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Kirsten L. Ek, M.D.

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

Academic hospitalist; UConn John Dempsey Hospital site director for Clinical Home School of Medicine course.

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
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

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Kaiser Permanente Grant Award, with Kate Topalis, third year medical student: to align UCONN Schools of Medicine and Dentistry with efforts already underway at UCONN toward achieving environmental sustainabilityKaiser Permanente
Teaching Award: Outstanding Clinical PreceptorSchool of Medicine
Commencement Speaker, School of MedicineUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine

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
BARC (Block B, C, D Assessment Review Committee)Education CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity2017
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
Metastatic Cholangiocarcinoma in a Patient with Undiagnosed Wilson Disease MG Mavilia, A Sharma, K Ek. Residents presented at national ACP meeting, April 2018.PosterACP2018
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