8a0de19591923210VgnVCM100000180c19acRCRDapproved/Baystate/Bios/Staff.OtherPekow7a0de19591923210VgnVCM100000180c19ac____PenelopeSPekowPhDLEADERSHIPOTHERAnesthesiology<h3>Division of Healthcare Quality</h3> <ul> <li> <p><b>Biostatistician,</b> Center for Quality of Care Research</p> </li> <li> <p><b>Director of Biostatistics Consulting Center</b>, Univeristy of Massachusetts-Amherst</p> </li> <li> <p><b>Research Assistant Professor</b>, Univeristy of Massachusetts-Amherst, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology</p> </li> </ul> <p>759 Chestnut Street<br> Springfield, MA 01199<br> v 413.794.4285<br> f 413.794.8866<br> email penny.pekow@bhs.org</p> <h3>Education</h3> <ul> <li> <p>PhD, Biostatistics<br> University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill</p> </li> </ul> <h3>Areas of Interest</h3> <ul> <li> <p>Collaboration with clinicians on the design and implementation of research studies</p> </li> <li> <p>Analysis of data for health services and clinical research</p> </li> </ul> <h3>Other Links</h3> <ul> <li> <p><a href="/vgn-ext-templating/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=f2bc8925c3121210VgnVCM100000180c19acRCRD">Center for Quality of Care Research</a></p> </li> </ul> <h3>Selected Publications</h3> <ul> <li> <p>Lindenauer PK,&nbsp;Rothberg M, Pekow P,&nbsp;Kenwood C, Benjamin EM, Auerbach A.&nbsp;Outcomes of Care by Hospitalists, General Internists, and Family Physicians.&nbsp;New Engl Journal of Medicine 2007;357:2589-600.</p> </li> <li> <p>Lindenauer PK, Chehabeddine RS, Pekow PS, Fitzgerald J, Benjamin EM. The Impact of Hospitalists on the Quality of Care of Patients with Congestive Heart Failure. Arch Int Med 2002;162:1251-1256.</p> </li> <li> <p>Lindenauer PK, Benjamin EM, Fitzgerald J, Pekow PS, Naglieri-Prescod D. The Role of the Institutional Review Board in Quality Improvement:&nbsp;A survey of Quality Officers, IRB Chairs and Journal Editors. American Journal of Medicine 2003;113:575-579.</p> </li> <li> <p>Fordyce J, Blank D, Pekow P,&nbsp;Smithline H, Ritter G, Gelbach S, Benjamin E,&nbsp;Henneman P. Errors in a busy Emergency Department. Ann Emerg Med 2003;42:324-333.</p> </li> <li> <p>Lindenauer PK, Pekow P, Wang K, Gutierrez B, Benjamin EM. Lipid-Lowering Therapy and In-Hospital Mortality Following Major Noncardiac Surgery. JAMA 2004;291:2092-2099.</p> </li> <li> <p>Lindenauer PK, Mathew M, Ntuli TS, Pekow P, Fitzgerald J, Benjamin EM. Use of Antihypertensive Agents in the Management of Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke. Neurology 2004;63:318-323.</p> </li> <li> <p>Hooven F, Gehlbach S, Pekow P, Bertone E, Benjamin E. Follow-up Treatment for Osteoporosis after Fracture. Osteoporos Int 2005;16:296-301.</p> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p>