Department of
Internal Medicine at Highland Hospital
A member of Alameda Health System

Faculty


Aaron Pardini, MD, FACE
Chief, Division of Endocrinology Alameda Health System

Medical School:

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine


Residency:

University of Texas Medical Branch


Fellowship:

University of Washington School of Medicine


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

Diabetes, thyroid disorders, pituitary disorder; American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist Nutrition Scientific committee member- 2013-present


Fun Facts:

I originally wanted to be a marine biologist but during my junior year in college I decided to go into medicine. Years later in medical school I had a spontaneous pneumothorax which made scuba diving too risky (I had been scuba diving since age 16). Guess I made the right career choice!

Recent Presentation / Publication:

Grand Rounds lecture- Hypercalcemia: Diagnostic Approach and Treatment, May 2014

Noon Conference lecture- Management of Hyperglycemia in the Noncritical Care Setting, July 2014



Rachel Baden, MD
Chair, Department of Medicine

Undergraduate School:

Princeton University


Medical School:

University of Texas Southwestern


Residency:

Parkland Health and Hospital System, University of Texas Southwestern 


Fellowship:

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

1) HIV  

2) Hepatitis C 

3) Hepatitis B 

4) General Infectious Diseases


Research Interest:

1) HIV and Hepatitis Co-infection 

2) Hepatitis C in Women

3) Telemedicine to increase access to care


Recent Presentation / Publication:

Naggie S, Cooper C, Saag M, Workowski K, Ruane P, Towner WJ, Marks K, Luetkemeyer A, Baden RP, Sax PE, Gane E, Santana-Bagur J, Stamm LM, Yang JC, German P, Dvory-Sobol H, Ni L, Pang PS, McHutchison JG, Stedman CA, Morales-Ramirez JO, Bräu N, Jayaweera D, Colson AE, Tebas P, Wong DK, Dieterich D, Sulkowski M; ION-4 Investigators. Ledipasvir and Sofosbuvir for HCV in Patients Coinfected with HIV-1. N Engl J Med. 2015 Jul 21.

 

Jain S, Rajasingham R, Noubary F, Coonahan E, Schoeplein R, Baden R, Curry M, Afdhal N, Kumar S, Pollock NR. Performance of an Optimized Paper-Based Test for Rapid Visual Measurement of Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) in Fingerstick and Venipuncture Samples. PLoS One. 2015 May 28;10(5):e0128118.

 

Baden R, Rockstroh JK, Buti M. Natural history and management of hepatitis C: does sex play a role? J Infect Dis. 2014 Jul 15;209 Suppl 3:S81-5. 



Sophie Barbant, MD
Director, NonInvasive Cardiac Lab

Division: Cardiology
Medical School:

Université René Descartes


Residency:

California Pacific Medical Center


Fellowship:

California Pacific Medical Center


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

Echocardiography, Cardiovascular CT, Nuclear Cardiology, Women and Heart Disease, Medical Education


Research Interest:

Echocardiography, Cardiovascular CT


Recent Presentation / Publication:

An unusual cause of congestive heart failure in a young woman.

Adler NA, Snoey ER, Barbant SD. J Emerg Med. 2013 Dec;45(6):e193-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2013.05.027. Epub 2013 Oct 2. PMID: 24094805 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]



Lyn Berry, MD
Division Chief, Primary Care

Division: Primary Care
Undergraduate School:

UC Berkeley


Medical School:

UC San Francisco


Residency:

Highland Hospital Internal Medicine


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

Health policy, patient centered medical home, process improvement and quality outcomes, reducing preventable hospital readmissions, diabetes care.


Research Interest:

Chronic disease management, quality improvement, diabetes care


Recent Presentation / Publication:

Quality improvement for residents--2 noon conferences Reducing Readmissions



Monica Bhargava, MD

Division: Critical Care
Undergraduate School:

Stanford University


Medical School:

Harvard Medical School


Residency:

Stanford Hospital and Clinics


Fellowship:

Stanford Hospital and Clinics


Recent Presentation / Publication:

“HIV in the ICU: National Outcomes of Patients in the ART Era.”
Authors: Monica Bhargava, Jay Bhattacharya
Organization: Abstract and poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Thoracic Society, San Francisco, CA (selected by ATS for press release)
Date: May 2012
 



Taft Bhuket, MD
Division Chief, Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Division: Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Undergraduate School:

University of Texas at Austin


Medical School:

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School


Residency:

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center


Fellowship:

University of Michigan Medical Center


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

Complications of liver disease, gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer


Research Interest:

Colorectal cancer in the underserved


Recent Presentation / Publication:

Challenges and possible solutions to colorectal cancer screening for the underserved.

