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Mercedes Falciglia, MD

Professor of Clinical

Internal Medicine | College of Medicine

  • Fellowship : University of Cincinnati/University Hospital (Endocrinology & Metabolism )
  • Chief Medical Resident : University of Cincinnati/University Hospital
  • Residency : University of Cincinnati/University Hospital (Internal Medicine )
  • Medical Degree: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Bachelor's Degree: Columbia University (Sociology)
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Internal Medicine (Endocrinology-Diabetes and Metabolism) (Certification Date: 2003-11-05) - (Recertification Date: 2019-02-17)


Endocrinology-Diabetes and Metabolism
Internal Medicine

Contact Information
Research Interests

Clinical Outcomes and Pathophysiology of Inpatient Hyperglycemia.

Clinical Interests


Peer Reviewed Publications

Torbey, Michel T; Pauls, Qi; Gentile, Nina; Falciglia, Mercedes; Meurer, William; Pettigrew, Creed L; Durkalski, Valerie L; Bleck, Thomas; Bruno, Askiel 2022. Intensive Versus Standard Treatment of Hyperglycemia in Acute Ischemic Stroke Patient: A Randomized Clinical Trial Subgroups Analysis. Stroke, 53 5, 1510-1515

Johnston, Karen C; Bruno, Askiel; Pauls, Qi; Hall, Christiana E; Barrett, Kevin M; Barsan, William; Fansler, Amy; Van de Bruinhorst, Katrina; Janis, Scott; Durkalski-Mauldin, Valerie L 2019. Intensive vs Standard Treatment of Hyperglycemia and Functional Outcome in Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke: The SHINE Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA, 322 4, 326-335

Manning, Amy M; Yang, Huaitao; Falciglia, Mercedes; Mark, Jonathan R; Steward, David L 2017. Thyroid Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology Results: Observed Increase in Indeterminate Rate over the Past Decade. Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 156 4, 611-615

Tang, Alice L; Falciglia, Mercedes; Yang, Huaitao; Mark, Jonathan R; Steward, David L 2017. Validation of American Thyroid Association Ultrasound Risk Assessment of Thyroid Nodules Selected for Ultrasound Fine-Needle Aspiration. Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association, ,

Brumm, Susan; Theisen, Kathleen; Falciglia, Mercedes 2016. Diabetes Transition Care From an Inpatient to Outpatient Setting in a Veteran Population: Quality Improvement Pilot Study. The Diabetes educator, 42 3, 346-53

Hensler, Matthew S; Falciglia, Mercedes; Yaqub, Abid; Yang, Huaitao; Steward, David L 2016. Elective central node dissection: Comparison of open to minimally invasive video-assisted approach. The Laryngoscope, 126 7, 1715-8

Dietz, Matthew J; Springer, Bryan D; Barnes, Penelope D; Falciglia, Mercedes; Friedrich, Andrew D; Berendt, Anthony R; Calhoun, Jason H; Manner, Paul A 2015. Best practices for centers of excellence in addressing periprosthetic joint infection. The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 23 Suppl , S12-7

Savage, Christine; Xu, Yin; Richmond, Misty M; Corbin, Adele; Falciglia, Mercedes; Gillespie, Gordon 2014. A pilot study: retention of adults experiencing homelessness and feasibility of a CDSM diabetes program. Journal of community health nursing, 31 4, 238-48

Draznin B, Gilden J, Golden SH, Inzucchi SE; PRIDE investigators, Baldwin D, Bode BW, Boord JB, Braithwaite SS, Cagliero E, Dungan KM, Falciglia M, Figaro MK, Hirsch IB, Klonoff D, Korytkowski MT, Kosiborod M, Lien LF, Magee MF, Masharani U, Maynard G, McDonnell ME, Moghissi ES, Rasouli N, Rubin DJ, Rushakoff RJ, Sadhu AR, Schwartz S, Seley JJ, Umpierrez GE, Vigersky RA, Low CC, Wexler DJ 2013. Pathways to quality inpatient management of hyperglycemia and diabetes: a call to action Diabetes Care, 7 36, 1807-14

