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    Diane Sliwka, MD

    TitleAssociate Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentMedicine
    Address350 Parnassus Avenue
    San Francisco CA 94117
    Phone415-353-7363
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      University of ConnecticutM.D.School of Medicine2002

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      Diane Sliwka is a Hospitalist at UCSF Medical Center. She received her bachelor degree in Biology from Dartmouth College and her medical degree from University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Maine Medical Center. She then spent 2 years as a clinician educator and hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston where she completed the Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education with an academic focus on simulation education. She is currently an associate professor of medicine at UCSF Medical Center and maintains clinical, administrative, quality and educational roles. In 2008, she founded the UCSF bedside Hospitalist Procedure Service and developed a procedure teaching curriculum for 1st year Internal Medicine residents. In 2012, she took the lead in physician engagement for the patient and physician experience through the Living PRIDE campaign, a UCSF Medical Center and Studer Group/Lean process improvement effort. In addition, in 2012 she stepped into the role of director of the Mt. Zion Medical Service. Clinically, Diane spends time on the inpatient medical wards and the procedure service. In her quality role, she oversees patient experience for the Division of Hospital Medicine with a focus on Physician-Patient Communication and is the lead for physician engagement across UCSF Medical Center for similar efforts. She works closely with residents, interns and medical students on the wards and procedure services.


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      1. Neeman N, Quinn K, Shoeb M, Mourad M, Sehgal NL, Sliwka D. Postdischarge focus groups to improve the hospital experience. Am J Med Qual. 2013 Nov-Dec; 28(6):536-8. PMID: 23687239.
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      2. Mourad, Michelle, Sumant Ranji, and Diane Sliwka. . Journal of Graduate Medical Education. A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Impact of a Teaching Procedure Service on the Training of Internal Medicine Residents. 2012; 2(4):170-175.
      3. Mourad M, Ranji S, Sliwka D. A randomized controlled trial of the impact of a teaching procedure service on the training of internal medicine residents. J Grad Med Educ. 2012 Jun; 4(2):170-5. PMID: 23730437; PMCID: PMC3399608.
      4. Mourad M, Auerbach AD, Maselli J, Sliwka D. Patient satisfaction with a hospitalist procedure service: is bedside procedure teaching reassuring to patients? J Hosp Med. 2011 Apr; 6(4):219-24. PMID: 21480494.
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      5. Plant JL, van Schaik SM, Sliwka DC, Boscardin CK, O'Sullivan PS. Validation of a self-efficacy instrument and its relationship to performance of crisis resource management skills. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2011 Dec; 16(5):579-90. PMID: 21264508; PMCID: PMC3226693.
      6. Sliwka D, Fang MC. Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in the United States: still room for improvement. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Jun; 25(6):484-6. PMID: 20390463; PMCID: PMC2869419.
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