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Monthly Newsletter | February 2016



Ryan Greysen has been selected for the 2016 American Geriatrics Society Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year Award. This award will be presented during the 2016 AGS Annual Meeting on May 20.


Meet Sirisha Narayana

Assistant Clinical Professor


Other News

Sara Murray and Alvin Rajkomar are the main authors of two proposals chosen among the Top 6 DOM Tech Challenge Ideas!

Protecting Patients from Unnecessary Emergency Room Visits and Hospitalizations: Harnessing Big Data to Directly Improve Clinical Care at UCSF
by Alvin RajkomarSara Murray

Recorded Patient Instructions: Bridging the Gap Between Written and Discussed Plans
by Sara MurrayMichelle Mourad, Jinoos Yazdany, Maria Otto


Adrienne Green was named Chief Medical Officer of UCSF Medical Center and Vice President of Patient Safety and Regulatory Affairs for UCSF Health.


Bob Wachter discusses the unintended consequences of applying metrics to outcomes and processes in health care in the New York Times.



Chris Moriates published an editorial in BMJ Quality and Safety about the need for both bottom-up and top-down efforts to support high-value care programs.


Featured Project

The DHM Patient Experience Team has been pairing UCSF post- baccalaureate students with medicine teams on morning rounds to observe simple communication behaviors, gather patient feedback, and provide teams with real-time data. 


Rosemary Yau

"Rose deserves another recognition for single-handedly organizing the UCSF-Moore Foundation Data Convening. A flawless execution from start to finish!"

- Alvin Rajkomar and Bob Wachter


Ari Hoffman

"Ari went the extra mile to arrange for a patient's transfer from MB to PRN. He spent at least one hour, going from one triage person to another, being challenged at each step, but he did not take no for an answer…"

- a UCSF oncologist