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Heather Nye, MD, PhD

Title(s)Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-221-4810 ext. 23287
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    ABIM Certification2012Hospice and Palliative Medicine
    Brigham & Women's Hospital /HarvardInternship, Residency2003Medicine
    MGH /Children's Hospital of BostonInternship, Residency2003Pediatrics
    Yale UniversityMD, PhD1998School of Medicine, Pharmacology
    Duke UniversityBA1991Chemistry
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    SHM2016Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine
    UCSF2014  - 2015Tideswell Leadership Program
    UCSF2014  - 2015 Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching, Nominee
    UCSF2014  - 2015Essential Core Teaching Award, Nominee
    UCSF2014  - 2015UCSF IPE Grant, Tideswell Workplace Learning
    UCSF2013  - 2014 Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching, Nominee
    UCSF2012  - 2013Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching, Nominee
    UCSF2012Selected for Membership into the Academy of Medical Educators
    UCSF2010Excellence in Teaching Award, Academy of Medical Educators
    UCSF2009  - 2010PISCES Teaching Award Nominee
    UCSF2005  - 2006AME Curriculum Innovations Grant

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    Heather Nye received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry at Duke University, followed by her MD and PhD (pharmacology) at Yale University. Thereafter, she completed a combined residency program in medicine and pediatrics at the Harvard Combined Program (Brigham, MGH, CHB). She joined UCSF as an academic hospitalist in 2003 and maintains educational, administrative and clinical roles as a Professor of Clinical Medicine. After nearly 8 years as a practicing hospitalist in medicine and pediatrics at UCSF, she joined San Francisco VA Medical Center Hospital Medicine Section to direct the Surgical Co-Management Service in 2011.

    Clinically, Heather spends much of her time on the inpatient co-management service, a team which cares for hospitalized surgical patients on orthopaedics, neurosurgery, and podiatry. This clinical role has fostered great interest and passion in the perioperative period—and has led to several quality and systems improvement initiatives in the field. Among these efforts have been improvement & standardization of patient educational materials, decreasing unnecessary testing in the perioperative period, increasing collaboration among specialty services, and standardizing post-operative order sets. Heather strongly believes in the concept of "surgical home" and creating a more streamlined, transparent, and collaborative system for patients and providers in the perioperative period.

    Heather has spent much of her career in medical education and curriculum development. She served as course director for clinical skills, developing a novel curriculum for physical examination education, pediatrics clerkship site director, VA comprehensive palliative care elective director, and currently directs the novel orthopaedic intern co-management rotation. She has developed a perioperative educational series for internal medicine residents, which is now being disseminated to surgical residents in various specialties. Heather’s passion is to utilize the unique hospitalist/surgeon relationships from co-management settings to foster better understanding of roles, create fruitful partnerships in education, and continually improve patient care and experience.

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    1. Saxena K, Vu K, Nye HE. A 54-Year-Old Man With Pancytopenia. JAMA. 2019 Mar 05; 321(9):895-896. PMID: 30742201.
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    2. Ciccarone D, Yu T, Nye H, Chang A. A technology-enhanced medical note-writing workshop. Med Educ. 2012 Nov; 46(11):1121-2. PMID: 23078711.
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    3. Lai CJ, Nye HE, Bookwalter T, Kwan A, Hauer KE. Postdischarge follow-up visits for medical and pharmacy students on an inpatient medicine clerkship. J Hosp Med. 2008 Jan; 3(1):20-7. PMID: 18257097.
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    4. Atkins JB, Chlan-Fourney J, Nye HE, Hiroi N, Carlezon WA, Nestler EJ. Region-specific induction of deltaFosB by repeated administration of typical versus atypical antipsychotic drugs. Synapse. 1999 Aug; 33(2):118-28. PMID: 10400890.
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    5. Morrow BA, Lee EJ, Taylor JR, Elsworth JD, Nye HE, Roth RH. (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. PMID: 9353390.
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    6. Nye HE, Nestler EJ. Induction of chronic Fos-related antigens in rat brain by chronic morphine administration. Mol Pharmacol. 1996 Apr; 49(4):636-45. PMID: 8609891.
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    7. Nye HE, Hope BT, Kelz MB, Iadarola M, Nestler EJ. 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. PMID: 8531143.
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    8. Chen J, Nye HE, Kelz MB, Hiroi N, Nakabeppu Y, Hope BT, Nestler EJ. Regulation of delta FosB and FosB-like proteins by electroconvulsive seizure and cocaine treatments. Mol Pharmacol. 1995 Nov; 48(5):880-9. PMID: 7476919.
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    9. Hope BT, Nye HE, Kelz MB, Self DW, Iadarola MJ, Nakabeppu Y, Duman RS, Nestler EJ. 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. PMID: 7946359.
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    10. Nye HE, Seidler FJ, Slotkin TA. 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. PMID: 1762090.
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