Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2019 Web Exclusive. Annals On Call - C difficile: The Most Common Health Care-Associated Infection in the United StatesAnnals of Internal Medicine.  170:OC1. 2019
2019 Annals On Call - Statins for Primary Prevention: Finding the BalanceAnnals of Internal Medicine.  170:OC1. 2019
2019 Annals On Call - Outcomes of Patients Discharged With AnemiaAnnals of Internal Medicine.  170:OC1. 2019
2019 Annals On Call - Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Spectrum of DisordersAnnals of Internal Medicine.  170:OC1. 2019
2019 Annals On Call - Estimating Stroke Risk in Atrial FibrillationAnnals of Internal Medicine.  170:OC1. 2019
2019 Web Exclusive. Annals On Call - Weighing the Potential Benefits and Harms of E-CigarettesAnnals of Internal Medicine.  170:OC1. 2019
2019 Web Exclusive. Annals On Call - Understanding Gout PathophysiologyAnnals of Internal Medicine.  170:OC1. 2019
2019 Annals On Call - Diverticulitis: Myth Versus EvidenceAnnals of Internal Medicine.  170:OC1. 2019
2018 Annals On Call - Is This How It Is Supposed to Be?Annals of Internal Medicine.  169:OC1. 2018
2018 Annals On Call - Primary Aldosteronism: How Often Are We Missing It?Annals of Internal Medicine.  169:OC1. 2018
2018 Annals On Call - Improving Estimation of Cardiovascular RiskAnnals of Internal Medicine.  169:OC1. 2018
2018 Web Exclusive. Annals On Call - Diuretic ResistanceAnnals of Internal Medicine.  169:OC1. 2018
2018 Web Exclusive. Annals On Call - Diagnosing Sepsis: Untangling Confusion Around qSOFA and SIRSAnnals of Internal Medicine.  169:OC1. 2018
2018 World health organization guidelines on medicines for diabetes treatment intensification: Commentary from the American college of physicians high value care committeeAnnals of Internal Medicine.  169:398-400. 2018
2018 Pivot and Cluster: An Exercise in Clinical ReasoningJournal of General Internal Medicine.  33:226-230. 2018
2018 Analysis of the tonsillar microbiome in young adults with sore throat reveals a high relative abundance of Fusobacterium necrophorum with low diversityPLoS ONE.  13:e0189423. 2018
2017 Contextual influences of trainee characteristics and daily workload on trainee learning preferencesJournal of Hospital Medicine.  12:558-561. 2017
2017 Fusobacterium necrophorum tonsillitis with mild case of Lemierre's syndromeAnaerobe.  43:102-104. 2017
2017 Sensitivity for Diagnosing Group A Streptococcal Pharyngitis from Manufacturers is 10% Higher than Reported in Peer-Reviewed PublicationsSouthern Medical Journal.  110:59-64. 2017
2016 The ReplyAmerican Journal of Medicine.  129:e207-e208. 2016
2016 Practical Approach to Detection and Management of Chronic Kidney Disease for the Primary Care ClinicianAmerican Journal of Medicine.  129:153-162.e7. 2016
2016 Acute uncomplicated diverticulitis: What to do until we have better dataAnnals of Internal Medicine.  164:120-121. 2016
2015 Fusobacterium-Positive and Streptococcal-Positive PharyngitisAnnals of Internal Medicine.  162:877-878. 2015
2015 Fusobacterium-positive and streptococcal-positive pharyngitisAnnals of Internal Medicine.  162:877-878. 2015
2015 Sore Throat: Avoid Overcomplicating the UncomplicatedAnnals of Internal Medicine.  162:878. 2015
2015 Sore throat: Avoid overcomplicating the uncomplicatedAnnals of Internal Medicine.  162:878. 2015
2015 A history lessonNew England Journal of Medicine.  372:1360-1364. 2015
2015 Maintenance of certification: In responseAnnals of Internal Medicine.  162:80. 2015
2015 The clinical presentation of Fusobacterium-positive and streptococcal-positive pharyngitis in a university health clinic: A cross-sectional studyAnnals of Internal Medicine.  162:241-247. 2015
2014 Rapid Antigen Group A Streptococcus Test to Diagnose Pharyngitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-AnalysisPLoS ONE.  9. 2014
2014 Maintenance of certification: Beauty is in the eyes of the beholderAnnals of Internal Medicine.  161:226-227. 2014
2014 Diagnostic error in community-acquired pneumonia.Diagnosis (Berlin, Germany).  1:145. 2014
2014 Anchors awayJournal of General Internal Medicine.  29:1414-1418. 2014
2014 Teaching behaviors that define highest rated attending physicians: A study of the resident perspectiveMedical Teacher.  36:991-996. 2014
2013 When should patients seek care for sore throat?Annals of Internal Medicine.  159:636-637. 2013
