Ed Vasilevskis, MD, MPH

Hospital Medicine
Visiting Professor
Clinical Science Center
600 Highland Ave K4/484
Madison WI 53792-0001

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  • Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon - MD
  • University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California - Residency in Internal Medicine
  • University of California, San Francisco - Fellowship in Health Services Research
  • University of California, San Francisco - Fellowship in General Internal Medicine
  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee - Master of Public Health

Professional Activities

Dr. Vasilevskis is a faculty member and chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine. He joined the division in 2023 following 15 years at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. While at Vanderbilt he was active in numerous efforts to improve the quality of care for hospitalized older adults and patients requiring care in post-acute care settings. He additionally served as the Internal Medicine Clerkship Director, a course director in the Master Public of Health program, and led the Section of Hospital Medicine for eight years. Under his leadership, the Section developed numerous innovative clinical, education, and research programs. A few examples included a hospitalist team for older adults, a "Primary Hospital Provider" team for patients with high medical complexity and recurrent healthcare needs, a procedure team and numerous learner-hospitalist paired services.

Dr. Vasilevskis has been a longstanding member of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), and the American Geriatric Society. He currently serves on the Academic Hospitalist Commission for SGIM and the Academic Committee for SHM. He has previously served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Hospital Medicine and has contributed to numerous efforts from the United States Deprescribing Research Network (USDeN).

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Vasilevskis' clinical interests include delirium, polypharmacy, deprescribing, and post-acute care transitions.


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Dr. Vasilevskis' research background includes numerous efforts to both measure and improve the quality of care for hospitalized older adults. These efforts have included three key areas, delirium, polypharmacy, and care transitions to post-acute care facilities.

He has developed innovative prediction models for acute brain dysfunction, described and implemented delirium prevention strategies in critical care settings, highlighted the burden of medication management during care transitions to post-acute settings, and demonstrated effective methods to deprescribe medications among these same patients.

His research has leveraged expertise in methods of quality measurement, risk adjustment/prediction, and implementation science.