Cecelia N. Theobald, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Faculty Appointments
Assistant Professor of Medicine
M.P.H., Public Health, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TennesseeM.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VirginiaB.S., University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia
Office Address
Medical Center East
North Tower, 7th Floor Suite IV
1215 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37232
Theobald CN, Resnick MJ, Spain T, Dittus RS, Roumie CL. A multifaceted quality improvement strategy reduces the risk of catheter-associated urinary tract infection. Int J Qual Health Care. 2017 Aug 8/1/2017; 29(4): 564-70. PMID: 28633453, PII: 3869518, DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzx073, ISSN: 1464-3677.

Theobald CN, Choma NN, Ehrenfeld JM, Russ S, Kripalani S. Effect of a Handover Tool on Efficiency of Care and Mortality for Interhospital Transfers. J Hosp Med. 2017 Jan; 12(1): 23-8. PMID: 28125823, ISSN: 1553-5606.

Young E, Stickrath C, McNulty MC, Calderon AJ, Chapman E, Gonzalo JD, Kuperman EF, Lopez M, Smith CJ, Sweigart JR, Theobald CN, Burke RE. Internal Medicine Residents' Perceived Responsibility for Patients at Hospital Discharge: A National Survey. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 Dec; 31(12): 1490-5. PMID: 27629784, PMCID: PMC5130960, PII: 10.1007/s11606-016-3855-3, DOI: 10.1007/s11606-016-3855-3, ISSN: 1525-1497.

Bregman J, Iams W, Theobald C. Urethral Trauma After Foley Catheter Placement: A Teachable Moment. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Nov 11/1/2016; 176(11): 1606-7. PMID: 27654098, PII: 2553297, DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.5438, ISSN: 2168-6114.

Iams W, Heck J, Kapp M, Leverenz D, Vella M, Szentirmai E, Valerio-Navarrete I, Theobald C, Goggins K, Flemmons K, Sponsler K, Penrod C, Kleinholz P, Brady D, Kripalani S. A Multidisciplinary Housestaff-Led Initiative to Safely Reduce Daily Laboratory Testing. Acad Med. 2016 Jun; 91(6): 813-20. PMID: 27028031, DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000001149, ISSN: 1938-808X.

Lu LX, Payne M, Theobald CN. Education and imaging. Gastroenterology: Diaphragmatic herniation and pancreatitis. J. Gastroenterol. Hepatol. 2015 Apr; 30(4): 653. PMID: 25776960, DOI: 10.1111/jgh.12880, ISSN: 1440-1746.

Leak C, Goggins K, Schildcrout JS, Theobald C, Donato KM, Bell SP, Schnelle J, Kripalani S, . Effect of Health Literacy on Research Follow-Up. J Health Commun. 2015; 20 Suppl 2: 83-91. PMID: 26513035, PMCID: PMC4706551, DOI: 10.1080/10810730.2015.1058442, ISSN: 1087-0415.

Kripalani S, Theobald CN, Anctil B, Vasilevskis EE. Reducing hospital readmission rates: current strategies and future directions. Annu. Rev. Med [print-electronic]. 2014; 65: 471-85. PMID: 24160939, PMCID: PMC4104507, DOI: 10.1146/annurev-med-022613-090415, ISSN: 1545-326X.

Theobald CN, Stover DG, Choma NN, Hathaway J, Green JK, Peterson NB, Sponsler KC, Vasilevskis EE, Kripalani S, Sergent J, Brown NJ, Denny JC. The effect of reducing maximum shift lengths to 16 hours on internal medicine interns' educational opportunities. Acad Med. 2013 Apr; 88(4): 512-8. PMID: 23425987, PMCID: PMC3638874, DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e318285800f, ISSN: 1938-808X.

Kripalani S, Roumie CL, Dalal AK, Cawthon C, Businger A, Eden SK, Shintani A, Sponsler KC, Harris LJ, Theobald C, Huang RL, Scheurer D, Hunt S, Jacobson TA, Rask KJ, Vaccarino V, Gandhi TK, Bates DW, Williams MV, Schnipper JL, . Effect of a pharmacist intervention on clinically important medication errors after hospital discharge: a randomized trial. Ann. Intern. Med. 2012 Jul 7/3/2012; 157(1): 1-10. PMID: 22751755, PMCID: PMC3575734, PII: 1206684, DOI: 10.7326/0003-4819-157-1-201207030-00003, ISSN: 1539-3704.