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Mark Weiner, MD


Assistant Dean, Informatics

Professor, Clinical Sciences

Chief Medical Information Officer, Temple University Health System

Telephone:  215-707-3416

Fax:  215-707-6112

Email: mark.weiner@tuhs.temple.edu



Dean's Staff

Department of Clinical Sciences


Educational Background:


BSE, Computer Science Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1988


MD, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 1992


Internship, Internal Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1993


Residency, Internal Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1995


Fellowship, Internal Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1997


Fellowship, Applied Informatics, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1998


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Clinical Interests:


  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Gout
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Preventive medicine

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professional affiliations:


  • American Medical Informatics Association
  • American College of Physicians

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Research Interests:


  • Informatics
  • Quality measurement and improvement
  • Health services research

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Books, Book Chapters, and Other Publications:


Research publications, peer-reviewed reviews


Weiner MG. Lyman JA. MurphyS. Weiner M. Electronic health records: high-quality electronic data for higher-quality clinical research. Informatics in Primary Care. 15(2):121-7, 2007.


Weiner MG, Dorr DA, Garvin JH, Kho AN, Pifer R, Bates DW.: Health information technology's potential to improve care: What is the reality? 102:37-44. Texas Medicine Vol. 102: 37-44, 2006.


Weiner MG, Pifer E: Computerized Decision Support and the Quality of Care. Managed Care Vol. 9:41-51,2000.


Editorials, peer-reviewed journals


Weiner MG, Embi P. Toward Reuse of Clinical Data for Research and Quality Improvement: The End of the Beginning? Annals of Internal Medicine. 151:359-360, 2009.


Editorials, Reviews, Chapters, including participation in committee reports (print or other media):

Craven CK, Koppel R, Weiner MG. The Role of Evidence, Information and Knowledge: Information and evidence failures in daily work: how they can affect the safety of care. Patient Safety:Perspectives on Evidence, Information and Knowledge Transfer, Zipperer L (ed). 2014 (in press)

Garvin JH, Weiner MG: Informatics evaluation and outcomes research related to core HIM functions. Health Informatics Research Methods Layman EJ, WatzlafVJ (eds.). AHIMA,Page: 159-76,2008

Pifer E, Weiner MG, Williams SV. "Computerized Therapeutic Decision Support," Encyclopedia ofBiostatistics Second Edition, P. Armitage and T. Colton eds. Sussex: John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2005.

Weiner MG, Pifer E, Williams SV. "Computer-Aided Diagnosis," Encyclopedia of Biostatistics Second Edition, P. Armitage and T. Colton eds. Sussex: John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2005.


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Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

26547464. Asch DA, Troxel AB, Stewart WF, Sequist TD, Jones JB, Hirsch AG, Hoffer K, Zhu J, Wang W, Hodlofski A, Frasch AB, Weiner MG, Finnerty DD, Rosenthal MB, Gangemi K, Volpp KG, Effect of Financial Incentives to Physicians, Patients, or Both on Lipid Levels: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA 314:18(1926-35)2015 Nov 10

25822737. Toledo JB, Bjerke M, Da X, Landau SM, Foster NL, Jagust W, Jack C Jr, Weiner M, Davatzikos C, Shaw LM, Trojanowski JQ, Nonlinear Association Between Cerebrospinal Fluid and Florbetapir F-18 ▀-Amyloid Measures Across the Spectrum of Alzheimer Disease. JAMA Neurol 72:5(571-81)2015 May

25356425. Mattsson N, Insel PS, Landau S, Jagust W, Donohue M, Shaw LM, Trojanowski JQ, Zetterberg H, Blennow K, Weiner M, Diagnostic accuracy of CSF Ab42 and florbetapir PET for Alzheimer's disease. Ann Clin Transl Neurol 1:8(534-43)2014 Aug

24481977. Ishida K, Brown MG, Weiner M, Kobrin S, Kasner SE, MessÚ SR, Endocarditis is a common stroke mechanism in hemodialysis patients. Stroke 45:4(1164-6)2014 Apr

