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Brenda E. Sirovich, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Community and Family Medicine
Associate Professor of The Dartmouth Institute

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations:
Co-Director, VA Outcomes Group

Community and Family Medicine
The Dartmouth Institute

Hunter College High School, 1981
New York, New York

Harvard College
Cambridge, MA
Degree: B.A., 1985, Applied Mathematics, cum laude

Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
Degree: MD, 1991
Thesis: Non-urgent users of the pediatric Emergency Room

Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
Masters of Science Program, Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, 2000
Degree: MS, 2000


Contact Information:

VA Medical Center
Outcomes Group (111B)
White River Junction
White River Junction VT 05009

Phone: 802-296-5178
Fax: 802-296-6325

Professional Interests:

Cancer screening; physician practice intensity

Grant Information:

VA Health Services Research and Development
National Institute for Aging

Courses Taught:

PH 141: Epidemiology/Biostatistics II (TDI)
MDED.118: Patients & Populations: Improving Health & Healthcare (Geisel Year 1)
MDED.218: Patients & Populations: Improving Health & Healthcare (Geisel Year 2)

Selected Publications:


Assembling and validating data from multiple sources to study care for Veterans with bladder cancer.
Schroeck FR, Sirovich B, Seigne JD, Robertson DJ, Goodney PP
BMC Urol. 2017 Sep 6;17(1):78. doi: 10.1186/s12894-017-0271-x. Epub 2017 Sep 6.
PMID: 28877694

Use of Computed Tomography in Emergency Departments in the United States: A Decade of Coughs and Colds.
Drescher FS, Sirovich BE
JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Feb;176(2):273-5. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.7098.
PMID: 26720289

Undermeasuring Overuse--An Examination of National Clinical Performance Measures.
Newton EH, Zazzera EA, Van Moorsel G, Sirovich BE
JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Oct;175(10):1709-11. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.4025.
PMID: 26258406

The association between residency training and internists' ability to practice conservatively.
Sirovich BE, Lipner RS, Johnston M, Holmboe ES
JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Oct;174(10):1640-8. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3337.
PMID: 25179515

How to feed and grow your health care system: comment on "The cost of satisfaction".
Sirovich BE
Arch Intern Med. 2012 Mar 12;172(5):411-3. doi: 10.1001/archinternmed.2012.62. Epub 2012 Feb 13.
PMID: 22331981

Too Little? Too Much? Primary care physicians' views on US health care: a brief report.
Sirovich BE, Woloshin S, Schwartz LM
Arch Intern Med. 2011 Sep 26;171(17):1582-5. doi: 10.1001/archinternmed.2011.437.
PMID: 21949169

Discretionary decision making by primary care physicians and the cost of U.S. Health care.
Sirovich B, Gallagher PM, Wennberg DE, Fisher ES
Health Aff (Millwood). 2008 May-Jun;27(3):813-23. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.27.3.813.
PMID: 18474975

Regional variations in health care intensity and physician perceptions of quality of care.
Sirovich BE, Gottlieb DJ, Welch HG, Fisher ES
Ann Intern Med. 2006 May 2;144(9):641-9.
PMID: 16670133

Cervical cancer screening among women without a cervix.
Sirovich BE, Welch HG
JAMA. 2004 Jun 23;291(24):2990-3.
PMID: 15213211

Screening men for prostate and colorectal cancer in the United States: does practice reflect the evidence?
Sirovich BE, Schwartz LM, Woloshin S
JAMA. 2003 Mar 19;289(11):1414-20.
PMID: 12636464

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