Christopher A. Caulfield, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine
Medical Director, Observation Unit

Specialty Areas

Point of care ultrasound techniques, bedside procedures, utilization of hospital resources and improving efficiency of inpatient care

Chronology

BS Magna Cum Laude: Emory University, 2004; MD: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 2008; Resident: University of North Carolina, 2008-2011; Assistant Professor of Medicine: University of North Carolina, 2011-present; Associate Medical Director of Care Management: University of North Carolina Medical Center, 2016-present; Physician Advisor: University of North Carolina Medical Center, 2016-present; Medical Director of Observation Unit: University of North Carolina Medical Center, 2017-present.

Research Interests

Dr. Caulfield’s primary focus is on patient care in the acute hospital setting. He is skilled in ultrasound techniques with a specific interest in teaching and bedside procedures. He enjoys teaching medical students and residents with monthly lectures as well as bedside teaching on the wards.

Bibliography

Caulfield CA, Stephens J. Things We Do for No Reason: Hospitalization for the Evaluation of Patients with Low-Risk Chest Pain. J Hosp Med. 2018 Apr;13(4):277-279. doi: 10.12788/jhm.2939

Caulfield CA, Stephens J, Sharalaya Z, Laux JP, Moore C, Jonas DE, Liles EA. Patients Discharged from Emergency Department after Referral for Hospitalist Admission. Amer J Manag Care. 2018 Mar; 24(3): 152-156.

Caulfield C, Stephens J, Sharalaya Z, Laux J, Jonas D, Liles EA. Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients Discharged from the Emergency Department After Referral for Hospitalist Admission [abstract]. J Gen Intern Med. 2016;31(suppl 2):S153.

Dancel R, Liles EA, Caulfield C, Lamba J. Creation and Growth of a Hospitalist-Led Medicine Procedure Service: A 2-Year Experience [abstract]. J Hosp Med. 2016;11(suppl 1)

Caulfield C, Stephens J, Sharalaya Z, Laux J, Jonas D, Liles EA. Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients Discharged from the Emergency Department After Referral for Hospitalist Admission [abstract]. J Hosp Med. 2016;11(suppl 1).

Liles Jr. EA, McWilliams A, Steuerwald M, Venkatesh K, Caulfield C, Weeks J. Evaluation of Acute Coronary Syndrome Risk by Hospitalists to Expedite Discharge of Low Risk Patients. Journal of Academic Hospital Medicine. 2015, 7 (1).

McWilliams A, Steuerwald M, Venkatesh K, Caulfield C, Weeks J, Liles EA. Evaluation of Acute Coronary Syndrome Risk by Hospitalists to Expedite Discharge of Low Risk Patients. J Acad Hosp Med. 2015.

Stephens J, Caulfield C, Liles EA, Sharalaya Z, Jonas D. Pilot Study of Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients Discharged from the ED After Referral for Hospitalist Admission [abstract]. J Hosp Med. 2015;10(suppl 2).

McWilliams A, Caulfield C, Weeks J, Liles EA, Kirsch J. A Clinical Decision Aid for Hospitalists: Safe Discharge Assessment for Low Risk Chest Pain Admissions [abstract]. J Gen Intern Med. 2012;27(suppl 2):S511.

French CA, Fletcher JA, Cibas ES, Caulfield C, Allard P, Kroll TG. Molecular detection of PPARgamma rearrangements and thyroid carcinoma in preoperative fine-needle aspiration biopsies. Endocr Pathol. 2008;19(3):166-174.

Links to news articles & podcasts

The Frontlines of Care Are Changing at UNC Medical Center

https://www.med.unc.edu/medicine/news/dept-news/2017/the-frontlines-of-medical-care-are-changing-at-unc-medical-center-1

Hospitalists Identify Unnecessary Practice for Low-Risk Chest Pain

https://www.med.unc.edu/medicine/news/dept-news/2018/hospitalists-identify-unnecessary-practice-for-low-risk-chest-pain

Recognitions and honors

Academy of Educators, Faculty Fellow, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 2016-present

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