Gupta S, Sussman DA, Doubeni CA, Anderson DS, Day L, Deshpande AR, Elmunzer BJ, Laiyemo AO, Mendez J, Somsouk M, Allison J, Bhuket T, Geng Z, Green BB, Itzkowitz SH, Martinez ME. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2014 Apr;106(4):dju032. doi: 10.1093/jnci/dju032. Epub 2014 Mar 28. Review.

FIT testing: an overview.

Day LW, Bhuket T, Allison J. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2013 Nov;15(11):357. doi: 10.1007/s11894-013-0357-x. Review.

Diversity of endoscopy center operations and practice variation across California's safety-net hospital system: a statewide survey.

Day LW, Bhuket T, Inadomi JM, Yee HF. BMC Res Notes. 2013 Jun 15;6:233. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-6-233



Brandon Boesch, DO
Hospitalist

Division: Inpatient Medicine
Medical School:

Touro University


Residency:

Alameda Medical Center- Highland Hospital


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

Point-of-Care Ultrasound, Medicine Consult, Physician Wellness, Evidence Based Medicine, High Value Care


Research Interest:

Point-of-care ultrasound in internal medicine and perioperative medicine care.


Fun Facts:

When not at the hospital, I enjoy rooting on the A’s, eating and drinking at the amazing restaurants in Oakland, and hiking with my wife Isabelle, daughter Grace, and dog Bacchus.

Recent Presentation / Publication:

O. Fried, MD, B. Boesch, DO, I. Subramanian, MD, FACP. A Novel Education Tool Improves Inhaler Technique in a County Hospital-a pilot study. (Submitted for review)

B. Boesch, DO, S. Lahsaeizadeh, MD, T. Rose, MD, FACP. Diagnostic Delay in Takayasu Arteritis. Presented at ACP National meeting in San Diego, CA 4/9/2011, Northern California ACP meeting 11/20/2010, and EM/IM Reseach conference at Highland Hospital 5/2011.



Alex Diaz, MD
Core Faculty

Medical School:

Centro de Estudios Universidad Xochicalco


Residency:

Internal Medicine, Highland Hospital - Alameda Health System


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

Primary Care, Latino Health, Human Rights Clinic


Research Interest:

Medical Education, Mentorship, Bedside Diagnosis


Greatest Accomplishment:

My wonderful marriage.



Howard Edelstein, MD
Division Chief, Adult Immunology

Division: Adult Immunology, HIV Services
Undergraduate School: University of California at Berkeley
Medical School: University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine
Residency: Highland General Hospital
Fellowship: Veteran's Administration, Martinez, CA
Recent Presentation / Publication:

A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Comparative Trial of Maraviroc + Darunavir/Ritonavir Versus Emtricitabine/Tenofovir + Darunavir/Ritonavir for the Treatment of Antiretroviral-naive HIV-Infected Patients with CCR5-Tropic HIV-1 A4001095 (2011-Present)



Colin Feeney, MD, FACP
Chief, Division of Critical Care; Director, MICU; Assistant Program Director, Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship

Undergraduate School:

Harvard College


Medical School:

Case Western Reserve University


Residency:

Highland General Hospital


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

Chairman, Library Committee, Highland General Hospital Chairman, Critical Care Committee, Alameda County Medical Center Chairman, California Organ Donor Committee, Alameda County Medical Center Chairman, Continuing Medical Education Committee, Alameda Health System (formally ACMC) Chairman, ICU Operations Committee, AHS Clinical Competence Committee, AHS Hand Hygiene Campaign, Physician Champion, AHS Research Committee (RACI) – AHS Value Analysis Committee – AHS End of Life Committee - AHS


Research Interest:

Substance abuse; Scoring Systems; Palliative Care


Recent Presentation / Publication:

Kiefer, Matthew, MD, Feeney, Colin, MD, FACP, Management of Subcutaneous Emphysema with “Gills”: Case Report and Review of the Literature.  Journal of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 45, No. 5, pp. 666-669, 2013.

Feeney, Colin, MD, FACP, Validation of an Alcohol Withdrawal protocol, in progress. 

Losonczy, Lia, MD, Johnson, Brian, MD, Li, Jessica, MD, Sidhu, Jasmine, MD, Feeney, Colin, MD, FACP. Seronegative catastrophic antiphosphoslipid syndrome in a young female presenting with a headache. Submitted.



Laura Fernandez, MD
Associate Medical Director, K6 Primary Care Clinic
Medical School:

Emory University


Residency:

George Washington University


Fellowship:

Harvard Medical School Multicampus Geriatric Medicine Fellowship


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

Comprehensive geriatric medicine, cognitive assessment, care of the cognitively impaired patient, frailty, mobility assessment, maintenance of independence in aging persons


Research Interest:

Medical education, including continuing education and inter-professional education; clinical innovation, including novel models of care delivery for management of complex, high-need patients


Recent Presentation / Publication:

Perry Fernandez L, Romanovsky L, Javedan H. “Geriatric Consultation and Expertise for the Hospitalized Patient.” Hosp Med Clin 5 (2016): 507-17.
Perry Fernandez L, Catalanotti J, Croffoot J. “Unwarranted Cancer Screening: A Teachable Moment.” JAMA Intern Med 176 (2016): 590-1.



