Dr. DeLisle

Sylvain DeLisle, M.D., M.B.A., C.M.

Sylvain DeLisle, M.D., M.B.A., C.M.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Chief of Staff for performance improvement, Baltimore VA Medical Center

Department: Division
Medicine: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Special Interests: Intensive Care Pulmonary Physiology
Medical Degree: McGill University
Residency: Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University
Fellowship: McGill University, Pulmonary Medicine; University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Critical Care
Certification: Internal Medicine; Pulmonary Diseases; Critical Care Medicine


Dr. DeLisle uses systematic process-of-care analysis and medical informatics to deploy scientific evidence to the point-of-care. He is interested in measuring how informatics tools can improve patient safety and health outcomes. In particular, he leads a team that designs novel software tools that introduce decision support at the time of medication order entry. Health and economic outcomes of these tools are measured through the development and the query of large clinical, laboratory and administrative databases. Dr. DeLisle is the Principal Investigator of a research program that use those same databases for the purpose of bioterrorism surveillance. Dr. DeLisle is a member of the VA Medical Advisory Panel, a group of 11 physicians that directly help manage the VA National Formulary.

Current Positions:

  • Associate Chief of Staff, Performance Improvement, VA Maryland Health Care System

Research Interests:

The use of medical informatics to:

  • optimize outpatient drug utilization

  • detect aberrant patterns of care using IT strategies

  • Current Grant Support:

    • 2003 - 2004 NIH Training Grant in Clinical Pharmacology, (support for N. Stone, M.D.)

    • 2003 - 2006 Veterans Administration Merit Review: "A Regional Syndromic Surveillance Project Using Veteran's Health Administration Ambulatory Care Data", 2003-2006 (as project P.I.)


    • M.D. McGill University, Montreal, Canada (1983)

    • M.B.A. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (2001)

    • House Staff Training: McGill University, Montreal, PQ, Canada (1986)

    • Fellowship Training: Pulmonary Medicine: McGill University, Montreal, Canada (1988); Critical Care Medicine: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (1990)

    • Research Training: Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (1992-96)

    Current Rank: Associate Professor of Medicine and Physiology

    Contact Information:
    1-800-373-4111 (physicians only)
    1-800-492-5538 (patients only)
    1-410-328-8919 (news media only)

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