Aaron Neinstein, MD

Title(s)VP, Digital Health, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address400 Parnassus Avenue, #A555
San Francisco CA 94117
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    UCSFEndocrinology, Fellowship2013
    UCSFInternal Medicine, Residency2010
    Keck School of Medicine MD2007
    Northwestern UniversityBA2003
    UCSF03/2021Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
    UCSF12/2013Lean Launchpad with Steve Blank
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    UCSF School of Medicine2022  - 2022Excellence in Teaching Award
    University of California2021Larry L. Sautter Award for Innovation in Information Technology - Honorable Mention
    Marin Magazine2020[415] Top Doctors
    American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)2018Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association (FAMIA)
    Endocrine Society2014Helmsley Charitable Trust Abstract Award in Type 1 Diabetes
    UCSF School of Medicine2014(Nominee) Essential Core Teaching Award

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    Dr. Aaron Neinstein is Vice President of Digital Health for UCSF Health and Associate Professor in the UCSF Division of Endocrinology. He has led the development and implementation of a wide range of health technology, with a focus on digital transformation and improving patient access and empowerment through virtual care models. This includes leading UCSF’s ambulatory Epic EHR implementation and optimization, development and deployment of numerous digital health solutions transforming digital patient experience and virtual care delivery across UCSF, and co-founding of Tidepool, a non-profit creating open-source software to empower people with diabetes.

    Dr. Neinstein was an inaugural inductee as a Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association (FAMIA), and is a federal appointee serving on the United States Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC). Board-certified in Endocrinology, Clinical Informatics, and Internal Medicine, he maintains an active clinical practice focused on the care of people with diabetes, and is considered a national expert in diabetes technology. He was named by Marin Magazine to the 2020 Bay Area [415] Top Doctors List and received the UCSF School of Medicine Excellence in Teaching award. Dr. Neinstein is a nationally-invited speaker, peer-reviewed author, advisor to numerous companies, and has appeared in media outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post, ABC Good Morning America, and NPR. He received his Doctor of Medicine, including the Alpha Omega Alpha honors society, from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, and his undergraduate degree in American Studies from Northwestern University.
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    Catalyzing the FDA PreCertification Program Through Creation of a Collaborative Community: The Accelerated Digital Clinical Ecosystem (ADviCE)
    UCSF-Stanford Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (CERSI) Sep 1, 2018 - Aug 31, 2019
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Early Experiences with Patient-Facing API's
    Commonwealth Fund May 15, 2018 - Mar 14, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator

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      1. From Surviving to Thriving: A Qualitative Study of Adapting Telehealth Systems for Specialty Diabetes Care Across Four California Medical Centers. Clinical Diabetes. 2024 Apr 17. Haynes HS, Sarkisian SM, Neinstein NA, Wong WJ, Teng TP, Marcin MJ, Crossen CS. .
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      2. Large Language Models and Medical Education: Preparing for a Rapid Transformation in How Trainees Will Learn to Be Doctors. ATS Sch. 2023 Sep; 4(3):282-292. Ravi A, Neinstein A, Murray SG. PMID: 37795112; PMCID: PMC10547030.
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      3. Digital Health at Enterprise Scale: Evaluation Framework for Selecting Patient-Facing Software in a Digital-First Health System. JMIR Form Res. 2023 Apr 07; 7:e43009. Shapiro M, Renly S, Maiorano A, Young J, Medina E, Neinstein A, Odisho AY. PMID: 37027184; PMCID: PMC10131984.
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      4. Behavioral "nudges" in the electronic health record to reduce waste and misuse: 3 interventions. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2023 02 16; 30(3):545-550. Grouse CK, Waung MW, Holmgren AJ, Mongan J, Neinstein A, Josephson SA, Khanna RR. PMID: 36519951; PMCID: PMC9933068.
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      5. Design and implementation of a digital health home spirometry intervention for remote monitoring of lung transplant function. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2023 06; 42(6):828-837. Odisho AY, Liu AW, Maiorano AR, Bigazzi MOA, Medina E, Leard LE, Shah R, Venado A, Perez A, Golden J, Kleinhenz ME, Kolaitis NA, Maheshwari J, Trinh BN, Kukreja J, Greenland J, Calabrese D, Neinstein AB, Singer JP, Hays SR. PMID: 37031033.