Davida Flattery, DO, FACP
Primary Care Physician in Young Adult Transition Clinic

Undergraduate School:

University of California San Diego


Medical School:

Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine


Residency:

Primary Care Internal Medicine, Alameda Health System - Highland Hospital


Research Interest:

Residency curricula for improving health outcomes for patients with chronic illness



Thomas Frohlich, MD
Division Chief, Cardiology

Division: Cardiology
Undergraduate School:

University of Michigan, BA and Stanford University, MA


Medical School:

University of Michigan


Residency:

Northwestern University, Chicago


Fellowship:

Northwestern University, Chicago


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

Interventional Cardiology



Blake Gregory, MD
Core Faculty

Medical School:

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center


Residency:

University of California San Francisco


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

Mental Health in Primary Care; Quality Improvement; Resident Education; Wellbeing in Medicine; Integrative Medicine; Nutrition


Fun Facts:

My favorite pastime is baking. I rarely eat out and prefer to prepare my food myself at home. I make my own yogurt, bread, and kefir water.

Recent Presentation / Publication:

Gregory B, Larson AM, Reisch J, Lee WM; The Acute Liver Failure Study Group. Acetaminophen Dose Does Not Predict Outcome in Acetaminophen-Induced Acute Liver Failure. J Investig Med. 2010 Mar 19. PMID: 20305573



Hena Borneo, DO
Associate Program Co-Director / Preliminary Track

Undergraduate School:

Stanford University


Medical School:

Western University of Health Sciences


Residency:

Internal Medicine, UCLA-Olive View


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

International health, international development, health disparitites



David Irwin, MD

About Me:

Dr. Irwin trained in Pennsylvania, receiving medical degrees in Hematology and Medical Oncology with special interest in cancer research. Dr. Irwin has been in practice in the Bay Area for 13 years, and is currently a principal investigator in SWOG clinical trials


Jennifer Hughes, MD

Medical School:

St. Georges University


Residency:

Internal Medicine, Alameda Health System - Highland Hospital


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

Hospitalist



Claudia Landau, PhD, MD
Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Care

Division: Geriatrics and Palliative Care
Undergraduate School:

UC Berkeley


Medical School:

UC Davis


Residency:

University of Chicago Hospital and Clinics


Fellowship:

Stanford University


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

Cognitive Impairment

Affective Disorders

Stress and Coping

Integrative Medicine for Elders

Falls


Research Interest:

Neuroendocrinology of Stress, Cognitive Assessment in Diverse Cultures, Community Bases, fall prevention



Tamsin Levy, MD
Associate Program Director / Categorical

Division: Inpatient Medicine
Undergraduate School:

University of California, Berkeley


Medical School:

University of California, San Francisco


Residency:

California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

Clinical decision-making, physical diagnosis, bedside and classroom-based teaching


Recent Presentation / Publication:

Alibeigi S, Levy T, Irwin D. Hidden deep beneath: A Kaposi sarcoma osseous lesion without cutaneous involvement. Abstract and poster, American College of Physicians Regional Meeting, San Jose, November 2, 2013.

Kaiya J, Boesch B, Levy T, Meyer S. Dental damage: Intracranial epidural abscess due to odontogenic infection. Abstract and poster, American College of Physicians Regional Meeting, San Jose, November 2, 2013.

Levy TH, Jacobson DF. Dermatologic manifestations as indicators of immune status in HIV/AIDS. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2011; 27(1):124. PMID 21647751.

O’Connor B, Ren H, Levy T, Rose T. Not as it appears: A common therapy mimicking hemolytic anemia. Abstract and poster, American College of Physicians Regional Meeting, San Jose, November 2, 2013.

Rahmani S, Brah J, Levy T, Meyer S, Barbant S. Aortic stenosis as a manifestation of fungal endocarditis. Abstract and poster, American College of Physicians Regional Meeting, San Jose, November 2, 2013.

Rhoades C, Boesch B, Levy T, Rose T. Carcinoid syndrome: A treatment option for patients who are all flushed out. Abstract and poster, American College of Physicians Regional Meeting, San Jose, November 2, 2013.

Sidhu J, Morris K, Feeney C, Hasan M, Levy T. Clots causing calamity: A rare case of seronegative catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome. Abstract and poster, American College of Physicians Regional Meeting, San Jose, November 2, 2013.

