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Christopher Sankey

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

Research Summary

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

Extensive Research Description

  • 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. 5 individual clinical case peer-reviewed publications; mentorship of student (3), resident (9), and fellow (1) peer-reviewed publications; mentorship of student (4), and resident (8) national and regional meeting poster presentations. Physician Editor, ACP Hospitalist clinical vignette section, “The Brief Case”.


Selected Publications

  • Bacillus cereus Bacteremia and Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time of Flight Mass SpectrometryShih A, Grant M, and Sankey C. Bacillus cereus Bacteremia and Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry. Infect Dis Clin Pract. 2016; 24(1):14-17.