23552763. Kerner C, Carey K, Baillie C, Mills AM, Yang W, Hilton S, Synnestvedt MB, Weiner MG, Lewis JD, Clinical predictors of urgent findings on abdominopelvic CT in emergency department patients with Crohn's disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis 19:6(1179-85)2013 May

23143363. Han JH, Nachamkin I, Zaoutis TE, Coffin SE, Linkin DR, Fishman NO, Weiner MG, Hu B, Tolomeo P, Lautenbach E, Risk factors for gastrointestinal tract colonization with extended-spectrum ▀-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella species in hospitalized patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:12(1242-5)2012 Dec

23124932. Goldberg DS, Lewis JD, Halpern SD, Weiner MG, Lo Re V 3rd, Validation of a coding algorithm to identify patients with hepatocellular carcinoma in an administrative database. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 22:1(103-7)2013 Jan

23070833. Tannen R, Xie D, Wang X, Yu M, Weiner MG, A new "Comparative Effectiveness" assessment strategy using the THIN database: comparison of the cardiac complications of pioglitazone and rosiglitazone. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 22:1(86-97)2013 Jan

22938083. Umscheid CA, Hanish A, Chittams J, Weiner MG, Hecht TE, Effectiveness of a novel and scalable clinical decision support intervention to improve venous thromboembolism prophylaxis: a quasi-experimental study. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12:(92)2012 Aug 31

22879206. Wong P, Weiner MG, Hwang WT, Yang YX, Insulin therapy and colorectal adenomas in patients with diabetes mellitus. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 21:10(1833-40)2012 Oct

22674685. Goldberg D, Lewis J, Halpern S, Weiner M, Lo Re V 3rd, Validation of three coding algorithms to identify patients with end-stage liver disease in an administrative database. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 21:7(765-769)2012 Jul

22195198. Synnestvedt MB, Weiner MG, Evaluation of the use of electronic health data to classify four-year mortality risk for older adults undergoing screening colonoscopies. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2011:(1361-5)2011

22187551. Bowles KH, Hanlon AL, Glick HA, Naylor MD, O'Connor M, Riegel B, Shih NW, Weiner MG, Clinical effectiveness, access to, and satisfaction with care using a telehomecare substitution intervention: a randomized controlled trial. Int J Telemed Appl 2011:(540138)2011

22071529. Strom BL, Schinnar R, Jones J, Bilker WB, Weiner MG, Hennessy S, Leonard CE, Cronholm PF, Pifer E, Detecting pregnancy use of non-hormonal category X medications in electronic medical records. J Am Med Inform Assoc 18 Suppl 1:(i81-6)2011 Dec

21961563. Turner BJ, Hollenbeak CS, Weiner M, Tang SS, A retrospective cohort study of the potency of lipid-lowering therapy and race-gender differences in LDL cholesterol control. BMC Cardiovasc Disord 11:(58)2011 Sep 30

21953326. Barg FK, Weiner MG, Joseph S, Pandit K, Turner BJ, Qualitative analysis of peer coaches' experiences with counseling African Americans about reducing heart disease risk. J Gen Intern Med 27:2(167-72)2012 Feb

21946122. Kerner C, Carey K, Mills AM, Yang W, Synnestvedt MB, Hilton S, Weiner MG, Lewis JD, Use of abdominopelvic computed tomography in emergency departments and rates of urgent diagnoses in Crohn's disease. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 10:1(52-7)2012 Jan

21803769. Rattanaumpawan P, Morales KH, Binkley S, Synnestvedt M, Weiner MG, Gasink LB, Fishman NO, Lautenbach E, Impact of antimicrobial stewardship programme changes on unnecessary double anaerobic coverage therapy. J Antimicrob Chemother 66:11(2655-8)2011 Nov

21749765. Akhabue E, Synnestvedt M, Weiner MG, Bilker WB, Lautenbach E, Cefepime-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Emerg Infect Dis 17:6(1037-43)2011 Jun

