David Sears, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address350 Parnassus
San Francisco CA 94117
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    University of California San FranciscoFellowship2013Infectious Diseases
    New York Presbyterian Hospital - ColumbiaResidency2010Internal Medicine
    Alpert Medical School at Brown UniversityM.D.2007
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators2019Excellence in Teaching Award

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    Dr. Sears completed an internal medicine residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and an infectious diseases fellowship at UCSF. Following fellowship, he joined the Division of HIV Medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center where he served as the Associate Program Director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship. Dr. Sears now provides primary care for HIV-positive patients at UCSF, infectious diseases consultations at UCSF, and inpatient care on the internal medicine wards at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.

    Dr. Sears is the Director of Healthcare Quality for Amend at UCSF, where he focuses on evaluations of healthcare quality in the California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) system, with the aim of improving healthcare outcomes, safety, and patient satisfaction for residents of correctional facilities. Dr. Sears also runs educational programs and leads quality improvement efforts in the 360 Positive Care Center for HIV patients at UCSF and serves as the Director of 4th Year Electives for the Department of Medicine.
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    1. Human Immunodeficiency Virus Training Pathways in Residency: A National Survey of Curricula and Outcomes. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 05 04; 72(9):1623-1626. Budak JZ, Sears DA, Wood BR, Spach DH, Armstrong WS, Dhanireddy S, Teherani A, Schwartz BS. PMID: 32211781.
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    2. Brief Report: Heplisav-B Seroprotection in People With HIV: A Single-Center Experience. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2021 Apr 01; 86(4):445-449. Schnittman SR, Zepf R, Cocohoba J, Sears D. PMID: 33196553.
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    3. Occupational Health: A Key to the Control of COVID-19 in Correctional Facilities. Ann Intern Med. 2020 12 01; 173(11):924-925. Sears D, Ahalt C, Augustine D, Williams B. PMID: 32716628.
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    4. Medical Isolation and Solitary Confinement: Balancing Health and Humanity in US Jails and Prisons During COVID-19. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 09; 35(9):2738-2742. Cloud DH, Ahalt C, Augustine D, Sears D, Williams B. PMID: 32632787.
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    5. Health Affairs Blog. Correctional Facilities In The Shadow Of COVID-19: Unique Challenges And Proposed Solutions. 2020. Williams B, Ahalt C, Cloud D, Augustine D, Rorvig L, Sears D. . View Publication.
    6. Undiagnosed and Untreated HIV Infection Among Persons Who Inject Drugs: Results of Three National HIV Behavioral Surveillance Surveys, San Francisco, 2009-2015. AIDS Behav. 2019 Jun; 23(6):1586-1589. Kim N, Welty S, Reza T, Sears D, McFarland W, Raymond HF. PMID: 30259347.
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    7. Candida auris: An emerging multidrug-resistant pathogen. Int J Infect Dis. 2017 Oct; 63:95-98. Sears D, Schwartz BS. PMID: 28888662.
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    8. A novel case of lymphangiomatosis in HIV. Exp Mol Pathol. 2017 04; 102(2):251-254. Spier AB, Kurtz J, Sears D. PMID: 28189546.
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    9. Anti-malarial prescription practices among children admitted to six public hospitals in Uganda from 2011 to 2013. Malar J. 2015 Aug 27; 14:331. Sserwanga A, Sears D, Kapella BK, Kigozi R, Rubahika D, Staedke SG, Kamya M, Yoon SS, Chang MA, Dorsey G, Mpimbaza A. PMID: 26306395.
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    10. Admission Risk Score to Predict Inpatient Pediatric Mortality at Four Public Hospitals in Uganda. PLoS One. 2015; 10(7):e0133950. Mpimbaza A, Sears D, Sserwanga A, Kigozi R, Rubahika D, Nadler A, Yeka A, Dorsey G. PMID: 26218274.
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    11. Quality of inpatient pediatric case management for four leading causes of child mortality at six government-run Ugandan hospitals. PLoS One. 2015; 10(5):e0127192. Sears D, Mpimbaza A, Kigozi R, Sserwanga A, Chang MA, Kapella BK, Yoon S, Kamya MR, Dorsey G, Ruel T. PMID: 25992620.
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    12. Encyclopedia of AIDS; Hope TJ, Stevenson M, Richman D, editors. NRTIs . 2015; 1-9. Sears D, Daar ES . View Publication.
    13. Anti-malarial prescription practices among outpatients with laboratory-confirmed malaria in the setting of a health facility-based sentinel site surveillance system in Uganda. Malar J. 2013 Jul 19; 12:252. Sears D, Kigozi R, Mpimbaza A, Kakeeto S, Sserwanga A, Staedke SG, Chang M, Kapella BK, Rubahika D, Kamya MR, Dorsey G. PMID: 23870515.
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    14. Internet-enabled thyroid hormone abuse. Ann Intern Med. 2009 Jan 06; 150(1):60-1. Neuberg GW, Stephenson KE, Sears DA, McConnell RJ. PMID: 19124828.
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    15. Sexual risk behaviour among HIV-positive patients at an urban clinic in Santiago, Dominican Republic. AIDS Care. 2008 Feb; 20(2):191-7. Sears D, Cabrera-Rodriguez C, Ortiz-Mejia F, Anderson B, Stein M. PMID: 18293128.
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    16. Perspectives from Brown medical students and a medical resident. The Warren Alpert medical school in the Dominican Republic. Med Health R I. 2007 Nov; 90(11):351-2. Sears D. PMID: 18092485.
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