Catherine A Gao, MD

Resident Int Med Education


Catherine studied Biology and Creative Writing at Northwestern University before attending the University of Michigan Medical School and is currently a resident in Internal Medicine. She is working on medicine inpatient curriculum development, engaged in the Clinician Educator Distinction, and studying the effects of evidence-based teaching on thoughtful urine culturing practices. She is interested in mobile technology in medical education, quality improvement focusing on improving adherence to evidence-based guidelines, and outcomes in the ICU.  

Selected works:

Gao CA, Lumas S, Abovian A, Omer ZB, Bursey C, DeRubeis C, Ouellet J. A Quality Improvement Checklist Initiative Shows a Trend Towards Better Outcomes on a Geriatrics Unit at a Tertiary Academic Center. Abstract at Gerontological Society of America National Conference, Boston, MA November 2018.

Gao CA, Datta R, Smith C, Dembry LM, Dunne D, Martinello R, Juthani-Mehta M, Advani S. Educational interventions improve trainee approach to obtaining urine cultures in catheterized patients. Abstract at Yale Medical Education Day, May 15, 2018, New Haven CT – Winner of Educational Research Award. Annual Meeting of the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) IDWeek, San Francisco, CA in October 2018, ID Week Mentorship Travel Award.

Stretz C, Gao CA, Greer DM, Loomis C, Gilmore EJ, Kundishora AJ, Matouk CC, Hwang DY. Intracerebral hemorrhage with intraventricular extension – getting the prognosis right early. Frontiers in Neurology. 17 August 2017 | 

Education & Training

MD University of Michigan Medical School (2015)
BA Northwestern University, Genetics and Molecular Biological Sciences, Creative Writing (2011)

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