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Charlie Wray, DO, MS

TitleAssistant Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentMedicine
Address4150 Clement St.
San Francisco CA 94121
Phone415-221-4810
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    University of ChicagoHospital Medicine Research Fellowship2016Section of Hospital Medicine
    University of ChicagoM.S.2016Department of Public Health Sciences
    Loma Linda University Medical CenterResidency2014Internal Medicine
    Western UniversityD.O.2011College of Osteopathic Medicine
    University of Texas at AustinB.A2003Biological Sciences
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    Loma Linda University2013Lawrence Loo Evidence Based Medicine Teaching Award
    Loma Linda University2014Lawrence Loo Evidence Based Medicine Teaching Award

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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 care fragmentation and discontinuity, my early 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. In addition to this, I have explored 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 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. Wray C, Arora VM, Hedeker D, Meltzer DO. Assessing the implementation of a bedside service handoff on an academic hospitalist service. Healthc (Amst). 2017 Jul 05. PMID: 28688999.
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    2. Wray C, Arora VM. #VisualAbstract: A Revolution in Communicating Science? Ann Surg. 2017 Jun 19. PMID: 28632518.
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    3. Wray C, Fahrenbach J, Bassi N, Bhattacharjee P, Modes M, Howell MD, Arora VM. Improving Value by Reducing Unnecessary Telemetry and Urinary Catheter Utilization in Hospitalized Patients. Am J Med. 2017 May 19. PMID: 28532986.
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    4. Wray C, Chaudhry S, Pincavage A, Miller R, DeCherrie L, Ouchida K, Arora VM. Resident Shift Handoff Strategies in US Internal Medicine Residency Programs. JAMA. 2016 Dec 06; 316(21):2273-2275. PMID: 27923083.
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    5. Wray C, Farnan JM, Arora VM, Meltzer DO. A qualitative analysis of patients' experience with hospitalist service handovers. J Hosp Med. 2016 Oct; 11(10):675-681. PMID: 27167097.
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    6. Wray C, Loo LK. The Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment of Medical Uncertainty. J Grad Med Educ. 2015 Dec; 7(4):523-7. PMID: 26692960; PMCID: PMC4675405 [Available on 12/01/16].
    7. Wray C, Flores A, Padula WV, Prochaska MT, Meltzer DO, Arora VM. 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. PMID: 26381606; PMCID: PMC4732908 [Available on 02/01/17].
    8. Wray C, Davis AM. Screening for hepatitis C. JAMA. 2015 May 12; 313(18):1855-6. PMID: 25965235.
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    9. Wray C. D-dimer and the workup of pulmonary embolism: a teachable moment. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Jan; 175(1):14-5. PMID: 25402019.
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    10. Wray C. It's not just the patient. Ann Intern Med. 2013 Mar 19; 158(6):497. PMID: 23552506.
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    11. Raj KP, Taylor TH, Wray C, Stamos MJ, Zell JA. Risk of second primary colorectal cancer among colorectal cancer cases: a population-based analysis. J Carcinog. 2011 Mar 17; 10:6. PMID: 21483654; PMCID: PMC3072650.
    12. Wray C, Ziogas A, Hinojosa MW, Le H, Stamos MJ, Zell JA. Tumor subsite location within the colon is prognostic for survival after colon cancer diagnosis. Dis Colon Rectum. 2009 Aug; 52(8):1359-66. PMID: 19617745.
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    13. Wolters PJ, Wray C, Sutherland RE, Kim SS, Koff J, Mao Y, Frank JA. Neutrophil-derived IL-6 limits alveolar barrier disruption in experimental ventilator-induced lung injury. J Immunol. 2009 Jun 15; 182(12):8056-62. PMID: 19494331; PMCID: PMC2737530.
    14. Wray C, Mao Y, Pan J, Chandrasena A, Piasta F, Frank JA. Claudin-4 augments alveolar epithelial barrier function and is induced in acute lung injury. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2009 Aug; 297(2):L219-27. PMID: 19447895; PMCID: PMC2742793.
    15. Frank JA, Pittet JF, Wray C, Matthay MA. Protection from experimental ventilator-induced acute lung injury by IL-1 receptor blockade. Thorax. 2008 Feb; 63(2):147-53. PMID: 17901159.
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    16. Frank JA, Wray C, McAuley DF, Schwendener R, Matthay MA. Alveolar macrophages contribute to alveolar barrier dysfunction in ventilator-induced lung injury. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2006 Dec; 291(6):L1191-8. PMID: 16877636.
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