Alan Kubey, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

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Alan Kubey, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Education

Medical School

Doctor of Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Philadelphia, PA - 2013

Residency

Internal Medicine Residency, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, MN

Publications

  • Barger L., Flynn-Evans E., Kubey A., Walsh L., Ronda J., Wang W., Wright Jr. K., Czeisler C.: Prevalence of sleep deficiency and use of hypnotic drugs in astronauts before, during, and after spaceflight: an observational study. Lancet Neurology 13.9: 904-12, 2014.
  • Brainard G., Hanifin J., Warfield B., Stone M., James M., Ayers M., Kubey A., Byrne B., Rollag M.: Short-wavelength enrichment of polychromatic light enhances human melatonin suppression potency. Journal of Pineal Research 58.3: 352-61, 2015.
  • Flynn-Evans E., Barger L., Kubey A., Sullivan J., Czeisler C.: Circadian misalignment affects sleep and medication use before and during spaceflight. Nature Partner Journals Microgravity 2: 1-6, 2016.
  • Nordhues H., Haddox C., Kashiwagi D., Kubey A.: ‘RED’ groups: a bottom-up approach to wellness. The Clinical Teacher 16.4: 420-422, 2019.
  • Li J.*, Nandiraju D., Jabbour S., Kubey A.: Pancytopenia and Lymphoid Organ Hyperplasia in a Patient with Graves’ Disease and Response to Antithyroid Drug Therapy. AACE Clinical Case Reports. 5.6: e388-392, 2019.

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Board Certification

Internal Medicine
Mayo Clinic Quality Fellow: Bronze Level Certification

Awards

2013 Commencement Speaker (selected by classmates), Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University
2014 Internal Medicine Residency “Star of the Week,” Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
2014 “CoDE (Connect Design Enable) Innovation Grant” award, Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation
2015 “The Garage at Mayo Clinic,” inaugural innovation funding and support, Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation
2017 Top prize with grant award, “Dragon’s Lair Competition” annual national American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting innovation competition
2018 Top 25 Teacher, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Department of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University
2018 Teacher of the Year Award, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Department of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University
2019 Thomas Nasca, MD Award for Distinguished Teaching and Dedication to Student Medical Education, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University
2019 Thomas Jefferson University Award for Outstanding Teaching, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University
2019 Attending Teaching Award, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Department of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University
2019 Top 25 Teacher, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Department of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University
2019 Education Honor Roll, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University

Research & Clinical Interest

Thomas Jefferson University

  • Admission Communication Quality Improvement Project – IRB-approved pilot study complete with significant increase in subjective provider satisfaction and promising patient safety trends including reduced RRT and ICU transfers within 24 hours of admission, 30-day readmission, mortality, and length of stay; broader implementation planning is on-going (2016-Present)
  • Immunosuppressive Lab Draw Timing Quality Improvement Project – IRB-approved data collection and analysis is on-going; preliminary data suggests significant increase in appropriately-timed lab draws (2017-Present)
  • Inpatient Electrolyte Repletion Quality Improvement Project – pilot proposal under review for pre-post study; initial estimates suggest the intervention can improve patient comfort, reduce lab draws and save Thomas Jefferson University Hospital ~$200-400K annually (2017-Present)
  • Inpatient Sleep Enhancement Quality Improvement Project – IRB-approved pilot study complete with trends toward improved patient sleep time and fewer overnight disturbances and significant improvement in patient sleep efficiency; planning for broader pre-post trial is on-going (2017-Present)

Mayo Clinic

  • “DELTA” – created CDSS and algorithm to help clinicians discover distressing or positive trends in their patients (2012-2018)
  •  “PRUDENCE” – developed algorithmic-based tool to reduce outpatient medication cost – saving patients to date 88% ($5,500 per patient per year) on average; IRB-approved prospective trial presently enrolling patients (2014-Present)
  • “CLARITY” – randomized study of high-value care delivery intervention showing trend toward improved high-value care delivery, significant reduction in mortality, and trend toward improved cost knowledge (2014-2016)
  • “FIAT LUX” – IRB-approved study of resident physician light exposure and cognitive and physical performance, subjective sleepiness, and mood outcomes (2015-2018)