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Paul Cornia, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (DOM)
Director, VA Hospitalist Service and Preoperative Medicine Consult Clinic

Education & Training

MD, Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, 1992-1996
Residency in Internal Medicine, University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, Seattle, WA, 1996-1999
Chief Residency in Medicine, Seattle VA Medical Center, Seattle, WA, 1999-2000

Professional Interests

Perioperative medicine
Catheter-associated urinary tract infection
Diabetic foot infection


Alpha Omega Alpha, 1996
Robert Petersdorf Award, 2011

Selected Publications

Cornia PB, Amory JK, Fraser S, Saint S, Lipsky BA. Computer-based order entry decreases duration of indwelling urinary catheterization in hospitalized patients. Am J Med. 2003; 114 (5):404-7.
Cornia PB, Lipsky BA, Dhaliwal G, Saint S. Red snapper or Crab? N Engl J Med 2004; 350: 1443-8.
Cornia PB, Lipsky BA, Saint S, Gonzales R. Nothing to cough at. N Engl J Med. 2007; 357: 1432-7.
Cornia PB, Hersh AL, Lipsky BA, Newman TB, Gonzales R. Does this coughing adolescent or adult patient have pertussis? JAMA. 2010; 304(8): 890-6.
Lipsky BA, Berendt AR, Cornia PB et al. Executive summary: 2012 IDSA Clinical Practice Guideline for The Diagnosis and Treatment of Diabetic Foot Infections. Clin Infect Dis. 2012; 54(12): 1679-84.