Nader Najafi, MD

HS Asst Clinical Professor
505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94117

Nader Najafi is an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF Medical Center. He divides his clinical time between ward attending, neurosurgery co-management, and medicine consultation. He has a strong interest in medical education that includes code blue simulation for third year residents, ward emergency simulation and physical exam teaching with third year medical students, and doctoring and professionalism mentoring for first and second year medical students. He has an academic focus on doctor-patient/family communication on the wards and is developing a curriculum for internal medicine residents to practice this skill. He has published on the use of telemetry on medical wards and has been invited to speak at the Society of Hospital Medicine on this research topic.

Dr. Najafi completed his Hospital Medicine Fellowship and Internal Medicine residency training at UCSF, and received his medical degree from UCSD.

Awards and Honors

2012   Best Research Poster, Society of General Internal Medicine 2012 California Regional Meeting, 2012

Recent Articles (7)

Wang MD, Khanna R, Najafi N. Characterizing the Source of Text in Electronic Health Record Progress Notes. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Aug 01; 177(8):1212-1213.

Monash B, Najafi N, Mourad M, Rajkomar A, Ranji SR, Fang MC, Glass M, Milev D, Ding Y, Shen A, Sharpe BA, Harrison JD. Standardized Attending Rounds to Improve the Patient Experience: A Pragmatic Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. J Hosp Med. 2017 Mar; 12(3):143-149.

Najafi N, Monash B, Mourad M, Ding Y, Glass M, Burrell GJ, Harrison JD. Improving attending rounds: Qualitative reflections from multidisciplinary providers. Hosp Pract (1995). 2015; 43(3):186-90.

Najafi N. A call for evidence-based telemetry monitoring: the beep goes on. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Nov; 174(11):1855-6.

Najafi N, Auerbach A. Arch Intern Med. Use and Outcomes of Telemetry Monitoring on a Medicine Service. 2012; 1-2(13).

Najafi N, Auerbach A. Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) 13th Annual National Meeting. Use of Electrocardiographic Telemetry Monitoring on a Medicine Service. 2010.

Sun Y, Liang X, Najafi N, Cass M, Lin L, Cai CL, Chen J, Evans SM. Islet 1 is expressed in distinct cardiovascular lineages, including pacemaker and coronary vascular cells. Dev Biol. 2007 Apr 01; 304(1):286-96.