Robert S. Dittus, M.D.

Albert and Bernard Werthan Chair in Medicine

Professor of Medicine


General Internal Medicine and Public Health


M.D. - Indiana University School of Medicine

M.P.H. - UNC-Chapel Hill

Robert S. Dittus, M.D.


Girard TD, Shintani AK, Jackson JC, Gordon SM, Pun BT, Henderson MS, Dittus RS, Bernard GR, Ely EW. Risk factors for post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms following critical illness requiring mechanical ventilation: a prospective cohort study. Crit Care. 2007; 11(1): R28. PMID: 17316452, PMCID: PMC2151865, PII: cc5708, DOI: 10.1186/cc5708, ISSN: 1466-609X. Available from:, 2007.

Peterson NB, Murff HJ, Ness RM, Dittus RS. Colorectal cancer screening among men and women in the United States. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2007 Jan; 16(1): 57-65. PMID: 17324097, DOI: 10.1089/jwh.2006.0131, ISSN: 1540-9996. Available from:, 2007.

Pandharipande P, Shintani A, Peterson J, Pun BT, Wilkinson GR, Dittus RS, Bernard GR, Ely EW. Lorazepam is an independent risk factor for transitioning to delirium in intensive care unit patients. Anesthesiology. 2006 Jan; 104(1): 21-6. PMID: 16394685, PII: 00000542-200601000-00005, ISSN: 0003-3022. Available from:, 2006.

Peterson JF, Pun BT, Dittus RS, Thomason JW, Jackson JC, Shintani AK, Ely EW. Delirium and its motoric subtypes: a study of 614 critically ill patients. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006 Mar; 54(3): 479-84. PMID: 16551316, PII: JGS621, DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.00621.x, ISSN: 0002-8614. Available from:, 2006.

Rothman RL, So SA, Shin J, Malone RM, Bryant B, Dewalt DA, Pignone MP, Dittus RS. Labor characteristics and program costs of a successful diabetes disease management program. Am J Manag Care. 2006 May; 12(5): 277-83. PMID: 16686585, PII: 3131, ISSN: 1088-0224. Available from:, 2006.

Murff HJ, Dittus RS. Near misses and research subjects. Qual Saf Health Care. 2006 Aug; 15(4): 228-9. PMID: 16885243, PMCID: PMC2564016, PII: 15/4/228, DOI: 10.1136/qshc.2006.018176, ISSN: 1475-3901. Available from:, 2006.

Roumie CL, Elasy TA, Greevy R, Griffin MR, Liu X, Stone WJ, Wallston KA, Dittus RS, Alvarez V, Cobb J, Speroff T. Improving blood pressure control through provider education, provider alerts, and patient education: a cluster randomized trial. Ann. Intern. Med. 2006 Aug 8/1/2006; 145(3): 165-75. PMID: 16880458, PII: 145/3/165, ISSN: 1539-3704. Available from:, 2006.

Grogan EL, Norris PR, Speroff T, Ozdas A, France DJ, Harris PA, Jenkins JM, Stiles R, Dittus RS, Morris JA. Volatility: a new vital sign identified using a novel bedside monitoring strategy. J Trauma. 2005 Jan; 58(1): 7-12; discussion 12. PMID: 15674143, PII: 00005373-200501000-00002, ISSN: 0022-5282. Available from:, 2005.

Grogan EL, Morris JA, Dittus RS, Moore DE, Poulose BK, Diaz JJ, Speroff T. Cervical spine evaluation in urban trauma centers: lowering institutional costs and complications through helical CT scan. J. Am. Coll. Surg. 2005 Feb; 200(2): 160-5. PMID: 15664088, PII: S1072-7515(04)01357-2, DOI: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2004.10.019, ISSN: 1072-7515. Available from:, 2005.

Rothman RL, Malone R, Bryant B, Shintani AK, Crigler B, Dewalt DA, Dittus RS, Weinberger M, Pignone MP. A randomized trial of a primary care-based disease management program to improve cardiovascular risk factors and glycated hemoglobin levels in patients with diabetes. Am. J. Med. 2005 Mar; 118(3): 276-84. PMID: 15745726, PII: S0002-9343(04)00717-X, DOI: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2004.09.017, ISSN: 0002-9343. Available from:, 2005.

