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Lekshmi Santhosh, MD, MA

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-9897-3462 Additional info
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    University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CAMAEd2019Education
    University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, CA2018Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellowship
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
    University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, CA2015Chief Residency
    University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, CA2014Internal Medicine Residency
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MAMD2011Medicine
    Yale University, New Haven, CTBA2007Psychology/Behavioral Neuroscience
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    Association of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Program Directors2020Emerging Educator Award
    UCSF2019Bridges Curriculum - Foundations 1 and 2 Teaching Award - Outstanding Lecture
    CHEST/ACCP2018CHEST/ACCP Early Career Professional Development Scholarship Award
    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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    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.

    She serves as the Associate Program Director for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship. She recently obtained her Master's in Health Professions Education from 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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    Improving ICU-to-Ward Patient Safety Through Design Thinking & Documentation Evaluation
    APCCMPD, CHEST, and ATS Jul 1, 2019 - Jul 1, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Role Description: This grant builds on our work published in BMJ Quality & Safety looking in-depth at structured communication at the time of the ICU-to-ward transition of care.
    Evaluation of the Expansion of ICU Responsibilities in an Open ICU System and Its Implications on Patient Care & Education
    Nina Ireland Program in Lung Health Jul 1, 2019 - Jul 1, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Role Description: This project explores the educational and patient care implications of a change in responsibilities between ICU & hospitalist teams.
    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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    Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Researchers can login to make corrections and additions, or contact us for help.
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    1. Santhosh L, Babik JM.Diversity in the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Pipeline. Trends in Gender, Race, and Ethnicity among Applicants and Fellows. ATS Scholar. 2020; (2).
    2. Santhosh L, Babik JM. Trends in Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Internal Medicine Subspecialty Fellowships From 2006 to 2018. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Feb 05; 3(2):e1920482. PMID: 32031642.
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    3. Heath JK, Dempsey TM, Santhosh L, Edgar L, Fessler HE.Miles to Go Before We Sleep. Reforming the Pulmonary and Critical Care Milestones to Improve Trainee Assessment. ATS Scholar. 2020; 1(1).
    4. Steinbach TC, Adamson R, Carlos WG, Denson JL, Kritek PA, Santhosh L, Seam N, Wang TS, Çoruh B. Leadership Training in Pulmonary and Critical Care: A National Survey of Fellowship Program Directors. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2020 Feb; 17(2):243-246. PMID: 31661296.
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    5. Santhosh L, Babik JM. Diversity of the ID Trainee Pipeline: The Future Looks Bright, But We Must Not Be Complacent. J Infect Dis. 2020 Jan 16. PMID: 31943040.
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    6. Santhosh L.. From Bedrest to Balance. International Journal of Academic Medicine. 2019; 5(3):240-301.
    7. Seam N, Richards JB, Kritek PA, Khemasuwan D, McCallister JW, Santhosh L, Prasad B, Bhargava S, Clay AS, Crotty Alexander LE. Design and Implementation of a Peer-Reviewed Medical Education Video Competition: The Best of American Thoracic Society Video Lecture Series. J Grad Med Educ. 2019 Oct; 11(5):592-596. PMID: 31636831.
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    8. Hemmat S, Santhosh L. Diagnostic Error and Anchoring Bias in a Patient with Schizophrenia. Am J Med. 2019 Sep 11. PMID: 31520621.
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    9. Zejnullahu K, Santhosh L, Mourad M, Connor DM. Off Trail, On Track: an Exercise in Clinical Reasoning. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Oct; 34(10):2282-2287. PMID: 31270781.
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    10. Santhosh L, Chou CL, Connor DM. Diagnostic uncertainty: from education to communication. Diagnosis (Berl). 2019 06 26; 6(2):121-126. PMID: 30851157.
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    11. Santhosh L, Abdoler E, Babik JM. Strategies to build a clinician-educator career. Clin Teach. 2019 Mar 11. PMID: 30859740.
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    12. Keenan B, Santhosh L, Thompson V, Harleman E. The Complex Problem of Women Trainees in Academic Medicine. J Hosp Med. 2019 Mar; 14(3):186-188. PMID: 30811328.
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    13. Jamil S, Carlos WG, Leard L, Wang A, Santhosh L, Balmes J, Seam N, Dela Cruz CS. Wildfires Disaster Guidance: Tips for Staying Healthy during Wildfires. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 01 15; 199(2):P3-P4. PMID: 30644780.
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    14. Santhosh L, Lyons PG, Rojas JC, Ciesielski TM, Beach S, Farnan JM, Arora V. Characterising ICU-ward handoffs at three academic medical centres: process and perceptions. BMJ Qual Saf. 2019 08; 28(8):627-634. PMID: 30636201.
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    15. Zapata CB, Santhosh L. We May Not "Have It All," But We Can Make It Better through Structural Changes. J Hosp Med. 2018 12; 13(12):877-878. PMID: 30496331.
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    16. Lekshmi Santhosh, Jennifer Babik. 1322. Impact of Hospital Medicine on Trends in Infectious Diseases and Other Subspecialty Fellowship Applications. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 2018 Nov 26; 5(suppl_1):s404-s404.
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    17. Santhosh L, Raffel K, Ranji SR. Diving Into Diagnostic Uncertainty: Strategies to Mitigate Cognitive Load: In Reference to: "Focused Ethnography of Diagnosis in Academic Medical Centers". J Hosp Med. 2018 11; 13(11):804. PMID: 30484782.
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    18. Santhosh L, Brown W, Ferreira J, Niroula A, Carlos WG. Practical Tips for ICU Bedside Teaching. Chest. 2018 10; 154(4):760-765. PMID: 30290929.
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    19. Santhosh L, Koth L, Baudendistel TE, Sharpe B, Monash B. Tissue Isn't the Issue. J Hosp Med. 2018 07 01; 13(7):500-504. PMID: 29694457.
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    20. Lekshmi Santhosh, Brian Daniel, Michael Matthay. 1018. Critical Care Medicine. 2018 Jan 1; 46(1):493.
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    21. 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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    22. 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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    23. Lekshmi Santhosh, Raman Khanna. Medicine Enters the Computer Age. Distracted Doctoring. 2017 Jan 1; 5-16.
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    24. Lekshmi Santhosh, James Frank. 1665. Critical Care Medicine. 2016 Dec 1; 44(12):491.
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    25. Lekshmi Santhosh, Brian Schwartz, Peter Chin-Hong. The “Building Blocks” of Antiretrovirals: Development, Implementation and Evaluation of a Novel Curricular Tool to Teach Trainees About HIV Therapeutics. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 2015 Dec 9; 2(suppl_1):441.
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    26. 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.
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    27. 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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    28. 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.
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