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    Christopher Moriates, MD

    TitleAssistant Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    Address505 Parnassus Avenue
    San Francisco CA 94117
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      UCSF Center for Healthcare Value2013Caring Wisely Award
      American College of Physicians (California Chapter)2012Young Physician Achievement Award
      UCSF Department of Medicine2012Thomas Evans Teaching Award
      University of California, San Diego School of Medicine2009Samuel B. Hamburger Memorial Thesis Award
      University of California, San Diego School of Medicine2009Department of Primary Care Award
      University of California, Los Angeles2004Distinguished Bruin Award
      University of California, Los Angeles2003Undergraduate Research Scholar Award
      University of California, Los Angeles2000Alumni Association Scholarship

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      Christopher Moriates is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). At UCSF, he currently leads the Center for Healthcare Value’s “Caring Wisely” program and the Internal Medicine residency’s Cost Awareness curriculum.

      Dr. Moriates is the Director of Implementation Initiatives at Costs of Care, and he co-chairs the Costs of Care/ABIM Foundation Teaching Value & Choosing Wisely Challenge. He co-authored the book “Understanding Value-Based Healthcare” (McGraw-Hill) with Drs. Vineet Arora and Neel Shah. He is a Series Editor for the “Teachable Moments” series in JAMA Internal Medicine, and is an Associate Editor for the AHRQ Patient Safety Network. He regularly speaks nationally on topics related to educating clinicians about healthcare value and stewardship.

      Dr. Moriates works with the American College of Physicians (ACP) on their national High-Value Care curriculum. He recently won the “Young Physician Achievement Award” from the ACP California Chapter, and the “Thomas Evans Teaching Award” from the UCSF Department of Medicine.

      Dr. Moriates received his Medical Degree from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, and completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at UCSF.

