Stephen Pauker

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Name: Stephan G. Pauker, MD, MACP, FACC, ABMH

Elected ACMI Fellow: 1984


Degrees: MD, Harvard, 1968

Current Position: Professor and Vice Chairman of Medicine, Tufts Medical Center

Current email:,

Professional Affiliations: Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science, of the Association of American Physicians and of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, Historian, Society for Medical Decision Making, President-elect and Fellow of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis

Professional Activities:

Honors and Awards: Career Achievement Award, Society for Clinical and Translational Science, 2010, Master of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Cardiology, and the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis

Other Works:

Other Information:

Curriculum Vitae:

Selected Publications:

Stephen Gary Pauker, MD, Practical Use of Decision Analysis in Patient Care, PMC2464562.

Helfand M, Tunis S, Whitlock EP, Pauker SG, Basu A, Chilingerian J, Harrell FE
Jr, Meltzer DO, Montori VM, Shepard DS, Kent DM; Methods Work Group of the
National CTSA Strategic Goal Committee on Comparative Effectiveness Research. A
CTSA agenda to advance methods for comparative effectiveness research. Clin
Transl Sci. 2011 Jun;4(3):188-98. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-8062.2011.00282.x.

Evaluation of Genomic Applications in Practice and Prevention (EGAPP) Working 
Group. Recommendations from the EGAPP Working Group: routine testing for Factor 
Leiden (R506Q) and prothrombin (20210G>A) mutations in adults with a history of
idiopathic venous thromboembolism and their adult family members. Genet Med. 201

Evaluation of Genomic Applications in Practice and Prevention (EGAPP) Working 
Group. Recommendations from the EGAPP Working Group: genomic profiling to assess
cardiovascular risk to improve cardiovascular health. Genet Med. 2010

Pauker SG, Salem DN. Measuring duty hours made simple. Am J Med. 2010
Nov;123(11):e17; author reply e19.

Pauker SG, Wong JB. How (should) physicians think?: a journey from behavioral 
economics to the bedside. JAMA. 2010 Sep 15;304(11):1233-5.

Pauker SG. Medical decision making: how patients choose. Med Decis Making.
2010 Sep-Oct;30(5 Suppl):8S-10S.

Selker HP, Strom BL, Ford DE, Meltzer DO, Pauker SG, Pincus HA, Rich EC,
Tompkins C, Whitlock EP. White paper on CTSA consortium role in facilitating
comparative effectiveness research: September 23, 2009 CTSA consortium strategic
goal committee on comparative effectiveness research. Clin Transl Sci. 2010

Kirschner NM, Pauker SG, Stubbs JW. How can cost-effectiveness information
help control unsustainable growth in U.S. health care spending? Ann Intern Med.
2009 Jan 6;150(1):57.

Bain KT, Holmes HM, Beers MH, Maio V, Handler SM, Pauker SG. Discontinuing
medications: a novel approach for revising the prescribing stage of the
medication-use process. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 Oct;56(10):1946-52. Epub 2008 Sep 2.

Rowin EJ, Lucier D, Pauker SG, Kumar S, Chen J, Salem DN. Does error and
adverse event reporting by physicians and nurses differ? Jt Comm J Qual Patient
Saf. 2008 Sep;34(9):537-45.

American College of Physicians. Information on cost-effectiveness: an
essential product of a national comparative effectiveness program. Ann Intern
Med. 2008 Jun 17;148(12):956-61. Epub 2008 May 15.

Salem DN, O'Gara PT, Madias C, Pauker SG; American College of Chest
Physicians. Valvular and structural heart disease: American College of Chest
Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines (8th Edition). Chest. 200
Jun;133(6 Suppl):593S-629S.

Guyatt GH, Cook DJ, Jaeschke R, Pauker SG, Schünemann HJ. Grades of
recommendation for antithrombotic agents: American College of Chest Physicians
Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines (8th Edition). Chest. 2008 Jun;133(6
Suppl):123S-131S. Erratum in: Chest. 2008 Aug;134(2):473.

Lang EV, Berbaum KS, Pauker SG, Faintuch S, Salazar GM, Lutgendorf S, Laser
E, Logan H, Spiegel D. Beneficial effects of hypnosis and adverse effects of
empathic attention during percutaneous tumor treatment: when being nice does not
suffice. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2008 Jun;19(6):897-905. Epub 2008 Mar 17.

