The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville



The Department of Medicine

Mark S. Rasnake, MD

Associate Professor
Residency Program Director
Division of Infectious Diseases

Research Focus

Dr. Rasnake's major area of research interest involves patient safety and quality improvement initiatives. Recent efforts have included a critical analysis of the overuse of antibiotics during the treatment of heart failure and the diagnostic yield of various testing algorithms including those designed for syncope and hypercoagulable states. These studies aim to lessen exposure of patients to potential harmful and unnecessary testing.

Education

Medical School
University of Tennessee, Memphis TN, 1998

Residency
Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, TX, 2001

Fellowship
Infectious Diseasem, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, TX, 2004

Certifications

Internal Medicine
Infectious Disease

Professional Affiliations

American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine - Infectious Diseases

Current Publications

Frisbee J, Heidel RE, Rasnake MS.
Adverse outcomes associated with potentially inappropriate antibiotic use in heart failure admissions. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 2019 May 8;6(6):ofz220. eCollection 2019 Jun.

Jiao Y, Rasnake MS, McCormack MT, Turner JF.
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome with infective endocarditis: A case report with literature review. IDCases. 2019;15:e00484.

Current Presentations

Marlette Z, Pugh S, Rasnake MS. Fusarium endocarditis in an immunocompetent intravenous drug user. Presented at Annual Scientific Meeting of the Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Physicians; 2019 Oct 11-12; Franklin, TN.

O'Connor K, Majdick K, Depolo J, Rasnake MS. Pneumococcal meningitis complicated by cerebral vasculitis. Presented at Annual Scientific Meeting of the Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Physicians; 2019 Oct 11-12; Franklin, TN.

Frisbee J, Rasnake M, Heidel R. Adverse outcomes associated with potentially inappropriate antibiotic use in heart failure admissions. Presented at IDWeek; 2018 Oct 3-7; San Francisco, CA.

Kozlovski CA, McCoy JM, Rasnake M. By the skin of his teeth. Presented at American College of Physicians (Invited Lecture); 2018 Oct 26-27; Chattanooga, TN.

Holbert JC, Rogers BA, Rasnake MS. Getting to the HEART of the matter: A retrospective review to reduce unnecessary chest pain admissions. Presented at American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session; 2018 Mar 9-13; Orlando, FL.

Das A, Rasnake MS. Using TIMI score to provide high value care in low risk patient. Presented at Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting; 2017 May 1-4; Las Vegas, NV.

Ensor ML, Rasnake M. Personal matters: A look at the evolving way we schedule interviews. Presented at Association for Hospital Medical Education Institute; 2017 May 9-12; New Orleans, LA.

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