2013 NSTEMI or not: A 59-year-old man with chest pain and troponin elevationJournal of General Internal Medicine.  28:583-590. 2013
2013 Antibiotics for sore throat patients-varied opinionsScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases.  45:176-178. 2013
2013 Attending physicians on ward roundsJournal of the American Medical Association.  309:341. 2013
2013 Formerly obese, now thin and confused: The utility of mnemonics in the approach to altered mental statusAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences.  346:499-502. 2013
2012 Using cognitive mapping to define key domains for successful attending rounds.Journal of General Internal Medicine.  27:1492-1498. 2012
2012 Using Cognitive Mapping to Define Key Domains for Successful Attending RoundsJournal of General Internal Medicine.  1-7. 2012
2012 Adolescent and adult pharyngitis: More than "strep throat"Archives of Internal Medicine -New Series-.  172:852-853. 2012
2012 A 60-year-old woman with chorea and weight lossJournal of General Internal Medicine.  27:747-751. 2012
2012 "Different strokes for different folks"Journal of Hospital Medicine.  7:258-261. 2012
2012 Using cognitive mapping to define key domains for successful attending rounds.Journal of General Internal Medicine.  27:1492-1498. 2012
2011 Adolescent pharyngitis: A review of bacterial causesClinical Pediatrics.  50:1091-1095. 2011
2011 Preparing for oral scientific and clinical vignette presentations.Journal of graduate medical education.  3:554-557. 2011
2011 Retainer medicine: An ethically legitimate form of practice that can improve primary careAnnals of Internal Medicine.  155:633-635. 2011
2011 Tried and true: A survey of successfully promoted academic hospitalistsJournal of Hospital Medicine.  6:411-415. 2011
2011 Evidence-based medicine training in a resource-poor country, the importance of leveraging personal and institutional relationshipsJournal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice.  17:644-650. 2011
2011 A middle-age woman with sudden onset dyspneaJournal of General Internal Medicine.  26:551-554. 2011
2011 Coagulase-negative staphylococcusoftentimes a virulent masqueraderNDT Plus.  4:81-82. 2011
2011 Avoiding sore throat morbidity and mortality: When is it not "just a sore throat?"American Family Physician.  83:26-28. 2011
2011 The need for mentors in the odyssey of the academic hospitalistJournal of Hospital Medicine.  6:1-2. 2011
2010 In search of...New England Journal of Medicine.  363:2249-2254. 2010
2010 Fusobacterium necrophorum bacteremic tonsillitis: 2 Cases and a review of the literatureAnaerobe.  16:626-628. 2010
2010 Clinical prediction rule for stratifying risk of pulmonary multidrug-resistant tuberculosisPLoS ONE.  5. 2010
2010 Re: Role of non-group A streptococci in acute pharyngitisJournal of the American Board of Family Medicine.  23:423. 2010
2010 Should we expand the pharyngitis paradigm for adolescents and young adults? ResponseAnnals of Internal Medicine.  152:478. 2010
2010 Hypercalcemia and acute renal failure in milk-alkali syndrome: A case reportJournal of Hospital Medicine.  5. 2010
2009 Expand the pharyngitis paradigm for adolescents and young adultsAnnals of Internal Medicine.  151:812-815. 2009
2009 Peritonsilar abscess requiring intensive care unit admission caused by group C and G Streptococcus: A case reportCases Journal.  2. 2009
2009 Do hospitalists improve quality?Archives of Internal Medicine -New Series-.  169:1351-1352. 2009
2009 Clinical practice guidelines and scientific evidence - ReplyJournal of the American Medical Association.  302:146-147. 2009
2009 Scholarship opportunities for trainees and clinician educators: Learning outcomes from a case report writing workshopJournal of General Internal Medicine.  24:398-401. 2009
2009 Reassessment of clinical practice guidelines: Go gently into that good nightJournal of the American Medical Association.  301:868-869. 2009
2008 Securing patient satisfaction.The virtual mentor : VM.  10:833-835. 2008
2008 Does interhospital transfer improve outcome of acute myocardial infarction? A propensity score analysis from the Cardiovascular Cooperative ProjectBMC Cardiovascular Disorders.  8. 2008
2008 Scurvy is still present in developed countriesJournal of General Internal Medicine.  23:1281-1284. 2008