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      1. Leep Hunderfund AN, Dyrbye LN, Starr SR, Mandrekar J, Naessens JM, Tilburt JC, George P, Baxley EG, Gonzalo JD, Moriates C, Goold SD, Carney PA, Miller BM, Grethlein SJ, Fancher TL, Reed DA. Role Modeling and Regional Health Care Intensity: U.S. Medical Student Attitudes Toward and Experiences With Cost-Conscious Care. Acad Med. 2016 May 17. PMID: 27191841.
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      2. Zygourakis CC, Yoon S, Valencia V, Boscardin C, Moriates C, Gonzales R, Lawton MT. Operating room waste: disposable supply utilization in neurosurgical procedures. J Neurosurg. 2016 May 6; 1-6. PMID: 27153160.
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      3. Moriates C. A Few Good Words. Ann Intern Med. 2016 Apr 19; 164(8):566-567. PMID: 27089071.
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      4. Wheeler D, Marcus P, Nguyen J, Kwong A, Khaki AR, Valencia V, Moriates C. Evaluation of a Resident-Led Project to Decrease Phlebotomy Rates in the Hospital: Think Twice, Stick Once. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Apr 4. PMID: 27043912.
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      5. Moriates C, Feldman L. In response to "nebulized bronchodilators instead of metered-dose inhalers for obstructive pulmonary symptoms". J Hosp Med. 2016 Jan 8. PMID: 26748584.
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      6. Moriates C, Wong BM. High-value care programmes from the bottom-up… and the top-down. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016 Jan 6. PMID: 26740497.
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      7. Arora V, Moriates C, Shah N. The Challenge of Understanding Health Care Costs and Charges. AMA J Ethics. 2015; 17(11):1046-52. PMID: 26595246.
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      8. Zapata JA, Moriates C. The High-Value Care Considerations of Inpatient versus Outpatient Testing. AMA J Ethics. 2015; 17(11):1022-7. PMID: 26595242.
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      9. Moriates C, Shah NT, Arora VM. A framework for the frontline: How hospitalists can improve healthcare value. J Hosp Med. 2015 Oct 1. PMID: 26425782.
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      10. Moriates C, Mourad M. Striving for optimal care: Updates in quality, value, and patient experience. J Hosp Med. 2015 Sep 28. PMID: 26417871.
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      11. Zygourakis CC, Valencia V, Moriates C, Catschegn S, Afshar A, Bozic K, Hoo KS, Goldberg A, Boscardin C, Gonzales R, Pitts LH, Lawton MT. 117 OR Score: Reducing Operating Room Costs Through a Hospital-Wide Price Transparency Initiative. Neurosurgery. 2015 Aug; 62 Suppl 1:202-3. PMID: 26181963.
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      12. Moriates C, Feldman L. Nebulized bronchodilators instead of metered-dose inhalers for obstructive pulmonary symptoms. J Hosp Med. 2015 Jun 30. PMID: 26121974.
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      13. Shah N, Levy AE, Moriates C, Arora VM. Wisdom of the crowd: bright ideas and innovations from the teaching value and choosing wisely challenge. Acad Med. 2015 May; 90(5):624-8. PMID: 25565262.
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      14. Moriates C, Arora V, Shah N. . Understanding Value-Based Healthcare (McGraw-Hill). 2015.
      15. Moriates C, Dohan D, Spetz J, Sawaya GF. Defining competencies for education in health care value: recommendations from the university of california, san francisco center for healthcare value training initiative. Acad Med. 2015 Apr; 90(4):421-4. PMID: 25354077.
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      16. Post J, Moriates C. When does an adult with headaches need central nervous system imaging? Cleve Clin J Med. 2014 Dec; 81(12):719-20. PMID: 25452347.
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      17. Moriates C, Shah N, Arora V. Primary nonadherence with prescribed medication. Ann Intern Med. 2014 Nov 4; 161(9):678. PMID: 25364892.
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      18. Levy AE, Shah NT, Moriates C, Arora VM. Fostering Value in Clinical Practice Among Future Physicians: Time to Consider COST. Acad Med. 2014 Nov; 89(11):1440. PMID: 25350335.
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      19. Moriates C, Shah N. Creating an effective campaign for change: strategies for teaching value. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Oct; 174(10):1693-5. PMID: 25133763.
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      20. Moriates C. . Overuse as a patient safety problem. AHRQ WebM&M [serial online]. 2014.
      21. Moriates C, Shah N, Levy A, Lin M, Fogerty R, Arora V. . The Teaching Value Workshop. MedEdPORTAL (peer-reviewed). Available from: 2014.
      22. Marcotte L, Moriates C, Milstein A. Professional organizations' role in supporting physicians to improve value in health care. JAMA. 2014 Jul 16; 312(3):231-2. PMID: 24901503.
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      23. Moriates C, Mourad M, Novelero M, Wachter RM. Development of a hospital-based program focused on improving healthcare value. J Hosp Med. 2014 Oct; 9(10):671-7. PMID: 24980982.
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      24. Hines JZ, Sewell JL, Sehgal NL, Moriates C, Horton CK, Chen AH. "Choosing Wisely" in an Academic Department of Medicine. Am J Med Qual. 2014 Jun 26. PMID: 24970279.
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      25. Ranji SR, Moriates C. Neurohospitalists and patient safety: lessons learned in 2013. Neurohospitalist. 2014 Apr; 4(2):55-7. PMID: 24707330; PMCID: PMC3975798.
      26. Caverly TJ, Combs BP, Moriates C, Shah N, Grady D. Too much medicine happens too often: the teachable moment and a call for manuscripts from clinical trainees. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jan; 174(1):8-9. PMID: 24080955.
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      27. Moriates C, Novelero M, Quinn K, Khanna R, Mourad M. "Nebs no more after 24": a pilot program to improve the use of appropriate respiratory therapies. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Sep 23; 173(17):1647-8. PMID: 23877555.
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      28. Moriates C, Shah NT, Arora VM. First, do no (financial) harm. JAMA. 2013 Aug 14; 310(6):577-8. PMID: 23835949.
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      29. 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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      30. Moriates C, Shah N, Arora VM. Medical training and expensive care. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 Jan; 32(1):196. PMID: 23297296.
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      31. Moriates C, Stewart E. . The Hospitalist Handbook (Mookherjee S, Lai C, Rennke S (Editors)). Chapter: Renal. 2012.
      32. Moriates C. A eulogy to traditional overnight call. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Mar; 27(3):387-8. PMID: 21918829; PMCID: PMC3286567.
      33. Moriates C, Maisel A. The utility of biomarkers in sorting out the complex patient. Am J Med. 2010 May; 123(5):393-9. PMID: 20399312.
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      34. Moriates C, Singh K, Maisel A. . Clinical Guide to Primary Angioplasty (Becker S and Rothman M (Editors)). Chapter: Presentation of AMI — Symptoms, examination, biomarkers and atypical presentations. 2010.
      35. Sakariya S, Iyer A, Moriates C, Maisel A. . Cardiac Biomarkers in Clinical Practice (J. Januzzi (Editor)). Chapter: Natriuretic peptides and prognostication. 2009.
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