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Lekshmi Santhosh, MD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentMedicine
Address513 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco CA 94117
Phone415-476-0630
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    Yale University, New Haven, CTBA2007Psychology/Behavioral Neuroscience
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MAMD2011Medicine
    University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CAMAEd2019Education
    University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, CA2014Internal Medicine Residency
    University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, CA2015Chief Residency
    University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, CA2018Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellowship
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    UCSF2018UCSF School of Medicine Pathways to Discovery 2017-2018 Long-Term Mentor Award
    UCSF2016  - 2017Best Clinical Fellow Award, Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine (2-time winner)
    Association of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Program Directors2017Research in Medical Education Award
    Western Group on Educational Affairs (WGEA/AAMC)2017Best Oral Research Presentation Award
    UCSF2016UCSF Excellence and Innovation in Graduate Medical Education Award
    UCSF2016Teaching Excellence Award for Cherished House Staff (T.E.A.C.H.) Winner
    Yale University2007Edward A. Bouchet Fellowship for Undergraduate Research

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    CLINICAL ACTIVITIES
    Lekshmi Santhosh specializes in pulmonary and critical care medicine with a focus on medical education. She attends in the Medical ICU, the Neuro ICU, and on the Internal Medicine teaching wards, and has clinic in the Pulmonary Outpatient Faculty Practice at UCSF-Parnassus.

    EDUCATIONAL & RESEARCH PURSUITS
    She serves as the Associate Program Director for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship. She is currently pursuing her Master's in Health Professions Education at UC-Berkeley. She gives clinical lectures to students, residents and fellows as well as interprofessional team members. Her primary interests in medical educational research are related to ICU transitions of care, women in leadership development, clinical reasoning, and subspecialty education career choice.


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    Women In Leadership Development (WILD) Series: A Longitudinal GME-Wide Program for Women Trainee Leadership Development
    UCSF Academy of Medical Educators Innovations Grant for Medical EducationJul 1, 2018 - Jul 1, 2019
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Role Description: This grant enables the expansion of our previous 1-day WILD symposium into a longitudinal curriculum for residents and fellows across UCSF GME. Through a mixture of innovative hands-on workshop material, women trainees will obtain concrete leadership skills on a variety of topics, including negotiation, microaggressions, work-life integration, allyship, CV optimization, and more.
    IPASS-ICU: A Structured Communication Framework for ICU Transitions of Care
    UCSF Academy of Medical Educators Innovations Grant for Medical EducationJul 1, 2017 - Jul 1, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Role Description: In this project, I collaborated with colleagues at Washington University of St. Louis and University of Chicago to further explore the structure, process, and outcomes of ICU-ward transitions of care across multiple sites. We used both quantitative and qualitative methods to further explore this topic.

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    1. Santhosh L, Brown W, Ferreira J, Niroula A, Carlos WG. Practical Tips for ICU Bedside Teaching. Chest. 2018 Oct; 154(4):760-765. PMID: 30290929.
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    2. Santhosh L, Koth L, Baudendistel TE, Sharpe B, Monash B. Tissue Isn't the Issue. J Hosp Med. 2018 Apr 25. PMID: 29694457.
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    3. Santhosh L, Babik J, Looney MR, Hollander H. Whither the Pulmonary Ward Attending? Preserving Subspecialty Exposure in United States Internal Medicine Residency Training. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Apr; 14(4):565-568. PMID: 28362539.
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    4. Santhosh L, Jain S, Brady A, Sharp M, Carlos WG. Intensive Care Unit Educators: A Multicenter Evaluation of Behaviors Residents Value in Attending Physicians. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Apr; 14(4):513-516. PMID: 28287827.
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    5. Santhosh L, Meriwether M, Saucedo C, Reyes R, Cheng C, Clark B, Tipperman D, Schroeder SA. From the sidelines to the frontline: how the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration embraced smoking cessation. Am J Public Health. 2014 May; 104(5):796-802. PMID: 24625143; PMCID: PMC3987593.
    6. Santhosh L, Estok KM, Vogel RS, Tamagnan GD, Baldwin RM, Mitsis EM, Macavoy MG, Staley JK, van Dyck CH. Regional distribution and behavioral correlates of 5-HT(2A) receptors in Alzheimer's disease with [(18)F]deuteroaltanserin and PET. Psychiatry Res. 2009 Sep 30; 173(3):212-7. PMID: 19682865.
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    7. Klein AP, Kovac I, Sorant AJ, Baffoe-Bonnie A, Doan BQ, Ibay G, Lockwood E, Mandal D, Santhosh L, Weissbecker K, Woo J, Zambelli-Weiner A, Zhang J, Naiman DQ, Malley J, Bailey-Wilson JE. Importance sampling method of correction for multiple testing in affected sib-pair linkage analysis. BMC Genet. 2003 Dec 31; 4 Suppl 1:S73. PMID: 14975141; PMCID: PMC1866512.