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Christopher Fee, MD

Title(s)Professor, Emergency Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco CA 94117
Phone415-353-8499
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    University of California, San FranciscoM.D.1998 Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2017Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    UCSF2012Exceptional Physician Award (nominee)
    UCSF2011Emergency Medicine Residency Quarterly Bedside Teaching Award
    Annals of Emergency Medicine2010Senior Reviewer
    Western Regional Society for Academic Emergency Medicine2010Best Faculty Presentation
    UCSF2010Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Teaching Award
    Annals of Emergency Medicine2010Top Peer Reviewer
    UCSF2009Emergency Medicine Residency Quarterly Bedside Teaching Award
    Annals of Emergency Medicine2009Senior Reviewer
    Annals of Emergency Medicine2009Top Peer Reviewer
    UCSF2008Emergency Medicine Quarterly Bedside Teaching Award
    Annals of Emergency Medicine2008Top Peer Reviewer
    UCSF2007Exceptional Physician Award (Nominee)
    UCSF2006Safety Award
    Alameda County Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency2002Graduating Resident of the Year

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    CLINICAL ACTIVITIES:
    I work clinically in the UCSF Moffitt Emergency Department where I provide direct patient care and supervise the care provided by UCSF-SFGH Emergency Medicine residents, Alameda County Medical Center Emergency Medicine residents, UCSF Internal Medicine interns, and UCSF Pediatric residents. I am the Department of Emergency Medicine physician champion for Hand Hygiene, Community-Acquired Pneumonia performance measures, and Sepsis Quality Improvement.

    RESEARCH INTERESTS:
    My research interests include quality/performance measures in emergency medicine, effects of emergency department crowding, management of pneumonia, management of sepsis, and effective bedside teaching.

    EDUCATIONAL PURSUITS:
    I am the Assistant Residency Director for the UCFS-SFGH Emergency Medicine Residency Program. In this role I am responsible for oversight of the Areas of Distinction program within our residency, advising and mentorship, as well as ongoing educational roles (including lectures, small group instruction, procedural training, and bedside teaching). I also serve as the director of the 1st year CPR/Basic First Aid course for which I am responsible for updating the curriculum, recruitment of small group instructors, and small group teaching. I am participating in the 2013-2014 Teaching Scholars Program in order to build upon my own teaching skills and investigate opportunities for education research, particularly with respect to bedside teaching and implementation of the ACGME Milestones.

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
    B.S., University of California, Los Angeles, 1994
    M.D., University of California, San Francisco, 1998
    Emergency Medicine Residency, Alameda County Medical Center (Highland Hospital), 1998-2002
    Training in Clinical Research (TICR) Summer Clinical Research Workshop, University of California, San Francisco, 2008
    Teaching Scholars Program, University of California, San Francisco, 2013-2014

