Madan Dharmar

Madan Dharmar is an associate professor in residence at the Betty Irene School of Nursing at UC Davis and the Department of Pediatrics at the UC Davis School of Medicine. In his School of Nursing role, he prepares and supports doctoral students in various research settings and is an investigator for the Patient and Provider Engagement and Empowerment Through Technology (P2E2T2) Program.

A physician, clinical epidemiologist and federally funded researcher, Dharmar’s area of interest is health services research and mobile-health technology, or mHealth. His research focus is in the development of quality measures to evaluate health care and apply innovative technologies to improve health-care delivery. He is currently the principal investigator and director for the federally funded, Pediatric Emergency Assistance for Newborns Using Telehealth (PEANUT) Program. He is also an integral part of an interprofessional research team that was recently awarded $2.1 million in funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to study how to improve the of health of individuals with diabetes.

He earned his medical degree from Madras Medical College in Chennai, India in 1995, where he also completed an internship and fellowship. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Epidemiology from UC Davis. He has written several book chapters and has been published in several peer-reviewed journals including Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine, Journal of Pediatrics, Telemedicine and e-Health, and Annals of Emergency Medicine.
Honors and Awards

Preceptor of the Year Award. East Kentucky Family and Community Medicine Residency Program, University of Kentucky, 2005-06
Merit Certificate, American College of Physicians annual meeting, 2003
Resident Teacher Award. SIU School of Medicine., 2002-03

Select Recent Publications

Salahudeen A, Kumar V, Madan N et al. Sustained Low Efficiency Dialysis in the Continuous Mode (C-SLED): Dialysis Efficacy, Clinical Outcomes and Survival Predictors in Critically Ill Cancer Patients. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 4:1338-1346, 2009

Madan A, Madan N, O’brien J. Cytomegalovirus Colitis: a rare cause of massive lower GI bleed in an immunocompetent patient. Am J Gastroenterol 2003;98:9(Supplement):S178

Robinson R, Shahida S, Madan N et al. Transient Parkinsonism in West Nile Virus Encephalitis. Am J Med 2003 Aug 15; 115(3):252-3

Madan A, Hussam J, Madan N, Minocha A. Colonic Varices: An Unusual Presentation of Superior Mesenteric Vein Thrombosis. Am J Gastroenterol 2002;97:9(Supplement):S153-154

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