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Ellen Laves, MD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentPediatrics
Address1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco CA 94110
Phone415-476-5001
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    University of California, San FranciscoResidency 2012School of Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco2016Teach for UCSF Certificate in General Teaching
    University of California, San FranciscoFellow2016Teaching Scholars Program
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    University of California, San Francisco2014Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Teaching Award
    University of California, San Francisco2017Academy of Medical Educators
    University of California, San Francisco2018Holly Smith Award
    University of California, San Francisco2018Pediatric Residency Faculty Teaching Award

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    Ellen Laves, MD is the Associate Medical Director of the ZSFG Children’s Health Center Urgent Care and Specialty Care, the ZSFG Pediatric Residency Site Director, and the Director of the Pediatric Residency Procedural Simulation Curriculum. As a clinician-educator, Ellen is most interested in Graduate Medical Education and specifically procedural education and learning. In her role as ZSFG Pediatric Residency Site Director, Ellen has led curricular and rotational changes at ZSFG and is responsible for program evaluation and improvement. Her research is primarily focused on how to enhance procedural education through curricula that instruct learners on both cognitive processes (e.g. problem solving, situational awareness) and behavioral steps. She uses information garnered through her research and the literature to inform the development of the Pediatric Residency Procedural Simulation Curriculum.

    In her role as the Associate Medical Director of the ZSFG Children’s Health Center Urgent Care and Specialty Care, Ellen is responsible for clinic optimization through quality improvement projects, coordination with the ZSFG emergency department, and clinical guideline development. She is particularly interested in standardization of practice among providers through faculty development and quality improvement projects. To this end, she has made it a point to coordinate the ZSFG Pediatric Residency Performance Improvement Incentive Project in order to align it with clinic and inpatient goals.

    Ellen completed her internship and residency in pediatrics at UCSF. In addition she has completed the UCSF Teaching Scholars Program. This additional training has enhanced her skills in teaching, curricular design and assessment, as well as educational scholarship. She is a member of the Academy of Medical Educators and has been awarded the UCSF Pediatric Residency Faculty Teaching Award. She was awarded the 2018 Holly Smith Award for her service to the UCSF School of Medicine


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    1. Gottlieb L, Hessler D, Long D, Laves E, Burns A, Amaya A, Schudel C, Sweeney P, Adler N. Are acute care settings amenable to addressing patient social needs: A sub-group analysis. Am J Emerg Med. 2018 Mar 16. PMID: 29576258.
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    2. Gottlieb LM, Hessler D, Long D, Laves E, Burns AR, Amaya A, Sweeney P, Schudel C, Adler NE. Effects of Social Needs Screening and In-Person Service Navigation on Child Health: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Pediatr. 2016 Nov 07; 170(11):e162521. PMID: 27599265.
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    3. Laves E, Atigapramoj N.UCSF Pediatric Emergency Medicine Procedures Manual, AgileMD, San Francisco, CA. 2015.
    4. Lord M, Laves E, Pollard TD. Cytokinesis depends on the motor domains of myosin-II in fission yeast but not in budding yeast. Mol Biol Cell. 2005 Nov; 16(11):5346-55. PMID: 16148042; PMCID: PMC1266431.
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