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photo Thomas R. Radomski, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: radomskitr@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-383-0616

Contact
Office: Center for Research on Health Care
3609 Forbes Avenue, 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-383-0616
Fax: 412-692-4838
E-mail: radomskitr@upmc.edu
Administrative Assistant:
Genevieve Daniels
Email: gdaniels@pitt.edu
Education and Training
Education
BS in Molecular Biology & Political Science, University of Pittsburgh, 2006
MD, Penn State University, 2010
MS in Clinical Research, University of Pittsburgh, 2016
Training
Internal Medicine Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2013
Chief Medical Resident, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2014
General Internal Medicine/Clinical Research Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2016
Research Interest
Dr. Radomski is a health services researcher and practicing general internist who conducts research on health care delivery, financing, and utilization. His specific focus is on developing and implementing novel, patient-centered approaches to systematically study and improve the value of healthcare in the United States.

As a General Medicine Fellow, Dr. Radomski applied innovative methods to study the dual use of VA and non-VA care. Specifically, he used latent class analysis to characterize and evaluate outcomes associated with Veterans’ use of both VA and Medicare health services, and adapted a medication-based risk adjustment method in order to overcome limitations of claims-based risk adjustment using ICD-9 codes.

Currently, Dr. Radomski is a NIH KL2 Scholar within the University of Pittsburgh’s Clinical and Translational Scholars Program. He is studying the prevalence and determinants of low-value test and procedure use among Veterans, with a focus on the dual use of VA and Medicare services. He is also interested in the value of prescription drug use in older adults and is developing, validating and applying a patient-centered metric of low-value prescribing using administrative data.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Radomski is a board-certified general internist who sees adult patients in the General Internal Medicine Office and attends on the Inpatient Internal Medicine Service at UPMC Montefiore Hospital. He is experienced in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide array of medical problems that affect adults of all ages.
Educational Interest
Dr. Radomski actively participates in the education and training of medical students and resident physicians. He precepts residents in the general internal medicine outpatient clinic and teaches an array of primary care topics for resident pre-clinic conference. Additionally, Dr. Radomski instructs both residents and medical students as an attending on the inpatient internal medicine service and serves as a teaching attending for medical students during their inpatient medicine clerkship.
Publications
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Selected Publications:
Radomski, T.R., Zhao, X., Thorpe, C.T., Thorpe, J.M., Naples, J.G., Mor, M.K., Good, C.B., Fine, M.J., Gellad, W.F. The Impact of Medication-Based Risk Adjustment on the Association Between Veteran Health Outcomes and Dual Health System Use. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2017; 32(9): 967-973.
Radomski TR, Zhao X, Thorpe CT, Thorpe JM, Good CB, Mor MK, Fine MJ, Gellad WF. VA and Medicare Utilization Among Dually Enrolled Veterans with Type 2 Diabetes: A Latent Class Analysis. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2016; 31(5): 524-31.
Radomski TR, Fine MJ, Gellad WF. Outcomes After Admission at Veterans Affairs vs Non-Veterans Affairs Hospitals. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2016; 316(3): 345-346.
Radomski, T.R., Bixler, F.R., Zickmund, S.L., Roman, K.M., Thorpe, C.T., Hale, J.A., Sileanu, F.E., Hausmann, L.R.M., Thorpe, J.M., Suda, K.J., Stroupe, K.T., Gordon, A.J., Good, C.B., Fine, M.J., Gellad, W.F. Physicians' Perspectives Regarding Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Use Within the Department of Veterans Affairs: a Multi-State Qualitative Study. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2018; doi: 10.1007/s11606-018-4374-1.
Gellad, W.F., Thorpe, J.M., Zhao, X., Thorpe, C.T., Sileanu, F.E., Cashy, J.P., Hale, J.A., Mor, M.K., Radomski, T.R., Hausmann, L.R.M., Donohue, J.M., Gordon, A.J., Suda, K.J., Stroupe, K.T., Hanlon, J.T., Cunningham, F.E., Good, C.B., Fine, M.J. Impact of Dual Use of Department of Veterans Affairs and Medicare Part D Drug Benefits on Potentially Unsafe Opioid Use. American Journal of Public Health. 2018; 108(2): 248-255.
Carico, R., Zhao, X., Thorpe, C.T., Thorpe, J.M., Sileanu, F.E., Cashy, J.P., Hale, J.A., Mor, M.K., Radomski, T.R., Hausmann, L.R.M., Donohue, J.M., Suda, K.J., Stroupe, K., Hanlon, J.T., Good, C.B., Fine, M.J., Gellad, W.F. Receipt of Overlapping Opioid and Benzodiazepine Prescriptions among Veterans Dually Enrolled in Medicare Part D and VA. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2018; In Press.
Gellad WF, Zhao X, Thorpe CT, Thorpe JM, Sileanu FE, Cashy JP, Mor MK, Hale J, Radomski TR, Hausmann LRM, Fine MJ, Good CB. Overlapping Buprenorphine, Opioid, and Benzodiazepine Prescriptions among Veterans Dually Enrolled in VA and Medicare Part D. Substance Abuse. 2017; 38(1): 22-25.
Radomski TR, Good CB, Thorpe CT, Zhao X, Marcum ZA, Glassman PA, Lowe J, Mor MK, Fine MJ, Gellad WF. Variation in Formulary Management Practices Within the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System. Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy. 2016; 22(2): 114-20.
Parekh, N., Hernandez, I., Radomski, T.R., Shrank, W. H. Relationship Between Provider-Led Health Plans and Quality, Utilization, and Satisfaction. American Journal of Managed Care. 2018; In Press.
Radomski TR, Tabas G. Stable Ischemic Heart Disease (Computer-based Instruction). Annals of Internal Medicine. 2015.
Notable Achievements
Recipient, Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (Health Resources and Services Administration), 2014-2016
Best Poster Presentation in Health Services Research, University of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine Research Day, 2015 & 2017
Finalist, Milton W. Hamolsky Junior Faculty Award for most outstanding research abstract, Society of General Internal Medicine National Meeting, 2017
President-Elect, Society of General Internal Medicine Mid-Atlantic Region, 2018