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Devin John Horton

Devin John Horton, MD

Languages spoken: English, Spanish
  • Devin Horton, MD, is a Clinical Instructor with the Division of General Internal Medicine and the Department of Internal Medicine at the University Hospital. As a Hospitalist his clinical interests include physiology of the hospitalized patient and sepsis.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Devin Horton, MD, is a Clinical Instructor with the Division of General Internal Medicine and the Department of Internal Medicine at the University Hospital. As a Hospitalist his clinical interests include physiology of the hospitalized patient and sepsis.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Internal Medicine -Primary
    Board Certification
    American Board of Internal Medicine

    Education history

    Research Fellow NIH Research, Neonatology - University of Utah Research Fellow
    Internal Medicine/Pediatrics - University of Utah Resident
    Internship Internal Medicine/Pediatrics - University of Southern California Intern
    Biomedical Engineering - University of Utah (NIH Research Program) Clinical Research Fellow
    Professional Medical Medicine - University of Utah M.D.
    Toxicology - American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Research Fellow
    Undergraduate Psychology - Saint Mary’s College of California B.S.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Karsy M, Hunsaker JC, Hamrick F, Sanford MN, Breviu A, Couldwell WT, Horton D (2022). A Retrospective Cohort Study Evaluating the Use of the Modified Early Warning Score to Improve Outcome Prediction in Neurosurgical Patients. Cureus, 14(8), e28558.
    2. Morgan KL, Kukhareva PV, Warner PB, Wilkof J, Snyder M, Horton D, Madsen T, Habboushe J, Kawamoto K (2022). Using CDS Hooks to increase SMART on FHIR app utilization: a cluster-randomized trial. J Am Med Inform Assoc, 29(9), 1461-1470.
    3. Levin N, Horton D, Sanford M, Horne B, Saseendran M, Graves K, White M, Tonna JE (2019). Failure of vital sign normalization is more strongly associated than single measures with mortality and outcomes. Am J Emerg Med, 38(12), 2516-2523.
    4. Horton DJ, Graves KK, Kukhareva PV, Johnson SA, Cedillo M, Sanford M, Dunson WA Jr, White M, Roach D, Arego JJ, Kawamoto K (2020). Modified early warning score-based clinical decision support: cost impact and clinical outcomes in sepsis. JAMIA Open, 3(2), 261-268.
    5. Horton DJ, Yarbrough PM, Wanner N, Murphy RD, Kukhareva PV, Kawamoto K (2017). Improving Physician Communication With Patients as Measured by HCAHPS Using a Standardized Communication Model. Am J Med Qual, 32(6), 617-624.
    6. Lee VS, Kawamoto K, Hess R, Park C, Young J, Hunter C, Johnson S, Gulbransen S, Pelt CE, Horton DJ, Graves KK, Greene TH, Anzai Y, Pendleton RC (2016). Implementation of a Value-Driven Outcomes Program to Identify High Variability in Clinical Costs and Outcomes and Association With Reduced Cost and Improved Quality. JAMA, 316(10), 1061-72.
    7. Yarbrough PM, Kukhareva PV, Horton D, Edholm K, Kawamoto K (2016). Multifaceted intervention including education, rounding checklist implementation, cost feedback, and financial incentives reduces inpatient laboratory costs. J Hosp Med, 11(5), 348-54.
    8. Cook RM, Rondina MT, Horton DJ (2014). Rivaroxaban for the Long-term Treatment of Spontaneous Ovarian Vein Thrombosis Caused by Factor V Leiden Homozygosity. Ann Pharmacother, 48(8), 1055-1060.
    9. Colledge AL, Johns D, Horton D (2003). Controlling Physical Therapy and Chiropractic Utilization Within the Workers Compensation System - A Retrospective Review. 41(2), 110-125.


    1. Horton DJ (10/1/2015). In the Literature: Corticosteroids Show Benefit in Community-Acquired Pneumonia. [Review]. Hospitalist.


    1. Johnson SA, Horton DJ, Fuller MJ, Yee J, Aliyev N, Boltax JP, Chambers JH, Lanspa MJ (2021). Patient-directed Prone Positioning in Awake Patients with COVID-19 Requiring Hospitalization (PAPR). [Letter to the editor]. Ann Am Thorac Soc, 18(8), 1424-1426.


    1. Padilla S, Gamonal S, Doig A, Couriel D, Graves KK, Horton DJ (3/132017). Effect of Modified Early Warning Score on Identification and Treatment of Sepsis in Patients Admitted to Huntsman Cancer Hospital's BMT/HEME Unit [Abstract]. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant, 23(3), 478-479.
    2. Troung JG, Horton DJ, Hanson GR, Fleckenstein AE (2003). Quinpirole Increases Vesicular Dopamine Uptake & Redistributes Vesicular Monoamine Transporter-2. [Abstract]. Soc. of Neurosci, 373.12.
    3. Fleckenstein AE, Adair BP, Horton DJ, et al (2003). Methamphetamine and Methylenedioxymethamphetamine Differentially Alter Vesicular Monoamine Transporter-2 and Plasmalemmal Dopamine Transporter Function: Implications For Neurotoxicity. #118, 43rd Meeting. [Abstract]. Neuropsychopharmacol.
    4. Horton D, Truong J, Rau K, Fleckenstein A (2003). Pramipexole Alters Vesicular Monoamine Transport Function. 18th Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research. [Abstract].


    1. Horton D (2014). Domestic violence, hurt and helplessness. Hospitalist News.
    2. Horton D (2014). Connecting with Re-Creation. Hospitalist News.
    3. Horton D (2014). When Death Interrupts Life. Hospitalist News.
    4. Horton D (2014). Not in the Guidelines. Hospitalist News.
    5. Horton D (2014). Closed on weekend. Hospitalist News.
    6. Horton D (2014). Pushing the limits to find quality. Hospitalist News.
    7. Horton D (2014). Right to refuse service or the customer is always right? Hospitalist News.
    8. Horton D (2014). Fax it. Hospitalist News.
    9. Horton D (2013). In search of balance. Hospitalist News.
    10. Horton D (2013). Walking with Giants. Hospitalist News.
    11. Horton DJ (2013). Ghosts and the specter of medicine [Commentary]. Web.


    1. Horton DJ, Graves KK, Ransco M, Daniels C (8/3/2016). Practicing. Episode 1: Team Within The Team [Podcast]. Salt Lake City, Utah: University of Utah Health Sciences. Available:
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