Armond Esmaili, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco VA Medical CenterChief Residency2019Internal Medicine
    University of Calfornia, San FranciscoResidency2018Internal Medicine
    University of California, San FranciscoInternship2016Internal Medicine
    Georgetown University School of MedicineM.D.2015
    Georgetown UniversityB.Sc.2011Human Science
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    UCSF Health2022Exceptional Physician Award, Honorable Mention
    UCSF Health2020Exceptional Physician Award, Honorable Mention
    University of California, San Francisco2020Research & Policy Award, Center for Healthcare Value
    University of California, San Francisco2017Chief Resident, Department of Medicine
    Georgetown University School of Medicine2014Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
    Georgetown University School of Medicine2014Gold Humanism Honor Society
    Georgetown University2012Rhodes Scholarship National Finalist
    Georgetown University2011Valedictorian and Summa Cum Laude
    Georgetown University2009Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society

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    Armond M. Esmaili, MD is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine (DHM). He is the Medical Director of the Hospital Medicine Unit-Based Leadership Team (UBLT) and the Medical Director of the Respiratory Isolation Unit (RIU) at the UCSF Hellen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and divides his time between patient care, hospital operations leadership, quality improvement work, and medical education.

    As a hospitalist, Armond directly cares for patients on the inpatient wards and also supervises teams of resident physicians and medical students. As the Hospital Medicine UBLT Medical Director, he leads a multi-disciplinary team that works to continuously improve the quality, safety, and value of care for hospitalized adult patients on three inpatient units. As the RIU Medical Director, he leads and oversees efforts to care for patients with suspected and confirmed COVID-19. He has scholarly interests and experience in patient safety, care transitions for hospitalized patients, care delivery innovation, patient communication, and health systems leadership.

    Armond received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University where he majored in Human Science, graduated as Valedictorian, and was a Rhodes Scholarship national finalist. He earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine where he was a Health Justice Scholar. He completed his medical internship and residency in Internal Medicine at UCSF with additional training in quality improvement and health policy in the residency’s Health Systems and Leadership pathway. He then served as UCSF Chief Resident at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Armond joined UCSF’s Division of Hospital Medicine as faculty in 2019.

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    Assessing the Impact of 'Physically-Distanced' Care in the Hospital on Healthcare Value for Hospitalized, Acute Care-Level Patients with COVID-19
    The Center for Healthcare Value (CHV), UCSF Oct 1, 2020 - Jun 30, 2021
    Role: Project Lead
    Description: This project aims to assess the impact of 'physically-distanced' care on healthcare value for hospitalized, acute care-level patients with COVID-19. We will quantitively measure changes in health care value (quality and safety, patient and provider experience, cost) for COVID-19 patients associated with physically-distanced care. We hope our analysis will inform policies regarding the care of COVID-19 patients (e.g. in-person consultation, imaging/procedure availability) and guide best-practices for inpatient telemedicine.

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    1. Discharge Practices for COVID-19 Patients: Rapid Review of Published Guidance and Synthesis of Documents and Practices at 22 US Academic Medical Centers. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 06; 36(6):1715-1721. Greysen SR, Auerbach AD, Mitchell MD, Goldstein JN, Weiss R, Esmaili A, Kuye I, Manjarrez E, Bann M, Schnipper JL, HOMERuN collaborative working group. PMID: 33835314; PMCID: PMC8034037.
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    2. The Importance of Emotional Intelligence When Leading in a Time of Crisis. J Hosp Med. 2020 09; 15(9):568-569. Kantor MA, Apgar SK, Esmaili AM, Khan A, Monash B, Sharpe BA. PMID: 32853143.
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    3. Prevalence and characterisation of diagnostic error among 7-day all-cause hospital medicine readmissions: a retrospective cohort study. BMJ Qual Saf. 2020 12; 29(12):971-979. Raffel KE, Kantor MA, Barish P, Esmaili A, Lim H, Xue F, Ranji SR. PMID: 32753409.
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    4. Collaborative Delirium Prevention in the Age of COVID-19. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 05; 68(5):947-949. LaHue SC, James TC, Newman JC, Esmaili AM, Ormseth CH, Ely EW. PMID: 32277467; PMCID: PMC7262233.
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    5. Understanding the Singapore COVID-19 Experience: Implications for Hospital Medicine. J Hosp Med. 2020 05; 15(5):281-283. Vidyarthi AR, Bagdasarian N, Esmaili AM, Archuleta S, Monash B, Sehgal NL, Green A, Lim A. PMID: 32379029.
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    6. in: Taylor AJ (ed.), Learning cardiac auscultation: from essentials to expert clinical interpretation. Aortic sclerosis. 2015. Esmaili AM, Christian RA, Pfaff AC. View Publication.
    7. Regulation of the ATM-activator protein Aven by CRM1-dependent nuclear export. Cell Cycle. 2010 Oct 01; 9(19):3913-20. Esmaili AM, Johnson EL, Thaivalappil SS, Kuhn HM, Kornbluth S, Irusta PM. PMID: 20935510.
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