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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    As a health services researcher, my work is largely focused on improving the quality, safety, and value of care we provide VA patients. My research program is primarily focused on two areas: 1) exploring the impact social determinants have on health and health outcomes, and 2) assessing digital connectedness among socially vulnerable individuals and the potential impact digital-based care can have on clinical outcomes.

    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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    Improving Access Through Targeted Delivery of Telemedicine
    NIH IK2HX003139Feb 1, 2021 - Jan 31, 2026
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Examining the association of social risk with heart failure readmission in the Veterans Health Administration. BMC Health Serv Res. 2021 Aug 26; 21(1):874. Wray CM, Vali M, Walter LC, Christensen L, Chapman W, Austin PC, Byers AL, Keyhani S. PMID: 34445974.
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    2. Association of Social Determinants of Health and Their Cumulative Impact on Hospitalization Among a National Sample of Community-Dwelling US Adults. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Aug 05. Wray CM, Tang J, López L, Hoggatt K, Keyhani S. PMID: 34355346.
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    3. Sociodemographics, Social Vulnerabilities, and Health Factors Associated with Telemedicine Unreadiness Among US Adults. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Jul 30. Wray CM, Tang J, Shah S, Nguyen OK, Keyhani S. PMID: 34331214.
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    4. Assessment of a multi-center tele-urgent care program to decrease emergency department referral rates in the Veterans Health Administration. J Telemed Telecare. 2021 Jun 21; 1357633X211024843. Wray CM, Junge M, Keyhani S, Smith JE. PMID: 34152876.
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    5. Microaggressions, Accountability, and Our Commitment to Doing Better. J Hosp Med. 2021 06; 16(6):325. Shah SS, Manning KD, Wray CM, Castellanos A, Jerardi KE. PMID: 34129482.
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    6. Association of Social and Behavioral Risk Factors With Mortality Among US Veterans With COVID-19. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 06 01; 4(6):e2113031. Kelly JD, Bravata DM, Bent S, Wray CM, Leonard SJ, Boscardin WJ, Myers LJ, Keyhani S. PMID: 34106264.
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    7. Access to Care, Cost of Care, and Satisfaction With Care Among Adults With Private and Public Health Insurance in the US. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jun 01; 4(6):e2110275. Wray CM, Khare M, Keyhani S. PMID: 34061204.
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    8. Leveling the Playing Field: Accounting for Academic Productivity During the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Hosp Med. 2021 Feb; 16(2):120-123. Arora VM, Wray CM, O'Glasser AY, Shapiro M, Jain S. PMID: 33496656.
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    9. Leadership & Professional Development: From Seed to Fruit-How to Get Your Academic Project Across the Finish Line. J Hosp Med. 2021 01; 16(1):34. Shekarchian S, Wray CM. PMID: 33357328.
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    10. Examining the Interfacility Variation of Social Determinants of Health in the Veterans Health Administration. Fed Pract. 2021 Jan; 38(1):15-19. Wray CM, Vali M, Walter LC, Christensen L, Abdelrahman S, Chapman W, Keyhani S. PMID: 33574644.
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    11. Your @Attending Will #Tweet You Now: Using Twitter in Medical Education. Acad Med. 2020 10; 95(10):1618. Jaffe RC, O'Glasser AY, Brooks M, Chapman M, Breu AC, Wray CM. PMID: 32195691.
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    12. Using the curriculum vitae to promote gender equity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 09 29; 117(39):24032. Arora VM, Wray CM, O'Glasser AY, Shapiro M, Jain S. PMID: 32943540.
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    13. Methodological Progress Note: Classification and Regression Tree Analysis. J Hosp Med. 2020 09; 15(9):549-551. Wray CM, Byers AL. PMID: 32195654.
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    14. Web Exclusive. Annals On Call - Hypertension in the Hospital. Ann Intern Med. 2020 Aug 04; 173(3):OC1. Centor RM, Anderson TS, Wray CM. PMID: 32745457.
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    15. 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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    16. The Art of the Deal: Negotiating Consult Conflict. Am J Med. 2020 08; 133(8):889-891. Wray CM, Dhruva SS, Dhaliwal G. PMID: 32311342.
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    17. Hospital Medicine Management in the Time of COVID-19: Preparing for a Sprint and a Marathon. J Hosp Med. 2020 05; 15(5):305-307. Garg M, Wray CM. PMID: 32379037.
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    18. 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 05; 35(5):1591-1592. Wray CM, Vali M, Byers A, Keyhani S. PMID: 31713034.
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    19. Clinical Outcomes After Intensifying Antihypertensive Medication Regimens Among Older Adults at Hospital Discharge. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Nov 01; 179(11):1528-1536. 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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    20. 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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    21. 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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    22. 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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    23. "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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    24. 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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    25. 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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    26. 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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    27. 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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    28. 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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    29. 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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    30. #VisualAbstract: A Revolution in Communicating Science? Ann Surg. 2017 12; 266(6):e49-e50. Wray CM, Arora VM. PMID: 28632518.
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    31. 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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    32. 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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    33. 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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    34. 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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    35. 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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    36. 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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    37. Screening for hepatitis C. JAMA. 2015 May 12; 313(18):1855-6. Wray CM, Davis AM. PMID: 25965235.
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    38. 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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    39. It's not just the patient. Ann Intern Med. 2013 Mar 19; 158(6):497. Wray CM. PMID: 23552506.
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    40. 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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    41. 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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    42. 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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    43. 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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    44. 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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