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Diane Sliwka, MD

Title(s)Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-353-7363
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    University of ConnecticutM.D.2002School of Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    Diane Sliwka, MD is a Hospitalist and Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. In her role as Chief Physician Experience Officer at UCSF Health, she has led provider experience efforts organizationally since 2014. This role includes measurement of the provider work experience as well as individual, local and organizational efforts to improve on well-being and the structural and systemic challenges for providers. Diane also co-chairs the new University of California wide collaborative on physician well-being since 2019 and completed training in the Stanford Chief Wellness Officer Course in 2018.

    Diane leads UCSF Health’s Center for Enhancement of Communication in Healthcare which provides relationship centered communication skills training for providers. In addition, she is Executive Medical Director for Patient Experience with a focus on physician engagement in improving the experience for patients at UCSF Health.

    Diane received her bachelor degree in Biology from Dartmouth College and her medical degree from University of Connecticut School of Medicine after which she completed Internal Medicine Residency at Maine Medical Center. She then spent 2 years as a clinician educator and hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston where she completed the Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education with an academic focus on simulation education before transitioning to UCSF. She has completed leadership training through the UCSF Institute for Physician Leadership and the Coro Women’s Initiative at UCSF. She is faculty in the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare.

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    1. Neeman N, Quinn K, Shoeb M, Mourad M, Sehgal NL, Sliwka D. Postdischarge focus groups to improve the hospital experience. Am J Med Qual. 2013 Nov-Dec; 28(6):536-8. PMID: 23687239.
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    2. Mourad M, Ranji S, Sliwka D. A randomized controlled trial of the impact of a teaching procedure service on the training of internal medicine residents. J Grad Med Educ. 2012 Jun; 4(2):170-5. PMID: 23730437.
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    3. Mourad, Michelle, Sumant Ranji, and Diane Sliwka.. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Impact of a Teaching Procedure Service on the Training of Internal Medicine Residents. 2012; 2(4):170-175.
    4. Mourad M, Auerbach AD, Maselli J, Sliwka D. Patient satisfaction with a hospitalist procedure service: is bedside procedure teaching reassuring to patients? J Hosp Med. 2011 Apr; 6(4):219-24. PMID: 21480494.
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    5. Plant JL, van Schaik SM, Sliwka DC, Boscardin CK, O'Sullivan PS. Validation of a self-efficacy instrument and its relationship to performance of crisis resource management skills. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2011 Dec; 16(5):579-90. PMID: 21264508.
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    6. Sliwka D, Fang MC. Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in the United States: still room for improvement. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Jun; 25(6):484-6. PMID: 20390463.
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