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Charlie Wray, DO, MS

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address4150 Clement St.
San Francisco CA 94121
Phone415-221-4810 ext. 25282
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    University of ChicagoHospital Medicine Research Fellowship2016Section of Hospital Medicine
    University of ChicagoM.S.2016Health Services Research
    Loma Linda University Medical CenterResidency2014Internal Medicine
    Western UniversityD.O.2011College of Osteopathic Medicine
    University of Texas at AustinB.A2003Biological Sciences
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    Loma Linda University2014Lawrence Loo Evidence Based Medicine Teaching Award
    Society of Hospital Medicine2020Fellow

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    My research is focused on improving the quality, safety, and patient experience within the hospital setting. Recognizing that hospitalized patients experience a large degree of fragmentation and discontinuity, my work as a research fellow focused on assessing and describing how Hospitalist fragmentation affected the patient experience. In addition to describing the characteristics and techniques utilized during care transitions (i.e. handoffs), I have explored novel interventions to ameliorate the adverse effects commonly associated with these transitions. I also explore mechanisms and interventions meant to decrease resource utilization within the hospital setting, so as to provide the highest value of care for our hospitalized patients.

    As a clinician and educator, I continue to focus on improving the quality & value of care we provide our patients. I place a strong emphasis on the proper interpretation, use, and application of evidence-based medicine with my learners. I stress the importance of delivering high-value, cost-consciousness care and continually encourage myself and my fellow learners to be critical with their healthcare delivery.

