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Andy Lai, MD, MPH

Title(s)Associate Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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 UniversityBS2001Human Biology, Urban Studies
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    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
    Journal of Hospital Medicine2017One of 2017's most highly related (top 10%) peer reviewers
    Society of Hospital Medicine2017Award for Clinical Excellence 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 [greatest promise as a leader in international health]
    Brown University2005Foreign Studies Fellowship [Eldoret, Kenya]
    Brown University2004Foreign Studies Fellowship [Chennai, India]

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    Andy Lai is an Associate Clinical Professor in the UCSF Division of Hospital Medicine. After graduating from Brown University with degrees in Urban Studies and Human Biology in 2001, he received his MD from Brown Medical School and a MPH with a focus on quantitative methods from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2006. During medical school, he provided clinical care and worked on HIV-related projects in Chennai, India and Eldoret, Kenya. He completed internal medicine residency in the primary care track at UCSF before joining the Division of Hospital Medicine in 2009.

    He currently attends on the medical wards at Parnassus and at St. Mary's Medical Center (the latter as part of the new St. Mary's-UCSF Joint Clinical Programs) and on the Hospitalist Procedure Service. He has previously worked on the Bone Marrow Transplant and Neurosurgery Co-Management services, as well as provided volunteer clinical care in Port-au-Prince with Project Medishare for Haiti.

    Andy directs the Hospitalist Procedure Service, Division's Case Review Committee, and procedures/quality improvement rotation for internal medicine interns. He co-directs the Quality Improvement/Patient Safety elective for 4th year medical students and the "Use of Ultrasound and Enhancing Confidence in Performing Bedside Procedures" session at the annual UCSF Hospitalist Mini-College CME course. He is a member of the Division's Value Improvement Committee and Unit-Based Leadership Team, as well as participates in many task forces. He is part of the 2018-19 Caring Wisely-awarded project team to improve IV albumin stewardship at UCSF. He frequently interviews faculty/fellowship candidates and is a RAD (Resident Advising and Development) advisor for several internal medicine residents.

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    1. Lai AR, Gensler LS, McQuaid K. A Terminal Event. Reply. N Engl J Med. 2019 11 28; 381(22):2183-2184. PMID: 31774977.
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    2. Anstey JE, Lai AR. Expanding the View: Implications of the SHM Position Statement on Ultrasound Use in Vascular Access. J Hosp Med. 2019 Sep 06; 14:E23-E24. PMID: 31566529.
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    3. Lai AR, Sheu L, Gensler LS, McQuaid K, Dhaliwal G. A Terminal Event. N Engl J Med. 2019 09 05; 381(10):970-976. PMID: 31483969.
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    4. Narasimmaraj P, Lim HC, Beck KR, Lai AR. Geriatric 'Crohn-ic' Abdominal Pain: An Unusual Presentation of a Common Disease. Am J Med. 2019 12; 132(12):1410-1413. PMID: 31331615.
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    5. Minter DJ, Kotwani P, Kohn LL, Maurer T, Lai AR. Sole-Searing Pain: Classic Kaposi's Sarcoma. Am J Med. 2017 Nov; 130(11):1262-1264. PMID: 28711553.
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    6. Wan XC, Lai A, Kompala T, Ten R. Mimicker of hereditary angioedema: Idiopathic systemic capillary leak syndrome successfully treated with intravenous immunoglobulin. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2017 May; 118(5):631-632. PMID: 28377172.
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    7. Schildhouse R, Lai A, Barsuk JH, Mourad M, Chopra V. Safe and Effective Bedside Thoracentesis: A Review of the Evidence for Practicing Clinicians. J Hosp Med. 2017 04; 12(4):266-276. PMID: 28411293.
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    8. Zapata JA, Lai AR, Moriates C. Is Excessive Resource Utilization an Adverse Event? JAMA. 2017 Feb 28; 317(8):849-850. PMID: 28245327.
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    9. Jensen T, Lai A, Mourad M. Can lessons from systems-based mastery learning for thoracentesis be translated to hospitalists? J Hosp Med. 2016 11; 11(11):811-812. PMID: 27687258.
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    10. 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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    11. Lai AR, Keet K, Yong CM, Diaz JV. Severe H1N1-Associated acute respiratory distress syndrome: A case series. Am J Med. 2010 Mar; 123(3):282-285.e2. PMID: 20193840.
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    12. Kumarasamy N, Venkatesh KK, Cecelia AJ, Devaleenal B, Lai AR, Saghayam S, Balakrishnan P, Yepthomi T, Poongulali S, Flanigan TP, Solomon S, Mayer KH. Spectrum of adverse events after generic HAART in southern Indian HIV-infected patients. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2008 Apr; 22(4):337-44. PMID: 18422462.
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    13. Lai AR, Tashima KT, Taylor LE. Antiretroviral medication considerations for individuals coinfected with HIV and hepatitis C virus. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2006 Oct; 20(10):678-92. PMID: 17052138.
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    14. Chiueh CC, Andoh T, Lai AR, Lai E, Krishna G. Neuroprotective strategies in Parkinson's disease: protection against progressive nigral damage induced by free radicals. Neurotox Res. 2000; 2(2-3):293-310. PMID: 16787846.
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