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Kirsten L. Ek, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Academic Office Location:
Medicine
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-1640
Phone: 860-679-7087
Fax: 860-679-3450

Academic Hospitalist; UCONN School of Medicine Course Director: Patient Advocacy in Communities, Teams & Health Systems (PACTS) 

Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
B.A.Bowdoin CollegeEnglish Literature
OtherCornell UniversityPost-baccalaureate pre-medical coursework
M.D.University of Connecticut School of MedicineInternal Medicine
OtherUniversity of ConnecticutInternal Medicine
CertificateYale School of Public HealthClimate Change and Health

Post-Graduate Training
TrainingInstitutionSpecialty
ResidencyUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineInternal Medicine
Professional TrainingICahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiMini-Fellowship in Geriatrics
Professional TrainingAMAAccelerating Change in Medical Education Health Systems Science: Faculty Development Workshop; American Medical Association, 9/2018; 12/2019

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine AwardSchool of Medicine
PAWS Award: Stroke Alert Responding TeamUCONN Health
Kaiser Permanente Grant Award, with Kate TopalisKaiser Permanente
Teaching Award: Outstanding Clinical PreceptorSchool of Medicine

Hospital Medicine practice

Develop and teach curriculum modules for first year students with focuses on health systems science, interprofessional collaboration, health equity, public health, the patient experience of living with chronic illness, and community/population health and advocacy.

Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
UCONN Health Sustainability CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthLocal2020
BARC (Block B, C, D Assessment Review Committee)Education CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity2017
Clinical Foundations CommitteeEducation CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity2017
Antimicrobial Stewardship CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity2016
Mortality Review CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity2016
Infection Control CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeHospitalist AttendingUConn HealthLocal2013
American College of PhysiciansProfessional/Scientific OrganizationFellowExternalNational2011

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

Letters

Other

  • The COVID Yogi
    Kirsten Ek, Lahari Kota ACP Hospitalist: Pandemic Perspectives, Part 1 2020 Nov;(November 2020):
Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Teaching Health Equity by Neighborhood: Exploring the 15 year Life Expectancy Gap at the School of Medicine's Doorstep; American Medical Association and AAMC National ConferencesPosterAmerican Medical Association and AAMC National Conference2020Virtual Poster Display
Accelerating Change in Medical Education Health Systems Science: Faculty Development Workshop; American Medical AssociationOtherAMA2019Chicago
SustainabilityTalkUCONN Health2019Infection Control Committee and Infectious Liaison Committee
Guillain Barre Syndrome Following Transforaminal Epidural Injection. Manasvi Gupta MD, Hassan Bin Attique MD, Kirsten Ek MDPosterACP CT 2019 Scientific Meeting2019Hartford, CT