Hospital Medicine Faculty Directory

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Eduard Vasilevskis, M.D., M.P.H., F.H.M. 

Ed is a staff physician with the Tennessee Valley VA Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Care Center, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health – Section of Hospital Medicine, and the Center for Health Services Research.  He also serves as the Internal Medicine Clerkship Director.  He earned his medical degree at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon and completed residency and chief residency at the University California, San Francisco.  This was followed by a health services research fellowship at the Institute for Health Policy Studies and the Divisions of General Internal Medicine and Hospital Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a faculty member of Vanderbilt’s ICU Delirium Group, Center for Quality Aging, and the VA’s Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC). Dr. Vasilevskis’ research is focused on the development of quality of care measures and improvement strategies for reducing hospital-acquired delirium and long-term cognitive dysfunction among hospitalized patients. This work is also coupled with efforts aimed towards improving care transitions of older hospitalized patients into the post-acute care setting.