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Michael Harper, MD

Title(s)Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address490 Illinois Street
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone415-221-4810 ext. 22967
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-2517-6358 Additional info
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    Rutgers Robert Wood JohnsonM.D.1991School of Medicine
    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical CenterInternal Medicine Residency1994Department of Medicine
    Johns Hopkins UniversityGeriatrics Fellowship1997Department of Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2017Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center1992Howard K. Rathbun Award for Clinical Excellence during internship
    Health Resources and Services Administration1999  - 2004Geriatric Academic Career Award
    UCSF School of Medicine2005Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Direct Teaching Award
    Division of Geriatrics, UCSF School of Medicine2006Teacher of the Year
    UCSF School of Medicine2007Member, Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators
    American College of Physicians2013Fellow
    American Geriatrics Society2013Fellow

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    Dr. Harper is a clinician-educator and a sustaining member of the UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators. He is past Chair of the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs (ADGAP) Fellowship Directors Group, current Secretary of the American Geriatrics Society and a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors.

    Throughout his career, Dr. Harper has worked in various settings across the geriatrics continuum of care including ambulatory and home-based primary care, long-term care, PACE, and acute and post-acute care. His current clinical activities occur primarily at the SFVAMC where he attends on the Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit and the inpatient medical service. He supervises fellows in the Community Living Center and geriatrics clinic. Through the UCSF Care at Home Program Dr. Harper provides primary care for homebound older adults in San Francisco. He is also the Medical Director of The Sequoias San Francisco, a Continuing Care Retirement Community and The Carlisle, an Assisted Living Facility.