Tahoori A, Levy T, Cipa-Tatum J, McCabe R, Rose T. When noninvasive microorganisms invade: A case of disseminated vibrio cholera. Abstract and poster, American College of Physicians Regional Meeting, San Jose, November 2, 2013.

Xu L, Levy T, Yee S. Occam’s razor or Hickam’s dictum? A case of concurrent lymphoma and colon adenocarcinoma. Abstract and poster, American College of Physicians Regional Meeting, San Jose, November 2, 2013.



Benny Liu, MD
Core Faculty

Undergraduate School:

Washington University in St. Louis


Medical School:

University of Texas - Medical Branch at Galveston


Residency:

University of Michigan


Fellowship:

Gastroenterology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Cholesterol Metabolism; Niemann Pick Type C Disease


Research Interest:

Cholestrol Metabolism and Lynsosmal Storage Disease


Recent Presentation / Publication:

Approach to Abnormal LFT’s.  Clinical curriculum lecture to primary care residents.  Highland Hospital. Oakland, CA  October 2013.

Upper GI Bleeding.  Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds.  Highland Hospital.  Oakland, CA June 2013.

Short Bowel Syndrome.  UCSF East Bay Surgery Grand Rounds.  Oakland, CA  July 25, 2013

Upper GI Bleeding.  Highland Hospital Internal Medicine Grand Rounds.   Oakland, CA August 9, 2013.

Therapeutic Potential of Cyclodextrin in the Treatment of Niemann Pick Type C disease.  Research Seminar Children’s Hospital of Oakland Research Institute.  Oakland, CA Aug 27, 2013.

Scott, S.A., Liu, B*., Nararenko, I., Martis, S., Kozlitina, J., Yanh, Y., Ramirez, C., Kasai, Y., Hyatt, T., Peter, I., Desnick, R.J.  Frequency of the Cholesteryl Ester Storage Disease Common LIPA E8SJM Mutation (c.894G>A) in Various Racial and Ethnic Groups.  Hepatology.  2013 Sep; 58(3):958-65. *Co-first Author  PMCID: PMC3690149

Buchovecky, C.M., Turley, S.D., Brown, H.M., Kyle, S.M., McDonald, J.G., Liu, B., Pieper, A.A., Huang, W., Katz, D.M., Russell, D.W., Shendure, J., Justice, M.J.  A suppressor screen in Mecp2 mutant mice implicates cholesterol metabolism in Rett Syndrome.  Nature Genetics 2013 Aug 28; 45(9):1013-1020 PMCID: PMC3837522



Scott Lynch, MD
Associate Program Co-Director / Preliminary Track

Undergraduate School:

Emory University


Medical School:

St. George's University


Residency:

Highland Hospital Internal Medicine


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

Simulation medicine, bedside and classroom teaching, point-of-care ultrasound


Research Interest:

Hayfron K, Lynch S, Raif Jawid A, Alibeigi A.  The Highland Medicine Handbook: A bedside tool for residents. May 2015.

 

Lynch S, Schafhalter I, Subramanian I. Internal Medicine Ultrasound Training : A competency based ultrasound training program. Abstract and poster, American College of Physicians Regional Meeting, San Jose, November 2013.

 

Lynch S, Brah J, Cuadros Y.  A Gram Positively Purulent Problem. Abstract and poster, American College of Physicians Regional Meeting, San Francisco, October 2012.



Annemarie Mallick, DO
Chief of Inpatient Division

Undergraduate School:

Boston College


Medical School:

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific


Residency:

ACMC/Highland Hospital-Primary Care Residency


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

Hospital Medicine; Simulation Medicine; and Sepsis


Recent Presentation / Publication:

Presentations: Alcohol Withdrawal, On Call Cases



Amy Matecki, MD, MSc, L. Ac.

Division: Integrative Medicine
Medical School:

Qingdao Medical College, Qingdao University, China


Residency:

Alameda County Medical Center, Oakland


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

Preventive Medicine, Chinese Medicine, Integrative Oncology, Geriatric Medicine


Research Interest:

Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, Integrative Oncology


Recent Presentation / Publication:

Acupuncture Safety in patients with Lymphedema

Abstract publication on American Society of Clinical Oncology, Breast  Cancer Symposium, San Francisco,



Robert McCabe, MD, FACP, FCCP

Medical School:

Harvard Medical School


Residency:

Duke University Medical Center


Fellowship:

Pulmonary: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas TX; Infectious Diseases: Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

Community-acquired infections requiring hospitalization; Infection control; Antimicrobial stewardship; Hospital readmissions



Sunita Mistry, MD, FACP
Chief of Inpatient Division

Undergraduate School:

University of California, Davis


Medical School:

St. George’s University Medical School


Residency:

Alameda County Medical Center


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:
  • Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
  • Faculty mentor for ongoing QI projects
  • SHM/AAIM training in Quality Education Safety Academy

Recent Presentation / Publication:

Sunita Mistry, Mariam Hasan, Indhu Subramanian, Department of Medicine, Alameda Health System, Oakland, California  “The Health Care Matrix – a Powerful Tool to Teach and Perform Meaningful Quality Improvement”. First Place Regional ACP Poster Competition for QI 2013.

