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    Hemal Kanzaria, MD

    TitleAssistant Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentEmergency Medicine
    Address1001 Potrero Ave, Bldg. 5
    San Francisco CA 94110
    Phone415-353-1634
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      University of California, San FranciscoM.D.School of Medicine2008
      University of California, Los Angeles (Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program)M.Sc.Health Policy and Management2014
      Collapse Awards and Honors
      Zuckerberg San Francisco General2016ZSFG Values in Action Award
      San Francisco General Hospital Foundation2016 - 2017Hearts Grant Award
      UCSF2016 - 2017Hellman Family Awards for Early-Career Faculty
      Annals of Emergency Medicine2014 - 2015Top 50 Peer Reviewer
      Western Regional Society for Academic Emergency Medicine2014Most Outstanding Faculty Research Presentation
      UCSF2013Sustainability Award (for Remedy at UCSF)
      Johnson and Johnson Foundation2011Yale/Stanford Global Health Scholar
      UCSF2011CTSI Resident Research Award
      UCSF2009Teaching Excellence Award for Cherished Housestaff (TEACH)
      UCSF Medical Alumni Association2008Academic Excellence Award

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      Hemal Kanzaria, MD MS is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Kanzaria practices clinically at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH), where he teaches housestaff and helps direct emergency department lean improvement efforts. He is the Director of Complex Care Analytics for the San Francisco Health Network (SFHN), where he is part of a multidisciplinary team to improve whole-person care for frequent users of emergent/urgent medical, behavioral, and social services. Dr. Kanzaria is also an Adjunct scientist at RAND Health and affiliated with the Center for Innovation in Access and Quality at SFGH, where his research and policy work focuses on methods to increase the delivery of high-value health care. Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Kanzaria was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at UCLA. He completed his medical degree and residency at UCSF-SFGH, during which time he founded Remedy at UCSF to recover unused medical supplies for socially responsible redistribution. The organization has provided medical equipment to underserved communities both locally and globally, and has been instrumental in several disaster relief efforts.

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      Health systems improvement, safety net care, social determinants of health, equity, population health, cost consciousness, high-value care, waste reduction, over-diagnosis, over-treatment, diagnostic imaging, shared decision-making, stakeholder engagement, interdisciplinary research and improvement efforts

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      1. Kanzaria HK, Hsia RY, Probst MA. Emergency Department Death Rates: The Authors Reply. Health Aff (Millwood). 2016 Oct 1; 35(10):1937. PMID: 27702979.
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      2. Kanzaria HK, Hoffman JR, et al. Hot-Spotters Aren't "The Problem"...But They Are Emblematic of the Failure of U.S. Healthcare. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 Sep 6. PMID: 27599488.
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      3. Kanzaria HK, Booker-Vaughns J, Itakura K, Yadav K, Kane B, Gayer C, Lin G, LeBlanc A, Gibson R, Chen E, Williams P, Carpenter CR, et al. Dissemination and Implementation of Shared Decision-Making into Clinical Practice: A Research Agenda. Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Aug 26. PMID: 27561951.
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      4. Chen EH, Kanzaria HK, Itakura K, Booker-Vaughns J, Yadav K, Kane BG, et al. The Role of Education in the Implementation of Shared Decision Making in Emergency Medicine: A Research Agenda. Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Jul 21. PMID: 27442908.
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      5. Kanzaria HK, Probst MA, Hsia RY, et al. Emergency Department Death Rates Dropped By Nearly 50 Percent, 1997-2011. Health Aff (Millwood). 2016 Jul 1; 35(7):1303-8. PMID: 27385248.
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      6. Caloyeras JP, Kanter M, Ives N, Kim CY, Kanzaria HK, Berry SH, Brook RH. Physician Professional Satisfaction and Area of Clinical Practice: Evidence from an Integrated Health Care Delivery System. Perm J. 2016; 20(2):35-41. PMID: 27057819.
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      7. Probst MA, Kanzaria HK, Frosch DL, Hess EP, Winkel G, Ngai KM, Richardson LD. Perceived Appropriateness of Shared Decision-making in the Emergency Department: A Survey Study. Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Apr; 23(4):375-81. PMID: 26806170.
