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News and Updates

Andy Auerbach

Andy Auerbach was elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), a prestigious society honoring world-class physician-scientists.

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Michelle Mourad

Michelle Mourad was appointed the DOM Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Value Improvement.

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Steve Pantilat

Steve Pantilat published a book entitled, "Life after the Diagnosis: Expert Advice on Living Well with Serious Illness for Patients and Caregivers."

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Kiran Gupta

Kiran Gupta was appointed as the Medical Director of Patient Safety.

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Upcoming Events

DHM Faculty Development Discussion with Case Managers; review information about community resources and insurance environment 12pm - 1pm | U107 + Add to calendar
Quality Improvement UCSF Center for Healthcare Value Day: Presentation from Dr. Sachin Jain 12pm - 1pm | HSW300 + Add to calendar
Incubator Poster and Oral Presentation SHM/SGIM 12pm - 1pm + Add to calendar
Incubator Poster and Oral Presentation SHM


Message from Our Chief

Robert Wachter

Recent Publications

  • Steve Pantilat and colleagues developed a consensus definition for advance care planning for adults to guide clinical, research, and policy initiatives.

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  • Descriptions of the holdover admission process in internal medicine are sparse; therefore Jonathan Duong, Trevor Jensen, Michelle Mourad, and James Harrison conducted a qualitative study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine to describe this type of handoff and explore factors affecting its quality.

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  • Saj Patel and his team asked physicians at a teaching hospital if their patients were on telemetry, and found that overall they were incorrect 27% of the time. These findings have implications for both patient safety and telemetry overuse.

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Meet Our Staff

Priya Prasad


Priya Prasad, PhD, MPH
Computational & Data Science Specialist