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Erika E. Ramsdale, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-5823

Administrative: (585) 275-0394

Fax: (585) 273-1042

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MD | University of Kansas School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2009 - 06/30/2013
Fellowship in Hematology & Oncology at University of Chicago Medical Center

07/01/2007 - 06/30/2009
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Chicago Medical Center

07/01/2006 - 06/30/2007
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Chicago Medical Center

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Hartford Foundation Center of Excellence Scholar

American Society of Clinical Oncology Merit Award

Resident Teaching Award, University of Chicago

2003 - 2004
Post-Sophomore Fellowship in Pathology

Russell J. Eilers Scholarship, University of Kansas School of Medicine

Clendening Fellowship in History and Philosophy of Medicine

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Clinical Trials

Decreasing Polypharmacy in Older Adults With Curable Cancers: a Pilot Cluster-randomized Trial

Lead Researcher: Erika E Ramsdale

This is a single-site cluster-randomized trial to assess efficacy and implementation outcomes of deprescribing interventions in 72 older adults with polypharmacy (PP) and curable cancers initiating chemotherapy. Oncologists (as the cluster) will enroll 6 patients each and will be randomized to either a pharmacist-led deprescribing intervention or patient education intervention. Initial focus groups with oncologists, nurses, pharmacists, primary care physicians, and patients will provide data for initial adaptations to the pharmacist-led intervention arm, and 8 patients will be enrolled as a pre-trial cohort to further refine and adapt the pharmacist-led intervention.

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Journal Articles

Jensen-Battaglia M, Mohammed M, Loh KP, Wells M, Tylock R, Ramsdale E, Canin B, Geer J, O'Rourke MA, Liu JJ, Seplaki CL, Mohile SG, Wildes TM. "Modifiable fall risk factors among older adults with advanced cancer: Secondary analysis of a cluster-randomized clinical trial." Journal of geriatric oncology.. 2023 Oct 26; 14(8):101650. Epub 2023 Oct 26.

Ramsdale E, Malhotra A, Holmes HM, Zubkoff L, Wang J, Mohile S, Norton SA, Duberstein PR. "Emotional barriers and facilitators of deprescribing for older adults with cancer and polypharmacy: a qualitative study." Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer.. 2023 Oct 17; 31(12):636. Epub 2023 Oct 17.

Melucci AD, Loria A, Aquina CT, McDonald G, Schymura MJ, Schiralli MP, Cupertino A, Temple LK, Ramsdale E, Fleming FJ. "New Onset Geriatric Syndromes and One-year Outcomes Following Elective Gastrointestinal Cancer Surgery." Annals of surgery.. 2023 Oct 2; Epub 2023 Oct 02.