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    1. Using the curriculum vitae to promote gender equity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 Sep 17. Arora VM, Wray CM, O'Glasser AY, Shapiro M, Jain S. PMID: 32943540.
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    2. Web Exclusive. Annals for Hospitalists Inpatient Notes - Inpatient Hypertension-To Treat or Tolerate? Ann Intern Med. 2020 Apr 21; 172(8):HO2-HO3. Anderson TS, Wray CM. PMID: 32311720.
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    3. The Art of the Deal: Negotiating Consult Conflict. Am J Med. 2020 Aug; 133(8):889-891. Wray CM, Dhruva SS, Dhaliwal G. PMID: 32311342.
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    4. Methodological Progress Note: Classification and Regression Tree Analysis. J Hosp Med. 2020 Mar 18; 15:E1-E3. Wray CM, Byers AL. PMID: 32195654.
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    5. Your @Attending Will #Tweet You Now: Using Twitter in Medical Education. Acad Med. 2020 Mar 17. Jaffe RC, O'Glasser AY, Brooks M, Chapman M, Breu AC, Wray CM. PMID: 32195691.
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    6. Examining the Association of Social Determinants of Health with Missed Clinic Visits in Patients with Heart Failure in the Veterans Health Administration. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 May; 35(5):1591-1592. Wray CM, Vali M, Byers A, Keyhani S. PMID: 31713034.
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    7. Comparison of Pharmacy Database Methods for Determining Prevalent Chronic Medication Use. Med Care. 2019 10; 57(10):836-842. Anderson TS, Jing B, Wray CM, Ngo S, Xu E, Fung K, Steinman MA. PMID: 31464843.
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    8. Clinical Outcomes After Intensifying Antihypertensive Medication Regimens Among Older Adults at Hospital Discharge. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Aug 19. Anderson TS, Jing B, Auerbach A, Wray CM, Lee S, Boscardin WJ, Fung K, Ngo S, Silvestrini M, Steinman MA. PMID: 31424475.
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    9. Validation of Administrative Measures of Social and Behavioral Risk in Veterans Affairs Medical Records. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 06; 34(6):796-798. Wray CM, Vali M, Abraham A, Zhang A, Walter LC, Keyhani S. PMID: 30604115.
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    10. Examining the Utility of 30-day Readmission Rates and Hospital Profiling in the Veterans Health Administration. J Hosp Med. 2019 05; 14(5):266-271. Wray CM, Vali M, Walter LC, Lopez L, Austin PC, Byers A, Keyhani S. PMID: 30794141.
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    11. "Comparing VA and Non-VA Care Quality". J Gen Intern Med. 2019 04; 34(4):485. Wray CM, Lopez L, Keyhani S. PMID: 30543019.
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    12. Announcing the Journal of Hospital Medicine Editorial Fellowship. J Hosp Med. 2019 01; 14(1):8. Wray CM, Olson A, Shah SS, Auerbach AD. PMID: 30667406.
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    13. The Adoption of an Online Journal Club to Improve Research Dissemination and Social Media Engagement Among Hospitalists. J Hosp Med. 2018 11; 13(11):764-769. Wray CM, Auerbach AD, Arora VM. PMID: 30484779.
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    14. Intensification of older adults' outpatient blood pressure treatment at hospital discharge: national retrospective cohort study. BMJ. 2018 09 12; 362:k3503. Anderson TS, Wray CM, Jing B, Fung K, Ngo S, Xu E, Shi Y, Steinman MA. PMID: 30209052.
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    15. Antibiotic Discretion in the Treatment of Acute Uncomplicated Diverticulitis: A Teachable Moment. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Sep 01; 178(9):1258-1259. Maraj B, Wray CM. PMID: 30073243.
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    16. Web Exclusive. Annals for Hospitalists Inpatient Notes - Medical Uncertainty as a Driver of Resource Use-Examining the "Gray Zones" of Clinical Care. Ann Intern Med. 2018 Jun 19; 168(12):HO2-HO3. Wray CM, Cho HJ. PMID: 29913510.
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    17. Right Care in Hospital Medicine: Co-creation of Ten Opportunities in Overuse and Underuse for Improving Value in Hospital Medicine. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 06; 33(6):804-806. Cho HJ, Wray CM, Maione S, Macharet F, Bansal A, Lacy ME, Tsega S. PMID: 29497987.
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    18. #VisualAbstract: A Revolution in Communicating Science? Ann Surg. 2017 12; 266(6):e49-e50. Wray CM, Arora VM. PMID: 28632518.
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    19. Assessing the implementation of a bedside service handoff on an academic hospitalist service. Healthc (Amst). 2018 Jun; 6(2):117-121. Wray CM, Arora VM, Hedeker D, Meltzer DO. PMID: 28688999.
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    20. Improving Value by Reducing Unnecessary Telemetry and Urinary Catheter Utilization in Hospitalized Patients. Am J Med. 2017 09; 130(9):1037-1041. Wray CM, Fahrenbach J, Bassi N, Bhattacharjee P, Modes M, Howell MD, Arora VM. PMID: 28532986.
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    21. Resident Shift Handoff Strategies in US Internal Medicine Residency Programs. JAMA. 2016 Dec 06; 316(21):2273-2275. Wray CM, Chaudhry S, Pincavage A, Miller R, DeCherrie L, Ouchida K, Arora VM. PMID: 27923083.
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    22. A qualitative analysis of patients' experience with hospitalist service handovers. J Hosp Med. 2016 10; 11(10):675-681. Wray CM, Farnan JM, Arora VM, Meltzer DO. PMID: 27167097.
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    23. The Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment of Medical Uncertainty. J Grad Med Educ. 2015 Dec; 7(4):523-7. Wray CM, Loo LK. PMID: 26692960.
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    24. Measuring patient experiences on hospitalist and teaching services: Patient responses to a 30-day postdischarge questionnaire. J Hosp Med. 2016 Feb; 11(2):99-104. Wray CM, Flores A, Padula WV, Prochaska MT, Meltzer DO, Arora VM. PMID: 26381606.
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    25. Screening for hepatitis C. JAMA. 2015 May 12; 313(18):1855-6. Wray CM, Davis AM. PMID: 25965235.
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    26. D-dimer and the workup of pulmonary embolism: a teachable moment. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Jan; 175(1):14-5. Wray C. PMID: 25402019.
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    27. It's not just the patient. Ann Intern Med. 2013 Mar 19; 158(6):497. Wray CM. PMID: 23552506.
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    28. Tumor subsite location within the colon is prognostic for survival after colon cancer diagnosis. Dis Colon Rectum. 2009 Aug; 52(8):1359-66. Wray CM, Ziogas A, Hinojosa MW, Le H, Stamos MJ, Zell JA. PMID: 19617745.
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    29. Neutrophil-derived IL-6 limits alveolar barrier disruption in experimental ventilator-induced lung injury. J Immunol. 2009 Jun 15; 182(12):8056-62. Wolters PJ, Wray C, Sutherland RE, Kim SS, Koff J, Mao Y, Frank JA. PMID: 19494331.
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    30. Claudin-4 augments alveolar epithelial barrier function and is induced in acute lung injury. . 2009 Aug; 297(2):L219-27. Wray C, Mao Y, Pan J, Chandrasena A, Piasta F, Frank JA. PMID: 19447895.
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    31. Protection from experimental ventilator-induced acute lung injury by IL-1 receptor blockade. Thorax. 2008 Feb; 63(2):147-53. Frank JA, Pittet JF, Wray C, Matthay MA. PMID: 17901159.
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    32. Alveolar macrophages contribute to alveolar barrier dysfunction in ventilator-induced lung injury. . 2006 Dec; 291(6):L1191-8. Frank JA, Wray CM, McAuley DF, Schwendener R, Matthay MA. PMID: 16877636.
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