Chow Helen, Bruchanski N, and Mistry SR.  “Plasma Cell Myeloma presenting as Ascites”.  American College of Physicians Abstract/Poster.  2010.



David Moskowitz, MD, MAS
Medical Director, HOPE Center

Division: Ambulatory and Preventative Medicine
Undergraduate School:

University of Washington


Medical School:

University of Washington School of Medicine


Residency:

University of Washington Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency


Fellowship:

University of California San Francisco(Primary Care Research Fellowship)


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

Team-based care, complex care management, addressing social determinants in healthcare settings


Research Interest:

Implementation science in safety net settings


Recent Presentation / Publication:

Peer coaching to improve diabetes self-management: which patients benefit most?  Moskowitz D, Thom DH, Hessler D, Ghorob A, Bodenheimer T. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Jul;28(7):938-42. doi: 10.1007/s11606-013-2367-7. Epub 2013 Feb 13.

Reconsidering the effects of poverty and social support on health: a 5-year longitudinal test of the stress-buffering hypothesis. Moskowitz D, Vittinghoff E, Schmidt L. J Urban Health. 2013 Feb;90(1):175-84. doi: 10.1007/s11524-012-9757-8.



Elizabeth Ringrose, MD
Chief of Dermatology

Division: Dermatology
Undergraduate School:

Louisinana Polytechnique


Medical School:

Louisiana State University


Residency:

Temple University 1959-1961; Stanford University 1961 - 1962


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

Pediatric Dermatology


About Me:

Dr. Elizabeth Ringrose is a dermatologist in Oakland, California. She received her medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and has been in practice for 58 years


Robert Wong, MD, MS
Core Faculty

Undergraduate School:

University of California, Berkeley


Medical School:

University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine


Residency:

California Pacific Medical Center


Fellowship:

Stanford University Hospitals and Clinics


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

Chronic liver disease, including viral hepatitis, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatocellular carcinoma


Research Interest:

Clinical epidemiology and outcomes research with a specific focus on viral hepatitis, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatocellular carcinoma, and liver transplantation-related outcomes


Recent Presentation / Publication:

Wong RJ, Liu B, Bhuket T. Significant burden of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease with advanced fibrosis in the US: a cross-sectional analysis of 2011-2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2017 Sep 15. doi: 10.1111/apt.14327. [Epub ahead of print]

Castaneda G, Liu B, Torres S, Bhuket T, Wong RJ. Race/Ethnicity-Specific Disparities in the Severity of Disease at Presentation in Adults with Ulcerative Colitis: A Cross-Sectional Study. Dig Dis Sci. 2017 Aug 30. doi: 10.1007/s10620-017-4733-5. [Epub ahead of print]

Wong RJ, Le A, Nguyen MT, Trinh HN, Huynh A, Ly MT, Nguyen HA, Nguyen KK, Yang J, Garcia RT, Levitt B, da Silveira E, Gish RG. Significant Hepatic Fibrosis Among Treatment-Naive Chronic Hepatitis B Virus With Increased Hepatitis B Virus DNA and Normal Alanine Aminotransferase. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Jul 18. pii: S1542-3565(17)30849-2. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2017.07.012. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

Wang J, Ha J, Lopez A, Bhuket T, Liu B, Wong RJ. Medicaid and Uninsured Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients Have More Advanced Tumor Stage and Are Less Likely to Receive Treatment. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2017 Jul 18. doi: 10.1097/MCG.0000000000000859. [Epub ahead of print]

Wong RJ, Nguyen MT, Trinh HN, Chan C, Huynh A, Ly MT, Nguyen HA, Nguyen KK, Torres S, Yang J, Liu B, Garcia RT, Bhuket T, Baden R, Levitt B, da Silveira E, Gish RG. Hepatitis B surface antigen loss and sustained viral suppression in Asian chronic hepatitis B patients: A community-based real-world study. J Viral Hepat. 2017 Jun 5. doi: 10.1111/jvh.12736. [Epub ahead of print]

Tavakoli H, Robinson A, Liu B, Bhuket T, Younossi Z, Saab S, Ahmed A, Wong RJ. Cirrhosis Patients with Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Are Significantly Less Likely to Receive Surveillance for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Dig Dis Sci. 2017 Aug;62(8):2174-2181. doi: 10.1007/s10620-017-4595-x. Epub 2017 May 4.