Draznin, Boris; Gilden, Janice; Golden, Sherita H; Inzucchi, Silvio E ; Baldwin, David; Bode, Bruce W; Boord, Jeffrey B; Braithwaite, Susan S; Cagliero, Enrico; Dungan, Kathleen M; Falciglia, Mercedes; Figaro, M Kathleen; Hirsch, Irl B; Klonoff, David; Korytkowski, Mary T; Kosiborod, Mikhail; Lien, Lillian F; Magee, Michelle F; Masharani, Umesh; Maynard, Gregory; McDonnell, Marie E; Moghissi, Eti S; Rasouli, Neda; Rubin, Daniel J; Rushakoff, Robert J; Sadhu, Archana R; Schwartz, Stanley; Seley, Jane Jeffrie; Umpierrez, Guillermo E; Vigersky, Robert A; Low, Cecilia C; Wexler, Deborah J 2013. Pathways to quality inpatient management of hyperglycemia and diabetes: a call to action. Diabetes care, 36 7, 1807-14

Corathers SD1, Falciglia M 2011. The role of hyperglycemia in acute illness: supporting evidence and its limitations Nutrition , 27 3, 276-81

Corbin AE, Carmical D, Goetz JA, Gadomski VO, Knochelmann C, Whitmer K, Falciglia M 2010. One institution's experience in implementing protocols for glycemic management Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing , 29 4, 167-72

Falciglia M, Freyberg RW, Almenoff PL, D'Alessio DA, Render ML 2009. Hyperglycemia-related mortality in critically ill patients varies with admission diagnosis Critical Care Medicine, 37 12, 3001-9

Nikiforov YE, Steward DL, Robinson-Smith TM, Haugen BR, Klopper JP, Zhu Z, Fagin JA, Falciglia M, Weber K, Nikiforova MN 2009. Molecular testing for mutations in improving the fine-needle aspiration diagnosis of thyroid nodules The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 94 6, 2092-8

Sharma S, Canos M, Falciglia M 2009. Optimizing perioperative glycemic control International Anesthesiology Clinics, 47 4, 107-20

Matrka L, Steward D, Falciglia M, Nikiforov Y 2008. Pharmacodynamic effect of iopanoic acid on free T(3) and T(4) levels in amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal, 87 12, 702-4

Falciglia M 2007. Causes and consequences of hyperglycemia in critical illness Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care, 10 4, 498-503

Falciglia M 2007. Intensive insulin therapy for the critically ill hospitalized patient-do the benefits outweigh the risks? Nature clinical practice. Endocrinology & Metabolism, 3 5, 386-7

Saleem JJ, Patterson ES, Militello L, Anders S, Falciglia M, Wissman JA, Roth EM, Asch SM 2007. Impact of clinical reminder redesign on learnability, efficiency, usability, and workload for ambulatory clinic nurses Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA, 14 5, 632-40

Sdano MT, Falciglia M, Welge JA, Steward DL 2005. Efficacy of thyroid hormone suppression for benign thyroid nodules: meta-analysis of randomized trials Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 133 3, 391-6

Saad A, Falciglia M, Steward DL, Nikiforov YE 2004. Amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis and thyroid cancer: clinical, immunohistochemical, and molecular genetic studies of a case and review of the literature Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, 128 7, 807-10

Salamone FN, Falciglia M, Steward DL 2004. Eagle's syndrome reconsidered as a cervical manifestation of heterotopic ossification: woman presenting with a neck mass Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery , 130 4, 501-3

Walner DL, Falciglia M, Willging JP, Myer CM 3rd 1998. The role of second-look nasal endoscopy after pediatric functional endoscopic sinus surgery Archives of Otolaryngology--Head & Neck Surgery, 124 4, 425-8