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Kirsten L. Ek, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Medicine
Academic Office Location:
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-1237
Phone: 860-679-7087
Fax: 860-679-3450

Academic hospitalist; John Dempsey Hospital Site Director for Clinical Home School of Medicine course.

B.A.Bowdoin CollegeEnglish Literature
OtherCornell UniversityPre-medical Coursework
M.D.University of Connecticut School of MedicineMedicine
OtherUniversity of Connecticutn/a

Post-Graduate Training
InternshipUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineInternal Medicine
ResidencyUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineInternal Medicine
Professional TrainingICahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiMini-Fellowship in Geriatrics

Hospital Medicine practice

Develop and teach curriculum modules for first year students with focuses on Interprofessional Collaboration, Health Disparities, Public Health, The Patient Experience: Living with Chronic Illness, and Community / Population Health and Advocacy.

Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Antimicrobial Stewardship CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeMemberUniversity2016
Mortality Review CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeMemberUniversity2016
Society for Hospital MedicineProfessional/Scientific OrganizationNational2015
Infection Control CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeHospitalist AttendingUConn HealthLocal2013
American College of PhysiciansProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2011

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Transitions from Setting to Setting Along the Care Continuum: The Case for Megateams
    Howe, J.L., Boal, J., Ek, K., & Cassel, C.K. Ethical Patient Care 2002 Jan;
  • Demography and Epidemiology of Age-Associated Neuronal Impairment
    Cassel, C.K, Ek, K. Functional Neurobiology of Aging 2001 Jan;31-50
Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Tick-Borne Illness in the Elderly: 90 Year Old Presenting with Acute Mental Status ChangeOtherUniversity of Connecticut Health Center2011Farmington, Connecticut
Self- Chiropractic: Carotid Artery Dissection and Multi-Embolic StrokePosterSGIM Meeting2010Boston, Massachusetts
Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Unusual Treatment for an Unusual CausePosterACP2009Farmington, Connecticut