Young K, Liu B, Bhuket T, Younossi Z, Saab S, Ahmed A, Wong RJ. Long-term trends in chronic hepatitis B virus infection associated liver transplantation outcomes in the United States. J Viral Hepat. 2017 Sep;24(9):789-796. doi: 10.1111/jvh.12703. Epub 2017 May 5.

Junus K, Aguilar M, Patel P, Irwin D, Yee S, Liu B, Bhuket T, Wong RJ. Improvements in hepatitis B virus screening before rituximab therapy: A community-based, safety-net hospital experience. Cancer. 2017 Feb 15;123(4):650-656. doi: 10.1002/cncr.30381. Epub 2016 Oct 3.

Wong RJ, Nguyen MT, Trinh HN, Huynh A, Ly MT, Nguyen HA, Nguyen KK, Yang J, Garcia RT, Levitt B, da Silveira E, Gish RG. Community-based real-world treatment outcomes of sofosbuvir/ledipasvir in Asians with chronic hepatitis C virus genotype 6 in the United States. J Viral Hepat. 2017 Jan;24(1):17-21. doi: 10.1111/jvh.12609. Epub 2016 Sep 27.

Young K, Aguilar M, Gish R, Younossi Z, Saab S, Bhuket T, Liu B, Ahmed A, Wong RJ. Lower rates of receiving model for end-stage liver disease exception and longer time to transplant among nonalcoholic steatohepatitis hepatocellular carcinoma. Liver Transpl. 2016 Oct;22(10):1356-66. doi: 10.1002/lt.24507.

Ha J, Yan M, Aguilar M, Bhuket T, Tana MM, Liu B, Gish RG, Wong RJ. Race/ethnicity-specific disparities in cancer incidence, burden of disease, and overall survival among patients with hepatocellular carcinoma in the United States. Cancer. 2016 Aug 15;122(16):2512-23. doi: 10.1002/cncr.30103. Epub 2016 May 19.

Yan M, Ha J, Aguilar M, Bhuket T, Liu B, Gish RG, Cheung R, Wong RJ. Birth cohort-specific disparities in hepatocellular carcinoma stage at diagnosis, treatment, and long-term survival. J Hepatol. 2016 Feb;64(2):326-332. doi: 10.1016/j.jhep.2015.09.006. Epub 2015 Sep 18.

Ahmed A, Wong RJ, Harrison SA. Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Review: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Outcomes. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2015 Nov;13(12):2062-70. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2015.07.029. Epub 2015 Jul 27. Review.

Aguilar M, Bhuket T, Torres S, Liu B, Wong RJ. Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in the United States, 2003-2012. JAMA. 2015 May 19;313(19):1973-4. doi: 10.1001/jama.2015.4260. No abstract available.

Wong RJ, Gish RG, Ahmed A. Hepatic encephalopathy is associated with significantly increased mortality among patients awaiting liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2014. [Epub ahead of print]

Wong RJ, Cheung R, Ahmed A. Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis is the Most Rapidly Growing Indication for Liver Transplantation in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma in the U.S. Hepatology. 2014;59(6):2188-95.

Wong RJ, Devaki P, Nguyen L, et al. Increased long-term survival among patients with hepatocellular carcinoma after implementation of model for end-stage liver disease score. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014;12(9):1534-1540.

Devaki P, Wong RJ, Marupakula V, et al. Approximately one-half of patients with early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma meeting Milan criteria did not receive local tumor destructive or curative surgery in the post-MELD exception era. Cancer. 2014;120(11):1725-32.

Wong RJ, Devaki P, Nguyen L, et al. Ethnic Disparities and Liver Transplantation Rates in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients in the Recent Era: Results from the SEER Registry. Liver Transpl. 2014;20(5):528-35.

Wong RJ, Kanwal F, Younossi ZM, Ahmed A. Hepatitis C Virus Infection and Coronary Artery Disease Risk: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Dig Dis Sci. 2014;59(7):1586-93.



Steve Sackrin, MD
Core Faculty

Undergraduate School:

Yale University


Medical School:

UC San Francisco


Residency:

ACMC/Highland Hospital


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

Simulation Medicine



Herbert M. Schub, MD, FACP
Chief Pulmonary Medicine

Division: Pulmonary
Undergraduate School:

New York University 1952-1956


Medical School:

New York University School of Medicine. 1956-1960


Residency:

Pulmonary 1963-64, Maimonides Hospital Brooklyn, NY 1962-63, Brookdale Hospital Brooklyn,NY 1960-62


Fellowship:

Bellevue Hospital, New York,NY 1963-1964, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 1966-1967


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

Pulmonary Medicine


Research Interest:

Tuberculosis


Recent Presentation / Publication:

Monthly Lectures to Housestaff  on Pulmonary Medicine



Archana Sridhar, MD, M. Ed
Core Faculty

Undergraduate School:

