Professor, Division of General Medicine and Division of General Pediatrics
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Dr. Romano practices general internal medicine (primary and urgent care) in a team approach with physicians-in-training. Given his joint training in pediatrics, he has special interest in chronic conditions that span the age spectrum from adolescence through adulthood.
Dr. Romano's research and policy interests focus on developing, testing, and validating health care quality measures, using outcomes data to improve the quality and effectiveness of care, and studying the role of physicians and nurses in optimizing quality and safety across the health care industry.
His research program is supported by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the California Department of Health Care Services, and has resulted in over 220 peer-reviewed publications.
A.B., Biology, Princeton University, Princeton NJ 1979
M.D., Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington DC 1984
M.P.H., Public Health, UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Berkeley CA 1990
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University Hospitals of Cleveland and Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, Cleveland OH 1984-1988
Health Services Research, Institute for Health Policy Studies, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 1988-1990
National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality,
The John M. Eisenberg Excellence in Mentorship Award, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2016
UC Davis School of Medicine Dean's Award for Excellence in Research, 2010
UC Davis School of Medicine Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring, 2000
Zrelak PA, Utter GH, McDonald KM, Houchens RL, Davies SM, Skinner HG, Owens PL, Romano PS. Incorporating harms into the weighting of the revised Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety for Selected Indicators Composite (Patient Safety Indicator 90). Health Serv Res. 2022 Jun;57(3):654-667. doi:10.1111/1475-6773.13918. Epub 2022 Jan 9. PMID:34859429.
Rosenthal JL, Lieng MK, Marcin JP, Romano PS. Profiling Pediatric Potentially Avoidable Transfers Using Procedure and Diagnosis Codes. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2021 Nov 1;37(11):e750-e756. doi:10.1097/PEC.0000000000001777. PMID:30893226.
Haynes SC, Tancredi DJ, Tong K, Hoch JS, Ong MK, Ganiats TG, Evangelista LS, Black JT, Auerbach A, Romano PS; Better Effectiveness After Transition–Heart Failure (BEAT-HF) Research Group. The Effect of Rehospitalization and Emergency Department Visits on Subsequent Adherence to Weight Telemonitoring. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2021 Sep-Oct 01;36(5):482-488. doi:10.1097/JCN.0000000000000689. PMID:32398500.
Brown LM, Thibault DP, Kosinski AS, Cooke DT, Onaitis MW, Gaissert HA, Romano PS. Readmission After Lobectomy for Lung Cancer: Not All Complications Contribute Equally. Ann Surg. 2021 Jul 1;274(1):e70-e79. doi:10.1097/SLA.0000000000003561. PMID:31469745.
Stocking JC, Drake C, Aldrich JM, Ong MK, Amin A, Marmor RA, Godat L, Cannesson M, Gropper MA, Romano PS, Utter GH. Risk Factors Associated With Early Postoperative Respiratory Failure: A Matched Case-Control Study. J Surg Res. 2021 May;261:310-319. doi:10.1016/j.jss.2020.12.043. Epub 2021 Jan 20. PMID:33485087.
Poltavskiy EA, Fenton SH, Atolagbe O, Sadeghi B, Bang H, Romano PS. Exploring the implications of the new ICD-10-CM classification system for injury surveillance: analysis of dually coded data from two medical centres. Inj Prev. 2021 Mar;27(S1):i19-i26. doi:10.1136/injuryprev-2019-043519. PMID:33674329.
Chin DL, Wilson MH, Trask AS, Johnson VT, Neaves BI, Gojova A, Hogarth MA, Bang H, Romano PS. Repurposing Clinical Decision Support System Data to Measure Dosing Errors and Clinician-Level Quality of Care. J Med Syst. 2020 Sep 8;44(10):185. doi:10.1007/s10916-020-01603-9. PMID:32897483.
Stocking JC, Utter GH, Drake C, Aldrich JM, Ong MK, Amin A, Marmor RA, Godat L, Cannesson M, Gropper MA, Romano PS. Postoperative respiratory failure: An update on the validity of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Indicator 11 in an era of clinical documentation improvement programs. Am J Surg. 2020 Jul;220(1):222-228. doi:10.1016/j.amjsurg.2019.11.019. Epub 2019 Nov 14. PMID:31757440.
Haynes SC, Tancredi DJ, Tong K, Hoch JS, Ong MK, Ganiats TG, Evangelista LS, Black JT, Auerbach A, Romano PS; Better Effectiveness After Transition–Heart Failure (BEAT-HF) Research Group. Association of Adherence to Weight Telemonitoring With Health Care Use and Death: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Jul 1;3(7):e2010174. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.10174. PMID:32648924.