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Thomas Ciesielski, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Associate Program Director, Curriculum Development

Director, Preliminary and Neurology Track

GME Medical Director, Patient Safety and Quality Education and CLER Program Development


Areas of Clinical Interest

  • Patient Safety


Internal Medicine -- Certified


Medical Education

  • B.S.: University of Puget Sound, 2005
  • Medical Degree: Oregon Health & Science University, 2010
  • Residency: Washington University in St. Louis/Barnes Jewish Hospital, 2013
  • Chief Residency: Barnes-Jewish/Washington University, 2014


Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital




  • Doyle KP; Suchland KL; Ciesielski TM; Lessov NS; Grandy DK; Scanlan TS; Stenzel-Poore MP. Novel Thyroxine Derivatives, Thyronamine and 3-iodothyronamine, Induce Transient Hypothermia and Marked Neuroprotection Against Stroke Injury.  Stroke 2007:38:2569-2576.
  • Stevens SL, Ciesielski TMP, Marsh BJ, Yang T, Homen DS, Boule J, Lessov NS, Simon RP and Stenzel-Poore MP. Toll-like receptor 9: a new target of ischemic preconditioning in the brain. J. Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism 2008 May; 28(5):1040-7
  • Doyle KP, Yang T, Lessov NS, Ciesielski TM, Stevens SL, Simon RP, King JS, Stenzel-Poore MP. Nasal administration of osteopontin mimetics confers neuroprotection in stroke. J Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism 2008 Jun; 28(6):1235-48


Book Chapters

  • Ciesielski, T. “Basics of effective sign-out.” In TM De Fer, E Knoche, G LaRossa, and H Sateia. The Intern Survival Guide. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia. Fourth edition, 2013.
  • Ciesielski, T, Fraser V. “Introduction.” The Washington Manual of Patient Safety and Quality Improvement (in progress).
  • Ciesielski, T. “Preventable Harms.” The Washington Manual of Patient Safety and Quality Improvement (in progress).

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