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      6. Paging the Clinical Informatics Community: Respond STAT to Dobbs v. Jackson's Women's Health Organization. Appl Clin Inform. 2023 01; 14(1):164-171. Arvisais-Anhalt S, Ravi A, Weia B, Aarts J, Ahmad HB, Araj E, Bauml JA, Benham-Hutchins M, Boyd AD, Brecht-Doscher A, Butler-Henderson K, Butte AJ, Cardilo AB, Chilukuri N, Cho MK, Cohen JK, Craven CK, Crusco S, Dadabhoy F, Dash D, DeBolt C, Elkin PL, Fayanju OA, Fochtmann LJ, Graham JV, Hanna JJ, Hersh W, Hofford MR, Hron JD, Huang SS, Jackson BR, Kaplan B, Kelly W, Ko K, Koppel R, Kurapati N, Labbad G, Lee JJ, Lehmann CU, Leitner S, Liao ZC, Medford RJ, Melnick ER, Muniyappa AN, Murray SG, Neinstein AB, Nichols-Johnson V, Novak LL, Ogan WS, Ozeran L, Pageler NM, Pandita D, Perumbeti A, Petersen C, Pierce L, Puttagunta R, Ramaswamy P, Rogers KM, Rosenbloom ST, Ryan A, Saleh S, Sarabu C, Schreiber R, Shaw KA, Sim I, Sirintrapun SJ, Solomonides A, Spector JD, Starren JB, Stoffel M, Subbian V, Swanson K, Tomes A, Trang K, Unertl KM, Weon JL, Whooley MA, Wiley K, Williamson DFK, Winkelstein P, Wong J, Xie J, Yarahuan JKW, Yung N, Zera C, Ratanawongsa N, Sadasivaiah S. PMID: 36535703; PMCID: PMC9977563.
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      7. Utilization patterns and efficiency gains from use of a fully EHR-integrated COVID-19 self-triage and self-scheduling tool: a retrospective analysis. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2022 11 14; 29(12):2066-2074. Judson TJ, Pierce L, Tutman A, Mourad M, Neinstein AB, Shuler G, Gonzales R, Odisho AY. PMID: 36029243; PMCID: PMC9667153.
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      8. Our AI future is better than you think. Nat Med. 2022 Nov; 28(11):2254. Neinstein AB. PMID: 36203002.
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      9. Patient Experience and Feedback After Using an Electronic Health Record-Integrated COVID-19 Symptom Checker: Survey Study. JMIR Hum Factors. 2022 Sep 13; 9(3):e40064. Liu AW, Odisho AY, Brown Iii W, Gonzales R, Neinstein AB, Judson TJ. PMID: 35960593; PMCID: PMC9472505.
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      10. Diabetes Specialists Value Continuous Glucose Monitoring Despite Challenges in Prescribing and Data Review Process. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2023 09; 17(5):1265-1273. Kompala T, Wong J, Neinstein A. PMID: 35403469; PMCID: PMC10563522.
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      11. Factors Associated With Discontinuation of Subspecialty Diabetes Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Multisite Retrospective Cohort Study. Diabetes Care. 2022 02 01; 45(2):e34-e36. Haynes SC, Kompala T, Tancredi DJ, Neinstein AB, Crossen SS. PMID: 35020822; PMCID: PMC8914412.
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      12. 886-P: Impact of Endocrine E-Consultation on SGLT2i and GLP-1 RA Prescription. Diabetes. 2021 Jun 21; 70(Supplement 1):886-p. RASHEED RA, KOMPALA KT, NEINSTEIN NA. .
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      13. 636-P: Diabetes Providers Value CGM Data Despite Challenges in Data Review Process. Diabetes. 2021 Jun 21; 70(Supplement 1):636-p. KOMPALA KT, WONG WJ, NEINSTEIN NA. .
