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photo Thomas R. Radomski, MD, MS

General Internal Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Clinical & Translational Science

Core Faculty | Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing (CP3)

Research Health Scientist | VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP)

Assistant Director and Director of Academic Programs | Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE)

Email: radomskitr@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-4888

Contact
Office: Center for Research on Health Care
3609 Forbes Avenue, 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-692-4888
Fax: 412-692-4838
E-mail: radomskitr@upmc.edu
Administrative Assistant:
Ta'Sey Harmon
Email: tmh103@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 who focuses on developing and implementing patient-centered approaches to measure and reduce health service overuse. He is currently the principal investigator of a K23 Career Development Award from the National Institute on Aging to develop, validate, and apply a metric of low-value prescribing in older adults, entitled EVOLV-Rx (Evaluating Opportunities to Decrease Low-Value Prescribing). He is also leading a study funded by a VA Merit Award to evaluate the use and cost of low-value health services by Veterans in VA and non-VA care settings. His research has been published in journals such as JAMA, JAMA Network Open, and the Annals of Internal Medicine. He has also successfully mentored several trainees, spanning from high school students to clinical research fellows.
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 is the Assistant Institute Director and Director of Academic Programs in Clinical Research for the Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE). In these roles, he leads ICRE-wide initiatives, ensures the ICRE achieves its strategic goals, and provides oversight of operational management, in addition to overseeing the Master's Degree and Certificate Programs in Clinical Research.

Dr. Radomski also actively participates in the education and training of medical students, resident physicians, and general internal medicine fellows. He precepts residents in the general internal medicine outpatient clinic and instructs both residents and medical students as an attending on the inpatient internal medicine service at UPMC Montefiore Hospital.
Publications
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Selected Publications:
Oakes, A. H., Radomski, T. R. Reducing Low-Value Care and Improving Health Care Value. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2021; doi:10.1001/jama.2021.3308.
Radomski, T.R., Decker, A., Khodyakov, D., Thorpe, C.T., Hanlon, J.T., Roberts, M.S., Fine, M.J., Gellad, W.F. Development of a Metric to Detect and Decrease Low-Value Prescribing in Older Adults. JAMA Network Open. 2022; 5(2): e2148599.doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.48599.
Radomski, T.R., Feldman, R., Huang, Y., Sileanu, F.E., Thorpe, C.T., Thorpe, J.M, Fine, M.J., Gellad, W.F. Evaluation of Low-Value Diagnostic Testing for 4 Common Conditions in the Veterans Health Administration. JAMA Network Open. 2020; 3(9): e2016445.
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; 67(9): 1922-1927.
Walter, E. L., Dawdani, A., Decker, A., Hamm, M. E., Pickering, A. N., Hanlon, J. T., Thorpe, C. T., Roberts, M. S., Fine, M. J., Gellad, W. F., Radomski, T. R. Prescriber perspectives on low-value prescribing: A qualitative study. Journal of the American Geriatric Society. 2021; https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.17099.
Pickering, A.N., Hamm, M.E., Dawdani, A., Hanlon, J.T., Thorpe, C.T., Gellad, W.F., Radomski, T.R. Older Patient and Caregiver Perspectives on Medication Value and Deprescribing: A Qualitative Study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2020; 68(4): 746-753.
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.
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.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: The Development, Validation, and Application of a Claims-based Metric of Low Value Prescribing in Older Adults
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Aging
Grant Number: K23
Start Year: 2019
End Year: 2024
Notable Achievements
Award for Excellence in Clinician Investigation, Society of General Internal Medicine Mid-Atlantic Region, 2020
Top Reviewer, Annals of Internal Medicine, 2020, 2021
UPMC Excellence in Patient Experience Award, 2021
Top Physician Under 40, Pennsylvania Medical Society, 2022
Chair of the Board of Regional Leaders, Society of General Internal Medicine, 2022