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Giovanni Elia, MD

Title(s)Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address533 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco CA 94117
Phone415-476-4838
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    Universita' Cattolica del Sacro CuoreMD/Medicine and Surgery1981School of Medicine
    Universita' Cattolica del Sacro CuoreUrology1986School of Medicine
    Our Lady of Mercy Medical CenterObstetrics & Gynecology1990New York Medical College
    Albert Einstein College of MedicineFellowship/Pelvic Surgery1991Obstetrics & Gynecology
    University of Southern CaliforniaFellowship/Gynecologic Urology1993Obstetrics & Gynecology
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
    San Diego HospiceFellowship/Hospice and Palliative Medicine2007The Institute for Palliative Medicine
    Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OregonCertificate in Clinical Informatics2016Clinical Informatics
    University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CADiversity, Equity and Inclusion Champion Training2018
    University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CALean Champion training 2019Performance Improvement
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    University of Southern California, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology1993Teacher of the Year Award
    American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Meeting1994Second Best Paper Award
    State University of New York at Syracuse, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology1995Academic Teacher of the Year

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    Giovanni Elia is Associate Chief of Inpatient Palliative Care Services in the Division of Palliative Medicine (DPM). He is intimately involved in performance improvement as the QI director for the DPM and as Lean Champion for UCSF Health system. His academic interests are based on the optimization of patient care utilizing transdisciplinary teams engaged in regular performance review and self-care processes.

