Matthew Churpek
Section of Pulmonary / Critical Care
Assistant Professor of Medicine
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MPH2004University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
MD2005Duke University School of Medicine 
Residency2008University of Chicago Medical CenterInternal Medicine
Fellowship2013University of ChicagoPulmonary/Critical Care
PhD2014University of ChicagoEpidemiology

Academic Interests

Dr. Churpek’s research interests include developing clinical prediction models for patients who experience clinical deterioration in the hospital. His research aims to decrease preventable hospital death by identifying patients on the hospital wards who are at high risk of cardiac arrest or intensive care unit transfer early enough to improve their outcomes. Dr. Churpek is interested in the use of techniques such as survival analysis, machine learning, and simulation studies to improve the care of hospitalized patients, and he was awarded a K08 grant from the NHLBI to support his work (K08HL121080)

Clinical Interests

Critical care medicine, sepsis, respiratory failure, pulmonary diseases including asthma and COPD

Representative Publications

  1. Yoder JC, Yuen TC, Churpek MM, Arora VM, Edelson DP. A Prospective Study of Nighttime Vital Sign Monitoring Frequency and Risk of Clinical Deterioration. JAMA Intern Med. 2013.
  2. Churpek MM, Yuen TC, Park SY, Hall JB, Edelson DP. Can Vital Signs Predict Cardiac Arrest on the Wards? A Nested Case-Control Study. CHEST. 2012 May;141(5):1170-6.
  3. Churpek MM, Yuen TC, Park SY, Meltzer DO, Hall JB, Edelson DP. Derivation of a cardiac arrest prediction model using ward vital signs. Crit Care Med. 2012 Jul;40(7):2102-8.
  4. Churpek MM, Yuen TC, Edelson DP. Predicting clinical deterioration in the hospital: the impact of outcome selection. Resuscitation. 2013 May;84(5):564-8.
  5. Churpek MM, Yuen TC, Edelson DP. Risk stratification of hospitalized patients on the wards. CHEST. 2013 Jun 1;143(6):1758-65.

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