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Jahan Fahimi, MD, PhD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-353-1238
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    Alameda County Medical Center - Highland HospitalResidency2010Emergency Medicine
    New York UniversityM.D.2006School of Medicine
    Harvard School of Public HealthM.P.H.2005
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    UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine2015Faculty Teacher of the Year
    Alameda County Medical Center - Highland Hospital2010Graduating Resident of the Year
    Alameda County Medical Center - Highland Hospital2009  - 2010Chief Resident

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    1. Fahimi J, Goldfrank L. Principles of Social Emergency Medicine. Ann Emerg Med. 2019 Nov; 74(5S):S6-S10. PMID: 31655680.
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    2. Fahimi J, Kornblith AE, Kanzaria H, Herring A, Wang RC. Computed Tomography Use Plateaus Among Children With Emergency Visits for Abdominal Pain. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2019 Mar; 35(3):194-198. PMID: 28816891.
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    3. Fahimi J, Kanzaria HK, Mongan J, Kahn KL, Wang RC. Potential Effect of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act on Use of Advanced Diagnostic Imaging in the Emergency Department: An Analysis of the National Hospital Ambulatory Care Survey. Radiology. 2019 04; 291(1):188-193. PMID: 30694161.
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    4. Shaahinfar A, Yen IH, Alter HJ, Gildengorin G, Pan SJ, Betts JM, Fahimi J. Long-term Mortality in Pediatric Firearm Assault Survivors: A Multicenter, Retrospective, Comparative Cohort Study. Acad Emerg Med. 2018 12; 25(12):1447-1457. PMID: 30311324.
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    5. Zachary Wettstein, Sumi Hoshiko, Robert Harrison, Jahan Fahimi, Wayne Cascio, Ana G Rappold. Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Emergency Department Events Related to California Wildfires in 2015. ISEE Conference Abstracts. 2018 Sep 24; 2018(1).
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    6. Wettstein ZS, Hoshiko S, Fahimi J, Harrison RJ, Cascio WE, Rappold AG. Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Emergency Department Visits Associated With Wildfire Smoke Exposure in California in 2015. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 04 11; 7(8). PMID: 29643111.
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    7. A. Shaahinfar, I.H. Yen, H.J. Alter, G. Gildengorin, S.-M.J. Pan, J.M. Betts, J. Fahimi. 255 Long-Term Mortality in Pediatric Firearm Assault Survivors: A Retrospective, Multi-Center, Comparative Cohort Study. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2017 Oct 1; 70(4):s101.
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    8. Kornblith AE, Fahimi J, Kanzaria HK, Wang RC. Predictors for under-prescribing antibiotics in children with respiratory infections requiring antibiotics. Am J Emerg Med. 2018 Feb; 36(2):218-225. PMID: 28774769.
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    9. Losonczy LI, Hsieh D, Wang M, Hahn C, Trivedi T, Rodriguez M, Fahimi J, Alter H. The Highland Health Advocates: a preliminary evaluation of a novel programme addressing the social needs of emergency department patients. Emerg Med J. 2017 Sep; 34(9):599-605. PMID: 28642372.
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    10. Wang RC, Fahimi J. In reply. Ann Emerg Med. 2017 04; 69(4):524-525. PMID: 28335928.
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    11. Ranney ML, Fletcher J, Alter H, Barsotti C, Bebarta VS, Betz ME, Carter PM, Cerdá M, Cunningham RM, Crane P, Fahimi J, Miller MJ, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Vogel JA, Wintemute GJ, Waseem M, Shah MN. A Consensus-Driven Agenda for Emergency Medicine Firearm Injury Prevention Research. Ann Emerg Med. 2017 Feb; 69(2):227-240. PMID: 27998625.
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    12. Riguzzi C, Binkowski A, Butterfield M, Sani F, Teismann N, Fahimi J. A randomised experiment comparing low-cost ultrasound gel alternative with commercial gel. Emerg Med J. 2017 Apr; 34(4):227-230. PMID: 27986838.
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    13. Wang RC, Rodriguez RM, Fahimi J, Hall MK, Shiboski S, Chi T, Smith-Bindman R. Derivation of decision rules to predict clinically important outcomes in acute flank pain patients. Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Apr; 35(4):554-563. PMID: 28082160.
