Aksharananda Rambachan, MD, MPH

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address533 Parnassus Avenue, #001
San Francisco CA 94117
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-8506-5086 Additional info
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    UCSF07/2020Hospital Medicine Fellowship
    Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard06/2019Internal Medicine Residency
    Northwestern UniversityMD/MPH05/2016
    St. Olaf CollegeBA05/2012Chemistry, Political Science, Statistics

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    Aksharananda (Akshar) Rambachan joined the UCSF Division of Hospital Medicine in 2020. He is a hospital-based physician investigator who uses primary and secondary data from diverse cohorts of hospitalized patients to promote equitable hospital-based care and better clinical outcomes for hospitalized patients. He is currently focused on improving pain assessment, management, and outcomes in older adults, especially those made more vulnerable due to their personal characteristics and ability to communicate.

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    1. Pain management inequities by demographic and geriatric-related variables in older adult inpatients. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2024 Jul 12. Rambachan A, Neilands TB, Karliner L, Covinsky K, Fang M, Nguyen T. PMID: 38997213.
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    2. Sex concordance between physicians and patients and discharge opioid prescribing. J Hosp Med. 2024 May 09. Rambachan A, Joshi M, Auerbach AD, Fang MC. PMID: 38721898.
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    3. Assessing for differences in opioid administration during inpatient end-of-life care for patients with limited English proficiency. J Hosp Med. 2024 Mar 27. Curatola N, Prasad P, Bell BK, Fang MC, Rambachan A. PMID: 38544317.
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    4. Racial, Ethnic, and Language-Based Inequities in Inpatient Opioid Prescribing by Diagnosis from Internal Medicine Services, a Retrospective Cohort Study. Pain Res Manag. 2023; 2023:1658413. Joshi M, Prasad PA, Hubbard CC, Iverson N, Manuel SP, Fang MC, Rambachan A. PMID: 37780096; PMCID: PMC10539084.
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    5. Pain Assessment Disparities by Race, Ethnicity, and Language in Adult Hospitalized Patients. Pain Manag Nurs. 2023 08; 24(4):393-399. Rambachan A, Noorulhuda H, Fang MC, Bazinski M, Manuel S, Hubbard C, Prasad P. PMID: 37147211; PMCID: PMC10954313.
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    6. A Focused Screening and Clinical Intervention with Streamlined Outpatient Linkage for Hospitalized Patients with Opioid Use Disorder Experiencing Homelessness. Subst Abuse. 2023; 17:11782218231166382. Oreper S, Bond A, Bazinski M, Tierney M, Fang M, Sankaran S, Rambachan A. PMID: 37051016; PMCID: PMC10084569.
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    7. Racial Differences in Postoperative Opioid Prescribing Practices in Spine Surgical Patients. Neurosurgery. 2023 03 01; 92(3):490-496. Letchuman V, He L, Mummaneni PV, Agarwal N, Campbell LJ, Shabani S, Chan AK, Abrecht CR, Miller C, Sankaran S, Rambachan A, Croci R, Berven SH, Chou D, Holly LT, Guan Z. PMID: 36700672.
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    8. Language barriers and postoperative opioid prescription use after total knee arthroplasty. Explor Res Clin Soc Pharm. 2022 Sep; 7:100171. Nguyen KH, Rambachan A, Ward DT, Manuel SP. PMID: 36082144; PMCID: PMC9445381.
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    9. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Discharge Opioid Prescribing From a Hospital Medicine Service. J Hosp Med. 2021 10; 16(10):589-595. Rambachan A, Fang MC, Prasad P, Iverson N. PMID: 34613895; PMCID: PMC8494281.
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    10. Racial Disparities in 7-Day Readmissions from an Adult Hospital Medicine Service. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2022 08; 9(4):1500-1505. Rambachan A, Abe-Jones Y, Fernandez A, Shahram Y. PMID: 34181237; PMCID: PMC9249686.
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    11. Overcoming the Racial Hierarchy: the History and Medical Consequences of "Caucasian". J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2018 10; 5(5):907-912. Rambachan A. PMID: 29396816.
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    12. Market-Based Health Care in Specialty Surgery: Finding Patient-Centered Shared Value. Neurosurgery. 2015 Oct; 77(4):509-16; discussion 516. Smith TR, Rambachan A, Cote D, Cybulski G, Laws ER. PMID: 26308640.
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    13. Surgical duration and risk of venous thromboembolism. JAMA Surg. 2015 Feb; 150(2):110-7. Kim JY, Khavanin N, Rambachan A, McCarthy RJ, Mlodinow AS, De Oliveria GS, Stock MC, Gust MJ, Mahvi DM. PMID: 25472485.
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    14. Contemporary national surgical outcomes in the treatment of ureteropelvic junction obstruction. Urology. 2015 Feb; 85(2):363-7. Oberlin DT, McGuire BB, Pilecki M, Rambachan A, Kim JY, Perry KT, Nadler RB. PMID: 25623688.
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    15. Open vs Minimally Invasive Partial Nephrectomy: Assessing the Impact of BMI on Postoperative Outcomes in 3685 Cases from National Data. J Endourol. 2015 May; 29(5):561-7. Sharma V, Aggarwal A, McGuire BB, Rambachan A, Matulewicz RS, Kim JY, Nadler RB. PMID: 25357211.
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    16. Increased anaesthesia duration increases venous thromboembolism risk in plastic surgery: A 6-year analysis of over 19,000 cases using the NSQIP dataset. J Plast Surg Hand Surg. 2015; 49(4):191-7. Mlodinow AS, Khavanin N, Ver Halen JP, Rambachan A, Gutowski KA, Kim JY. PMID: 25423609.
