Daphne Lo, MD

TitleAssistant Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
Address4150 Clement St
San Francisco CA 94121
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    University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CAM.A.Ed2016
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CAFellow2016Geriatrics
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CAFellow2015Geriatrics
    University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, COResident2014Internal Medicine, Primary Care
    University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, COIntern2012Internal Medicine, Primary Care
    Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MOM.D.2011
    Cornell University, Ithaca, NYB.S.2006Animal Science
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    University of California San Francisco2015UCSF Geriatrics Institute for Incentives in Health Care Award
    University of Colorado Denver2014Outstanding Ambulatory R3 Award
    University of Colorado Denver2013Hergott Heart of Medicine Award. First place award for narrative medicine piece.
    University of California San Francisco2012UCSF Division of Geriatrics Scholarship Award
    Saint Louis University School of Medicine2011Smith, Richter, Sackman Service Award for service and contribution to Saint Louis University School
    Saint Louis University School of Medicine2011Donald W Bussmann Award for loyalty and service to medical school admissions at Saint Louis Universi
    Saint Louis University School of Medicine2010Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
    Saint Louis University School of Medicine2010Gold Humanism Honor Society
    Saint Louis University School of Medicine2010Alpha Sigma Nu, National Honor Society of Jesuit Colleges and Universities

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    Dr. Daphne Lo is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine. Daphne recently completed two years of Geriatrics fellowship (one clinical and one research year) and transitioned to a clinician educator role within the UCSF Division of Geriatrics in 2016. Daphne's clinical fellowship included rotations in medical directorship in which she took part in a pharmacy quality improvement project for the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Centers' (SFVAMC) Community Living Center (CLC). Daphne analyzed incidents of medication adverse events occurring in the SFVAMC CLC during one quarter of the 2015 fiscal year. Using the results, Daphne recommended changes to prescribing and medication monitoring practices to improve medication safety. During Daphne's research fellowship year, she assumed clinical and teaching roles in the SFVAMC Geriatrics clinic and Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) program as an attending physician. In the same year, Daphne submitted a quality improvement proposal for vaccine education and monitoring in HBPC. Daphne now continues her role as a medical consultant for HBPC in addition to providing direct patient care in the SFVAMC CLC.

    During Daphne's time as a Geriatrics fellow at UCSF with a passion for medical education, Daphne pursued opportunities to develop and grow her knowledge and skills as a teacher and medical educator. Daphne applied the knowledge and skills she learned in the Health Professions Education (HPE) pathway to teaching medical students in small group sessions throughout the UCSF medical school curriculum including sessions in Intersessions, Foundations of Patient Care, the Pilot Assessment Week, and the Interprofessional Standardized Patient Exercise. Teaching various small groups gave Daphne a greater understanding of the UCSF medical school curriculum and allowed her to practice and expand her direct teaching skills.

    Daphne was also able to combine the skills and knowledge she gained from HPE with her passion for interprofessional health professions education during the 2014-2015 academic year. Daphne led a team of educators from the School of Medicine and School of Pharmacy to develop an innovative and interprofessional two-hour session for the capstone UCSF fourth year Coda course. Their efforts brought together nearly all fourth year medical students and select pharmacy students in a two-hour, interactive small-group session with interprofessional facilitation. Daphne was recognized for her leadership in this project with the UCSF Geriatrics Institute for Incentives in Health Care Award. The session was recognized for its innovation and ambition at the 2015 Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Annual Meeting and was selected for an oral presentation at the 2016 UCSF Education Innovations Showcase and 2016 American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting.

    During Daphne's advanced fellowship year, she continued to engage in teaching medical students while expanding her experience in teaching interprofessional learners of various levels. As an attending and medical consultant at the SFVA's Home Based Primary Care program, she informally taught nurse practitioners of various experience levels through identifying teaching points in shared patient experiences. Daphne was also invited to conduct a training on dementia for social workers at the SFVA during the 2015-2016 academic year. Daphne regularly taught Geriatrics fellows as a preceptor in the SFVA Geriatrics fellows' clinic.

    Daphne continues to teach throughout the UCSF Bridges curriculum as a faculty member. She was a preceptor for the Foundations of Patient Care MS2 Preceptorship and will be a small group facilitator in the Inquiry curriculum and Team Learning and Communication Skills course.

    Research is crucial to advancing the body of knowledge in medical education and exploring and improving outcomes of educational interventions. As a Masters of Arts in Education student, Daphne is capitalizing on her interests in interprofessional health professions education and conducting an evaluation and study of the inpatient Patient Aligned Care Team (iPACT), a new inpatient interprofessional internal medicine team model piloted at the SFVA. Through a quantitative study of the team dynamics of iPACT and team members’ perceptions of iPACT’s impact on resident education, Daphne hopes to advance the body of knowledge in interprofessional team building and interprofessional education.

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    1. Lum HD, Lo D, Hooker S, Bekelman DB. Caregiving in heart failure: relationship quality is associated with caregiver benefit finding and caregiver burden. Heart Lung. 2014 Jul-Aug; 43(4):306-10. PMID: 24992881.
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    2. Lo D, Grossberg GT. Use of memantine for the treatment of dementia. Expert Rev Neurother. 2011 Oct; 11(10):1359-70. PMID: 21955192.
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    3. Lo D, Paniagua MA, Thomas DR. Missed opportunities: Nursing home providers' ability to identify and recognize depressive symptoms. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2010 Nov; 11(9):680-3. PMID: 21030004.
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    4. Bloom D, Jabrane-Ferrat N, Zeng L, Wu A, Li L, Lo D, Turck CW, An S, Goetzl EJ. Prostaglandin E2 enhancement of interferon-gamma production by antigen-stimulated type 1 helper T cells. Cell Immunol. 1999 May 25; 194(1):21-7. PMID: 10357877.
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    5. Jabrane-Ferrat N, Bloom D, Wu A, Li L, Lo D, Sreedharan SP, Turck CW, Goetzl AE. Enhancement by vasoactive intestinal peptide of gamma-interferon production by antigen-stimulated type 1 helper T cells. FASEB J. 1999 Feb; 13(2):347-53. PMID: 9973323.
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