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.
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.
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