Thad E. Abrams, MD, MPH


Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine  - General Internal Medicine
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Information

Office: Building 42 VAMC
Iowa City, IA 52242
Office Phone: 319-158-7618



BA, Luther College, Decorah, IA
MD, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
MS, Clinical Investigation, University of Iowa College of Public Health, Iowa City, IA

Residency, Internal Medicine-Psychiatry, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
Fellowship, VA Medical Center, Iowa City, IA
Fellowship, General Internal Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Licensure and Certifications

Iowa Medical License Iowa Board of Medicine
Psychiatry American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Internal Medicine American Board of Internal Medicine

Selected Publications

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Kumar N, Liang D, Comellas A, Abrams T.  Satellite based PM concentrations and its application to COPD in Cleveland.  Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology.  2013. 23(6):637-46.

Moores K, Gilchrist B, Carnahan B, Abrams T.  A Systematic Review of Validated Methods for Identifying Pancreatitis Using Administrative and Claims Data.  Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety.  2012. S1(194-202).

Abrams T, Vaughan-Sarrazin M, Vander Weg M.  Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and the Effect of Existing Psychiatric Comorbidity on Subsequent Mortality.  Psychosomatics.  2011. 52(5):441-449.

Abrams T, Vaughan-Sarrazin M, Fan V, Kaboli P.  Geographic isolation and the risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-related mortality: a cohort study.  Annals of Internal Medicine.  2011. 155(2):80-88.

Abrams T, Vaughan-Sarrazin M, Rosenthal G.  Influence of psychiatric comorbidity on surgical mortality.  Archives of Surgery.  2010 October. 

Abrams T, Vaughan-Sarrazin M, Kaboli P.  Mortality and Revascularization Following Admission for Acute Myocardial Infarction: Implication for Rural Veterans.  J Rural Health.  2010 August. 26(1):310-317.

Abrams T, Vaughan-Sarrazin M, Rosenthal G.  Preexisting Cormbid Psychiatric Conditions and Mortality in Nonsurgical Intensive Care Patients.  American Journal of Critical Care.  2010. 19(3):241-249.

Anderson J, Shroff D, Curtis A, Eldridge N, Cannon K, Karnani R, Abrams T, Kaboli P.  The veterans affairs shift change physician-to-physician handoff project.  The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.  2010. 36(2):62-71.

Abrams T, Vaughan-Sarrazin M, Rosenthal G.  Psychiatric comorbidity and mortality after acute myocardial infarction.  Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes.  2009. 2(3):213-20.

Abrams T, Vaughan-Sarrazin M, Rosenthal G.  Variations in the associations between psychiatric comorbidity and hospital mortality according to the method of identifying psychiatric diagnoses.  J Gen Intern Med.  2008. 23(3):317-22.

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