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    Sumant Ranji, MD

    TitleProfessor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentMedicine
    Address533 Parnassus Ave, UC Hall
    San Francisco CA 94117
    Phone415-206-2651
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      Cook County HospitalChief Medical ResidentInternal Medicine2002
      University of Chicago HospitalsInternship and ResidencyInternal Medicine2001
      University of Illinois at ChicagoM.D.School of Medicine1998
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      UCSF2016Excellence and Innovation in Graduate Medical Education
      UCSF2015Academy of Medical Educators
      2010Fellow of the American College of Physicians
      UCSF2009Floyd C. Rector Housestaff Teaching Award

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      Dr. Sumant Ranji completed his Internal Medicine residency training at the University of Chicago, and subsequently served as Chief Medical Resident at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. He joined UCSF in 2002 as a fellow in hospital medicine and clinical research, and subsequently joined the faculty of the Division of Hospital Medicine at UCSF Medical Center. His work focuses on improving the quality and safety of care for hospitalized patients and educating residents and medical students.

      Dr. Ranji was named the Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital in May 2016. In this role, he directs the division's activities in the clinical care of hospitalized patients, education of medical students and residents, research, and quality improvement and patient safety, and is responsible for mentorship and development of the division's 30 faculty and staff.

      As an educator, Dr. Ranji remains active in clinical teaching and education for students and residents around quality improvement, patient safety, and high value care. He served as associate program director for the UCSF Internal Medicine residency from 2007-2016, directing educational programs in systems improvement and developing experiential learning approaches to engage residents in improving the quality of care for hospitalized patients. He continues to mentor students, residents, and faculty interested in careers in health care systems improvement.

      Dr. Ranji is an Associate Editor of AHRQ Patient Safety Net (http://psnet.ahrq.gov), and an Associate Editor of BMJ Quality and Safety (http://qualitysafety.bmj.com). His clinical responsibilities include attending on the ward and medical consult services at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.