2008 When is throat culture indicated for an adult with pharyngitis?Journal of Respiratory Diseases.  29:313. 2008
2008 Where should hospitalist programs be housed?Journal of General Internal Medicine.  23:1288-1289. 2008
2008 A pilot study using nominal group technique to assess residents' perceptions of successful attending roundsJournal of General Internal Medicine.  23:1060-1065. 2008
2008 A hospitalist inpatient system does not improve patient care outcomesArchives of Internal Medicine -New Series-.  168:1257-1258. 2008
2008 RebuttalArchives of Internal Medicine -New Series-.  168:1260. 2008
2008 ABCs of ABGs: A guide to interpreting acid-base disordersHospital Pharmacy.  43:808-815. 2008
2007 Burden of comorbid medical conditions and quality of diabetes careDiabetes Care.  30:2999-3004. 2007
2007 Seek first to understandPhilosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine.  2. 2007
2007 It's 5 pm Friday; the caller thinks he has strep - Do you write that script?Journal of Family Practice.  56:922-924. 2007
2007 Reply from author [3]MedGenMed : Medscape general medicine.  9. 2007
2007 Evidence--an Input, Not an Answer.The virtual mentor : VM.  9:491-493. 2007
2007 To be a great physician, you must understand the whole storyMedGenMed : Medscape general medicine.  9. 2007
2007 Does residency training improve performance of physical examination skills?American Journal of the Medical Sciences.  333:74-77. 2007
2007 Severe acute pharyngitis caused by group C streptococcusJournal of General Internal Medicine.  22:272-274. 2007
2007 Pharyngitis management: Defining the controversyJournal of General Internal Medicine.  22:127-130. 2007
2006 Pharyngitis management: Focusing on where we agreeArchives of Internal Medicine -New Series-.  166:1345-1346. 2006
2006 Optimal management of adults with pharyngitis - A multi-criteria decision analysisBMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making.  6. 2006
2006 Principles to consider in defining new directions in internal medicine training and certificationJournal of General Internal Medicine.  21:276-278. 2006
2006 Academic general internal medicine: Past, present, futureAmerican Journal of Medicine.  119:172-175. 2006
2005 Case reports and clinical vignettesJournal of General Internal Medicine.  20:971. 2005
2005 Delay in time to receipt of thrombolytic medication among medicare patients with kidney diseaseAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  46:595-602. 2005
2005 Evaluating vaginitis: The importance of patient factorsJournal of General Internal Medicine.  20:871. 2005
2005 A propensity score analysis of the impact of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors on long-term survival of older adults with heart failure and perceived contraindicationsAmerican Heart Journal.  149:737-743. 2005
2004 Re-examination of the cost-effectiveness of surgical versus medical therapy in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease: The value of long-term data collectionAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology.  99:1023-1028. 2004
2004 Diagnosis and management of adults with pharyngitis.Annals of Internal Medicine.  140. 2004
2004 Nurse staffing and mortality for medicare patients with acute myocardial infarctionMedical Care.  42:4-12. 2004
2003 American internal medicine in the 21st century: Can an Oslerian generalism survive?Journal of General Internal Medicine.  18:764-767. 2003
2003 Diffusion of troponin testing in unstable angina patients: Adoption prior to guideline releaseJournal of Clinical Epidemiology.  56:1236-1243. 2003
2002 Erstwhile triple threatJournal of General Internal Medicine.  17:572-573. 2002
2002 Atypical presentations among medicare beneficiaries with unstable angina pectorisAmerican Journal of Cardiology.  90:248-253. 2002
2002 Characterization of long-term outcomes after Toupet fundoplication: Symptoms, medication use, and health statusJournal of Clinical Gastroenterology.  34:509-515. 2002
2002 Physician Internet medical information seeking and on-line continuing education use patterns.Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions.  22:33-42. 2002
2000 Quality of care at teaching and nonteaching hospitalsJournal of the American Medical Association.  284:2994-2995. 2000
2000 Health-related quality of life and virologic outcomes in an HIV clinicQuality of Life Research.  9:977-985. 2000