21482928. Chen-Plotkin AS, Martinez-Lage M, Sleiman PM, Hu W, Greene R, Wood EM, Bing S, Grossman M, Schellenberg GD, Hatanpaa KJ, Weiner MF, White CL 3rd, Brooks WS, Halliday GM, Kril JJ, Gearing M, Beach TG, Graff-Radford NR, Dickson DW, Rademakers R, Boeve BF, Pickering-Brown SM, Snowden J, van Swieten JC, Heutink P, Seelaar H, Murrell JR, Ghetti B, Spina S, Grafman J, Kaye JA, Woltjer RL, Mesulam M, Bigio E, Lladˇ A, Miller BL, Alzualde A, Moreno F, Rohrer JD, Mackenzie IR, Feldman HH, Hamilton RL, Cruts M, Engelborghs S, De Deyn PP, Van Broeckhoven C, Bird TD, Cairns NJ, Goate A, Frosch MP, Riederer PF, Bogdanovic N, Lee VM, Trojanowski JQ, Van Deerlin VM, Genetic and clinical features of progranulin-associated frontotemporal lobar degeneration. Arch Neurol 68:4(488-97)2011 Apr

21443067. Turner BJ, Mavandadi S, Weiner MG, Association of black race with follow-up of an abnormal prostate-specific antigen test. J Natl Med Assoc 103:2(150-7)2011 Feb

21346943. Bowles KH, Riegel B, Weiner MG, Glick H, Naylor MD, The effect of telehomecare on heart failure self care. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2010:(71-5)2010 Nov 13

21132523. Wright CS, Weiner M, Localio R, Song L, Chen P, Rubin D, Misreport of gestational weight gain (GWG) in birth certificate data. Matern Child Health J 16:1(197-202)2012 Jan

20879389. Wang H, Das S, Pluta J, Craige C, Altinay M, Avants B, Weiner M, Mueller S, Yushkevich P, Standing on the shoulders of giants: improving medical image segmentation via bias correction. Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv 13:Pt 3(105-12)2010

20640056. Pascua MF, Kedia P, Weiner MG, Holmes J, Ellenberg J, Lewis JD, Microscopic colitis and Medication Use. Clin Med Insights Gastroenterol 2010:3(11-19)2010 May 18

20370758. del Portal DA, Shofer F, Mikkelsen ME, Dorsey PJ Jr, Gaieski DF, Goyal M, Synnestvedt M, Weiner MG, Pines JM, Emergency department lactate is associated with mortality in older adults admitted with and without infections. Acad Emerg Med 17:3(260-8)2010 Mar

19951202. Lautenbach E, Synnestvedt M, Weiner MG, Bilker WB, Vo L, Schein J, Kim M, Imipenem resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa: emergence, epidemiology, and impact on clinical and economic outcomes. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:1(47-53)2010 Jan

19893494. Umscheid CA, Gross R, Weiner MG, Hollenbeak CS, Tang SS, Turner BJ, Racial disparities in hypertension control, but not treatment intensification. Am J Hypertens 23:1(54-61)2010 Jan

19860563. Lautenbach E, Synnestvedt M, Weiner MG, Bilker WB, Vo L, Schein J, Kim M, Epidemiology and impact of imipenem resistance in Acinetobacter baumannii. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:12(1186-92)2009 Dec

19629789. Chhatre S, Weiner MG, Jayadevappa R, Johnson JC, Incremental burden of congestive heart failure among elderly with Alzheimer's. Aging Ment Health 13:4(628-34)2009 Jul

19479901. Turner BJ, Hollenbeak C, Weiner MG, Ten Have T, Roberts C, Barriers to adherence and hypertension control in a racially diverse representative sample of elderly primary care patients. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 18:8(672-81)2009 Aug

19473706. Brady KA, Weiner M, Turner BJ, Undiagnosed hepatitis C on the general medicine and trauma services of two urban hospitals. J Infect 59:1(62-9)2009 Jul

19237722. Lee I, Fishman NO, Zaoutis TE, Morales KH, Weiner MG, Synnestvedt M, Nachamkin I, Lautenbach E, Risk factors for fluconazole-resistant Candida glabrata bloodstream infections. Arch Intern Med 169:4(379-83)2009 Feb 23

