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photo Benjamin Sprague, MD, MS

General Internal Medicine

Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Email: spragueb@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-4882

Contact
Office: 200 Lothrop St
Montefiore G-100
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-692-4882
Fax: 412-629-4555
E-mail: spragueb@upmc.edu
Education and Training
Education
BS Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Madison, WI), 2006
MS Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Madison, WI), 2008
MD, University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA), 2013
Certificate in Clinical Research, University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA), 2013
Training
Internal Medicine Internship & Residency, UPMC Medical Education - MUH, PUH, VA, 2016
Chief Resident of Quality & Safety, Veterans Administration Hospital - Pittsburgh, 2017
Research Interest
Recent Presentations:

I Want to Go to My Home, Not a Nursing Home. A Mobility Program to Align Patient and Health System Goals. Oral presentation. Everybody Moves National Virtual Conference, July 2019. Authors: BJ Sprague, N Caggiano, T Euloth, J Lennon, FJ Jovin.
Clinical Interest
Benjamin Sprague is a Clinical Instructor of Medicine and staff hospitalist in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Section of Hospital Medicine. He completed both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in biomedical engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison before earning his medical degree from Pitt, during which he was a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellow and earned a Certificate of Clinical Research in the Clinical Trials Research Track from the ICRE. He then completed his internal medicine residency at UPMC, serving as Chief Medical Resident of Quality & Safety at the VA Pittsburgh from 2016-2017. He also volunteered at the Birmingham Free Clinic and served in several leadership roles, including vice president of academics for the medical school’s Student Executive Council, the American Medical Student Association National Office’s Academy Officer and Director, and the student representative to the NBME’s Advisory Committee for Medical School Programs. He has experience teaching medical students as a small group instructor and facilitator, and has delivered presentations at the American Heart Association and the Biomedical Engineering Society.
Publications
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Selected Publications:
Estock, JL, Pham, I, Curinga, HK, Sprague, BJ, Boudreaux-Kelly, MY, Acevedo, J, Jacobs, K. Reducing Treatment Errors Through Point-of-Care Glucometer Configuration. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 2018; 44(11): 683-694.
Sprague, B, Chesler, NC, Magness, RR. Shear Stress Regulation of Nitric Oxide Production in Uterine and Placental Artery Endothelial Cells: Experimental Studies and Hemodynamic Models of Shear Stresses on Endothelial Cells. The International Journal of Developmental Biology. 2010; 54(2-3): 331-9.
Sprague, BJ, Phernetton, TM, Magness, RR, Chesler, NC. The Effects of the Ovarian Cycle and Pregnancy on Uterine Vascular Impedance and Uterine Artery Mechanics. European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology. 2009; 144 Suppl1(Suppl 1): S170-8.
Zhu, Y, Sprague, BJ, Phernetton, TM, Magness, RR, Chesler, NC. Transmission Line Models to Simulate the Impedance of the Uterine Vasculature During the Ovarian Cycle and Pregnancy. European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology. 2009; 144 Suppl 1(Suppl 1): S184-91.
Notable Achievements
Fellow, American College of Physicians, July 2020