Yale University


Medical School:

Harvard Medical School


Residency:

University of California, San Francisco


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

Medical Education, in-patient quality improvement



Indhu Subramanian, MD, FACP
Residency Program Director

Division: Pulmonary and Critical Care
Undergraduate School:

Washington University in St.Louis


Medical School:

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School


Residency:

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center


Fellowship:

University of Michigan Medical Center


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

Director – Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic; Sepsis Harm Reduction Committee; Critical Care Committee


Research Interest:

Medical education; Sepsis; Quality improvement; Point of care ultrasound


Recent Presentation / Publication:

Ora Fried, MD and Indhu Subramanian, MD. Video Education Breaks through the Language Barrier in a Resource Limited Environment. ACMC Faculty Development Grant; in progress



Mini Swift, MD, FACP
Medical Director, UR and Medical Director, Health Equity and Patient Experience

Division: Inpatient
Undergraduate School:

Mills College & UC Berkeley for MPH


Medical School:

Katurba Medical College


Residency:

ACMC: Categorical 2000 - 2003; Chief Resident: 2003 - 2004


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

Congestive Heart Failure Health Disparities Patient Experience


Research Interest:

Impact of team based care for patients with heart failure



Marina Trilesskaya, MD
Director, Interventional Cardiology

Division: Cardiology
Medical School:

University of California, Davis


Residency:

California Pacific Medical Center


Fellowship:

California Pacific Medical Center

Interventional Fellowship - Banner-University Medical Center - Phoenix, Arizona


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

Interventional Cardiology, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology


Recent Presentation / Publication:

B.Mcunu, M.Trilesskaya, T. Frohlich. The Role of Multi-Modality Imaging in a Case of Traumatic Cardiac Pseudoaneurysm. J Invasive Cardiol. 2016 Aug;28(8):E71-2.

G. Brant-Zawadzki, M. Trilesskaya, A. Nagdev. Bedside Echocardiographically guided pericardiocentesis for cardiac tamponade after coronary artery injury secondary to percutaneous coronary intervention: a descriptive technique. Journal of Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care, Mar 2016.

Brennan JM, Sketch MH Jr, Dai D, Trilesskaya M ,et al. Safety and clinical effectiveness of drug-eluting stents for saphenous vein graft intervention in older individuals: Results from the medicare-linked National Cardiovascular Data Registry® CathPCI Registry® (2005-2009).  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2016 Jan 1;87(1):43-9.

Brennan JM, Al-Hejily W, Dai D, Shaw RE, Trilesskaya M, et al. Three-year outcomes associated with embolic protection in saphenous vein graft intervention: results in 49 325 senior patients in the Medicare-linked National Cardiovascular Data Registry CathPCI Registry. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Mar;8(3):e001403

Spokoyny I, Labarbera M, Trilesskaya M.  Anomalous origin of the right coronary artery with intramural aortic course causing exercise-induced cardiac arrest.  J Invasive Cardiol. 2012 Nov; 24 (11):622.

Ren X, Trilesskaya M, Kwan DM, Nguen K, Shaw RE, Hui PY.   Comparison of outcomes using bare metal versus drug-eluting stents in coronary artery disease patients with and without human immunodeficiency virus infection. Am J Cardiol. 2009 Jul 15;104(2):216-22. 



Stephen Yee, MD
Division Chief, Hematology/Oncology

Division: Hematology/Oncology
Medical School:

University of California at San Francisco, School of Medicine



Irene Yen, PhD, MPH
Research Director

Division: Internal Medicine
Undergraduate School:

Stanford University


Fellowship:

University of California at Berkeley


Recent Presentation / Publication:

Conroy SM, Shariff-Marco S, Koo J, Yang J, Keegan THM, Sangaramoorthy M, Hertz A, Nelson DO, Cockburn M, Satariano WA, Yen IH, Ponce NA, Winkleby M, John EM, Lin Gomez S. Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Impact of Neighborhood Social and Built Environment on Breast Cancer Risk: The Neighborhoods and Breast Cancer Study. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention 2017 26(4): 541-552.

Fleming MD, Shim JK, Yen I, Thompson-Lastad A, Rubin S, Van Natta M, Burke NJ.  "Patient Engagement at the Margins: How Health Care Providers Assess Patient Participation in Care in the Safety-net" Social Science and Medicine, 2017; 183:11-18.

Chitewere T, Shim JK, Barker JC, Yen IH. How Neighborhoods Influence Health: Lessons to be learned from the application of political ecology" Health and Place, 2017; 45:117-123.

Napoles T, Burke NJ, Shim JK, Davis E, Moskowitz D, Yen IH. Assessing patient activation among high-need, high-cost patients in urban safety net care settings. J of Urban Health 2017; June epub..

