Model. Academic Internal Medicine Insight, 2007, 5(2):18


  • Mercado D, Stefan M. Postoperative Care and Co-Management of the Surgical Patient in  Perioperative and Consultative Medicine, John Wiley & Sons, Inc - to be published in 2012
  • Stefan M, Lindenauer P. Transparency as a strategy to improve the quality of perioperative care in Perioperative and Consultative Medicine, John Wiley & Sons, Inc - to be published in 2012
  • Stefan M, Fernandez G. Inter-professional Management of the Complex Acute Surgical Patient in Case-Based Geriatrics: A Global Approach, Hirth, VA and Wieland D (eds), McGraw Hill, 2011.
  • Stefan M, Schaffer A. Chapter 26; Preoperative evaluation and management for patients with chronic kidney disease in Perioperative Medicine, Publisher: Springer; 1st Edition. edition (July 2011)  
  • Schaffer A, Stefan M. Chapter 40; Postoperative Renal failure in Perioperative evaluation, Publisher: Springer; 1st Edition. edition (July 2011)