Heather Nye, MD, PhD

Title(s)Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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Phone415-221-4810 ext. 23287
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    Duke, North CarolinaAB1991Chemistry
    Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CTPhD08/1995Pharmacology
    Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CTMD05/1998
    Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA2003Internal Medicine Residency
    MGH/Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA2003Pediatrics

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    Heather E. Nye, MD PhD, is a Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Associate Chief of Medicine at San Francisco VA Health Care System (SFVAHCS), and Director of the SFVAHCS Consult/Co-Management Service & Veterans Integrated Perioperative (VIP) Clinic. She received her MD PhD from Yale University and completed a combined residency program in medicine and pediatrics at the Harvard Combined Program. She has practiced as a hospitalist at UCSF and SFVAHCS since 2003.

    Dr. Nye’s clinical role caring for hospitalized patients on orthopedics, neurosurgery, and podiatry deepened her perioperative interest—and led to numerous local quality initiatives, educational programs for medicine & orthopedic residents, and collaboration among specialty services to address gaps in care for older adults undergoing surgery. Dr. Nye created the interdisciplinary VIP Clinic in 2017 for medically complex, frail, and geriatric surgical patients with an eye to whole-patient care in the perioperative period.

    Dr. Nye is recognized as a national expert in hospital and perioperative medicine, giving numerous talks annually, is an active member of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) and the Society of Perioperative Assessment & Quality Improvement (SPAQI). She served as the 2022 Course Director for the SHM Annual Conference and delivered the 2023 SHM Plenary Updates in Hospital Medicine. She is deeply passionate about care of Veterans and as SFVA Associate Chief of Medicine spends considerable time in Medical Center initiatives around operations, patient flow, quality, physician wellness, and strategic growth.

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    1. A 54-Year-Old Man With Pancytopenia. JAMA. 2019 Mar 05; 321(9):895-896. Saxena K, Vu K, Nye HE. PMID: 30742201.
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    2. A technology-enhanced medical note-writing workshop. Med Educ. 2012 Nov; 46(11):1121-2. Ciccarone D, Yu T, Nye H, Chang A. PMID: 23078711.
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    3. Postdischarge follow-up visits for medical and pharmacy students on an inpatient medicine clerkship. J Hosp Med. 2008 Jan; 3(1):20-7. Lai CJ, Nye HE, Bookwalter T, Kwan A, Hauer KE. PMID: 18257097.
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    4. Region-specific induction of deltaFosB by repeated administration of typical versus atypical antipsychotic drugs. Synapse. 1999 Aug; 33(2):118-28. Atkins JB, Chlan-Fourney J, Nye HE, Hiroi N, Carlezon WA, Nestler EJ. PMID: 10400890.
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    5. (S)-(-)-HA-966, a gamma-hydroxybutyrate-like agent, prevents enhanced mesocorticolimbic dopamine metabolism and behavioral correlates of restraint stress, conditioned fear and cocaine sensitization. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 1997 Nov; 283(2):712-21. Morrow BA, Lee EJ, Taylor JR, Elsworth JD, Nye HE, Roth RH. PMID: 9353390.
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    6. Induction of chronic Fos-related antigens in rat brain by chronic morphine administration. Mol Pharmacol. 1996 Apr; 49(4):636-45. Nye HE, Nestler EJ. PMID: 8609891.
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    7. Pharmacological studies of the regulation of chronic FOS-related antigen induction by cocaine in the striatum and nucleus accumbens. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 1995 Dec; 275(3):1671-80. Nye HE, Hope BT, Kelz MB, Iadarola M, Nestler EJ. PMID: 8531143.
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    8. Regulation of delta FosB and FosB-like proteins by electroconvulsive seizure and cocaine treatments. Mol Pharmacol. 1995 Nov; 48(5):880-9. Chen J, Nye HE, Kelz MB, Hiroi N, Nakabeppu Y, Hope BT, Nestler EJ. PMID: 7476919.
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    9. Induction of a long-lasting AP-1 complex composed of altered Fos-like proteins in brain by chronic cocaine and other chronic treatments. Neuron. 1994 Nov; 13(5):1235-44. Hope BT, Nye HE, Kelz MB, Self DW, Iadarola MJ, Nakabeppu Y, Duman RS, Nestler EJ. PMID: 7946359.
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    10. Developmental shift from local to central control of norepinephrine release in the cardiac-sympathetic axis: effects of cocaine and related drugs. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 1991 Dec; 259(3):976-81. Nye HE, Seidler FJ, Slotkin TA. PMID: 1762090.
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