Thompson-Lastad, A. Yen IH, Fleming M, Van Natta M, Rubin S, Shim JK, Burke NJ. Defining Trauma in Complex Care Management:  Safety-Net Providers’ Perspectives on Structural Vulnerability and Time. Soc Sci Med 2017;186: 104-112.

Van Natta M, Burke NJ, Rubin S, Fleming M, Thompson-Lastad A, Yen IH, Shim JK. Complex Care and Contradictions of Choice in the Safety Net. Sociology of Health and Illness, in press.

Thompson-Lastad, A. Yen IH, Fleming M, Van Natta M, Rubin S, Shim JK, Burke NJ. Response to Commentary, "Trauma and the structuring of complex care: Back to the settlements?" by Elizabeth Bowen. Soc Sci Med, in press.

Deierlein AL, Galvez MP, Yen IH, Pinney SM, Biro FM, Kushi LH, Teitelbaum S, Wolff MS.  Local food environments are associated with girls' energy, sugar-sweetened beverage, and snack food intakes, Public Health Nutrition, 2014 May 12:1-7.

Shariff-Marco S, Yang J, John EM, Sangaramoorthy M, Hertz A, Koo J, Nelson DO, Schupp CW, Shema SJ, Cockburn M, Satariano WA, Yen IH, Ponce NA, Winkleby M, Keegan THM, Gomez SL. Impact of neighborhood and individual socioeconomic status on survival after breast cancer varies by race/ethnicity: The Neighborhood and Breast Cancer Study. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention 2014; 23(5):793-811.

Yen IH, Fandel Flood J, Thompson H, Anderson LA, Wong G. How design of places promotes or inhibits mobility of older adults: Realist synthesis of 20 years of research. J Aging and Health, 2014, in press.

Anderson LA, Slonim A, Yen IH, Jones DL, Allen P, Hunter RH, Goins RT, Leith KH, Rosenberg D, Satariano W. Developing a Framework and Priorities to Promote Mobility among Older Adults. Health Education and Behavior, 2014, in press.

Yen IH, Leung CW, Lan M, Sarrefzadeh M, Kayekjian KC, Duru OK. A pilot study using global positioning systems (GPS) devices and surveys to ascertain older adults’ travel patterns. J Applied Gerontology 2013, April.

Yen IH, Gregorich S, Cohen A, Stewart A. A Community cohort study about childhood social and economic circumstances: racial/ethnic differences and associations with adult educational attainment and health of older adults. BMJ Open, April 2013.

Kersten E, Laraia B, Kelly M, Adler N, Yen IH. Do small food stores provide access to nutritious foods? Comparing database and store visit measures of the community nutrition environment. Preventing Chronic Disease, 2012, 9:E127. [Note: 2012 Preventing Chronic Disease Student Prize Paper]



Jessica Zitter, MD, MPH
Attending Physician

Division: Critical Care Medicine
Undergraduate School:

Stanford University


Medical School:

Case Western Reserve University


Residency:

Brigham and Women’s Hospital; UC San Francisco


Fellowship:

UC San Francisco Medical Center


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

Palliative Care in the ICU


Research Interest:

Palliative Care in the ICU


Recent Presentation / Publication:

Treated to Death, The Pacific Standard, 9/24/14

Protecting Herself From Hero Doctors, Huffington Post, 924/14

A Doctor's Dilemma, Pulse Magazine, 9/12/14

Food and the Dying Patient, New York Times, 8/21/14

Who Can Speak for the Patient, New York Times, 6/19/14

I helped One Grandmother Live and Helped Another Die, The Atlantic Monthly, 5/22/14

A "Code Death" for Dying Patients, New York Times, 4/10/14

How to Make Decisions About Death for a Loved One, San Francisco Chronicle, 1/17/14

Advance Directive Lets Loved Ones Know Final Medical Wishes, San Francisco Chronicle, 12/17/13

Patient-Centered Care: Pairing Medicine with Compassion, San Francisco Chronicle, 11/19/13

They Call Me Dr. Kevorkian, New York Times Well Blog, 11/14/13

We've Lost the Age-Old Ability to Help People Die, San Francisco Chronicle, 10/11/13

Planning Ahead for End-of-Life Decisions, San Francisco Chronicle, 10/11/13



Barry Zorthian, MD, FACP
Medical Director for Quality

Division: Primary Care
Undergraduate School:

San Francisco State University


Medical School:

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY


Residency:

Alameda County Medical Center


Fellowship:

Primary Care Fellowship at ACMC


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

Quality and Patient Safety, Peer Review, Chair of Interdepartmental Professional Practice Committee, Member of Quality Council, Board of Trustees


Research Interest:

Quality Improvement


Recent Presentation / Publication:

Presentations: Patient Safety (Practicing State of the Art Medicine in 2011), National Patient Safety Goals