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    14. Wang RC, Fahimi J. In reply. Ann Emerg Med. 2016 11; 68(5):644-645. PMID: 27772684.
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    15. S.C. Lippert, A. Nesper, N. Jain, J. Fahimi, E. Pirrotta, N.E. Wang. 142 Mental Health Emergency Department Visits: 24 Hours and Counting, Characteristics Associated With Prolonged Length of Stay. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2016 Oct 1; 68(4):s57.
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    16. S.C. Lippert, N. Jain, A. Nesper, J. Fahimi, E. Pirrotta, N.E. Wang. 249 Waiting for Care: Differences in Emergency Department Length of Stay and Disposition Between Medical and Psychiatric Patients. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2016 Oct 1; 68(4):s97.
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    17. Wang RC, Smith-Bindman R, Whitaker E, Neilson J, Allen IE, Stoller ML, Fahimi J. Effect of Tamsulosin on Stone Passage for Ureteral Stones: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Ann Emerg Med. 2017 Mar; 69(3):353-361.e3. PMID: 27616037.
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    18. Navi BB, Parikh NS, Lerario MP, Merkler AE, Lappin RI, Fahimi J, Iadecola C, Kamel H. Risk of Intracerebral Hemorrhage after Emergency Department Discharges for Hypertension. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2016 Jul; 25(7):1683-1687. PMID: 27068776.
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    19. Mantuani D, Frazee BW, Fahimi J, Nagdev A. Point-of-Care Multi-Organ Ultrasound Improves Diagnostic Accuracy in Adults Presenting to the Emergency Department with Acute Dyspnea. West J Emerg Med. 2016 Jan; 17(1):46-53. PMID: 26823930.
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    20. Wang RC, Bent S, Weber E, Neilson J, Smith-Bindman R, Fahimi J. The Impact of Clinical Decision Rules on Computed Tomography Use and Yield for Pulmonary Embolism: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Ann Emerg Med. 2016 06; 67(6):693-701.e3. PMID: 26747217.
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    21. Fahimi J, Hsia RY. Emergency department observation units: Less than we bargained for? J Hosp Med. 2015 Nov; 10(11):762-3. PMID: 26503083.
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    22. Fahimi J, Larimer E, Hamud-Ahmed W, Anderson E, Schnorr CD, Yen I, Alter HJ. Long-term mortality of patients surviving firearm violence. Inj Prev. 2016 Apr; 22(2):129-34. PMID: 26506959.
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    23. Fahimi J, Aurrecoechea A, Anderson E, Herring A, Alter H. Substance abuse and mental health visits among adolescents presenting to US emergency departments. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015 May; 31(5):331-8. PMID: 25875990.
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    24. Fahimi J, Singh A, Frazee BW. The role of adjunctive antibiotics in the treatment of skin and soft tissue abscesses: a systematic review and meta-analysis. CJEM. 2015 Jul; 17(4):420-32. PMID: 26013989.
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    25. Ng D, Fahimi J, Hern HG. Sevoflurane administration initiated out of the ED for life-threatening status asthmaticus. Am J Emerg Med. 2015 Aug; 33(8):1110.e3-6. PMID: 25662208.
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    26. Ahern TL, Herring AA, Anderson ES, Madia VA, Fahimi J, Frazee BW. The first 500: initial experience with widespread use of low-dose ketamine for acute pain management in the ED. Am J Emerg Med. 2015 Feb; 33(2):197-201. PMID: 25488336.
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    27. Anderson ES, Hodell E, Mantuani D, Fahimi J, Pampalone I, Nagdev A. Pilot study of ultrasound-guided corticosteroid hip injections by emergency physicians. West J Emerg Med. 2014 Nov; 15(7):919-24. PMID: 25493154.
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    28. Binkowski A, Riguzzi C, Price D, Fahimi J. Evaluation of a cornstarch-based ultrasound gel alternative for low-resource settings. J Emerg Med. 2014 Jul; 47(1):e5-9. PMID: 24238590.
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    29. Miss J, Nagdev A, Fahimi J. Real time ultrasound guided endotracheal intubation should strive for identification of esophageal intubation. Resuscitation. 2014 Jan; 85(1):e9. PMID: 24128797.