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      1. Fletcher KE, Ranji SR. Does it matter how much physician trainees work anymore? BMJ Qual Saf. 2016 Dec; 25(12):914-916. PMID: 27118871.
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      2. Margolius D, Ranji SR. Quality improvement, quality measurement and medical education: a brewing culture clash? BMJ Qual Saf. 2015 Aug; 24(8):477-9. PMID: 26188058.
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      3. Sheu L, Fung K, Mourad M, Ranji S, Wu E. We need to talk: Primary care provider communication at discharge in the era of a shared electronic medical record. J Hosp Med. 2015 May; 10(5):307-10. PMID: 25755159.
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      4. Rennke S, Ranji SR. Transitional care strategies from hospital to home: a review for the neurohospitalist. Neurohospitalist. 2015 Jan; 5(1):35-42. PMID: 25553228; PMCID: PMC4272352.
      5. Butcher BW, Quist CE, Harrison JD, Ranji SR. The effect of a rapid response team on resident perceptions of education and autonomy. J Hosp Med. 2015 Jan; 10(1):8-12. PMID: 25603788.
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      6. Ranji SR. A piece of my mind. What gets measured gets (micro)managed. JAMA. 2014 Oct 22-29; 312(16):1637-8. PMID: 25335143.
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      7. Ranji SR, Rennke S, Wachter RM. Computerised provider order entry combined with clinical decision support systems to improve medication safety: a narrative review. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014 Sep; 23(9):773-80. PMID: 24728888.
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      8. Ranji SR, Moriates C. Neurohospitalists and patient safety: lessons learned in 2013. Neurohospitalist. 2014 Apr; 4(2):55-7. PMID: 24707330; PMCID: PMC3975798.
      9. Solan LG, Ranji SR, Shah SS. The successes and challenges of hospital to home transitions. J Hosp Med. 2014 Apr; 9(4):271-3. PMID: 24616328.
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      10. Shoeb M, Khanna R, Fang M, Sharpe B, Finn K, Ranji S, Monash B. Internal medicine rounding practices and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education core competencies. J Hosp Med. 2014 Apr; 9(4):239-43. PMID: 24493566.
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      11. Mookherjee S, Ranji S, Neeman N, Sehgal N. An advanced quality improvement and patient safety elective. Clin Teach. 2013 Dec; 10(6):368-73. PMID: 24219520.
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      12. Hauer KE, Soni K, Cornett P, Kohlwes J, Hollander H, Ranji SR, Ten Cate O, Widera E, Calton B, O'Sullivan PS. Developing entrustable professional activities as the basis for assessment of competence in an internal medicine residency: a feasibility study. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Aug; 28(8):1110-4. PMID: 23595926; PMCID: PMC3710378.
      13. Mookherjee S, Pheatt L, Ranji SR, Chou CL. Physical examination education in graduate medical education--a systematic review of the literature. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Aug; 28(8):1090-9. PMID: 23568186; PMCID: PMC3710393.
      14. Bischoff K, Goel A, Hollander H, Ranji SR, Mourad M. The Housestaff Incentive Program: improving the timeliness and quality of discharge summaries by engaging residents in quality improvement. BMJ Qual Saf. 2013 Sep; 22(9):768-74. PMID: 23704085.
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      15. Kalanithi L, Coffey CE, Mourad M, Vidyarthi AR, Hollander H, Ranji SR. The effect of a resident-led quality improvement project on improving communication between hospital-based and outpatient physicians. Am J Med Qual. 2013 Nov-Dec; 28(6):472-9. PMID: 23526358.
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      16. Rennke S, Nguyen OK, Shoeb MH, Magan Y, Wachter RM, Ranji SR. Hospital-initiated transitional care interventions as a patient safety strategy: a systematic review. Ann Intern Med. 2013 Mar 5; 158(5 Pt 2):433-40. PMID: 23460101.
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      17. Shekelle PG, Wachter RM, Pronovost PJ, Schoelles K, McDonald KM, Dy SM, Shojania K, Reston J, Berger Z, Johnsen B, Larkin JW, Lucas S, Martinez K, Motala A, Newberry SJ, Noble M, Pfoh E, Ranji SR, Rennke S, Schmidt E, Shanman R, Sullivan N, Sun F, Tipton K, Treadwell JR, Tsou A, Vaiana ME, Weaver SJ, Wilson R, Winters BD. Making health care safer II: an updated critical analysis of the evidence for patient safety practices. Evid Rep Technol Assess (Full Rep). 2013 Mar; (211):1-945. PMID: 24423049.
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      18. Hauer KE, Kohlwes J, Cornett P, Hollander H, Ten Cate O, Ranji SR, Soni K, Iobst W, O'Sullivan P. Identifying entrustable professional activities in internal medicine training. J Grad Med Educ. 2013 Mar; 5(1):54-9. PMID: 24404227; PMCID: PMC3613318.
