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Teryl K. Nuckols, MD

Vice Chair, Clinical Research

Director, Division of General Internal Medicine

Teryl K. Nuckols, MD

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Blvd
Ste 113
Los AngelesCA
90048

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310-423-2760

Teryl K. Nuckols, MD

Vice Chair, Clinical Research

Director, Division of General Internal Medicine

  • General Internal Medicine

Teryl Nuckols, MD, studies quality of care: How do you measure it, how do you improve it, and what does it cost? She developed the Quality-Cost Framework, which describes how quality of care can influence costs. She has developed measures of quality of care and surgical appropriateness for carpal tunnel syndrome and degenerative lumbar scoliosis. She co-led a project that involved implementing an inpatient fall-prevention program and evaluating effectiveness and net costs. On behalf of policymakers in California and Australia, she has evaluated clinical practice guidelines related to occupational health conditions and the use of opioids for chronic pain. She has conducted modeling analyses and systematic reviews of the cost and effectiveness of quality improvement interventions. More recently, she has led an evaluation of the Medicare Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, including its effects on mortality, return to the community following hospitalization, and healthcare utilization. Dr. Nuckols has been published in numerous journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, JAMA Internal Medicine, the Journal of Hospital Medicine, the Journal of General Internal Medicine, Health Services Research and Medical Care. She has given lectures and public testimony on a variety of topics to policymakers and academic audiences. She is jointly appointed as a health services researcher at the RAND Corporation.

  • Undergraduate: Cornell University, 1989
  • Medical School: University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, 1997
  • Residency: UCLA, 2001
  • Master's: UCLA, 2003
  • Fellowship: UCLA, 2003

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