Molly Kantor, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address521 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco CA 94117
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    Princeton University, Princeton, NJBA06/2008molecular biology, public policy
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MAMD05/2012medicine
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA06/2015internal medicine internship and residency
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    Princeton University2006Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence 2005-2006
    Princeton University2008Phi Beta Kappa
    Costs of Care2011National Essay Contest Winner
    American College of Physicians, Northern California Chapter2013First Place Runner-Up in Quality Improvement
    Society of General Internal Medicine, California-Hawaii Regional Meeting2014Outstanding Research Abstract, Selected for Oral Presentation
    Yale Schools of Medicine, Stanford Schools of Medicine2014Yale/Stanford Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholar
    Society of General Internal Medicine, California Hawaii Regional Meeting2015First Place–Best Poster in Innovations
    Stanford University Internal Medicine Residency2015Charles Dorsey Armstrong Award for Clinical Excellence in Patient Care
    Society of Hospital Medicine National Meeting2016Winner in Clinical Vignettes, 2016 Research, Innovations, and Clinical Vignettes Poster Competition
    University of California, San Diego School of Medicine2017Nominee, 2017 Kaiser Excellence in Teaching Award

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    Molly Kantor is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. She graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Molecular Biology and certificate in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy from Princeton University. She received her MD from Harvard Medical School and completed internship and residency in internal medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. After completing residency, she joined the faculty of the University of California, San Diego in the Division of Hospital Medicine. At UCSD, Molly had roles in quality improvement, patient safety, medical education, and clinical care. She led quality improvement projects on reducing daily laboratory test ordering, development of a physician performance dashboard, and served as the physician co-chair of the Safe Medication Practice subcommittee. She served as the Associate Clerkship Director for the UCSD Hillcrest site for the third-year medical student clerkship with responsibilities in curriculum development, formal teaching in a monthly lecture, evaluation of clerkship students, and clerkship administration.

    Molly joined the faculty at UCSF in 2017. She serves as the Assistant Director of the UCSF Health Medical Service, helping to lead clinical operations of the teaching wards. She also serves at the Assistant Director of Quality and Safety for the Division of Hospital Medicine. Clinically, Molly attends on the inpatient teaching wards and direct care medicine service. She is involved in quality improvement projects on reducing length of stay, advanced care planning, high value care, and diagnostic errors. She teaches medical students and residents on the teaching wards. Her academic interests include quality improvement, patient safety, high-value care, diagnostic errors, medical informatics, clinical operations, and medical education.

