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photo Thomas R. Radomski, MD, MS

General Internal Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Clinical & Translational Science

Assistant Director | Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE)

Director, Academic Programs in Clinical Research | Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE)

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

Affiliated Faculty, Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing (CP3)

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's research has two central focuses: 1) How to accurately measure and reduce the delivery of low-value care in the United States, and 2) How the receipt of care across multiple healthcare systems influences health service utilization, outcomes, and value.

He is supported by a K23 Career Development Award from the National Institute on Aging to develop, validate, and apply a claims-based metric of low-value prescribing in older adults. 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 Open Network, the Annals of Internal Medicine, the Journal of General Internal Medicine, and the Journal of the American Geriatric Society.
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 Director of Academic Programs in Clinical Research for the Institute for Clinical Research Education. In this role, he oversees the Master's Degree and Certificate Programs in Clinical Research, which are intended to provide clinicians pursuing a research career with the essential skills to design and conduct high quality clinical, translational, and health services research.

Dr. Radomski also actively participates in the education and training of medical students and resident physicians. 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., 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.
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.
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
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
Past President, Society of General Internal Medicine Mid-Atlantic Region, 2018-2019
Award for Excellence in Clinician Investigation, Society of General Internal Medicine Mid-Atlantic Region, 2020