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Adit Ginde, MD, MPH

​University of Colorado School of Medicine

Professor of Em​ergency Medicine

Director of Research AMC

Contact information

Anschutz Medical Campus
Leprino Building, Campus Box B215
12401 East 17th Avenue

Aurora, CO 80045

Dr. Ginde’s primary research focuses on understanding the role of vitamin D in immune responses to infection and sepsis, especially in high-risk patient populations such as older adults and those with obstructive lung diseases. Dr. Ginde’s health policy research focuses on access to care for underserved populations and the interface between primary and emergency care. His expertise includes healthcare utilization by Medicaid and uninsured populations and access to emergency care in rural communities.
Degree Year ​Focus
Rice University, Houston, TX B.A. 1999 ​Biology with distinction, Summa Cum Laude
Washington University School of Medicine,   St. Louis, MO M.D. 2003 Doctor of Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,  Boston, MA 2006 Emergency Medicine Residency
​Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA ​M.P.H ​2007 ​Public Health

Funded Projects

  • Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute Lung Injury Network: Colorado PETAL Clinical Center    
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI)
    Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH): National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
    Funding Period: June 2014 - April 2021
    Aim:The goal of this application is to participate in the selection and conduct of clinical trials for the prevention and early treatment of acute lung injury across a network of 11 clinical centers. Our clinical center includes two academic and four community hospitals in the greater Denver area and a robust infrastructure for recruitment of critically ill emergency department and intensive care unit patients into clinical trials.


  • Proton Pump Inhibitors for Prevention of Septic Acute Kidney Injury    
    Role: Principal Investigator (PI)
    Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH): National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
    Funding Period: April 2014 - March 2015
    Aim:The goals of this study are to better understand the dose and timing of proton pump inhibitor therapy to define the therapeutic window for kidney protection during experimental sepsis and to evaluate the association between early proton pump inhibitor therapy and acute kidney injury severity in human patients hospitalized for spetic shock.


  • Vitamin D Supplementation and Immunosenescence in Older Long-Term Care Residents   
    Role:Principal Investigator (PI)
    Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH) & National Institute on Aging (NIA)
    Supplemental Funding from: American Foundation on Aging Research (AFAR)
    Funding Period: September 2011 - August 2014
    Aim: The research goals of this K23 Award are to evaluate the role of vitamin D supplementation in 1) prevention of acute respiratory infection and 2) immune responses to influenza and varicella zoster virus (shingles) vaccine in older long-term care residents.


  • Vitamin D Supplementation and Acute Respiratory Infection in Older Nursing Home Residents    
    Role: Principal Investigator (PI)
    Funding Agency: American Geriatric Society
    Funding Period: July 2009 - June 2013
    Aim: The research goals of this career development award are 1) to perform a pilot randomized controlled trial of vitamin D supplementation for prevention of acute respiratory infection in older nursing home residents and 2) create infrastructure for a larger vitamin D supplementation trial.


  • Vitamin D Supplementation and Varicella Zoster Virus Vaccine Responsiveness in Older Nursing Home Residents   
    Role: Principal Investigator (PI)
    Funding Agency: Mucosal and Vaccine Research Colorado (MAVRC)
    Funding Period: January 2010 - December 2011
    Aim: The goal of this study is to polot test vitamin D supplementation as an intervention to improve immune responses to varicella zoster virus (shingles) vaccine.


  • Vitamin D in Respiratory Tract Infection and Obstructive Lung Disease
    Role: Principal Investigator (PI)
    Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH) & Colorado Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CCTSI)
    Funding Period: October 2008 - September 2011
    Aim: The goal of this study is to understand the association between vitamin D status and respiratory tract infection in emergency department adult patients with acute exaverbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma.
Other Projects
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Selected Publications (10 out of 92)

  • Burke RE, Jones CD, Levy C, Ginde AA. Electronic communication capabilities of residential care facilities at times of transition. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Jul;62(7):1381-3. doi: 10.1111/jgs.12905. PubMed PMID: 25039508; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4107356.
  • Leaf DE, Raed A, Donnino MW, Ginde AA, Waikar SS. Randomized Controlled Trial of Calcitriol in Severe Sepsis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014 Jul 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25029202.
  • AA, Blatchford PJ, Trzeciak S, Hollander JE, Birkhahn R, Otero R, Osborn TM, Moretti E, Nguyen HB, Gunnerson KJ, Milzman D, Gaieski DF, Goyal M, Cairns CB, Rivers EP, Shapiro NI. Age-related differences in biomarkers of acute inflammation during hospitalization for sepsis. Shock. 2014 Aug;42(2):99-107. doi: 10.1097/SHK.0000000000000182. PubMed PMID: 24978893; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4101036.
  • Jovanovich AJ, Ginde AA, Holmen J, Jablonski K, Allyn RL, Kendrick J, Chonchol M. Vitamin D level and risk of community-acquired pneumonia and sepsis. Nutrients. 2014 Jun 10;6(6):2196-205. doi: 10.3390/nu6062196. PubMed PMID: 24918697; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4073143.
  • Betz ME, Ginde AA, Southerland LT, Caterino JM. Emergency department and outpatient treatment of acute injuries in older adults in the United States: 2009-2010. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Jul;62(7):1317-23. doi: 10.1111/jgs.12877. Epub 2014 Jun 2. PubMed PMID: 24890363; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4107125.
  • Lum HD, Mody L, Levy CR, Ginde AA. Pandemic influenza plans in residential care facilities. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Jul;62(7):1310-6. doi: 10.1111/jgs.12879. Epub 2014 May 22. PubMed PMID: 24852422; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4107066.
  • Sawyer BT, Ginde AA. Scope of practice and autonomy of physician assistants in rural versus urban emergency departments. Acad Emerg Med. 2014 May;21(5):520-5. doi: 10.1111/acem.12367. PubMed PMID: 24842502.
  • Vinton DT, Capp R, Rooks SP, Abbott JT, Ginde AA. Frequent users of USemergency departments: characteristics and opportunities for intervention. Emerg Med J. 2014 Jan 28. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2013-202407. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24473411.
  • Ginde AA. National Study of Non-urgent Emergency Department Visits and Associated Resource Utilization. West J Emerg Med. 2013 Nov;14(6):609-16. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2013.5.16112. PubMed PMID: 24381681; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3876304.


  • Ginde AA, Moss M, Shapiro NI, Schwartz RS. Impact of older age and nursing home residence on clinical outcomes of U.S. emergency department visits for severe sepsis. J Crit Care 2013;28:606-611.
  • Golden Stethoscope Award for Best Emergency Medicine Preceptor, University of Colorado School of Medicine, April 2013
  • Outstanding Research Mentor Award, National Institute on Aging Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Program, September 2013
  • Young Investigator AwardSociety for Academic Emergency Medicine, 2012
  • Trailblazers in Emergency Medicine Research Award, Emergency Medicine Foundation, 2011