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Chris Sankey

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine (General Medicine); Associate Professor, Academic Hospitalist, General Internal Medicine; Director, Program in Hospital Medicine, General Internal Medicine; Core Faculty, Clinician Educator Distinction Pathway, Residency Programs; Associate Program Director for Traditional Internal Medicine Residency Program, Residency Programs; Director of Inpatient Education, Residency Programs; Faculty Director, Hospital Medicine Elective Rotation, Residency Programs; Academic Hospitalist, General Internal Medicine

Research Summary

Chris' main research focuses are upon educational curricular development and evaluation, inpatient clinical deterioration, sepsis, and the publication of clinical vignettes.

Extensive Research Description

  • Area of expertise: educational curriculum development. Designed and implemented inpatient didactic curriculum for Traditional Internal Medicine Residency training program. Designed and implemented hospital medicine elective curriculum for the Yale Internal Medicine Residency training programs.
  • Area of expertise: inpatient clinical deterioration. Experience locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally presenting concepts and experience with quality and process improvement regarding inpatient clinical deterioration. Medical Director of Yale-New Haven Hospital rapid response team (RRT) for 4 years. First author, peer-reviewed publication “Deterioration to Door Time”: An Exploratory Analysis of Delays in Escalation of Care for Hospitalized Patients. Senior author, peer-reviewed review publication “Sepsis: An Update in Management”. Senior author, peer-reviewed publication "Using System Inflammatory Response Syndrome as an
    Easy-to-Implement, Sustainable, and Automated Tool for All-Cause Deterioration Among Medical Inpatients."
  • Area of expertise: clinical case writing. Experience locally, regionally, and nationally presenting concepts of writing and mentoring abstract and publication submissions. First author, peer-reviewed "Why and how to prepare, write and submit clinical cases." Multiple individual clinical case peer-reviewed publications; mentorship of many student, resident, and fellow peer-reviewed publications; mentorship of student and resident national and regional meeting poster presentations. Creator and former physician Editor, ACP Hospitalist clinical vignette section, “The Brief Case”.


Selected Publications