2000 Relationship of hospital teaching status with quality of care and mortality for Medicare patients with acute MIJournal of the American Medical Association.  284:1256-1262. 2000
2000 What is heartburn worth? A cost-utility analysis of management strategiesJournal of General Internal Medicine.  15:175-182. 2000
1999 The art and science of searching MEDLINE to answer clinical questions: Finding the right number of articlesInternational Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care.  15:281-296. 1999
1999 An intervention to increase physicians' use of adherence-enhancing strategies in managing hypercholesterolemic patientsAcademic Medicine.  74:1334-1339. 1999
1998 Use of statistics and scientific inference: Odds ratios, likelihood ratio, and receiving operating characteristic curves [2] (multiple letters)Journal of Infectious Diseases.  178:921-923. 1998
1998 The association of physician attitudes about uncertainty and risk taking with resource use in a Medicare HMOMedical Decision Making.  18:320-329. 1998
1998 Interpreting cost analyses of clinical interventionsJournal of the American Medical Association.  279:54-57. 1998
1998 An international comparison of physicians' judgments of outcome rates of cardiac procedures and attitudes toward risk, uncertainty, justifiability, and regretMedical Decision Making.  18:131-140. 1998
1998 Erratum: Symptoms, medication use, and health status following laparoscopic nissen fundoplication (LNF): Empirical validation of cost- effectiveness model assumptions (Medical Decision Making (1997) 17 (532))Medical Decision Making.  18:162. 1998
1998 Using a combined cme course to improve physicians’ skills in eliciting patient adherenceAcademic Medicine.  73:609-610. 1998
1997 Impact of uncertainty on non-medical professionals' estimates of sexual abuse probabilityJournal of Child Sexual Abuse.  6:49-64. 1997
1997 Physicians' survival predictions for patients with acute congestive heart failureArchives of Internal Medicine -New Series-.  157:1001-1007. 1997
1997 Choice of long-term strategy for the management of patients with severe esophagitis: A cost-utility analysisGastroenterology.  112:1078-1086. 1997
1997 Physicians' Judgments of the Risks of Cardiac Procedures: Differences between Cardiologists and Other InternistsMedical Care.  35:603-617. 1997
1996 Treatment Effect of Niaspan, a Controlled-release Niacin, in Patients With Hypercholesterolemia: A Placebo-controlled Trial.Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics.  1:195-202. 1996
1996 Why models predicting bacteremia in general medical patients do not workJournal of General Internal Medicine.  11:132-134. 1996
1996 Racial differences in the medical treatment of elderly medicare patients with acute myocardial infarctionJournal of General Internal Medicine.  11:736-743. 1996
1995 Impact of patient history on residents' evaluation of child sexual abuseChild Abuse and Neglect.  19:943-951. 1995
1993 Practice Variation in the Management of Pharyngitis: The Importance of Variability in Patients’ Clinical Characteristics and in Physicians’ Responses to ThemMedical Decision Making.  13:293-301. 1993
1992 CAGE questionnaire used to screen for alcohol abuseJournal of the American Osteopathic Association.  92:178. 1992
1992 Controlled trial using computerized feedback to improve physicians’ diagnostic judgmentsAcademic Medicine.  67:345-347. 1992
1992 Estimating Confidence intervals of Likelihood RatiosMedical Decision Making.  12:229-232. 1992
1992 Evaluation of two ELISA's for detecting Chlamydia trachomatis from endocervical swabsDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease.  15:579-586. 1992
1992 Screening for Drinking Disorders in the Elderly Using the CAGE QuestionnaireJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  40:662-665. 1992
1991 Screening for alcohol abuse using CAGE scores and likelihood ratiosAnnals of Internal Medicine.  115:774-777. 1991
1991 Signal detectability: The use of ROC curves and their analysesMedical Decision Making.  11:102-106. 1991
1990 The use of nurses to evaluate houseofficers' humanistic behaviorJournal of General Internal Medicine.  5:410-414. 1990
1990 Clinical and microbiological evidence for endemic pharyngitis among adults due to group C streptococciArchives of Internal Medicine -New Series-.  150:825-829. 1990