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    1. Across race, ethnicity, and language: An intervention to improve advance care planning documentation unmasks health disparities. J Hosp Med. 2024 Jan; 19(1):5-12. Dutta PA, Flynn SJ, Oreper S, Kantor MA, Mourad M. PMID: 38041530.
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    2. Achieving diagnostic excellence through prevention and teamwork (ADEPT) study protocol: A multicenter, prospective quality and safety program to improve diagnostic processes in medical inpatients. J Hosp Med. 2023 12; 18(12):1072-1081. Schnipper JL, Raffel KE, Keniston A, Burden M, Glasheen J, Ranji S, Hubbard C, Barish P, Kantor M, Adler-Milstein J, John Boscardin W, Harrison JD, Dalal AK, Lee T, Auerbach A. PMID: 37888951; PMCID: PMC10964432.
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    3. Prevalence and Causes of Diagnostic Errors in Hospitalized Patients Under Investigation for COVID-19. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 06; 38(8):1902-1910. Auerbach AD, Astik GJ, O'Leary KJ, Barish PN, Kantor MA, Raffel KR, Ranji SR, Mueller SK, Burney SN, Galinsky J, Gershanik EF, Goyal A, Chitneni PR, Rastegar S, Esmaili AM, Fenton C, Virapongse A, Ngov LK, Burden M, Keniston A, Patel H, Gupta AB, Rohde J, Marr R, Greysen SR, Fang M, Shah P, Mao F, Kaiksow F, Sterken D, Choi JJ, Contractor J, Karwa A, Chia D, Lee T, Hubbard CC, Maselli J, Dalal AK, Schnipper JL. PMID: 36952085; PMCID: PMC10035474.
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    4. Capturing what matters: A retrospective observational study of advance care planning documentation at an academic medical center during the COVID-19 pandemic. Palliat Med. 2022 02; 36(2):342-347. Sun F, Lipinsky DeGette R, Cummings EC, Deng LX, Hauser KA, Kopp Z, Penner JC, Scott BS, Raffel KE, Kantor MA. PMID: 34920691.
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    5. The Impact of Hospital Capacity Strain: a Qualitative Analysis of Experience and Solutions at 13 Academic Medical Centers. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 05; 37(6):1463-1474. Arogyaswamy S, Vukovic N, Keniston A, Apgar S, Bowden K, Kantor MA, Diaz M, McBeth L, Burden M. PMID: 34902096; PMCID: PMC8667526.
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    6. Ask About What Matters: An Intervention to Improve Accessible Advance Care Planning Documentation. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021 Nov; 62(5):893-901. Kantor MA, Scott BS, Abe-Jones Y, Raffel KE, Thombley R, Mourad M. PMID: 34000334.
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    7. The Importance of Emotional Intelligence When Leading in a Time of Crisis. J Hosp Med. 2020 09; 15(9):568-569. Kantor MA, Apgar SK, Esmaili AM, Khan A, Monash B, Sharpe BA. PMID: 32853143.
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    8. Prevalence and characterisation of diagnostic error among 7-day all-cause hospital medicine readmissions: a retrospective cohort study. BMJ Qual Saf. 2020 12; 29(12):971-979. Raffel KE, Kantor MA, Barish P, Esmaili A, Lim H, Xue F, Ranji SR. PMID: 32753409.
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    9. Not Your Garden-Variety Bacteremia: Gardnerella in an Immunocompromised Man. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 04 17; 66(9):1458-1459. Bhatia P, Temple J, Kantor M. PMID: 29194493.
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    10. Anti-MDA5-Positive Dermatomyositis Presenting as Fever of Unknown Origin. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 12; 31(12):1530-1536. Lee LW, Narang NS, Postolova A, Seminara N, Kantor MA. PMID: 27350281; PMCID: PMC5130943.
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    11. Pending Studies at Hospital Discharge. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Aug; 30(8):1061. Kantor MA, Evans KH, Shieh L. PMID: 25869020; PMCID: PMC4510243.
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    12. Quality improvement in academic medical centres: a resident perspective. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015 Aug; 24(8):483-5. Fang DZ, Kantor MA, Helgerson P. PMID: 25991868.
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    13. Transient global amnesia associated with a unilateral infarction of the fornix: case report and review of the literature. Front Neurol. 2014; 5:291. Gupta M, Kantor MA, Tung CE, Zhang N, Albers GW. PMID: 25628601; PMCID: PMC4290584.
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    14. Pending studies at hospital discharge: a pre-post analysis of an electronic medical record tool to improve communication at hospital discharge. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Mar; 30(3):312-8. Kantor MA, Evans KH, Shieh L. PMID: 25416599; PMCID: PMC4351274.
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    15. Comparison of Computer-based Clinical Decision Support Systems and Content for Diabetes Mellitus. Appl Clin Inform. 2011; 2(3):284-303. Kantor M, Wright A, Burton M, Fraser G, Krall M, Maviglia S, Mohammed-Rajput N, Simonaitis L, Sonnenberg F, Middleton B. PMID: 23616877; PMCID: PMC3631936.
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    16. The role of rigorous scientific evaluation in the use and practice of complementary and alternative medicine. J Am Coll Radiol. 2009 Apr; 6(4):254-62. Kantor M. PMID: 19327658.
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