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Instructor, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine 

Specialty Areas: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Delirium

Chronology: BA: University of Pennsylvania, 2005; MD: University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2010; Internal Medicine Resident: University of North Carolina, 2010-2013; Geriatrics Fellow: University of North Carolina 2013-2014; Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellow: University of North Carolina, 2014-2018; MSCR: University of North Carolina, 2016-2018; Clinical Instructor: University of North Carolina 2018-present

Selected Bibliography (reverse chronological order):

Shenvi C, Kennedy M, Austin CA, Wilson MP, Gerardi M, Schneider S. Managing Delirium and Agitation in the Older Emergency Department Patient:  The ADEPT Tool, Annals of Emergency Medicine Sept 26, 2019, epub ahead of print PMID: 31563402

Austin C., O’Gorman T., Stern E., Emmett D., Sturmer T., Carson S., Busby-Whitehead J. Association Between Post-operative Delirium and Long-term Cognitive Function After Major Non-Emergent Surgery, JAMA Surgery Apr 2019, 154(4): 328-334 PMCID: PMC6484789

Austin, C., Choudhury, S., Lincoln, T., Chang, L., Cox, C., Hanson, L., Nelson, J., Carson, S; Primary Palliative Care Needs and Practices During Rapid Response Events in Hospitalized Patients. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. Mar 2018, 55(3) 946-952.

Prathak, V., Stavas, J., Austin, C., Ford, J., Aris, R; Long-term Outcomes after Bronchial Artery Embolization. Lung India. Jan-Feb 2016, 33(1); 3-8.

Austin, C., Mohottige, D., Sudore, R., Smith, A., Hanson, L. Tools to Promote Shared Decision Making in Serious Illness: A Systematic Review. JAMA Internal Medicine. July 2015; 175 (7); 1213-21.

Austin, C., Hanzaker, C., Culp, L., Mayer, C., Stafford, R., Lin, F., Chang, L; Utilization of Rapid Response Resources in the Cancer Population at a Comprehensive Cancer Center. Critical Care Medicine. April 2014; 42(4): 905-9.

Bynum, D., Austin, C., Conterato, A; When Weakness is More Than Deconditioning: ANCA-Associated Small Vessel Vasculitis. Consultant. March 2014; 54(3); 182-185.


Adrian Austin, MD, MSCR
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