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Monthly Newsletter | September 2016



Phuoc Le was inducted into the Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators for 2016.

Meet Giovanni Elia

Professor and Associate Director of Palliative Care Services

Giovanni Elia

Bob Wachter was named by Modern Healthcare magazine one of the 100 most influential people in healthcare in 2016. He’s one of only two academic physicians on the list (the other is Atul Gawande).


Niraj Sehgal was selected to the Association of American Medical Colleges' Integrating Quality Steering Committee.


The hospitalist movement turns 20! Read about the history of the fastest growing field in medical history.


Manisha Israni-Jiang received the Outstanding Resident Teaching Award from OB-GYN and the Department of Pediatrics' Compassionate Physician Award for 2015-16.



Alvin Rajkomar and Margaret Fang investigated whether the common practice of ordering a repeat blood-count level check in hospitalized patients was useful to detect significant drops.   

Margaret Fang examined stability of warfarin anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation patients with an initial time in therapeutic range greater than or equal to 70%.


Upcoming Events

DHM End-of-Summer | October 23, 2016, noon - 4p | The Aquarium of the Bay


Rosemary Yau

"Rosemary Yau blows me away! She is so professional in her communications. Wow!"

- Ken McQuaid, VA Chief of Medical Service


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