Milch CE, Salem DN, Pauker SG, Lundquist TG, Kumar S, Chen J. Voluntary
electronic reporting of medical errors and adverse events. An analysis of 92,547
reports from 26 acute care hospitals. J Gen Intern Med. 2006 Feb;21(2):165-70.
Epub 2005 Dec 22.

Guyatt G, Baumann M, Pauker S, Halperin J, Maurer J, Owens DK, Tosteson AN,
Carlin B, Gutterman D, Prins M, Lewis SZ, Schünemann H. Addressing resource
allocation issues in recommendations from clinical practice guideline panels:
suggestions from an American College of Chest Physicians task force. Chest. 2006
Jan;129(1):182-7. Review.

Golan Y, Wolf MP, Pauker SG, Wong JB, Hadley S. Empirical anti-Candida
therapy among selected patients in the intensive care unit: a cost-effectiveness
analysis. Ann Intern Med. 2005 Dec 20;143(12):857-69.

Pauker SG, Zane EM, Salem DN. Creating a safer health care system: finding
the constraint. JAMA. 2005 Dec 14;294(22):2906-8.

Pauker SG. The clinical interpretation of research. PLoS Med. 2005
Nov;2(11):e395. Epub 2005 Nov 29.

Johnston JA, Brill-Edwards P, Ginsberg JS, Pauker SG, Eckman MH.
Cost-effectiveness of prophylactic low molecular weight heparin in pregnant wome
with a prior history of venous thromboembolism. Am J Med. 2005 May;118(5):503-14

Pauker SG, Estes NA, Salem DN. Preventing sudden cardiac death: can we afford
the benefit? Ann Intern Med. 2005 Apr 19;142(8):664-6.

Sondhi M, Goffin JR, Cohen BJ, Wong JB, Pauker SG. DEALE-ing with lung cancer
and heart failure. Med Decis Making. 2005 Jan-Feb;25(1):82-94.

Salem DN, Stein PD, Al-Ahmad A, Bussey HI, Horstkotte D, Miller N, Pauker SG.
Antithrombotic therapy in valvular heart disease--native and prosthetic: the
Seventh ACCP Conference on Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy. Chest. 2004
Sep;126(3 Suppl):457S-482S. Review.

Guyatt G, Schünemann HJ, Cook D, Jaeschke R, Pauker S. Applying the grades of
recommendation for antithrombotic and thrombolytic therapy: the Seventh ACCP
Conference on Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy. Chest. 2004 Sep;126(3

Taylor WC, Tsevat J, Pauker SG. Priorities for the treatment of latent
tuberculosis. N Engl J Med. 2004 Aug 19;351(8):832-4; author reply 832-4.

Elstein AS, Fryback DG, Weinstein MC, Pauker SG, Holmes-Rovner M, Young MJ,
Barry MJ, Eckman MH, Hunink MG, Tsevat J, Wong JB. Presidential reflections on
the 25th anniversary of the society for medical decision making. Med Decis
Making. 2004 Jul-Aug;24(4):408-20.

Tenbrook JA Jr, Iafrati MD, O'donnell TF Jr, Wolf MP, Hoffman SN, Pauker SG, 
Lau J, Wong JB. Systematic review of outcomes after surgical management of venou
disease incorporating subfascial endoscopic perforator surgery. J Vasc Surg. 200
Mar;39(3):583-9. Review.

Col NF, Pauker SG. The discrepancy between observational studies and
randomized trials of menopausal hormone therapy: did expectations shape
experience? Ann Intern Med. 2003 Dec 2;139(11):923-9.

Salem DN, Pauker SG. The adverse effects of HIPAA on patient care. N Engl J
Med. 2003 Jul 17;349(3):309.

Hoffman SN, TenBrook JA, Wolf MP, Pauker SG, Salem DN, Wong JB. A
meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing coronary artery bypass
graft with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty: one- to eight-year
outcomes. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2003 Apr 16;41(8):1293-304.

McBride KJ, O'Donnell TF Jr, Pauker SG, Millan VA, Callow AD. Venous volume
displacement plethysmography: Its diagnostic value in deep venous thrombosis as
determined by receiver operator characteristic curves. Cardiovasc Dis. 1981


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