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      8. Waxman DA, Kanzaria HK. Physician spending and risk of malpractice claims: defensive medicine may not be as common as we think. BMJ. 2015; 351:h6768. PMID: 26667023.
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      9. Kanzaria HK, Hall MK, Moore CL, Burstin H. Emergency Department Diagnostic Imaging: The Journey to Quality. Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Dec; 22(12):1380-4. PMID: 26575420.
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      10. Kanzaria HK, McCabe AM, Meisel ZM, LeBlanc A, Schaffer JT, Bellolio MF, Vaughan W, Merck LH, Applegate KE, Hollander JE, Grudzen CR, Mills AM, Carpenter CR, Hess EP. Advancing Patient-centered Outcomes in Emergency Diagnostic Imaging: A Research Agenda. Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Dec; 22(12):1435-46. PMID: 26574729.
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      11. Iyer SP, Jones A, Talamantes E, Barnert ES, Kanzaria HK, Detz A, Daskivich TJ, Jones L, Ryan GW, Mahajan AP. Improving Health Care for the Future Uninsured in Los Angeles County: A Community-Partnered Dialogue. Ethn Dis. 2015; 25(4):487-94. PMID: 26675541.
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      12. Kanzaria HK, Probst MA, Hoffman JR. In Reply…Credat Emptor. Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Oct; 22(10):1232. PMID: 26357013.
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      13. Probst MA, Kanzaria HK, Hoffman JR, Mower WR, Moheimani RS, Sun BC, Quigley DD. Emergency Physicians' Perceptions and Decision-making Processes Regarding Patients Presenting with Palpitations. J Emerg Med. 2015 Aug; 49(2):236-43.e2. PMID: 25943288; PMCID: PMC4522216 [Available on 08/01/16].
      14. Probst MA, Kanzaria HK, Gbedemah M, Richardson LD, Sun BC. National trends in resource utilization associated with ED visits for syncope. Am J Emerg Med. 2015 Aug; 33(8):998-1001. PMID: 25943042; PMCID: PMC4480060 [Available on 08/01/16].
      15. Kanzaria HK, Hoffman JR, Probst MA, Caloyeras JP, Berry SH, Brook RH. Emergency physician perceptions of medically unnecessary advanced diagnostic imaging. Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Apr; 22(4):390-8. PMID: 25807868.
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      16. Kanzaria HK, Brook RH, Probst MA, Harris D, Berry SH, Hoffman JR. Emergency physician perceptions of shared decision-making. Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Apr; 22(4):399-405. PMID: 25807995.
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      17. Kanzaria HK, Mattke S, Detz AA, Brook RH. Quality measures based on presenting signs and symptoms of patients. JAMA. 2015 Feb 3; 313(5):520-2. PMID: 25647210.
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      18. Hoffman JR, Kanzaria HK. Intolerance of error and culture of blame drive medical excess. BMJ. 2014; 349:g5702. PMID: 25315302.
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      19. Kanzaria HK, Probst MA, Ponce NA, Hsia RY. The association between advanced diagnostic imaging and ED length of stay. Am J Emerg Med. 2014 Oct; 32(10):1253-8. PMID: 25176565.
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      20. Probst MA, Mower WR, Kanzaria HK, Hoffman JR, Buch EF, Sun BC. Analysis of emergency department visits for palpitations (from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey). Am J Cardiol. 2014 May 15; 113(10):1685-90. PMID: 24698469; PMCID: PMC4011931.
      21. Coralic Z, Kanzaria HK, Bero L, Stein J. Staff perceptions of an on-site clinical pharmacist program in an academic emergency department after one year. West J Emerg Med. 2014 Mar; 15(2):205-10. PMID: 24672613; PMCID: PMC3966455.
      22. Probst MA, Kanzaria HK, Schriger DL. A conceptual model of emergency physician decision making for head computed tomography in mild head injury. Am J Emerg Med. 2014 Jun; 32(6):645-50. PMID: 24560384.
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      23. Kanzaria HK, Brook RH. The silent physician. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Nov; 28(11):1389-91. PMID: 23813079; PMCID: PMC3797341.
