Arpi Bekmezian, MD

Title(s)Professor, Pediatrics
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address550 16th Street
San Francisco CA 94158
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    University of California, Los AngelesInternship and Residency2005Pediatrics
    University of California, San FranciscoM.D.2002 Medicine
    University of California, Los AngelesB.S.1998Physiological Science
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2019Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    Dr. Bekmezian is a pediatric hospitalist. She serves as the Medical Director of Quality and Safety for the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine and as the Medical Director of Quality and Safety for the Benioff Children's Hospital.

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    1. Expediting Treatment of Seizures in the Intensive Care Nursery. Pediatrics. 2021 09; 148(3). Kramer K, Bekmezian A, Nash K, Papp E, Glass HC. PMID: 34380776.
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    2. Effectiveness of Pediatric Asthma Pathways in Community Hospitals: A Multisite Quality Improvement Study. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2020 Nov-Dec; 5(6):e355. Desai M, Caldwell K, Gupta N, Bekmezian A, Cabana MD, Auerbach AD, Kaiser SV. PMID: 33134758; PMCID: PMC7591126.
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    3. Nursing Surveillance for Deterioration in Pediatric Patients: An Integrative Review. J Pediatr Nurs. 2020 Jan - Feb; 50:59-74. Stotts JR, Lyndon A, Chan GK, Bekmezian A, Rehm RS. PMID: 31770679.
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    4. Keeping Time: Implementing Appointment-based Family-centered Rounds. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2019 Jul-Aug; 4(4):e182. Bekmezian A, Fiore DM, Long M, Monash BJ, Padrez R, Rosenbluth G, Sun KI. PMID: 31572884; PMCID: PMC6708638.
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    5. Best practices in implementing inpatient pediatric asthma pathways: a qualitative study. J Asthma. 2020 07; 57(7):744-754. Kaiser SV, Lam R, Cabana MD, Bekmezian A, Bardach NS, Auerbach A, Rehm RS, Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) Network. PMID: 31020879.
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    6. The effect of early child care attendance on childhood asthma and wheezing: A meta-analysis. J Asthma. 2019 03; 56(3):252-262. Swartz A, Collier T, Young CA, Cruz E, Bekmezian A, Coffman J, Celedon J, Alkon A, Cabana MD. PMID: 29630417.
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    7. Effectiveness of Pediatric Asthma Pathways for Hospitalized Children: A Multicenter, National Analysis. J Pediatr. 2018 06; 197:165-171.e2. Kaiser SV, Rodean J, Bekmezian A, Hall M, Shah SS, Mahant S, Parikh K, Auerbach AD, Morse R, Puls HT, McCulloch CE, Cabana MD, Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) Network. PMID: 29571931.
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    8. Rising utilization of inpatient pediatric asthma pathways. J Asthma. 2018 02; 55(2):196-207. Kaiser SV, Rodean J, Bekmezian A, Hall M, Shah SS, Mahant S, Parikh K, Morse R, Puls H, Cabana MD, Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) Network. PMID: 28521558.
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    9. Clinical pathway improves pediatrics asthma management in the emergency department and reduces admissions. J Asthma. 2015 Oct; 52(8):806-14. Bekmezian A, Fee C, Weber E. PMID: 25985707; PMCID: PMC4669067.
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    10. Emergency department crowding and younger age are associated with delayed corticosteroid administration to children with acute asthma. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013 Oct; 29(10):1075-81. Bekmezian A, Fee C, Bekmezian S, Maselli JH, Weber E. PMID: 24076611; PMCID: PMC3809097.
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    11. Pediatric hospitalist research productivity: predictors of success at presenting abstracts and publishing peer-reviewed manuscripts among pediatric hospitalists. Hosp Pediatr. 2012 Jul; 2(3):149-60. Teufel RJ, Bekmezian A, Wilson K. PMID: 24319919.
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    12. Boarding admitted children in the emergency department impacts inpatient outcomes. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 Mar; 28(3):236-42. Bekmezian A, Chung PJ. PMID: 22344211.
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    13. Research needs of pediatric hospitalists. Hosp Pediatr. 2011 Jul 01; 1(1):38-44. Bekmezian A, Teufel RJ, Wilson KM. PMID: 24510928.
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    14. Factors associated with prolonged emergency department length of stay for admitted children. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011 Feb; 27(2):110-5. Bekmezian A, Chung PJ, Cabana MD, Maselli JH, Hilton JF, Hersh AL. PMID: 21252810.
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    15. Pediatric emergency departments are more likely than general emergency departments to treat asthma exacerbation with systemic corticosteroids. J Asthma. 2011 Feb; 48(1):69-74. Bekmezian A, Hersh AL, Maselli JH, Cabana MD. PMID: 21117877.
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    16. Index of suspicion. Pediatr Rev. 2009 Aug; 30(8):311-6. Bekmezian A, Lasky JL, Osman S, Kaddurah AK, Varela AM, Velez K, Alvarez O. PMID: 19648262.
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    17. Jaundice in a neonate with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Paediatr Child Health. 2009 Jul; 14(6):389-92. Bekmezian A, Vargas J, Krogstad P. PMID: 20592976; PMCID: PMC2735383.
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    18. Standardized admission order set improves perceived quality of pediatric inpatient care. J Hosp Med. 2009 Feb; 4(2):90-6. Bekmezian A, Chung PJ, Yazdani S. PMID: 19219924.
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    19. Index of suspicion. Pediatr Rev. 2009 Jan; 30(1):15-21. Bekmezian A, Gomperts B, Weisleder P, Patraitis C, Thibodeau P, Parker-Mello K. PMID: 19118138.
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    20. Case 1: A limping child...with abdominal pain. Paediatr Child Health. 2008 Nov; 13(9):775-7. Bekmezian A, Gomperts B. PMID: 19436540; PMCID: PMC2603153.
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    21. Staff-only pediatric hospitalist care of patients with medically complex subspecialty conditions in a major teaching hospital. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2008 Oct; 162(10):975-80. Bekmezian A, Chung PJ, Yazdani S. PMID: 18838651.
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    22. Characterization of beta-hexosaminidase secretion in rabbit lacrimal gland. Exp Eye Res. 2006 Nov; 83(5):1081-8. Andersson SV, Edman MC, Bekmezian A, Holmberg J, Mircheff AK, Gierow JP. PMID: 16839547.
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    23. Persistence of myosin heavy chain-based fiber types in innervated but silenced rat fast muscle. Muscle Nerve. 2000 May; 23(5):735-47. Roy RR, Kim JA, Grossman EJ, Bekmezian A, Talmadge RJ, Zhong H, Edgerton VR. PMID: 10797397.
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    24. Na-K-ATPase in lacrimal gland acinar cell endosomal system: correcting a case of mistaken identity. Am J Physiol. 1996 Nov; 271(5 Pt 1):C1685-98. Gierow JP, Yang T, Bekmezian A, Liu N, Norian JM, Kim SA, Rafisolyman S, Zeng H, Okamoto CT, Wood RL, Mircheff AK. PMID: 8944653.
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