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    1. The Impact of Anonymity in Emergency Medicine Morbidity and Mortality Conferences: Findings from a National Survey of Resident Physicians. West J Emerg Med. 2019 Dec 19; 21(1):127-133. Aaronson EL, Wittels K, Dwyer R, Nadel E, Gallahue F, Baker O, Fee C, Tubbs R, Schuur J. PMID: 31913832.
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    2. Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Emergency Management of Infectious Diseases. 2018 Aug 9; 280-287. Bradley W. Frazee, Christopher Fee, Rachel L. Chin. .
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    3. Decreasing triage time: effects of implementing a step-wise ESI algorithm in an EHR. Int J Qual Health Care. 2018 Jun 01; 30(5):375-381. Villa S, Weber EJ, Polevoi S, Fee C, Maruoka A, Quon T. PMID: 29697806.
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    4. 379TF Understanding Emotions: Combating Burnout With Empathy During Emergency Medicine Residency. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2017 Oct 1; 70(4):s148-s149. D. Carney, J. Mongelluzzo, A. Foster, C. Fee, E. Ekman. .
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    5. Emergency Medicine Morbidity and Mortality Conference and Culture of Safety: The Resident Perspective. AEM Educ Train. 2017 Jul; 1(3):191-199. Wittels K, Aaronson E, Dwyer R, Nadel E, Gallahue F, Fee C, Tubbs R, Schuur J. PMID: 30051034.
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    6. TF9 Video Self-Assessment: Describing Resident Experience. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2016 Oct 1; 68(4):s153-s154. V. Madia, J. Mongelluzzo, E. Chen, C. Fee, P. O'Sullivan. .
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    7. Effect of an electronic medical record alert for severe sepsis among ED patients. Am J Emerg Med. 2016 Feb; 34(2):185-8. Narayanan N, Gross AK, Pintens M, Fee C, MacDougall C. PMID: 26573784.
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    8. 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.
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    9. 953. Critical Care Medicine. 2014 Dec 1; 42(12):a1590. Navaneeth Narayanan, Kendall Gross, Megan Pintens, Christopher Fee, Conan MacDougall. .
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    10. A multicenter observational study of US adults with acute asthma: who are the frequent users of the emergency department? J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2014 Nov-Dec; 2(6):733-40. Hasegawa K, Sullivan AF, Tovar Hirashima E, Gaeta TJ, Fee C, Turner SJ, Massaro S, Camargo CA. PMID: 25439365.
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    11. Psychiatric boarding incidence, duration, and associated factors in United States emergency departments. J Emerg Nurs. 2015 Jan; 41(1):57-64. Nolan JM, Fee C, Cooper BA, Rankin SH, Blegen MA. PMID: 25034663.
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    12. Many emergency department patients with severe sepsis and septic shock do not meet diagnostic criteria within 3 hours of arrival. Ann Emerg Med. 2014 Jul; 64(1):48-54. Villar J, Clement JP, Stotts J, Linnen D, Rubin DJ, Thompson D, Gomez A, Fee C. PMID: 24680548.
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    13. 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.
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    14. Time of Emergency Department Arrival is an Inaccurate Measure of Time of Presentation of Patients With Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2013 Oct 1; 62(4):s19. J. Villar, E. Suess, D. Linnen, J. Stotts, C. Fee. .
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    15. Pneumonia quality measures not associated with antibiotics for congestive heart failure patients. J Emerg Med. 2013 Mar; 44(3):577-84. Fee C, Johnson N, Torres H, Weber EJ. PMID: 23062597.
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    16. 202 Emergency Department Boarding Practices For Psychiatric and Non-Psychiatric Visits. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2012 Oct 1; 60(4):s73. J. Nolan, C. Fee, M. Blegen, B.A. Cooper, S.H. Rankin. .
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    17. Association of emergency department length of stay with safety-net status. JAMA. 2012 Feb 01; 307(5):476-82. Fee C, Burstin H, Maselli JH, Hsia RY. PMID: 22298679.
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    18. Consensus-based recommendations for research priorities related to interventions to safeguard patient safety in the crowded emergency department. Acad Emerg Med. 2011 Dec; 18(12):1283-8. Fee C, Hall K, Morrison JB, Stephens R, Cosby K, Fairbanks RT, Youngberg B, Lenehan G, Abualenain J, O'Connor K, Wears R. PMID: 22168192.
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    19. 266 Emergency Department Length of Stay as a Quality Measure: Will There Be Unintended Consequences for Safety-Net Emergency Departments?. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2011 Oct 1; 58(4):s266-s267. C. Fee, J.H. Maselli, R.Y. Hsia. .
