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Mucio Kit Delgado, MD

Mucio Kit Delgado, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Delgado is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Emergency Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Emergency Medicine, 2010

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Columbia University
Residency: Stanford University Medical Center

Memberships

Academy Health, National American College of Emergency Physicians, National National Association of EMS Physicians, National Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, National Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research, National Society for Medical Decision Making, National The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines For Prescribing Opioids for Acute Pain, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Delgado is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

M. Kit Delgado, MD, MS, is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology and a practicing trauma center emergency physician. He leads the Behavioral Science & Analytics For Injury Reduction (BeSAFIR) lab, which applies data science and behavioral economics for preventing injuries and for improving acute care. BeSAFIR has three complementary lines of research:

1) Development and testing of interventions for preventing motor vehicle crashes from distracted and alcohol-impaired driving by leveraging smartphone technology and insights from behavioral economics. This work includes partnerships with large U.S. auto-insurers.

2) Development and testing of health system interventions for promoting opioid stewardship for acute pain management and for facilitating the treatment of patients with opioid use disorder in the emergency department. Dr. Delgado currently leads the Acute Pain Workgroup of the University Pennsylvania Health System Opioid Task Force.

3) Analysis of large state and national datasets of emergency department encounters to elucidate opportunities to improve emergency and trauma care and to prevent injuries.

Dr. Delgado's work is funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality. He is a Senior Scholar in the Center Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB), a Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) Senior Fellow, and a faculty member in the Center for Emergency Care Policy and Research (CECPR), the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE), the Penn Injury Science Center (PISC), and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP). He currently serves on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Committee on Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Acute Pain. He has previously served as a member of the NASEM Committee on Accelerating Progress to Reduce Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities. He received his M.D. from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and his M.S. in Health Services Research from Stanford University.

Selected Publications:

Lowenstein, M, Grande, D, Delgado, MK: Opioid Prescribing Limits for Acute Pain - Striking the Right Balance New England Journal of Medicine 379 (6): 504-506,2018.

Delgado MK, Huang Y, Meisel ZF, Hennessy S, Yokell M, Polsky D, Perrone J: National Variation in Opioid Prescribing and Risk of Prolonged Use for Opioid-Naive Patients Treated in the Emergency Department for Ankle Sprains Annals of Emergency Medicine 72 (4): 389-400,2018.

McDonald, CC, Ward, K, Huang, Y, Wiebe, DJ, Delgado, MK: Novel smartphone-based measures of cell phone use while driving in a sample of newly licensed adolescent drivers. Health Education & Behavior 46 (1): 10-14,2018.

Delgado, MK, McDonald, CC, Winston, FK, Halpern, DC, Buttenheim, AM, Setubal, C, Huang, Y, Saulsgiver, KA, Lee, YC: Attitudes on Technological, Social, and Behavioral Economic Strategies to Reduce Cellphone Use While Driving in Teens Traffic Injury Prevention 19 (6): 569-76,2018.

Kaufman, EJ, Ertefaie, A, Small, D, Delgado, MK: Comparative Effectiveness of Initial Treatment at a Trauma Center vs. Neurosurgery-capable Non-Trauma Center for Patients with Severe, Isolated Head Injury Journal of the American College of Surgeons 226 (5): 741-751,2018.

Delgado, MK, Shofer, FS, Patel, MS, Halpern, SD, Edwards, C, Meisel, ZF, Perrone, J: Association between electronic medical record implementation of default opioid prescription quantities on prescribing behavior in two emergency departments Journal of General Internal Medicine 33 (4): 409-411,2018.

Delgado, MK, Yokell, MA, Staudenmayer, KL, Spain, DA, Hernandez-Boussard, Tina, Wang, NE: Factors associated with the disposition of severely injured patients initially seen at non–trauma center emergency departments: disparities by insurance status. JAMA Surgery 149 (5): 422-30,2014.

Newgard, CD, Yang, Z, Nishijima, D, McConnell, KJ, Trent, SA, Holmes, JF, Daya, M, Mann, NC, Hsia, RY, Rea, TD, Wang, NE, Staudenmayer, K, Delgado, MK: Cost-effectiveness of field trauma triage among injured adults served by emergency medical services Journal of the American College of Surgeons 222 (6): 1125-37,2016.

Delgado, MK, Wang, NE, Owens, DK, Weir, SM, Goldhaber-Fiebert, JD: Cost-effectiveness of helicopter versus ground emergency medical services for trauma scene transport in the United States. Annals of Emergency Medicine 62 (4): 351-364.e19,2013.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Emergency Medicine
933 Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Drive

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 746-8256
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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