Dionyssios (Dennis) Tsilimingras, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences
Wayne State University School of Medicine
3939 Woodward Avenue Office 213
Detroit, Michigan 48201, USA


Dr. Tsilimingras MD, MPH is Assistant Professor, Director of Patient Safety, and Co-Director of the Michigan Area Health Education Center in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is a health services researcher with expertise in patient safety and quality of care. He recently completed as Principal Investigator an R01 patient safety grant that he received funding from the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to study the incidence and risk factors of post-discharge adverse events in urban and rural patients of an urban community hospital. He has many patient safety publications in highly respected US medical journals such as the Journal of General Internal Medicine, Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, and the Journal of Patient Safety. His patient safety work has received a significant amount of media attention from notable media such as The Detroit News, Miami Today, and The Hospitalist Magazine of the Society of Hospital Medicine. He serves on the editorial board of several medical journals and as a full member of the Health Care Effectiveness & Outcomes Research grant study section at AHRQ.

Research Interest

His research interest includes: Public Health.

Scientific Activities


• (2015) Best Oral Presentation in Researchby a Faculty State of Michigan Family Medicine XXXVIII Research Conference


1. Tsilimingras D, Schnipper J, Duke A, et al. Postdischarge Adverse Events Among Urban and Rural Patients of an Urban Community Hospital: A Prospective Cohort Study. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2015; 30: 1164-1171. doi: 10.1007/s11606-015-3260-3
2. Liu X, Tsilimingras D, Paul TK. Prevalence and Changes of Untreated Isolated Systolic Hypertension among Non-Hispanic Black Adults in the United States. Hypertension Research. 2014; 37: 685-691. doi: 10.1038/hr.2014.58
3. Liu X, Liu Y, Tsilimingras D, Campbell KM. Racial Disparity in the Associations of Microalbuminuria and Macroalbuminuria with Odds of Hypertension: Results from the NHANES Study in the United States. ISRN Hypertension. 2013 (2013): 8 pages. doi: 10.5402/2013/390109
4. Liu X, Wang K, Wang L, Tsilimingras D. Microalbuminuria, Macroalbuminuria and Uncontrolled Blood Pressure among Diagnosed Hypertensive Patients: the Aspect of Racial Disparity in the NHANES Study. Hypertension Research. 2013; 36: 1100-1106.
5. Liu X, Liu M, Tsilimingras D, Schiffrin E. Racial Disparities in Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Uncontrolled Blood Pressure among Diagnosed Hypertensive Patients. Journal of the American Society of Hypertension. 2011; 5: 239-248.
6. Romano P, Mull HJ, Rivard PE, et al. Validity of Selected AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators Based on VA National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Data. Health Services Research. 2009; 44: 182-204.
7. Rosen AK, Rivard P, Zhao S, et al. Evaluating the Patient Safety Indicators: How Well Do They Perform on Veterans Health Administration Data?. Medical Care. 2005; 43: 873-884.
8. Berlowitz DR, Rosen AK, Wang F,et al. Purchasing or providing nursing home care: can quality of care data provide guidance?. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2005; 53: 603-608. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.53207.x
9. Rivard P, Elwy R, Loveland S,et al. Applying the Patient Safety Indicators Across Healthcare Systems: Achieving Data Comparability. Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation. Rockville (MD). Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US). 2005; 7-25.