      24. Kanzaria HK, Detz A. Infectious complication of Blunt head injury. Emerg Med J. 2013 Sep 17. PMID: 24045048.
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      25. James KT, Detz A, Coralic Z, Kanzaria H. Levamisole contaminated cocaine induced cutaneous vasculitis syndrome. West J Emerg Med. 2013 Sep; 14(5):448-9. PMID: 24106539; PMCID: PMC3789905.
      26. Wilson JG, Epstein SM, Wang R, Kanzaria HK. Cardiac tamponade. West J Emerg Med. 2013 Mar; 14(2):152. PMID: 23599855; PMCID: PMC3628467.
      27. Coralic Z, Lenhoff T, Kanzaria HK, Gerona R. A 120-hour case of priapism from an over-the-counter herbal supplement. Ann Pharmacother. 2013 Feb; 47(2):289-90. PMID: 23386071.
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      28. Kanzaria HK, Farzan N, Coralic Z. Adie's Tonic Pupil. West J Emerg Med. 2012 Dec; 13(6):543. PMID: 23359653; PMCID: PMC3555591.
      29. Hsia RY, Kanzaria HK, Srebotnjak T, Maselli J, McCulloch C, Auerbach AD. Is emergency department closure resulting in increased distance to the nearest emergency department associated with increased inpatient mortality? Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Dec; 60(6):707-715.e4. PMID: 23026784; PMCID: PMC4096136.
      30. Hsia RY, Srebotnjak T, Kanzaria HK, McCulloch C, Auerbach AD. System-level health disparities in California emergency departments: minorities and Medicaid patients are at higher risk of losing their emergency departments. Ann Emerg Med. 2012 May; 59(5):358-65. PMID: 22093435; PMCID: PMC4636219.
      31. Kanzaria HK, Fischette S, Jain S. Remedy at UCSF: a sustainable student-run initiative. Lancet. 2009 Aug 8; 374(9688):438-40. PMID: 19665634.
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      32. Sumba PO, Wong SL, Kanzaria HK, Johnson KA, John CC. Malaria treatment-seeking behaviour and recovery from malaria in a highland area of Kenya. Malar J. 2008; 7:245. PMID: 19036154; PMCID: PMC2607295.
      33. Kanzaria H, Stein JC. A severe sore throat in a middle-aged man: calcific tendonitis of the longus colli tendon. J Emerg Med. 2011 Aug; 41(2):151-3. PMID: 18815000.
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      34. Friedman JF, Mital P, Kanzaria HK, Olds GR, Kurtis JD. Schistosomiasis and pregnancy. Trends Parasitol. 2007 Apr; 23(4):159-64. PMID: 17336160.
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      35. Friedman JF, Kanzaria HK, McGarvey ST. Human schistosomiasis and anemia: the relationship and potential mechanisms. Trends Parasitol. 2005 Aug; 21(8):386-92. PMID: 15967725.
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      36. Coutinho HM, McGarvey ST, Acosta LP, Manalo DL, Langdon GC, Leenstra T, Kanzaria HK, Solomon J, Wu H, Olveda RM, Kurtis JD, Friedman JF. Nutritional status and serum cytokine profiles in children, adolescents, and young adults with Schistosoma japonicum-associated hepatic fibrosis, in Leyte, Philippines. J Infect Dis. 2005 Aug 1; 192(3):528-36. PMID: 15995969.
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      37. Friedman JF, Kanzaria HK, Acosta LP, Langdon GC, Manalo DL, Wu H, Olveda RM, McGarvey ST, Kurtis JD. Relationship between Schistosoma japonicum and nutritional status among children and young adults in Leyte, the Philippines. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2005 May; 72(5):527-33. PMID: 15891125.
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      38. Kanzaria HK, Acosta LP, Langdon GC, Manalo DL, Olveda RM, McGarvey ST, Kurtis JD, Friedman JF. Schistosoma japonicum and occult blood loss in endemic villages in Leyte, the Philippines. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2005 Feb; 72(2):115-8. PMID: 15741543.
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