4860 Y St.
Sacramento, CA 95817
UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Princeton, New Jersey
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
San Francisco, California
Health Services Research Fellow
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1989
American Academy of Pediatrics
American College of Physicians
American Public Health Association
Society of General Internal Medicine
Honors and Awards:
UC Davis School of Medicine Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring, 2000
Select Recent Publications:
Friedman B, Berdahl T, Simpson LA, McCormick MC, Owens PL, Andrews R, Romano PS. Annual report on health care for children and youth in the United States: focus on trends in hospital use and quality. Acad Pediatr. 2011 Jul-Aug;11(4):263-79. Epub 2011 Jun 2.
Cevasco M, Borzecki AM, Chen Q, Zrelak PA, Shin M, Romano PS, Itani KM, Rosen AK. Positive predictive value of the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator "Postoperative Sepsis": implications for practice and policy. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jun;212(6):954-61. Epub 2011 Apr 7.
Zrelak PA, Sadeghi B, Utter GH, Baron R, Tancredi DJ, Geppert JJ, Romano PS. Positive predictive value of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Indicator for central line-related bloodstream infection (
Utter GH, Borzecki AM, Rosen AK, Zrelak PA, Sadeghi B, Baron R, Cuny J, Kaafarani HM, Geppert JJ, Romano PS. Designing an abstraction instrument: lessons from efforts to validate the AHRQ patient safety indicators. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2011 Jan;37(1):20-8.
Yasmeen S, Xing G, Morris C, Chlebowski RT, Romano PS. Comorbidities and mammography use interact to explain racial/ethnic disparities in breast cancer stage at diagnosis. Cancer. 2011 Jul 15;117(14):3252-61. doi: 10.1002/cncr.25857.
Press MJ, Silber JH, Rosen AK, Romano PS, Itani KM, Zhu J, Wang Y, Even-Shoshan O, Halenar MJ, Volpp KG. The impact of resident duty hour reform on hospital readmission rates among Medicare beneficiaries. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Apr;26(4):405-11. Epub 2010 Nov 6.
Shaikh U, Nettiksimmons J, Romano P. Pediatric obesity management in rural clinics in California and the role of telehealth in distance education. J Rural Health. 2011 Summer;27(3):263-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-0361.2010.00335.x. Epub 2010 Oct 1.
White RH, Garcia M, Sadeghi B, Tancredi DJ, Zrelak P, Cuny J, Sama P, Gammon H, Schmaltz S, Romano PS. Evaluation of the predictive value of ICD-9-CM coded administrative data for venous thromboembolism in the United States. Thromb Res. 2010 Jul;126(1):61-7. Epub 2010 Apr 28.
Utter GH, Cuny J, Sama P, Silver MR, Zrelak PA, Baron R, Drösler SE, Romano PS. Detection of postoperative respiratory failure: how predictive is the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Patient Safety Indicator? J Am Coll Surg. 2010 ep;211(3):347-354.e1-29. Epub 2010 Jul 13.
Li Z, Carlisle DM, Marcin JP, Castellanos LR, Romano PS, Young JN, Amsterdam EA. Impact of public reporting on access to coronary artery bypass surgery: the California Outcomes Reporting Program. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Apr;89(4):1131-8.