Kallianpur AR, Hall LD, Yadav M, Byrne DW, Speroff T, Dittus RS, Haines JL, Christman BW, Summar ML. The hemochromatosis C282Y allele: a risk factor for hepatic veno-occlusive disease after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2005 Jun; 35(12): 1155-64. PMID: 15834437, PII: 1704943, DOI: 10.1038/sj.bmt.1704943, ISSN: 0268-3369. Available from:, 2005.

Pun BT, Gordon SM, Peterson JF, Shintani AK, Jackson JC, Foss J, Harding SD, Bernard GR, Dittus RS, Ely EW. Large-scale implementation of sedation and delirium monitoring in the intensive care unit: a report from two medical centers. Crit. Care Med. 2005 Jun; 33(6): 1199-205. PMID: 15942331, PII: 00003246-200506000-00002, ISSN: 0090-3493. Available from:, 2005.

Roumie CL, Halasa NB, Edwards KM, Zhu Y, Dittus RS, Griffin MR. Differences in antibiotic prescribing among physicians, residents, and nonphysician clinicians. Am. J. Med. 2005 Jun; 118(6): 641-8. PMID: 15922696, PII: S0002-9343(05)00099-9, DOI: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2005.02.013, ISSN: 0002-9343. Available from:, 2005.

Spindler KP, Kuhn JE, Dunn W, Matthews CE, Harrell FE, Dittus RS. Reading and reviewing the orthopaedic literature: a systematic, evidence-based medicine approach. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2005 Jul; 13(4): 220-9. PMID: 16112979, PII: 13/4/220, ISSN: 1067-151X. Available from:, 2005.

Roumie CL, Halasa NB, Grijalva CG, Edwards KM, Zhu Y, Dittus RS, Griffin MR. Trends in antibiotic prescribing for adults in the United States--1995 to 2002. J Gen Intern Med. 2005 Aug; 20(8): 697-702. PMID: 16050877, PMCID: PMC1490171, PII: JGI05620, DOI: 10.1111/j.1525-1497.2005.0148.x, ISSN: 1525-1497. Available from:, 2005.

Ely EW, Stephens RK, Jackson JC, Thomason JW, Truman B, Gordon S, Dittus RS, Bernard GR. Current opinions regarding the importance, diagnosis, and management of delirium in the intensive care unit: a survey of 912 healthcare professionals. Crit. Care Med. 2004 Jan; 32(1): 106-12. PMID: 14707567, DOI: 10.1097/01.CCM.0000098033.94737.84, ISSN: 0090-3493. Available from:, 2004.

Kallianpur AR, Hall LD, Yadav M, Christman BW, Dittus RS, Haines JL, Parl FF, Summar ML. Increased prevalence of the HFE C282Y hemochromatosis allele in women with breast cancer. Cancer Epidemiol. Biomarkers Prev. 2004 Feb; 13(2): 205-12. PMID: 14973098, ISSN: 1055-9965. Available from:, 2004.

Roumie CL, Grogan EL, Falbe W, Awad J, Speroff T, Dittus RS, Elasy TA. A three-part intervention to change the use of hormone replacement therapy in response to new evidence. Ann. Intern. Med. 2004 Jul 7/20/2004; 141(2): 118-25. PMID: 15262667, PII: 141/2/118, ISSN: 1539-3704. Available from:, 2004.

Grogan EL, Speroff T, Deppen SA, Roumie CL, Elasy TA, Dittus RS, Rosenbloom ST, Holzman MD. Improving documentation of patient acuity level using a progress note template. J. Am. Coll. Surg. 2004 Sep; 199(3): 468-75. PMID: 15325618, PII: S1072-7515(04)00702-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2004.05.254, ISSN: 1072-7515. Available from:, 2004.

Spindler KP, Kuhn JE, Freedman KB, Matthews CE, Dittus RS, Harrell FE. Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction autograft choice: bone-tendon-bone versus hamstring: does it really matter? A systematic review. Am J Sports Med. 2004 Dec; 32(8): 1986-95. PMID: 15572332, ISSN: 0363-5465. Available from:, 2004.

Butler J, Khadim G, Belue R, Chomsky D, Dittus RS, Griffin M, Wilson JR. Tolerability to beta-blocker therapy among heart failure patients in clinical practice. J. Card. Fail. 2003 Jun; 9(3): 203-9. PMID: 12815570, PII: S1071916403000459, DOI: 10.1054/jcaf.2003.34, ISSN: 1071-9164. Available from:, 2003.

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