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    20. Measures of crowding in the emergency department: a systematic review. Acad Emerg Med. 2011 May; 18(5):527-38. Hwang U, McCarthy ML, Aronsky D, Asplin B, Crane PW, Craven CK, Epstein SK, Fee C, Handel DA, Pines JM, Rathlev NK, Schafermeyer RW, Zwemer FL, Bernstein SL. PMID: 21569171.
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    21. Effect of emergency department crowding on pneumonia admission care components. Am J Manag Care. 2011 Apr; 17(4):269-78. Fee C, Weber EJ, Bacchetti P, Maak CA. PMID: 21615197.
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    22. The role of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine in the development of guidelines and performance measures. Acad Emerg Med. 2010 Nov; 17(11):e130-40. Pines JM, Fee C, Fermann GJ, Ferroggiaro AA, Irvin CB, Mazer M, Frank Peacock W, Schuur JD, Weber EJ, Pollack CV. PMID: 21175506.
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    23. ED antibiotic use for acute respiratory illnesses since pneumonia performance measure inception. Am J Emerg Med. 2010 Jan; 28(1):23-31. Fee C, Metlay JP, Camargo CA, Maselli JH, Gonzales R. PMID: 20006197.
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    24. The HCAP gap: differences between self-reported practice patterns and published guidelines for health care-associated pneumonia. Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Dec 15; 49(12):1868-74. Seymann GB, Di Francesco L, Sharpe B, Rohde J, Fedullo P, Schneir A, Fee C, Chan KM, Fatehi P, Dam TT. PMID: 19911940.
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    25. Reply to Abbott and Spelman Letter. Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2009 Nov 1; 37(4):422. Bradley W. Frazee, Christopher Fee, Jeremy Lynn, Ralph Wang. .
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    26. How common is MRSA in adult septic arthritis? Ann Emerg Med. 2009 Nov; 54(5):695-700. Frazee BW, Fee C, Lambert L. PMID: 19665261.
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    27. Strategies for success: A PDSA analysis of three QI initiatives in critical care. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2008 Aug; 34(8):435-44. Lipshutz AK, Fee C, Schell H, Campbell L, Taylor J, Sharpe BA, Nguyen J, Gropper MA. PMID: 18714744.
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    28. Images in emergency medicine: pelvic digit. West J Emerg Med. 2008 Aug; 9(3):180. Carnell J, Fee C. PMID: 19561741.
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    29. Public reporting of antibiotic timing in patients with pneumonia: lessons from a flawed performance measure. Ann Intern Med. 2008 Jul 01; 149(1):29-32. Wachter RM, Flanders SA, Fee C, Pronovost PJ. PMID: 18591635.
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    30. Preventable deaths from quality failures in emergency department care for pneumonia and myocardial infarction: an overestimation. Acad Emerg Med. 2008 Mar; 15(3):300-1; author reply 302-3. Fee C, Pines JM. PMID: 18304066.
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    31. Effect of emergency department crowding on time to antibiotics in patients admitted with community-acquired pneumonia. Ann Emerg Med. 2007 Nov; 50(5):501-9, 509.e1. Fee C, Weber EJ, Maak CA, Bacchetti P. PMID: 17913300.
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    32. Images in emergency medicine. Intrauterine twin gestation with single live intrauterine pregnancy, single septic abortion, and an IUD. Ann Emerg Med. 2007 Sep; 50(3):e1-2. Fee C. PMID: 17709047.
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    33. Community-acquired necrotizing soft tissue infections: a review of 122 cases presenting to a single emergency department over 12 years. J Emerg Med. 2008 Feb; 34(2):139-46. Frazee BW, Fee C, Lynn J, Wang R, Bostrom A, Hargis C, Moore P. PMID: 17976799.
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    34. When is a scarlet letter really a red badge of courage?: the paradox of percentage of pneumonia patients receiving antibiotics within 4 hours in accordance with JCAHO and CMS core measures. Ann Emerg Med. 2007 Aug; 50(2):205-6. Fee C, Weber EJ, Sharpe BA, Quon T. PMID: 17643863.
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    35. Identification of 90% of patients ultimately diagnosed with community-acquired pneumonia within four hours of emergency department arrival may not be feasible. Ann Emerg Med. 2007 May; 49(5):553-9. Fee C, Weber EJ. PMID: 17210202.
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    36. JCAHO/CMS core measures for community-acquired pneumonia. Ann Emerg Med. 2006 May; 47(5):505; author reply 506. Fee C, Weber E, Sharpe BA, Nguy M, Quon T, Bookwalter T. PMID: 16631994.
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    37. Pro: should evidence-based medicine be used more in clinical practice? Cal J Emerg Med. 2006 Jan; 7(1):13-6. Fee C. PMID: 20505816.
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    38. Establishing a comprehensive, evidence-based protocol for the care of patients with sepsis. Acad Emerg Med. 2005 Sep; 12(9):912-3; author reply 914. Fee C, Gropper MA. PMID: 16141030.
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