Andrew Lai, MD, MPH

Title(s)Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address505 Parnassus Avenue, #M1493
San Francisco CA 94117
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-1103-6151 Additional info
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    University of California, SF2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
    UCSF Institute for Physician Leadership2013Leadership Development
    UCSFResidency 2009Internal Medicine (UC-Primary Care)
    Brown Medical SchoolMD2006Medicine
    Harvard School of Public HealthMPH2005Quantitative Methods
    Brown UniversityBA2001Human Biology, Urban Studies
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    UCSF Department of Medicine2024Council of Master Clinicians
    UCSF Division of Hospital Medicine2023Master Educator-Coach
    UCSF Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology2022Outstanding Resident Teaching Award
    UCSF Internal Medicine Residency2022Floyd C. Rector Award for Excellence in Teaching
    UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators2021Excellence in Teaching Award for General Teaching
    UCSF School of Medicine2021Henry J. Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching: Excellence in Inpatient Care Setting - Nominee
    Society of Hospital Medicine2021Award of Excellence for Clinical Leadership for Physicians - Nominee
    Journal of Hospital Medicine2019One of 2019's most highly rated (top 10%) peer reviewers
    UCSF Health2019Outstanding Achievement in Challenging the Status Quo for the Albumin Stewardship Team
    UCSF Health2019Great Save Award for June 2019 for the Albumin Stewardship Team
    UCSF Health2019Cross Service Collaboration for Adult Emergency Medicine and Hospital Medicine
    UCSF Health2019Exceptional Physician Award
    UCSF Health2018Exceptional Physician Award - Nominee
    UCSF Patient Safety Committee2017Great Catch Award for September 2017
    Journal of Hospital Medicine2017One of 2017's most highly rated (top 10%) peer reviewers
    Society of Hospital Medicine2017Award of Excellence for Clinical Leadership for Physicians - Nominee
    UCSF School of Medicine2017Clinical Teaching Excellence Award - Nominee
    UCSF School of Medicine2012Clinical Teaching Excellence Award
    UCSF School of Medicine2012AOA Honor Medical Society - Nominee
    UCSF School of Medicine2011AOA Honor Medical Society - Nominee
    Brown Medical School2006Al Senft Prize [most promise as a leader in international health]
    Brown University2005Foreign Studies Fellowship [Eldoret, Kenya]
    Brown University2004Foreign Studies Fellowship [Madras, India]

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    Andy Lai is a Professor in the UCSF Division of Hospital Medicine, which he joined in 2009. He provides direct patient care on the medical wards at the Parnassus and Mount Zion campuses and on the Hospitalist Procedure Service, as well as supervises resident physicians and medical students. He has previously worked on the Bone Marrow Transplant and Neurosurgery Co-Management services, as well as was one of the inaugural hospitalists to work at St. Mary's Medical Center (as part of the St. Mary's-UCSF Joint Clinical programs established in 2018).

    For ten years, Andy previously directed the Hospitalist Procedure Service, Division's Case Review Committee, and procedures/quality improvement rotation for internal medicine interns. He also previously directed the "Use of Ultrasound and Enhancing Confidence in Performing Bedside Procedures" session at the annual UCSF Hospitalist Mini-College CME course, as well as co-directed the Quality Improvement/Patient Safety elective for 4th year medical students for many years.

    He is a member of the Division's Quality Improvement Committee and Unit-Based Leadership Team, as well as participates in many task forces. He was part of the 2018-19 Caring Wisely-awarded project team to improve IV albumin stewardship at UCSF. He frequently interviews faculty/fellowship candidates and has been a RAD (Resident Advising and Development) advisor for numerous internal medicine residents.

