Eric Mortensen, MD, MSc, is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Clinical Sciences and Chief of General Internal Medicine at the VA North Texas Health Care System. He is a general internist who completed a fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh in health services and outcomes research. His research interests include community-acquired pneumonia, pharmacoepidemiology, and improving the quality of hospital care. His current research projects include implementing inpatient clinical reminders to improve pneumonia care in the Veterans Administration healthcare system and examining whether statins and/or ACE inhibitors improve clinical outcomes for patients with pneumonia.
- Arizona State University (1992), History
- Medical School
- Drexel University (1996), Medicine
- Graduate School
- University of Pittsburgh Main Campus (2001), Clinical Research
- Acute exacerbations of COPD
- Health Services research
- Outcomes research
- Quality improvement
- Observational study of inhaled corticosteroids on outcomes for COPD patients with pneumonia.
- Chen D, Restrepo MI, Fine MJ, Pugh MJ, Anzueto A, Metersky ML, Nakashima B, Good C, Mortensen EM Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 2011 Aug 184 3
- The effect of prior statin use on 30-day mortality for patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia.
- Mortensen EM, Restrepo MI, Anzueto A, Pugh J Respir. Res. 2005 6
- Assessment of mortality after long-term follow-up of patients with community-acquired pneumonia.
- Mortensen EM, Kapoor WN, Chang CC, Fine MJ Clin. Infect. Dis. 2003 Dec 37 12
- Causes of death for patients with community-acquired pneumonia: results from the Pneumonia Patient Outcomes Research Team cohort study.
- Mortensen EM, Coley CM, Singer DE, Marrie TJ, Obrosky DS, Kapoor WN, Fine MJ Arch. Intern. Med. 2002 May 162 9
- European Respiratory Society (2010)
- American Thoracic Society (2008)
- Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (2006)
- Society of General Internal Medicine (1998)
- American College of Physicians (1997)