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    1. Is it time for comprehensive geriatric assessment to move beyond primary care? The case for targeting medical sub-specialty practice. Isr J Health Policy Res. 2017; 6:33. Byerly LK, Harper GM. PMID: 28593039.
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    2. Changing Spaces and Learning Environments to Improve Inpatient Interprofessional Education for Internal Medicine Residents. J Grad Med Educ. 2017 Jun; 9(3):374-375. Lo D, Zhang N, Eubank K, Harper GM, Yukawa M, O'Brien B. PMID: 28638524.
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    3. Staying in the game: the 10-step approach to sustaining geriatrics education in hospitalists and subspecialty providers. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Aug; 62(8):1575-82. Gillespie SM, Brandt LE, Chang A, Chao SH, Corcoran AM, Miller R, Harper GM, Levine SA, Medina-Walpole A. PMID: 25040491.
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    4. What is a geriatrician? American Geriatrics Society and Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs end-of-training entrustable professional activities for geriatric medicine. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 May; 62(5):924-9. Leipzig RM, Sauvigné K, Granville LJ, Harper GM, Kirk LM, Levine SA, Mosqueda L, Parks SM, Fernandez HM, Busby-Whitehead J. PMID: 24749846.
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    5. American Geriatrics Society/Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs curricular milestones for graduating geriatric fellows. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 May; 62(5):930-5. Parks SM, Harper GM, Fernandez H, Sauvigne K, Leipzig RM. PMID: 24749808.
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    6. Pruritus in the older patient: a clinical review. JAMA. 2013 Dec 11; 310(22):2443-50. Berger TG, Shive M, Harper GM. PMID: 24327039.
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    7. The 'worthy' patient: rethinking the 'hidden curriculum' in medical education. Anthropol Med. 2013 Apr; 20(1):13-23. Higashi RT, Tillack A, Steinman MA, Johnston CB, Harper GM. PMID: 23581400.
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    8. Update on the management of chronic kidney disease. Am Fam Physician. 2012 Oct 15; 86(8):749-54. Rivera JA, O'Hare AM, Harper GM. PMID: 23062158.
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    9. Advancing geriatrics education: an efficient faculty development program for academic hospitalists increases geriatric teaching. J Hosp Med. 2010 Nov-Dec; 5(9):541-6. Mazotti L, Moylan A, Murphy E, Harper GM, Johnston CB, Hauer KE. PMID: 20717891.
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    10. What training is needed in the fourth year of medical school? Views of residency program directors. Acad Med. 2009 Jul; 84(7):823-9. Lyss-Lerman P, Teherani A, Aagaard E, Loeser H, Cooke M, Harper GM. PMID: 19550170.
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    11. Characteristics and impact of drug detailing for gabapentin. PLoS Med. 2007 Apr; 4(4):e134. Steinman MA, Harper GM, Chren MM, Landefeld CS, Bero LA. PMID: 17455990.
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    12. Correlates of caregiver-rated quality of life in assisted living: the Maryland Assisted Living study. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2006 Sep; 61(5):P311-4. Samus QM, Rosenblatt A, Onyike C, Steele C, Baker A, Harper M, Brandt J, Mayer L, Rabins PV, Lyketsos CG. PMID: 16960235.
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    13. The reading habits of medicine clerks at one medical school: frequency, usefulness, and difficulties. Acad Med. 2006 May; 81(5):489-94. Leff B, Harper GM. PMID: 16639211.
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    14. Sleep disturbances in the elderly residing in assisted living: findings from the Maryland Assisted Living Study. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2005 Oct; 20(10):956-66. Rao V, Spiro JR, Samus QM, Rosenblatt A, Steele C, Baker A, Harper M, Brandt J, Mayer L, Rabins PV, Lyketsos CG. PMID: 16163747.
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    15. The association of neuropsychiatric symptoms and environment with quality of life in assisted living residents with dementia. Gerontologist. 2005 Oct; 45 Spec No 1(1):19-26. Samus QM, Rosenblatt A, Steele C, Baker A, Harper M, Brandt J, Mayer L, Rabins PV, Lyketsos CG. PMID: 16230746.
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    16. The effect of computerized provider order entry on medical student clerkship experiences. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2005 Sep-Oct; 12(5):554-60. Knight AM, Kravet SJ, Harper GM, Leff B. PMID: 15905479.
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    17. Predictors of functional impairment in residents of assisted-living facilities: the Maryland Assisted Living study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005 Feb; 60(2):258-64. Burdick DJ, Rosenblatt A, Samus QM, Steele C, Baker A, Harper M, Mayer L, Brandt J, Rabins P, Lyketsos CG. PMID: 15814872.
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    18. The Maryland Assisted Living Study: prevalence, recognition, and treatment of dementia and other psychiatric disorders in the assisted living population of central Maryland. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2004 Oct; 52(10):1618-25. Rosenblatt A, Samus QM, Steele CD, Baker AS, Harper MG, Brandt J, Rabins PV, Lyketsos CG. PMID: 15450036.
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    19. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Acad Med. 2004 Jul; 79(7 Suppl):S70-1. Harper GM, Leff B, Thomas P, Burton J. PMID: 15240220.
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    20. Attempting resuscitation in nursing homes: policy considerations. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1999 Oct; 47(10):1261-4. Finucane TE, Harper GM. PMID: 10522963.
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    21. The timing of do-not-resuscitate orders and hospital costs. J Gen Intern Med. 1999 Mar; 14(3):190-2. De Jonge KE, Sulmasy DP, Gold KG, Epstein A, Harper MG, Eisenberg JM, Schulman KA. PMID: 10203626.
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    22. Association between uncoupling protein polymorphisms (UCP2-UCP3) and energy metabolism/obesity in Pima indians. Hum Mol Genet. 1998 Sep; 7(9):1431-5. Walder K, Norman RA, Hanson RL, Schrauwen P, Neverova M, Jenkinson CP, Easlick J, Warden CH, Pecqueur C, Raimbault S, Ricquier D, Silver MH, Shuldiner AR, Solanes G, Lowell BB, Chung WK, Leibel RL, Pratley R, Ravussin E. PMID: 9700198.
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    23. Acceptability to patients of a home hospital. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1998 May; 46(5):605-9. Burton LC, Leff B, Harper M, Ghoshtagore I, Steinwachs DA, Greenough WB, Burton JR. PMID: 9588374.
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    24. Prospective evaluation of clinical criteria to select older persons with acute medical illness for care in a hypothetical home hospital. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1997 Sep; 45(9):1066-73. Leff B, Burton L, Bynum JW, Harper M, Greenough WB, Steinwachs D, Burton JR. PMID: 9288013.
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    25. Ethical decision-making near the end of life. Clin Geriatr Med. 1996 May; 12(2):369-77. Finucane TE, Harper M. PMID: 8799354.
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