    During medical school, Andy provided clinical care and worked on HIV-related projects in Madras, India and Eldoret, Kenya. He has provided volunteer clinical care in Port-au-Prince with Project Medishare for Haiti, as well as was part of the UCSF team of physicians and nurses who volunteered to assist colleagues at New York-Presbyterian hospitals in April/May 2020 during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    1. ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Workup of Pleural Effusion or Pleural Disease. J Am Coll Radiol. 2024 Jun; 21(6S):S343-S352. Expert Panel on Thoracic Imaging, Morris MF, Henry TS, Raptis CA, Amin AN, Auffermann WF, Hatten BW, Kelly AM, Lai AR, Martin MD, Sandler KL, Sirajuddin A, Surasi DS, Chung JH. PMID: 38823955.
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    2. ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Suspected Pulmonary Hypertension: 2022 Update. J Am Coll Radiol. 2022 11; 19(11S):S502-S512. Expert Panel on Thoracic Imaging, Sirajuddin A, Mirmomen SM, Henry TS, Kandathil A, Kelly AM, King CS, Kuzniewski CT, Lai AR, Lee E, Martin MD, Mehta P, Morris MF, Raptis CA, Roberge EA, Sandler KL, Donnelly EF. PMID: 36436973.
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    3. ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Staging and Follow-Up of Esophageal Cancer. J Am Coll Radiol. 2022 11; 19(11S):S462-S472. Expert Panels on Thoracic and Gastrointestinal Imaging, Raptis CA, Goldstein A, Henry TS, Porter KK, Catenacci D, Kelly AM, Kuzniewski CT, Lai AR, Lee E, Long JM, Martin MD, Morris MF, Sandler KL, Sirajuddin A, Surasi DS, Wallace GW, Kamel IR, Donnelly EF. PMID: 36436970.
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    4. Tumor Fever Due to Metastatic Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Am J Med. 2022 08; 135(8):e294-e295. Isaza E, Huppert LA, Lai AR, Brondfield S. PMID: 35367183.
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    5. Using Participatory Design to Engage Physicians in the Development of a Provider-Level Performance Dashboard and Feedback System. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2022 Mar; 48(3):165-172. Patel S, Pierce L, Jones M, Lai A, Cai M, Sharpe BA, Harrison JD. PMID: 35058160; PMCID: PMC8885889.
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    6. An abdominal skin lesion: to lump or split? a case presentation. Dermatol Online J. 2021 Jun 15; 27(6). Young AT, Yedidi RS, Marano PJ, Pincus LB, Lai AR. PMID: 34387057.
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    7. A Covid-19 Patient with Complement-Mediated Coagulopathy and Severe Thrombosis. Pathobiology. 2021; 88(1):28-36. Showers CR, Nuovo GJ, Lakhanpal A, Siegel CH, Aizer J, Elreda L, Halevi A, Lai AR, Erkan D, Magro CM. PMID: 33137805; PMCID: PMC7705934.
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    8. Association Between Methamphetamine Use and Psychiatric Hospitalization, Chemical Restraint, and Emergency Department Length of Stay. Acad Emerg Med. 2020 11; 27(11):1116-1125. Murphy CE, Wang RC, Coralic Z, Lai AR, Raven M. PMID: 32713087.
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    9. SEVERE INSULIN RESISTANCE WITH DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS AFTER BRENTUXIMAB TREATMENT. AACE Clin Case Rep. 2020 Mar-Apr; 6(2):e98-e100. Chiang JM, Lai AR, Anderson M, Rushakoff RJ. PMID: 32524020; PMCID: PMC7282153.
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    10. A Terminal Event. Reply. N Engl J Med. 2019 11 28; 381(22):2183-2184. Lai AR, Gensler LS, McQuaid K. PMID: 31774977.
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    11. Expanding the View: Implications of the SHM Position Statement on Ultrasound Use in Vascular Access. J Hosp Med. 2019 Sep 06; 14:E23-E24. Anstey JE, Lai AR. PMID: 31566529.
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    12. A Terminal Event. N Engl J Med. 2019 09 05; 381(10):970-976. Lai AR, Sheu L, Gensler LS, McQuaid K, Dhaliwal G. PMID: 31483969.
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    13. Geriatric 'Crohn-ic' Abdominal Pain: An Unusual Presentation of a Common Disease. Am J Med. 2019 12; 132(12):1410-1413. Narasimmaraj P, Lim HC, Beck KR, Lai AR. PMID: 31331615.
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    14. Sole-Searing Pain: Classic Kaposi's Sarcoma. Am J Med. 2017 Nov; 130(11):1262-1264. Minter DJ, Kotwani P, Kohn LL, Maurer T, Lai AR. PMID: 28711553.
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    15. Mimicker of hereditary angioedema: Idiopathic systemic capillary leak syndrome successfully treated with intravenous immunoglobulin. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2017 May; 118(5):631-632. Wan XC, Lai A, Kompala T, Ten R. PMID: 28377172.
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    16. Safe and Effective Bedside Thoracentesis: A Review of the Evidence for Practicing Clinicians. J Hosp Med. 2017 04; 12(4):266-276. Schildhouse R, Lai A, Barsuk JH, Mourad M, Chopra V. PMID: 28411293.
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    17. Is Excessive Resource Utilization an Adverse Event? JAMA. 2017 Feb 28; 317(8):849-850. Zapata JA, Lai AR, Moriates C. PMID: 28245327.
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    18. Can lessons from systems-based mastery learning for thoracentesis be translated to hospitalists? J Hosp Med. 2016 11; 11(11):811-812. Jensen T, Lai A, Mourad M. PMID: 27687258.
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    19. The value in the evidence: teaching residents to "choose wisely". JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Feb 25; 173(4):308-10. Moriates C, Soni K, Lai A, Ranji S. PMID: 23358796.
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    20. Severe H1N1-Associated acute respiratory distress syndrome: A case series. Am J Med. 2010 Mar; 123(3):282-285.e2. Lai AR, Keet K, Yong CM, Diaz JV. PMID: 20193840.
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    21. Spectrum of adverse events after generic HAART in southern Indian HIV-infected patients. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2008 Apr; 22(4):337-44. Kumarasamy N, Venkatesh KK, Cecelia AJ, Devaleenal B, Lai AR, Saghayam S, Balakrishnan P, Yepthomi T, Poongulali S, Flanigan TP, Solomon S, Mayer KH. PMID: 18422462.
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    22. Antiretroviral medication considerations for individuals coinfected with HIV and hepatitis C virus. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2006 Oct; 20(10):678-92. Lai AR, Tashima KT, Taylor LE. PMID: 17052138.
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    23. Neuroprotective strategies in Parkinson's disease: protection against progressive nigral damage induced by free radicals. Neurotox Res. 2000; 2(2-3):293-310. Chiueh CC, Andoh T, Lai AR, Lai E, Krishna G. PMID: 16787846.
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