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    30. P.Q. Moore, J. Fahimi, H. Alter. The Effect of Change in Insurance Status on Emergency Department Utilization: A Systematic Review. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2013 Oct 1; 62(4):s58.
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    31. J. Fahimi, S. Lankarani, B.B. Navi, H. Kamel. Potential Misdiagnosis of Bell's Palsy in the Emergency Department. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2013 Oct 1; 62(4):s129-s130.
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    32. Fahimi J, Navi BB, Kamel H. Potential misdiagnoses of Bell's palsy in the emergency department. Ann Emerg Med. 2014 Apr; 63(4):428-34. PMID: 23891413.
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    33. Herring AA, Ginde AA, Fahimi J, Alter HJ, Maselli JH, Espinola JA, Sullivan AF, Camargo CA. Increasing critical care admissions from U.S. emergency departments, 2001-2009. Crit Care Med. 2013 May; 41(5):1197-204. PMID: 23591207.
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    34. Kamel H, Fahimi J, Govindarajan P, Navi BB. Nationwide patterns of hospitalization after transient ischemic attack. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2013 Oct; 22(7):e142-5. PMID: 23149150.
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    35. Fahimi J, Herring A, Harries A, Gonzales R, Alter H. Computed tomography use among children presenting to emergency departments with abdominal pain. Pediatrics. 2012 Nov; 130(5):e1069-75. PMID: 23045569.
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    36. A. Binkowski, C. Riguzzi, J. Fahimi, D. Price. 39 A Cornstarch-based Ultrasonography Gel Alternative for Low Resource Settings. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2012 Oct 1; 60(4):s16.
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    37. W. Soares, A. Sohoni, J. Fahimi, H. Alter. 421 Comparison of the Multiple-Mini Interview With Traditional Interviewing Techniques For Emergency Medicine Residency Applicants: A Single-Institution Experience. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2012 Oct 1; 60(4):s148.
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    38. Durant E, Fahimi J. Factors associated with ambulance use among patients with low-acuity conditions. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2012 Jul-Sep; 16(3):329-37. PMID: 22494108.
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    39. Govindarajan P, Gonzales R, Maselli JH, Johnston SC, Fahimi J, Poisson S, Stein JC. Regional differences in emergency medical services use for patients with acute stroke (findings from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey Emergency Department Data File). J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2013 Nov; 22(8):e257-63. PMID: 22465209.
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    40. Kamel H, Navi BB, Fahimi J. National trends in ambulance use by patients with stroke, 1997-2008. JAMA. 2012 Mar 14; 307(10):1026-8. PMID: 22416095.
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    41. E. Durant, J. Fahimi. 195 Factors Associated With Ambulance Use Among Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department With Low-Acuity Conditions. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2011 Oct 1; 58(4):s242-s243.
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    42. Frazee BW, Fahimi J, Lambert L, Nagdev A. Emergency department ultrasonographic probe contamination and experimental model of probe disinfection. Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Jul; 58(1):56-63. PMID: 21256624.
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    43. Carnell J, Fahimi J, Wills CP. Cervical spine fracture in ankylosing spondylitis. West J Emerg Med. 2009 Nov; 10(4):267. PMID: 20046247.
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    44. Kohn MA, Fahimi J, Newman TB, Sostman HD, Stein PD, Hull RD. Result categories for ventilation-perfusion scintigraphy. Radiology. 2009 Nov; 253(2):575; author reply 575. PMID: 19864536.
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    45. Stenstrom R, Grafstein E, Romney M, Fahimi J, Harris D, Hunte G, Innes G, Christenson J. Prevalence of and risk factors for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infection in a Canadian emergency department. CJEM. 2009 Sep; 11(5):430-8. PMID: 19788787.
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    46. Shivitz N, Koop MM, Fahimi J, Heit G, Bronte-Stewart HM. Bilateral subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation improves certain aspects of postural control in Parkinson's disease, whereas medication does not. Mov Disord. 2006 Aug; 21(8):1088-97. PMID: 16671073.
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    47. Fahimi J. Drinks during lunch. Virtual Mentor. 2005 Apr 01; 7(4). PMID: 23249547.
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