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Andy Lai, MD, MPH

Address505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco CA 94117
Phone415-476-6760
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    University of California, San FranciscoResidency Internal Medicine
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    UCSF Patient Safety Committee2017Great Catch Award
    UCSF School of Medicine Class of 20122012Clinical Teaching Excellence Award for Clinical Faculty
    UCSF School of Medicine Class of 201220121 of 15 AOA Honor Medical Society nominees
    UCSF School of Medicine Class of 201120111 of 23 AOA Honor Medical Society nominees
    Brown Medical School2006Al Senft Prize [for most promise in international health]
    Brown University2005Foreign Studies Fellowship [Eldoret, Kenya]
    Brown University2004Foreign Studies Fellowship [Chennai, India]

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    Andrew Lai is an Associate Clinical Professor in the UCSF Division of Hospital Medicine. After graduating from Brown University with degrees in Urban Studies and Human Biology in 2001, he received his MD from Brown Medical School and a MPH with a focus on quantitative methods from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2006. During medical school, he provided clinical care and worked on HIV-related projects in Chennai, India and Eldoret, Kenya. He completed internal medicine residency in the primary care track at UCSF before joining the Division of Hospital Medicine in 2009.

    Andrew currently attends on the medical wards at Parnassus and on the Hospitalist. He directs the Hospitalist Procedure Service, directs the Division's Case Review Committee, and is a member of the Division's High-Value Care Committee, Unit-Based Leadership Team, and Medical Center's Code Blue debriefing committee. He is a RAD (Resident Advising and Development) advisor for several internal medicine residents.

    His academic interests include bedside procedural education, patient safety, high-value healthcare, case reviews, and transitions of care. Andrew has also provided volunteer clinical care in Port-au-Prince with Project Medishare for Haiti.


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    1. Schildhouse R, Lai A, Barsuk JH, Mourad M, Chopra V. Safe and Effective Bedside Thoracentesis: A Review of the Evidence for Practicing Clinicians. J Hosp Med. 2017 Apr; 12(4):266-276. PMID: 28411293.
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    2. Wan XC, Lai A, Kompala T, Ten R. Mimicker of hereditary angioedema: Idiopathic systemic capillary leak syndrome successfully treated with intravenous immunoglobulin. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2017 Apr 01. PMID: 28377172.
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    3. Zapata JA, Lai AR, Moriates C. Is Excessive Resource Utilization an Adverse Event? JAMA. 2017 Feb 28; 317(8):849-850. PMID: 28245327.
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    4. Jensen T, Lai A, Mourad M. Can lessons from systems-based mastery learning for thoracentesis be translated to hospitalists? J Hosp Med. 2016 Nov; 11(11):811-812. PMID: 27687258.
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    5. Moriates C, Soni K, Lai A, Ranji S. The value in the evidence: teaching residents to "choose wisely". JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Feb 25; 173(4):308-10. PMID: 23358796.
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    6. Lai AR, Keet K, Yong CM, Diaz JV. Severe H1N1-Associated acute respiratory distress syndrome: A case series. Am J Med. 2010 Mar; 123(3):282-285.e2. PMID: 20193840.
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    7. Kumarasamy N, Venkatesh KK, Cecelia AJ, Devaleenal B, Lai AR, Saghayam S, Balakrishnan P, Yepthomi T, Poongulali S, Flanigan TP, Solomon S, Mayer KH. Spectrum of adverse events after generic HAART in southern Indian HIV-infected patients. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2008 Apr; 22(4):337-44. PMID: 18422462.
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    8. Lai AR, Tashima KT, Taylor LE. Antiretroviral medication considerations for individuals coinfected with HIV and hepatitis C virus. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2006 Oct; 20(10):678-92. PMID: 17052138.
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    9. Chiueh CC, Andoh T, Lai AR, Lai E, Krishna G. Neuroprotective strategies in Parkinson's disease: protection against progressive nigral damage induced by free radicals. Neurotox Res. 2000; 2(2-3):293-310. PMID: 16787846.
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