19236284. Gasink LB, Linkin DR, Fishman NO, Bilker WB, Weiner MG, Lautenbach E, Stockpiling drugs for an avian influenza outbreak: examining the surge in oseltamivir prescriptions during heightened media coverage of the potential for a worldwide pandemic. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:4(370-6)2009 Apr

19174434. Tannen RL, Weiner MG, Xie D, Use of primary care electronic medical record database in drug efficacy research on cardiovascular outcomes: comparison of database and randomised controlled trial findings. BMJ 338:(b81)2009 Jan 27

19146361. Lagu T, Weiner MG, Eachus S, Tang SS, Schwartz JS, Turner BJ, Effect of patient comorbidities on filling of antihypertensive prescriptions. Am J Manag Care 15:1(24-30)2009 Jan

19132571. Brunelli SM, Feldman HI, Latif SM, Gupta M, Weiner MG, Lewis JD, A comparison of sodium phosphosoda purgative to polyethylene glycol bowel preparations prior to colonoscopy. Fam Med 41:1(39-45)2009 Jan

19046057. Lautenbach E, Metlay JP, Weiner MG, Bilker WB, Tolomeo P, Mao X, Nachamkin I, Fishman NO, Gastrointestinal tract colonization with fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli in hospitalized patients: changes over time in risk factors for resistance. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:1(18-24)2009 Jan

18999175. Weiner MG, Xie D, Tannen RL, Clinical trials in silico: rigorous assessment of treatment effect using electronic health records. AMIA Annu Symp Proc :(1172)2008 Nov 6

18808343. Cohen KA, Lautenbach E, Weiner MG, Synnestvedt M, Gasink LB, Coadministration of oral levofloxacin with agents that impair absorption: impact on antibiotic resistance. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:10(975-7)2008 Oct

18796510. Jayadevappa R, Chhatre S, Weiner M, Gastro-oesophageal acid-related disease, co-morbidity and medical care cost. Chronic Illn 4:3(209-18)2008 Sep

18694061. Garvin JH, Weiner MG, Clinicians and coders are different: Examples of disparities in primary care coding. AMIA Annu Symp Proc :(961)2007 Oct 11

18691213. Chang AM, Shofer FS, Weiner MG, Synnestvedt MB, Litt HI, Baxt WG, Hollander JE, Actual financial comparison of four strategies to evaluate patients with potential acute coronary syndromes. Acad Emerg Med 15:7(649-55)2008 Jul

25983877. Brunelli SM, Lewis JD, Lynch KE, Joffe MM, Gupta M, Latif SM, Weiner MG, Feldman HI, Investigation of the association between oral sodium phosphate use and kidney injury. NDT Plus 1:3(190-2)2008 Jun

18465174. Lagu T, Weiner MG, Hollenbeak CS, Eachus S, Roberts CS, Schwartz JS, Turner BJ, The impact of concordant and discordant conditions on the quality of care for hyperlipidemia. J Gen Intern Med 23:8(1208-13)2008 Aug

18413619. Turner BJ, Hollenbeak CS, Weiner M, Ten Have T, Tang SS, Effect of unrelated comorbid conditions on hypertension management. Ann Intern Med 148:8(578-86)2008 Apr 15

18327857. Weiner MG, Xie D, Tannen RL, Replication of the Scandinavian Simvastatin Survival Study using a primary care medical record database prompted exploration of a new method to address unmeasured confounding. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 17:7(661-70)2008 Jul

18327852. Tannen RL, Weiner MG, Xie D, Replicated studies of two randomized trials of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors: further empiric validation of the 'prior event rate ratio' to adjust for unmeasured confounding by indication. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 17:7(671-85)2008 Jul

18205528. Gasink LB, Singer K, Fishman NO, Holmes WC, Weiner MG, Bilker WB, Lautenbach E, Contact isolation for infection control in hospitalized patients: is patient satisfaction affected? Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:3(275-8)2008 Mar

18030540. Turner BJ, Weiner M, Berry SD, Lillie K, Fosnocht K, Hollenbeak CS, Overcoming poor attendance to first scheduled colonoscopy: a randomized trial of peer coach or brochure support. J Gen Intern Med 23:1(58-63)2008 Jan


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