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Josue Zapata, MD, MBA

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentMedicine
AddressVAMC 4150 Clement Street
San Francisco CA 94121
Phone415-221-4810
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    New York UniversityB.A.2007College of Arts and Sciences
    Harvard Medical SchoolM.D.2012
    Harvard Business SchoolM.B.A.2012
    University of California, San FranciscoResidency2015Internal Medicine
    University of California, San FranciscoChief Residency2016Internal Medicine

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    Josué Zapata is Associate Chief of the Medical Service at the San Francisco VA Health System and Assistant Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He also works as a medical educator for students and residents and serves as a coach within the Bridges curriculum at the UCSF School of Medicine.

    Josué received his undergraduate degree from New York University, where he was a Presidential Honors Scholar and focused on biology, chemistry, and history. He subsequently earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and later earned a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He completed his residency training in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and subsequently served as Chief Resident.

    Josué joined the San Francisco VA Division of Hospital Medicine in 2016 where he cares for veterans on the inpatient wards, in the emergency department, and in conjunction with surgeons during the perioperative period. He also helps lead the Quality Improvement Committee for the Medical Service, serves on the Medical Executive Committee at the SFVA, and is an executive board member of the Bay Area Chapter of the Society of Hospital Medicine.

    Josué's scholarly interests include quality and value improvement, leadership in academic medicine, medical education and professional development of trainees, and supporting diversity in healthcare. He is excited about improving the practice of medicine and optimizing patient outcomes through education, healthcare administration, and systems improvement.


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    1. Zapata J, Lai AR, Moriates C. Is Excessive Resource Utilization an Adverse Event? JAMA. 2017 Feb 28; 317(8):849-850. PMID: 28245327.
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    2. Zapata J, Widera E. Partial Codes-A Symptom of a Larger Problem. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 08 01; 176(8):1058-9. PMID: 27295527.
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    3. Zapata J, Moriates C. The High-Value Care Considerations of Inpatient versus Outpatient Testing. AMA J Ethics. 2015 Nov 01; 17(11):1022-7. PMID: 26595242.
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    4. Doshi S, Chen TF, Zapata J, Holzman RS, Zapata LC, Aberg JA, Sivapalasingam S. Risk factors for tuberculin skin test conversion among HIV-infected patients in New York City. Int J Infect Dis. 2012 Jul; 16(7):e518-21. PMID: 22542005; PMCID: PMC3378789.
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