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    17. A systematic review of single-stage augmentation-mastopexy. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Nov; 134(5):922-931. Khavanin N, Jordan SW, Rambachan A, Kim JYS. PMID: 25347628.
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    18. Impact of resident involvement on urological surgery outcomes: an analysis of 40,000 patients from the ACS NSQIP database. J Urol. 2014 Sep; 192(3):885-90. Matulewicz RS, Pilecki M, Rambachan A, Kim JY, Kundu SD. PMID: 24704012.
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    19. PD26-01 SURGICAL DURATION OF ENDOSCOPIC UROLOGIC PROCEDURES: SIXTY MINUTES AND BEYOND. The Journal of Urology. 2014 Apr 1; 191(4):e758. Matulewicz MR, Rambachan RA, Oberlin OD, Kim KJ, Nadler NR. .
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    20. MP6-11 PREDICTORS OF READMISSION FOLLOWING OUTPATIENT UROLOGICAL SURGERY. The Journal of Urology. 2014 Apr 1; 191(4):e60-e61. Rambachan RA, Matulewicz MR, Pilecki PM, Kim KJ, Kundu KS. .
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    21. Risk factors for 30-day perioperative complications after Le Fort colpocleisis. J Urol. 2014 Sep; 192(3):788-92. Catanzarite T, Rambachan A, Mueller MG, Pilecki MA, Kim JY, Kenton K. PMID: 24641911.
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    22. Predictors of readmission after inpatient plastic surgery. Arch Plast Surg. 2014 Mar; 41(2):116-21. Jain U, Salgado C, Mioton L, Rambachan A, Kim JY. PMID: 24665418; PMCID: PMC3961607.
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    23. Abstract 41: increased anesthesia duration increases venous thromboembolism risk in plastic surgery: a six-year analysis of over 19,000 cases. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Mar; 133(3 Suppl):52. Mlodinow AS, Khavanin N, Ver Halen JP, Rambachan A, Gutowski KA, Kim JY. PMID: 25942152.
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    24. Risk Factors for Perioperative Complications after Le Fort Colpocleisis. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. 2014 Mar 1; 21(2):s34. Catanzarite CT, Rambachan RA, Mueller MM, Pilecki PM, Kim KJ, Kenton KK. .
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    25. Impact of Operative Time on Perioperative Morbidity in Abdominal Myomectomy. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. 2014 Mar 1; 21(2):s34-s35. Catanzarite CT, Saha SS, Rambachan RA, Kim KJ, Milad MM. .
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    26. Predictors of readmission following outpatient urological surgery. J Urol. 2014 Jul; 192(1):183-8. Rambachan A, Matulewicz RS, Pilecki M, Kim JY, Kundu SD. PMID: 24518788.
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    27. Predictors of readmission after outpatient plastic surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Jan; 133(1):173-180. Mioton LM, Buck DW, Rambachan A, Ver Halen J, Dumanian GA, Kim JYS. PMID: 24105090.
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    28. The impact of surgical duration on plastic surgery outcomes. European Journal of Plastic Surgery. 2013 Nov 1; 36(11):707-714. Rambachan RA, Mioton ML, Saha SS, Fine FN, Kim KJ. .
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    29. Increased Operative Time Is Associated with Higher Complication Rates in Plastic Surgery Patients. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 2013 Oct 1; 132(4S-1):103. Rambachan RA, Mioton ML, Saha SS, Fine FN, Dumanian DG, Kim KJ. .
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    30. Predictors of Readmission after Outpatient Plastic Surgery. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 2013 Oct 1; 132(4S-1):103. Mioton ML, Buck BD, Rambachan RA, Halen HJ, Dumanian DG, Kim KJ. .
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    31. Supply of neuraminidase inhibitors related to reduced influenza A (H1N1) mortality during the 2009-2010 H1N1 pandemic: summary of an ecological study. Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2013 Sep; 7 Suppl 2:82-86. Miller PE, Rambachan A, Hubbard RJ, Li J, Meyer AE, Stephens P, Mounts AW, Rolfes MA, Penn CR. PMID: 24034490; PMCID: PMC5909398.
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    32. Reasons for readmission after carotid endarterectomy. World Neurosurg. 2014 Dec; 82(6):e771-6. Rambachan A, Smith TR, Saha S, Eskandari MK, Bendok BR, Kim JY. PMID: 23973514.
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    33. Anemia is not a predictor of free flap failure: a review of NSQIP data. Microsurgery. 2013 Sep; 33(6):432-8. Mlodinow AS, Ver Halen JP, Rambachan A, Gaido J, Kim JY. PMID: 23836610.
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    34. Supply of neuraminidase inhibitors related to reduced influenza A (H1N1) mortality during the 2009-2010 H1N1 pandemic: an ecological study. PLoS One. 2012; 7(9):e43491. Miller PE, Rambachan A, Hubbard RJ, Li J, Meyer AE, Stephens P, Mounts AW, Rolfes MA, Penn CR. PMID: 22984431; PMCID: PMC3439456.
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    35. Robot-assisted laparoscopic ipsilateral ureteroureterostomy for ectopic ureters in children: description of technique. J Endourol. 2012 Oct; 26(10):1279-83. Leavitt DA, Rambachan A, Haberman K, DeMarco R, Shukla AR. PMID: 22563798.
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    36. Intractable hemorrhagic cystitis after hematopoietic stem cell tranplantation--is there a role for early urinary diversion in children? J Urol. 2012 Jul; 188(1):242-6. Lukasewycz SJ, Smith AR, Rambachan A, MacMillan ML, Lewis JM, Shukla AR. PMID: 22595064.
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