1990 House officer attitudes, beliefs, and recording behavior associated with prescribing minor tranquilizersTeaching and Learning in Medicine.  2:30-33. 1990
1989 Two Plans for Universal Health InsuranceNew England Journal of Medicine.  321:114-119. 1989
1989 Risk factors for attempted suicide during adolescencePediatrics.  84:762-772. 1989
1988 Rational decision making based on history - Adult sore throatsJournal of General Internal Medicine.  3:213-217. 1988
1988 EFFECTS OF LOW DOSE ORAL IODIDE SUPPLEMENTATION ON THYROID FUNCTION IN NORMAL MENClinical Endocrinology.  28:283-288. 1988
1988 Evaluating physicians' probabilistic judgmentsMedical Decision Making.  8:233-240. 1988
1987 Strategies for treating sore throat in adults.Journal of Family Practice.  25:335-336. 1987
1987 What a difference a day makes - A decision analysis of adult streptococcal pharyngitisJournal of General Internal Medicine.  2:244-250. 1987
1987 The adult respiratory distress syndrome. Cell populations and soluble mediators in the air spaces of patients at high riskThe American review of respiratory disease.  136:1225-1231. 1987
1986 Throat cultures and rapid tests for diagnosis of group A streptococcal pharyngitisAnnals of Internal Medicine.  105:892-899. 1986
1986 Effect of medium and cultivation conditions on comparisons between latex agglutination and culture detection of group A streptococciJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  24:644-646. 1986
1986 Short-term results of an immunization compliance program.Virginia medical.  113:532-534. 1986
1986 Assessing the responsiveness of functional scales to clinical change: An analogy to diagnostic test performanceJournal of chronic diseases.  39:897-906. 1986
1986 Measures of the Value of a Diagnostic Test Derived from Stochastic ThresholdsMedical Decision Making.  6:149-153. 1986
1986 Rapid diagnosis of streptococcal pharyngitis in adult emergency room patientsJournal of General Internal Medicine.  1:248-251. 1986
1986 Stochastic ThresholdsMedical Decision Making.  6:145-148. 1986
1986 Transportability of a Decision Rule for the Diagnosis of Streptococcal PharyngitisArchives of Internal Medicine -New Series-.  146:81-83. 1986
1986 Underdocumentation of benzodiazepine prescriptions in a general medicine clinicJournal of General Internal Medicine.  1:305-308. 1986
1985 A Visicalc Program for Estimating the Area Under a Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) CurveMedical Decision Making.  5:139-148. 1985
1985 An Evaluation of Methods for Estimating the Area Under the Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) CurveMedical Decision Making.  5:149-156. 1985
1984 Predicting Relapse in Acute AsthmaNew England Journal of Medicine.  311:197-198. 1984
1984 Inability to Predict Relapse in Acute AsthmaNew England Journal of Medicine.  310:577-580. 1984
1984 Development of the adult respiratory distress syndrome: Progressive alteration of neutrophil chemotactic and secretory processesAmerican Journal of Pathology.  116:427-435. 1984
1984 Why physicians don't pursue abnormal laboratory tests: An investigation of hypercalcemia and the follow-up of abnormal test resultsHuman Pathology.  15:75-78. 1984
1983 The case for 'tight control" of diabetes mellitus.Virginia medical.  110:26-30. 1983
1982 Treating Sore Throats in the Emergency Room: The Importance of Follow-up in Decision MakingMedical Decision Making.  2:463-469. 1982
1981 The Diagnosis of Strep Throat in Adults in the Emergency RoomMedical Decision Making.  1:239-246. 1981
1977 Primary and secondry right atrial tumors detected by echocardiographyJournal of Clinical Ultrasound.  5:92-95. 1977
1976 Human echocardiographic effects (Echo) of marihuanaClinical research.  24. 1976
Web Exclusive. Annals On Call - Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes: How Low Should We Go?Annals of Internal Medicine.  169:OC1.
Web Exclusive. Annals On Call - Hypertension Limbo.Annals of Internal Medicine.  169:OC1.
Web Exclusive. Annals On Call - Oral Pharmacologic Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes: Choosing Therapy Wisely.Annals of Internal Medicine.  169:OC1.
Web Exclusive. Annals On Call - The Gout Wars: When Guidelines Collide.Annals of Internal Medicine.  169:OC1.

Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Virginia 1975
  • Full Name

  • Robert Centor