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    1. Proactive Identification of Palliative Care Needs Among Patients With COVID-19 in the ICU. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 09; 60(3):e17-e21. Schoenherr LA, Cook A, Peck S, Humphreys J, Goto Y, Saks NT, Huddleston L, Elia G, Pantilat SZ. PMID: 32544647.
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    2. COVID-19 Lessons: The Alignment of Palliative Medicine and Trauma-Informed Care. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Aug; 60(2):e26-e30. Brown C, Peck S, Humphreys J, Schoenherr L, Saks NT, Sumser B, Elia G. PMID: 32439516.
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    3. Rapid Implementation of Inpatient Telepalliative Medicine Consultations During COVID-19 Pandemic. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Jul; 60(1):e54-e59. Humphreys J, Schoenherr L, Elia G, Saks NT, Brown C, Barbour S, Pantilat SZ. PMID: 32283219.
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    4. End of life care for patients with meningioma. Handb Clin Neurol. 2020; 170:333-348. Elia G, Mayors Woods LE, Pantilat SZ. PMID: 32586506.
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    5. An untimely end despite end-of-life care planning. AHRQ WebM&M. 2018. Elia G, Barbour S, Anderson WG.View Publication.
    6. Palliative Care in Heart Failure: What Triggers Specialist Consultation?. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2017; 2(60):205-214. Psotka MA, McKee K, Liu AY, Elia G, De Marco T.
    7. Textbook of Gynecologic Oncology. Second Edition. Ed. Ali Ayhan, Nicholas Reed, Murat Gultekin, Polat Dursum. Gunes Publishing, Ankara, Turkey. Challenges and Opportunities in Palliative Care. 2016. Elia G and Ferris F ..
    8. Marin Medicine. Too Early for Palliative Care?. 2014; 60(2). Elia G..
    9. Textbook of Gynecologic Oncology. First Edition. Ed. Ali Ayhan, Nicholas Reed, Murat Gultekin, Polat Dursum. Gunes Publishing, Ankara, Turkey. Challenges and Opportunities in Palliative Care. 2012. Elia G and Ferris F ..
    10. The Journal of Supportive Oncology. Symptom Control in Stem Cell Transplantation: A Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Team Approach. Part 2: Psychosocial Concerns. 2010; 8(4):179-183. Roeland E, Mitchell W, Elia G, Thornberry K, Herman H, Cain J, Atayee R, Bardwell W and Von Gunten C.
    11. The Journal of Supportive Oncology. Symptom Control in Stem Cell Transplantation: A Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Team Approach. Part I Physical Symptoms. 2010; 8(3):1-17. Roeland E, Mitchell W, Elia G, Thornberry K, Herman H, Cain J, Atayee R, Bardwell W and Von Gunten C.
    12. Gazzetta Eubiosia, March 2009;. Palliative Medicine in Rural America. 2009; 1(11):4. Smusz T and Elia G..
    13. Current Oncology Reports. The symptomatic relief of dyspnea. 2008; 10:319-325. Elia G and Thomas J..
    14. Gazzetta Eubiosia. L’assistenza al malato terminale negli Stati Uniti: Il caso del San Diego Hospice. 2007; 4:9. Elia G..
    15. Effects of a magnetic field on urodynamic parameters in women with stress urinary incontinence. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine . 2004; 10:70-72. Bergman J, Robertson J and Elia G ..
    16. Familial Incidence of Urinary Incontinence. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2002; 187:53-55. Elia G, Bergman J, Dye T.
    17. Uterine arterial malformation: a hidden cause of severe intermittent bleeding. J Repr Med 2001. 2001; 46:398-400. Elia G, Counsell C, Singer S.
    18. Body mass index and urinary problems in women. Int Urogyn J. 2001; 12:366-369. Elia G, Dye TD, Scariati PD .
    19. Urethral resistance after surgery for stress urinary incontinence: do we obstruct to succeed?. Urodinamica. 2000; 10:32-37. Elia G, Bergman J, Klutke J J, Klutke C G.
    20. Cytopathogenic effect of Trichomonas vaginalis on human vaginal epithelial cells cultured in vitro. Infection and Immunity. 2000; 68:4200-4206. Gilbert R O, Elia G, Beach D H, Klaessig S, Singh B N .
    21. Metastatic breast cancer diagnosed during a work-up for urinary incontinence: A case report. Int Urogynecol J. 1999; 10:39-42. Elia G, Stewart S, Makhuli ZN, Krenzer BE, Mathur S, Simon HM, Mehdi S.
    22. Clinical Management of the Perimenopause. Ed. Shawky ZA Badawy. Edward Arnold Limited, London, England. Urinary stress incontinence in the perimenopause. 1999. Elia G ..
    23. Effects of the menstrual cycle on Urodynamic work-up: Should we change our practice?. Int Urogynecol J. 1999; 10:375-377. Bergman J, Elia G..
    24. Urodynamic changes in voiding after anti-incontinence surgery: an insight into the mechanism of cure. Urology. 1999; 54:1003-1007. Klutke JJ, Klutke CG, Bergman J, Elia G..
    25. The Physician and Sportsmedicine. Stress Urinary Incontinence in Women, Removing the Barriers to Exercise. 1999; 27(1):39-52. Elia G..
    26. Bladder neck suspension for stress urinary incontinence: How does it work?. Neurourology and Urodynamics. 1999; 18:623-627. Klutke J, Klutke C, Bergman J and Elia G..
    27. Endoscopia. Laparoscopic bladder neck suspension, an advanced surgical treatment for stress urinary incontinence. Literature review. 1999; 2:83-87. Holmes M, Elia G..
    28. A teaching program in operative laparoscopy for residents in obstetrics and gynecology. Endoscopia. 1999; 2:63-65. Elia G, Badawy SZA, Singh M.
    29. University Ob/Gyn Associates, Newsletter. Surgical therapy for stress urinary incontinence: general considerations and the laparoscopic approach. 1997. Elia G..
    30. Effects of blood sugar control on urodynamic studies in diabetic women: A pilot study. Urodinamica. 1996; 6:1-3. Elia G, Wong JP, Bergman A .
    31. Periurethral Collagen Implant: Ultrasound Assessment and Prediction of Outcome. International Urogynecology Journal. 1996; 7(6):335-338. Elia G, Bergman A.
    32. Coexisting bladder and urethral leiomyomata: A case report and diagnostic considerations. J Reprod Med. 1995; 40(9):670-672. Elia G, James W, Ballard CA, Bergman A .
    33. A cohort study comparing laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy and extrafascial hysterectomy. JAAGL. 1995; 2(4):395-398. Elia G, Vermesh M, Bergman A .
    34. Surgical management of patients with endometrial cancer and cervical involvement. Eur J Gynecol Onc. 1995; 3:169-173. Elia G, Garfinkel D, Goldberg G, Davidson S, and Runowicz C. .
    35. Genuine stress urinary incontinence with low urethral pressure: 5 year follow-up after Ball-Burch procedure. J Reprod Med. 1995; 40:503-506. Elia G, Bergman A .
    36. Supernumerary ovary with an endometrioma and osseous metaplasia: A case report. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1995; 173:1623-1624. Badawy SZA, Kasello D, Powers C, Elia G, Wojtowycz A .
    37. Three surgical procedures for genuine stress incontinence: Five year follow up of a prospective randomized study. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1995; 173:66-71. Bergman A, Elia G..
    38. Personality changes after anti-incontinence operations in women. Int J Urogyn. 1994; 5(3):141-145. Elia G, Kraemer J, Bergman A.
    39. Biochemical composition of collagen in continent and stress incontinent women. Gyn Obstet Invest. 1994; 37:48-51. Bergman A, Elia G, Cheung D, Perelman N, Nimni ME .
    40. Urethral pressure changes in women with detrusor instability. Int Urogyn J. 1994; 5:98-101. Elia G, Bergman A .
    41. Obstet Gynecol Survey 1993; 48(7):509-17. Estrogen effects on the urethra: Beneficial effect in women with genuine stress incontinence. 1993; 48(7):509-517. Elia G, Bergman A .
    42. Platinum chemotherapy during pregnancy for serous cystadenocarcinoma of the ovary. Gynecol Oncol. 1993; 49(1):92-94. Henderson CE, Elia G, Garfinkel D, Poirier MC, Shamkhani H, Runowicz CD.
    43. Pelvic muscle exercises: When do they work?. Obstet Gynecol . 1993; 81:283-286. Elia G, Bergman A.
    44. Experimental superior mesenteric artery hypoperfusion in the rabbit: Critical levels in the induction of hypodynamic shock. 1984; 3:91-4. II Policlinico Sez. Chirurgica. 1984; 3:91-94. Zucchetti F., Cagossi M., Elia G., Bolognini S., Sacco R., Ripanti G., Carmingnani M .
    45. Heterotopic liver transplantation: Actual and perspective results. Acta Medica Romana. 1983; 5:63-65. Sacco R., Bolognini S., Barone Adesi T.L., Elia G., and Zucchetti F .
    46. Hemodynamic, metabolic and histological findings during canine superior mesenteric artery hypoperfusion. The Italian Journal of Surgical Sciences. 1982; 12(2):93-98. Bolognini S., Cagossi M., Sacco R., Elia G., Zucchetti F. .
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