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Paul F. Visintainer, PhD

Medicine Department   Image  
General Medicine Division
  • Director of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Academic Affairs
  • Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
280 Chestnut Street
3rd Floor
Springfield, MA 01199
  • PhD, Epidemiology
    University of Pittsburgh, School of Public Health
    Pittsburgh, PA
Committee Appointments
  • Vice Chair, Scientific Review Committee, Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center
  • Research Council, Baystate Medical Center
Professional Service
  • Member, American College of Epidemiology
  • Member, Society for Epidemiological Research
  • Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine
  • Kuperman M, Florence RR, Pantanowitz L, Visintainer PF, Cibas ES, Otis CN. Distinguishing benign from malignant mesothelial cells in effusions by Glut-1, EMA, and Desmin Expression: An evidence-based approach. Diagnostic Cytopathology Journal. Accepted for publication, July, 2011.
  • Haas JP, Shupper P, Visintainer P, Montecalvo MA. Evaluation of contact precautions discharges in an acute care setting. Am J Infect Control. 2011 Sep 30. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Wretzel SR, Visintainer PF, Pinkston Koenigs LM. Condom availability program in an inner city public school: effect on the rates of gonorrhea and Chlamydia infection. J Adolesc Health, 2011; 49(3): 324-6.
  • Joseph JT, Roy SS, Shams N, Visintainer P, Nadelman RB, Hosur S, Nelson J, Wormser GP.  Babesiosis in Lower Hudson Valley, New York, USA.  Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2011; 17(5): 843-847.
  • Blank FS, Tobin J, Macomber S, Jaouen M, Dinoia M, Visintainer P. A "Back to Basics" Approach to Reduce ED Medication Errors. J Emerg Nurs. 2011 Mar; 37(2):141-7.
  • Singh R, Visintainer PF, Frantz ID 3rd, Shah BL, Meyer KM, Favila SA, Thomas MS, Kent DM. Association of necrotizing enterocolitis with anemia and packed red blood cell transfusions in preterm infants. Perinatol. 2011 Mar;31(3):176-82. 
  • Rothberg MB, Sivalingam SK, Ashraf J, Visintainer P, Joelson J, Kleppel R, Vallurupalli N, Schweiger MJ.   Patients' and cardiologists' perceptions of the benefits of percutaneous coronary intervention for stable coronary disease. Ann Intern Med, 2010 (Sep 7); 153(5): 307-13.
  • McKiernan C, Chua LC, Visintainer PF, Allen H. High flow nasal cannulae therapy in infants with bronchiolitis. J Pediatr, 2010; 156: 634-8.
  • Richardson MW, Ang L, Visintainer PF, Wittcopp CA. The abnormal measures of iron homeostasis in pediatric obesity are associated with the inflammation of obesity.  Int J Pediatr Endocrinol. 2009:713269. Epub 2009 Oct 8.
  • Sakoulas G, Wormser WP, Visintainer P, Aronow WS & Nadelman RB.  Relationship between population density of attorneys and prevalence of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus: Is medical-legal pressure on physicians a driving force behind the development of antibiotic resistance? Am J Therapeutics, 2009; 16(5): e1–e6.
  • Nowakowski J, McKenna D, Nadelman RB, Bittker S, Cooper D, Pavia C, Holmgren D, Visintainer P, Wormser GP.  Blood cultures for patients with extracutaneous manifestations of Lyme disease in the United States. Clin Infect Dis: 2009 Dec 1; 49(11):1733-5.
  • Miller M, Cook HA, Fuyura EY, Bhat M, Lee MH, Vavagiakis P, Visintainer P, Vasquez G, Larson E, Lowy FD.  Staphlococcus aureus in the community: Colonization versus Infection. PLoS ONE, 2009 Aug 20; 4(8): e6708.
  • Nehra V, Pici M, Visintainer P, Kase JS.  Indicators of compliance for developmental follow-up of infants discharged from a regional NICU. J Perinatal Med, 2009; 37(6): 677-81.
  • Filozov A, Visintainer P, Carbonaro C, Aguero-Rosenfeld M, Wormser GP, Montecalvo MA. Epidemiology of an outbreak of antibiotic-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae at a tertiary care medical center.  Am J Infect Control. 2009 (Jun 5); 37(9): 723-8.
  • Richardson MW, Grewal SS, Visintainer PF. Emesis predicts bacteremia in immuno-compromised children with central venous catheters and fever. Cancer, 2009 (Jul 15); 115(14): 3335-40.
  • Mangones T, Manhas A, Visintainer P, Hunter-Grant C, Brumberg HL. Prevalence of congenital cardiovascular malformations varies by race and ethnicity. Int J Cardiol, 2009, April, 2. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Iroh-Tam PY, Visintainer P, Fisher D. Response to an education program for parents about adult pertussis vaccination.  Infection Control Hosp Epid, 2009; 30(6):589-92.
  • Kalia  J, Visintainer P, Brumberg H, Pici M, Kase J. Comparison of enrollment in interventional therapies between late-preterm and very preterm infants at 12 months' corrected age. Pediatrics, 2009; 123: 804-809.
  • Kase JS, Pici M, Visintainer P. Risks for common medical conditions experienced by former preterm infants during toddler years. J Perinat Med. 2009 Mar; 37(2):103-108.
  • Towle PO, Visintainer PF, O’Sullivan C, Bryant NE, Busby S.  Detecting Autism Spectrum Disorder from Early Intervention Charts:  Methodology and Preliminary Findings.  J Autism Dev Disord, 2009 (Mar); 39(3):444-52
  • Wormser GP, Nowakowski J, Nadelman RB, Visintainer PF, Levin A, Aguero-Rosenfeld M. Impact of clinical variables on Borrelia burgdorferi-specific antibody seropositivity in acute-phase sera from patients in North America with culture-confirmed early Lyme disease.. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2008 Oct; 15(10):1519-22.
  • Facciuto M, Koneru B, Rocca J, Wolf D, Kim-Shluger L, Visintainer P, et al. Surgical Treat­ment of  Hepatocellular Carcinoma beyond Milan Criteria: Results of Liver Resection, Sal­vage Transplantation, and Primary Liver Transplantation.  Ann Surg Oncol, 2008 (May); 15 (5): 1383-91.
  • Dweck N, Augustine M, Pandya D, Valdes-Greene R, Visintainer P, Brumberg HL.  NICU lactation consultant increases percentage of outborn versus inborn babies receiving human milk. J Perinatol. Feb; 28(2): 136-40.
  • Kase JS, Visintainer P. The relationship between congenital malformations and preterm birth.  J Perinat Med, 2007; 35(6):538-42.
  • Netta DA, Wilson RD, Visintainer PF, Johnson MP, Hedrick HL, Flake AW, Adzick NS. Gastroschisis: Growth Patterns and a Proposed Prenatal Surveillance Protocol. Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy, 2007; 22: 352-357.
  • Cunningham DJ, Ascher MT, Viola  V, Visintainer PF. Baseline Assessment of Public Health Informatics Competencies in Two Hudson Valley Health Departments. Public Health Reports, 2007; 122(3): 221-225.