Sharon Inouye MD

Professor (Adjunct) of Medicine (General Medicine) and Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: General Internal Medicine

Yale School of Nursing

Research Interests

Delirium, Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, Acute Confusional State, Geriatric Medicine, Aging Research, Hospital Elder Life Program, Patient Safety, Iatrogenesis  more...


  • M.D., University of Califoria-San Francisco, 1981
  • M.P.H., Yale University, 1989

Selected Publications

  • Pisani MA, Inouye SK, McNicoll L, Redlich CA. Screening for preexisting cognitive impairment in older intensive care unit patients: use of proxy assessment. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2003 51:689-693.
  • Fick DM, Agostini JV, Inouye SK. Delirium superimposed on dementia: a systematic review. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2002 50: 1723-1732.
  • Inouye SK, Bogardus ST, Vitagliano G, Desai MM, Williams CS, Grady JN, Scinto JD. The burden of illness score for elderly persons (BISEP): Cumulative impact of diseases, physiologic abnormalities and functional impairments. Medical Care. 2003 41:70-83.



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