Josue Zapata, MD, MBA

Title(s)Associate Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address4150 Clement Street, #1A-67
San Francisco CA 94121
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    New York UniversityB.A.College of Arts and Sciences
    Harvard Medical SchoolM.D.
    Harvard Business SchoolM.B.A.
    University of California, San FranciscoResidencyInternal Medicine
    University of California, San FranciscoChief ResidencyInternal Medicine
    University of CaliforniaDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
    City College of San FranciscoCertificateLatin American/Latino/a Studies
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    New York University2003Presidential Honors Scholar
    Harvard Medical School2009Linnane Scholarship for Academic Achievement
    Harvard Medical School2010Aesculapian Club
    UCSF Dept. of Medicine2014Chief Resident
    UCSF2016Cooke Award for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
    UCSF2018Excellence in Teaching Award, Academy of Medical Educators
    UCSF School of Medicine2019Excellence in Teaching Award for Clinical Faculty c/o 2019
    UCSF School of Medicine2020Maxine Papadakis Award for Faculty Professionalism and Respect
    UCSF2020Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators

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    Josué Zapata is the Associate Chief of Staff for Quality, Safety, and Value and Associate Chief of the Medical Service at the San Francisco VA Health System as well as an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He is also a medical educator for students and residents and serves as a coach within the Bridges curriculum at the UCSF School of Medicine and helps direct the UCSF/Kaiser Undergraduate Research Internship.

    Josué received his BA from New York University, where he was a Presidential Honors Scholar. He subsequently earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and 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 also served as Chief Resident.

    Josué specializes in Hospital Medicine at the San Francisco VA where he cares for veterans with a variety of medical problems on the inpatient wards and during the perioperative period. He also helps lead the Quality Improvement Committee, 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. Fracture Blisters. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 08; 37(11):2866. Zapata J, Price E, Wlodarczyk S. PMID: 35419743; PMCID: PMC9411323.
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    2. Bridging medical education goals and health system outcomes: An instrumental case study of pre-clerkship students' improvement projects. Perspect Med Educ. 2022 08; 11(4):179-186. O'Brien BC, Zapata J, Chang A, Pierluissi E. PMID: 35394613; PMCID: PMC9391531.
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    3. Leadership & Professional Development: Make the Most of Your Oranges. J Hosp Med. 2020 01; 15(1):46. Zapata J, Chou C. PMID: 31869301.
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    4. Twelve tips for responding to microaggressions and overt discrimination: When the patient offends the learner. Med Teach. 2019 10; 41(10):1112-1117. Wheeler DJ, Zapata J, Davis D, Chou C. PMID: 30277121.
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    5. Uremic Frost. Mayo Clin Proc. 2018 10; 93(10):1535. Wlodarczyk S, Zapata JA. PMID: 30286839.
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    6. Atypical Pressure Ulcer as Cellulitis Mimic. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 10; 33(10):1816. Le NB, Zapata J. PMID: 29992424; PMCID: PMC6153246.
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    7. Is Excessive Resource Utilization an Adverse Event? JAMA. 2017 Feb 28; 317(8):849-850. Zapata JA, Lai AR, Moriates C. PMID: 28245327.
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    8. Partial Codes-A Symptom of a Larger Problem. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 08 01; 176(8):1058-9. Zapata JA, Widera E. PMID: 27295527.
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    9. The High-Value Care Considerations of Inpatient versus Outpatient Testing. AMA J Ethics. 2015 Nov 01; 17(11):1022-7. Zapata JA, Moriates C. PMID: 26595242.
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    10. 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. Doshi S, Chen TF, Zapata J, Holzman RS, Zapata LC, Aberg JA, Sivapalasingam S. PMID: 22542005; PMCID: PMC3378789.
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