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    Christopher Moriates, MD

    TitleAssistant Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    Address505 Parnassus Ave, Moffitt
    San Francisco CA 94143

       Awards and Honors
      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

      Christopher Moriates is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He 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.

      During residency, he co-designed and implemented a successful cost awareness curriculum for Internal Medicine residents, which has been highlighted in multiple publications including the New England Journal of Medicine. He is the Co-Chair of the UCSF Division of Hospital Medicine's High-Value Care committee and a member of the UCSF Center for Healthcare Value. He works with the Costs of Care organization, the American College of Physicians, and the ABIM Foundation on national projects related to educating physicians about healthcare value and stewardship. He regularly speaks locally and nationally on the topic. He is currently co-authoring the book “Understanding Value-Based Healthcare” (Lange/McGraw-Hill), with Dr. Vineet Arora (University of Chicago) and Dr. Neel Shah (Harvard).

      He has recently won the “Young Physician Achievement Award” from the ACP California Chapter, the “Caring Wisely” Award from the UCSF Center for Healthcare Value, and the “Thomas Evans Teaching Award” from the UCSF Department of Medicine.

      He also is an Associate Editor for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Patient Safety Network (, and a Series Editor for JAMA Internal Medicine’s “Teachable Moments.”

      Clinically, Chris is an attending physician on the teaching and non-teaching medicine services, the hospitalist procedures service, and the medicine consultation service.

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      1. Moriates C, Mourad M, Novelero M, Wachter RM. Development of a hospital-based program focused on improving healthcare value. J Hosp Med. 2014 Jul 1.
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      2. 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.
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      3. Marcotte L, Moriates C, Milstein A. Professional Organizations' Role in Supporting Physicians to Improve Value in Health Care. JAMA. 2014 Jun 5.
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      4. Ranji SR, Moriates C. Neurohospitalists and patient safety: lessons learned in 2013. Neurohospitalist. 2014 Apr; 4(2):55-7.
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      5. 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 1; 174(1):8-9.
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      6. 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.
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      7. Moriates C, Shah NT, Arora VM. First, do no (financial) harm. JAMA. 2013 Aug 14; 310(6):577-8.
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      8. 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.
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      9. Moriates C, Shah N, Arora VM. Medical training and expensive care. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 Jan; 32(1):196.
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      10. Moriates C, Stewart E. The Hospitalist Handbook (Mookherjee S, Lai C, Rennke S (Editors)). Chapter: Renal. 2012.
      11. Moriates C. A eulogy to traditional overnight call. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Mar; 27(3):387-8.
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      12. 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.
      13. Moriates C, Maisel A. The utility of biomarkers in sorting out the complex patient. Am J Med. 2010 May; 123(5):393-9.
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      14. 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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