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      14. Biochemical and Genomic Changes of a Devastating Metastatic Medullary Thyroid Cancer. Journal of the Endocrine Society. 2021 May 3; 5(Supplement_1):a1038-a1038. Soe SM, Liu LC, Neinstein NA, Murphy ME. .
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      15. Disparities in Telemedicine Use for Subspecialty Diabetes Care During COVID-19 Shelter-In-Place Orders. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2021 09; 15(5):986-992. Haynes SC, Kompala T, Neinstein A, Rosenthal J, Crossen S. PMID: 33719622; PMCID: PMC8442172.
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      16. Telehealth in type 1 diabetes. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2021 02 01; 28(1):21-29. Kompala T, Neinstein AB. PMID: 33332927.
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      17. Letter to the Editor: "Approach to the Patient with Thyrotoxicosis Using Telemedicine". J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2021 01 23; 106(2):e1060-e1061. Neinstein AB, Masharani U. PMID: 33038240.
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      18. Smart Insulin Pens: Advancing Digital Transformation and a Connected Diabetes Care Ecosystem. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2022 05; 16(3):596-604. Kompala T, Neinstein AB. PMID: 33435704; PMCID: PMC9294591.
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      19. Treating Alpelisib-Induced Hyperglycemia with Very Low Carbohydrate Diets and Sodium-Glucose Co-Transporter 2 Inhibitors: A Case Series. Integr Cancer Ther. 2021 Jan-Dec; 20:15347354211032283. Blow T, Hyde PN, Falcone JN, Neinstein A, Vasan N, Chitkara R, Hurd MA, Sardesai S, Lustberg MB, Flory JH, Volek JS, Goncalves MD. PMID: 34259084; PMCID: PMC8283040.
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      20. Design and development of referrals automation, a SMART on FHIR solution to improve patient access to specialty care. JAMIA Open. 2020 Oct; 3(3):405-412. Odisho AY, Lui H, Yerramsetty R, Bautista F, Gleason N, Martin E, Young JJ, Blum M, Neinstein AB. PMID: 33215075; PMCID: PMC7660949.
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      21. Analysis of "Accuracy of a 14-Day Factory Calibrated Continuous Glucose Monitoring System With Advanced Algorithm in Pediatric and Adult Population With Diabetes". J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2022 01; 16(1):78-80. Kompala T, Neinstein AB. PMID: 33084373; PMCID: PMC8875038.
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      22. Implementation of a digital chatbot to screen health system employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2020 07 01; 27(9):1450-1455. Judson TJ, Odisho AY, Young JJ, Bigazzi O, Steuer D, Gonzales R, Neinstein AB. PMID: 32531066; PMCID: PMC7313990.
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      23. Rapid design and implementation of an integrated patient self-triage and self-scheduling tool for COVID-19. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2020 06 01; 27(6):860-866. Judson TJ, Odisho AY, Neinstein AB, Chao J, Williams A, Miller C, Moriarty T, Gleason N, Intinarelli G, Gonzales R. PMID: 32267928; PMCID: PMC7184478.
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      24. 833-P: Standardized Assessment of Diabetes Distress in Routine Type 1 Diabetes Care. Diabetes. 2020 Jun 1; 69(Supplement 1):833-p. KOMPALA KT, FU FP, FOLICK FA, BABEY BM, KOH KE, MEHTA MP, FISHER FL, MASHARANI MU, NEINSTEIN NA. .
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      25. 1239-P: University of California Diabetes Initiative: A Multi-institution Collaboration to Improve Diabetes Care. Diabetes. 2020 Jun 1; 69(Supplement 1):1239-p. KOMPALA KT, CLARK CM, KIM KS, KROON KL, PETERSON PT, MOWERS MR, SURAMPUDI SP, FREEBY FM, HAN HM, LAMBRECHTS LS, OFFER OT, CHRISTIAN CM, DAHM DL, GIBBS GL, BOUW BJ, MEDDERS MK, MORN MC, PATEL PA, SAK SR, CABRERA CM, NEINSTEIN NA. .
