William Ben Cutrer, M.D.



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Faculty Appointments
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education Professor of Pediatrics Professor of Anesthesiology
M.Ed., University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OhioM.D., Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KentuckyB.A., Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Texas
Office Address
5119 Doctor's Office Tower, 2200 Children's Way
Nashville, TN 37232
Research Keywords
Medical Education; Clinical Reasoning; Medical Errors; Quality Outcomes and Improvement
Cutrer WB, Ehrenfeld JM. Protocolization, Standardization and the Need for Adaptive Expertise in our Medical Systems [editorial]. J Med Syst. 2017 Nov 11/9/2017; 41(12): 200. PMID: 29124469, PII: 10.1007/s10916-017-0852-y, DOI: 10.1007/s10916-017-0852-y, ISSN: 1573-689X.

Favreau MA, Tewksbury L, Lupi C, Cutrer WB, Jokela JA, Yarris LM, . Constructing a Shared Mental Model for Faculty Development for the Core Entrustable Professional Activities for Entering Residency. Acad Med. 2017 Jun; 92(6): 759-64. PMID: 28557935, PII: 00001888-201706000-00030, DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000001511, ISSN: 1938-808X.

Lomis KD, Russell RG, Davidson MA, Fleming AE, Pettepher CC, Cutrer WB, Fleming GM, Miller BM. Competency milestones for medical students: Design, implementation, and analysis at one medical school. Med Teach [print-electronic]. 2017 May; 39(5): 494-504. PMID: 28281837, DOI: 10.1080/0142159X.2017.1299924, ISSN: 1466-187X.

Cutrer WB, Miller B, Pusic MV, Mejicano G, Mangrulkar RS, Gruppen LD, Hawkins RE, Skochelak SE, Moore DE. Fostering the Development of Master Adaptive Learners: A Conceptual Model to Guide Skill Acquisition in Medical Education. Acad Med. 2017 Jan; 92(1): 70-5. PMID: 27532867, DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000001323, ISSN: 1938-808X.

Ehrenfeld JM, Spickard WA, Cutrer WB. Medical Student Contributions In The Workplace: Can We Put a Value on Priceless?. J Med Syst [print-electronic]. 2016 May; 40(5): 128. PMID: 27079577, PII: 10.1007/s10916-016-0494-5, DOI: 10.1007/s10916-016-0494-5, ISSN: 1573-689X.

Fleming GM, Simmons JH, Xu M, Gesell SB, Brown RF, Cutrer WB, Gigante J, Cooper WO. A facilitated peer mentoring program for junior faculty to promote professional development and peer networking. Acad Med. 2015 Jun; 90(6): 819-26. PMID: 25830537, PMCID: PMC4446138, DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000705, ISSN: 1938-808X.

Cutrer WB, Sullivan WM, Fleming AE. Educational strategies for improving clinical reasoning. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2013 Oct; 43(9): 248-57. PMID: 24070582, PII: S1538-5442(13)00094-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.cppeds.2013.07.005, ISSN: 1538-3199.

Agarwal HS, Wolfram KB, Slayton JM, Saville BR, Cutrer WB, Bichell DP, Harris ZL, Barr FE, Deshpande JK. Template of patient-specific summaries facilitates education and outcomes in paediatric cardiac surgery units. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg [print-electronic]. 2013 Oct; 17(4): 704-9. PMID: 23832839, PMCID: PMC3781805, PII: ivt293, DOI: 10.1093/icvts/ivt293, ISSN: 1569-9285.

Cutrer WB, Castro D, Roy KM, Turner TL. Use of an expert concept map as an advance organizer to improve understanding of respiratory failure. Med Teach. 2011; 33(12): 1018-26. PMID: 22225439, DOI: 10.3109/0142159X.2010.531159, ISSN: 1466-187X.