      19. 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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      20. Haber LA, Lau CY, Sharpe BA, Arora VM, Farnan JM, Ranji SR. Effects of increased overnight supervision on resident education, decision-making, and autonomy. J Hosp Med. 2012 Oct; 7(8):606-10. PMID: 22865395.
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      21. 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.
      22. Neeman N, Ranji SR, Sehgal NL. Perspective: engaging trainees in performance improvement projects: the Quality and Safety Innovation Challenge. Am J Med Qual. 2012 Jul-Aug; 27(4):345-7. PMID: 22550347.
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      23. Kohlwes RJ, Cornett P, Dandu M, Julian K, Vidyarthi A, Minichiello T, Shunk R, Jain S, Harleman E, Ranji S, Sharpe B, O'Sullivan P, Hollander H. Developing educators, investigators, and leaders during internal medicine residency: the area of distinction program. J Grad Med Educ. 2011 Dec; 3(4):535-40. PMID: 23205204; PMCID: PMC3244321.
      24. Young JQ, Ranji SR, Wachter RM, Lee CM, Niehaus B, Auerbach AD. "July effect": impact of the academic year-end changeover on patient outcomes: a systematic review. Ann Intern Med. 2011 Sep 6; 155(5):309-15. PMID: 21747093.
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      25. Mourad M, Vidyarthi AR, Hollander H, Ranji SR. Shifting indirect patient care duties to after hours in the era of work hours restrictions. Acad Med. 2011 May; 86(5):586-90. PMID: 21436665.
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      26. Mookherjee S, Vidyarthi AR, Ranji SR, Maselli J, Wachter RM, Baron RB. Potential unintended consequences due to Medicare's "no pay for errors" rule? A randomized controlled trial of an educational intervention with internal medicine residents. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Oct; 25(10):1097-101. PMID: 20532660; PMCID: PMC2955462.
      27. Natarajan P, Ranji SR, Auerbach AD, Hauer KE. Effect of hospitalist attending physicians on trainee educational experiences: a systematic review. J Hosp Med. 2009 Oct; 4(8):490-8. PMID: 19824099.
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      28. Wood KA, Ranji SR, Ide B, Dracup K. Rapid response systems in adult academic medical centers. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009 Sep; 35(9):475-82, 437. PMID: 19769208; PMCID: PMC2953857.
      29. Ranji SR, Steinman MA, Shojania KG, Gonzales R. Interventions to reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescribing: a systematic review and quantitative analysis. Med Care. 2008 Aug; 46(8):847-62. PMID: 18665065.
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      30. Ranji SR, Shojania KG. Implementing patient safety interventions in your hospital: what to try and what to avoid. Med Clin North Am. 2008 Mar; 92(2):275-93, vii-viii. PMID: 18298979.
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      31. Ranji SR, Auerbach AD, Hurd CJ, O'Rourke K, Shojania KG. Effects of rapid response systems on clinical outcomes: systematic review and meta-analysis. J Hosp Med. 2007 Nov; 2(6):422-32. PMID: 18081187.
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      32. Ranji SR, Goldman LE, Simel DL, Shojania KG. Do opiates affect the clinical evaluation of patients with acute abdominal pain? JAMA. 2006 Oct 11; 296(14):1764-74. PMID: 17032990.
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      33. Shojania KG, Ranji SR, McDonald KM, Grimshaw JM, Sundaram V, Rushakoff RJ, Owens DK. Effects of quality improvement strategies for type 2 diabetes on glycemic control: a meta-regression analysis. JAMA. 2006 Jul 26; 296(4):427-40. PMID: 16868301.
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      34. Steinman MA, Ranji SR, Shojania KG, Gonzales R. Improving antibiotic selection: a systematic review and quantitative analysis of quality improvement strategies. Med Care. 2006 Jul; 44(7):617-28. PMID: 16799356.
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      35. Ranji SR, Shojania KG, Trowbridge RL, Auerbach AD. Impact of reliance on CT pulmonary angiography on diagnosis of pulmonary embolism: a Bayesian analysis. J Hosp Med. 2006 Mar; 1(2):81-7. PMID: 17219477.
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      36. Ranji SR, Rosenman DJ, Amin AN, Kripalani S. Hospital medicine fellowships: works in progress. Am J Med. 2006 Jan; 119(1):72.e1-7. PMID: 16431196.
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      37. Ranji SR, Shojania KG. Suspected pulmonary embolism. N Engl J Med. 2004 Jan 1; 350(1):82-4; author reply 82-4. PMID: 14702433.
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      38. Petzke MM, Suri PK, Bungiro R, Goldberg M, Taylor SF, Ranji S, Taylor H, McCray JW, Knopf PM. Schistosoma mansoni gene GP22 encodes the tegumental antigen sm25: (1) antibodies to a predicted B-cell epitope of Sm25 cross-react with other candidate vaccine worm antigens; (2) characterization of a recombinant product containing tandem-repeats of this peptide as a vaccine. Parasite Immunol. 2000 Aug; 22(8):381-95. PMID: 10972845.
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