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photo Thomas R. Radomski, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Clinical & Translational Science

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 practicing general internist and health services researcher. His research focuses on ways to accurately measure and reduce low-value care and how the receipt of care across multiple healthcare systems influences health service utilization, outcomes, and value.

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 (LVP) using administrative data.

He has lead and participated in research supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration, National Institutes of Health, and VA Health Services Research & Development. His work has been published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, Journal of General Internal Medicine, and American Journal of Public Health.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Radomski is a board-certified general internist who sees adult patients in the General Internal Medicine Office and 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.
Publications
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Selected Publications:
Radomski, T.R., Huang, Y., Park, S.Y., Sileanu, F.E., Thorpe, C.T., Thorpe, J.M., Fine, M.J., Gellad, W.F. Low-Value Prostate Cancer Screening among Older Men within the Veterans Health Administration. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2019; In Press.
Radomski, T.R., Zhao, X., Hanlon, J.T., Thorpe, J.M., Thorpe, C.T., Naples, J.G., Sileanu, F.E., Cashy, J.P., Hale, J.A., Mor, M.K., Hausmann, L.R.M., Donohue, J.M., Suda, K.J., Stroupe, K.T., Good, C.B., Fine, M.J., Gellad, W.F. Use of a Medication-Based Risk Adjustment Index to Predict Mortality among Veterans Dually-Enrolled in VA and Medicare. Healthcare. 2019; doi:10.1016/j.hjdsi.2019.04.003.
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, T.R., Zhao, X., Thorpe, C.T., Thorpe, J.M., Good, C.B., Mor, M.K., Fine, M.J., Gellad, W.F. 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, T.R., Fine, M.J., Gellad, W.F. Outcomes After Admission at Veterans Affairs vs Non-Veterans Affairs Hospitals. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2016; 316(3): 345-346.
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.
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.
Moyo, P., Zhao, X., Thorpe, C. T., Thorpe, J. M., Sileanu, F. E., Cashy, J. P., Hale, J. A., Mor, M. K., Radomski, T. R., Donohue, J. M., Hausmann, L. R. M., Hanlon, J. T., Good, C. B., Fine, M. J., Gellad, W. F. Dual Receipt of Prescription Opioids From the Department of Veterans Affairs and Medicare Part D and Prescription Opioid Overdose Death Among Veterans: A Nested Case-Control Study. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2019; doi: 10.7326/M18-2574.
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; 169(9): 593-601.
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; 24(12): 628-632.
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
Cathedral Award, Student Group Advising, University of Pittsburgh, 2017
President, Society of General Internal Medicine Mid-Atlantic Region, 2018-2019