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Search Program Faculty/Research

Paula K. Shireman, M.D.

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Dr. Paula Shireman's research team focuses on health care delivery and developing sustainable, patient-centered care pathways. We use frailty, functional status and social risk factors to develop predictive models of outcomes in surgery patients. We incorporate simulation and economic analysis into care pathway design using medical informatics, natural language processing and US Census Bureau data to influence local care and national policies. 

Selected Publications

Woo K, Rathbun J, Lipsitz EC, Shireman PK. Field Testing for the Critical Limb Ischemia Cost Measure J Vasc Surg 2018 Jun;67(6):1933 

Lipsitz EC, Woo K, Rathbun J, Shireman PK. Constructing cost measure for Critical Limb Ischemia J Vasc Surg 2018 May;67(5):1627 

Schmidt S, Shay, LA, Saygin, C, Wan, HD, Schulz, K, Clark RA, Shireman PK. Improving pilot project application and review processes: A novel application of lean six sigma in translational science J Clin Transl Sci, in press 2018 

Halpern VJ, Shireman PK, Woo K, Rathbun J, Johnson B. What is an Advanced Alternative Payment Model? J Vasc Surg 2017 Oct;66(4):1299-1299. 

Schmidt S, Goros M, Parsons HM, Saygin C, Wan HD, Shireman PK, Gelfond JA. Improving initiation and tracking of research projects at an Academic Health Center: A case study Eval Health Prof 2017 Sep;40(3):372-79.

Shireman PK, Rasmussen TE, Jaramillo CA, Pugh MJ. VA vascular injury study (VAVIS): VA-DoD extremity injury outcomes collaboration. BMC Surg 2015 Feb;3(15):1-13.


Department of Surgery
Department of Microbiology, Immunology& Molecular Genetics

Co-PI, Institute for Integration of Medicine & Science (CTSA award)
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
South Texas Veterans Health Care System


M.B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 2018

M.S., Clinical Investigation, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2004

M.D., Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, 1990

B.S., Nutrition Science, Purdue University, 1986


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