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      26. Accelerating Transformation to a Digital-First Diabetes Care Model. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2020 07; 14(4):743-744. Kompala T, Neinstein A. PMID: 32468850; PMCID: PMC7673154.
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      27. Self-Reported Wearable Heart Rate Data May Be Useful in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Hyperthyroidism. Clinical Thyroidology. 2020 May 1; 32(5):242-244. Neinstein NA, Blum BM, Masharani MU. .
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      28. Top 10 Tips for Successfully Implementing a Diabetes Telehealth Program. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2020 12; 22(12):920-928. Crossen S, Raymond J, Neinstein A. PMID: 32191141; PMCID: PMC7757601.
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      29. Deploying Patient-Facing Application Programming Interfaces: Thematic Analysis of Health System Experiences. J Med Internet Res. 2020 04 03; 22(4):e16813. Neinstein A, Thao C, Savage M, Adler-Milstein J. PMID: 31983680; PMCID: PMC7165308.
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      31. A Case Report of Diabetic Ketoacidosis With Combined Use of a Sodium Glucose Transporter 2 Inhibitor and Hybrid Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2019 05; 13(3):605-606. Singh S, Rushakoff RJ, Neinstein AB. PMID: 30931610; PMCID: PMC6501521.
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      32. A new era: increasing continuous glucose monitoring use in type 2 diabetes. Am J Manag Care. 2019 03; 25(4 Spec No.):SP123-SP126. Kompala T, Neinstein A. PMID: 30933461.
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      33. A Pilot Study of Use of a Software Platform for the Collection, Integration, and Visualization of Diabetes Device Data by Health Care Providers in a Multidisciplinary Pediatric Setting. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2018 12; 20(12):806-816. Wong JC, Izadi Z, Schroeder S, Nader M, Min J, Neinstein AB, Adi S. PMID: 30461307; PMCID: PMC6299845.
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      34. Balancing Innovation and Safety When Integrating Digital Tools Into Health Care. Ann Intern Med. 2018 05 15; 168(10):733-734. Auerbach AD, Neinstein A, Khanna R. PMID: 29582072.
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      35. Pilot Study of a Novel Application for Data Visualization in Type 1 Diabetes. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2017 07; 11(4):800-807. Wong JC, Neinstein AB, Look H, Arbiter B, Chokr N, Ross C, Adi S. PMID: 28617628; PMCID: PMC5588832.
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      36. Medical Management of Primary Hyperparathyroidism. Textbook of Endocrine Surgery. 2016 Jan 1; 707-707. Neinstein NA, Shoback SD. .
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      37. A case study in open source innovation: developing the Tidepool Platform for interoperability in type 1 diabetes management. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2016 Mar; 23(2):324-32. Neinstein A, Wong J, Look H, Arbiter B, Quirk K, McCanne S, Sun Y, Blum M, Adi S. PMID: 26338218; PMCID: PMC4784555.
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      38. A Minority of Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Routinely Downloads and Retrospectively Reviews Device Data. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2015 Aug; 17(8):555-62. Wong JC, Neinstein AB, Spindler M, Adi S. PMID: 26133226; PMCID: PMC4529086.
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      39. A detailed description of the implementation of inpatient insulin orders with a commercial electronic health record system. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2014 Jul; 8(4):641-51. Neinstein A, MacMaster HW, Sullivan MM, Rushakoff R. PMID: 24876450; PMCID: PMC4764241.
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      40. From "pull" to "push": a transformation in medicine. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Mar 11; 173(5):352-3. Neinstein AB. PMID: 23400521; PMCID: PMC4443257.
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      41. An analysis of the usability of inpatient insulin ordering in three computerized provider order entry systems. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2011 Nov 01; 5(6):1427-36. Neinstein A, Cucina R. PMID: 22226260; PMCID: PMC3262709.
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      42. Nocturnal hypoglycemia detected with the Continuous Glucose Monitoring System in pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes. J Pediatr. 2002 Nov; 141(5):625-30. Kaufman FR, Austin J, Neinstein A, Jeng L, Halvorson M, Devoe DJ, Pitukcheewanont P. PMID: 12410189.
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