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Sarah A. Maulden

Sarah A. Maulden, MD

Languages spoken: English

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Departments Adjunct - Neurology

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Dr. Sarah Maulden is Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Utah and a Medical Informaticist in the Health Informatics Office of the Department of Veterans Affairs. After receiving her BA in Literature from Wheaton College (Wheaton, Illinois), she matriculated with an MD from the University of Utah in 1998. She completed an internal medicine internship and neurology residency at the University of Utah, followed by a Master’s Degree in Medical Informatics. She currently practices general neurology at the Salt Lake VA Medical Center. Dr. Maulden is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the American Academy of Neurology and the American Medical Informatics Association, where she currently serves on the Ethics Committee. She is the author of several peer-reviewed articles and reviews.

As a clinical informaticist, Dr. Maulden contributes to development of high quality, computationally comparable and interoperable electronic health records and information systems that enable electronic clinical decision support. She plays a leading scientific and technical role in developing reference semantics and ontology in several clinical domains, including laboratory, radiology, pharmaceuticals, clinical documents, orders, allergies, and diagnoses/conditions. She participates in national and international standards development organizations, such as International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization (IHTSDO), Logical Observations Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC), the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN), and Health Level Seven (HL7). Her work also requires facility with clinical terminology systems such as ICD, CPT, HCPCS, SNOMED, UMLS, RxNorm, LOINC, and various drug coding schemes.

Dr. Maulden's interests also include healthcare quality improvement, implementing healthcare guidelines into best practices, and clinical outcomes research. In 2011, she was selected for the American Academy of Neurology's Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum, which assisted her in developing a project to use VA’s electronic health record system to create, implement, and share standard computerized order sets in order to improve quality of stroke care. She is site co-Principle Investigator with Dr. Jana Wold on VA's Intervention for Stroke Performance Improvement Using Redesign Engineering (INSPIRE) study, and recently assisted in designating the Salt Lake VA Medical Center as a Utah Stroke Receiving Facility.

Outside of work, Dr. Maulden enjoys reading, playing piano and violin, and distance running (she is currently training for her third marathon). She is married and has two children adopted from South Korea.

Education History

Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
University of Utah
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine
Professional Medical University of Utah Hospital School of Medicine
East Tennessee State University
Undergraduate Wheaton College