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Nader Najafi, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Nader Najafi practices medicine on both the teaching and direct care services at UCSF Parnassus. He also provides medical consultation at UCSF Mission Bay. He directs the Division of Hospital Medicine’s Data Core, a group of analysts who provide data acquisition and analysis services for research, quality improvement, and clinical administration. His academic interest is in modeling observational clinical data for the purpose of statistical inference and predictive analytics.

    Nader Najafi completed his Internal Medicine residency training and hospital medicine fellowship training at UCSF. He is the former Associate Director of Quality Improvement for the Division of Hospital Medicine.

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    1. Xu S, Hom J, Balasubramanian S, Schroeder LF, Najafi N, Roy S, Chen JH. Prevalence and Predictability of Low-Yield Inpatient Laboratory Diagnostic Tests. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Sep 04; 2(9):e1910967. PMID: 31509205.
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    2. Najafi N, Cucina R, Khanna R. Effectiveness of a Best Practice Alert to Reduce Telemetry Orders-Reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Jun 01; 179(6):844-845. PMID: 31157847.
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    3. Jacobs ZG, Najafi N, Fang MC, Prasad PA, Abe-Jones Y, Auerbach AD, Patel S. Reducing Unnecessary Treatment of Asymptomatic Elevated Blood Pressure with Intravenous Medications on the General Internal Medicine Wards: A Quality Improvement Initiative. J Hosp Med. 2019 Mar; 14(3):144-150. PMID: 30811319.
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    4. Najafi N, Cucina R, Pierre B, Khanna R. Assessment of a Targeted Electronic Health Record Intervention to Reduce Telemetry Duration: A Cluster-Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Dec 10. PMID: 30535345.
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    5. Groningen NV, Prasad PA, Najafi N, Rajkomar A, Khanna RR, Fang MC. Electronic Order Volume as a Meaningful Component in Estimating Patient Complexity and Resident Physician Workload. J Hosp Med. 2018 12 01; 13(12):829-835. PMID: 30156577.
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    6. Wang MD, Khanna R, Najafi N. Characterizing the Source of Text in Electronic Health Record Progress Notes. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 08 01; 177(8):1212-1213. PMID: 28558106.
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    7. Najafi N, Harrison JD, Duong J, Greenberg A, Cheng HQ. It All Just Clicks: Development of an Inpatient E-Consult Program. J Hosp Med. 2017 05; 12(5):332-334. PMID: 28459902.
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    8. Monash B, Najafi N, Mourad M, Rajkomar A, Ranji SR, Fang MC, Glass M, Milev D, Ding Y, Shen A, Sharpe BA, Harrison JD. Standardized Attending Rounds to Improve the Patient Experience: A Pragmatic Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. J Hosp Med. 2017 03; 12(3):143-149. PMID: 28272589.
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    9. Najafi N, Monash B, Mourad M, Ding Y, Glass M, Burrell GJ, Harrison JD. Improving attending rounds: Qualitative reflections from multidisciplinary providers. Hosp Pract (1995). 2015; 43(3):186-90. PMID: 25936415.
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    10. Najafi N. A call for evidence-based telemetry monitoring: the beep goes on. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Nov; 174(11):1855-6. PMID: 25243346.
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    11. Najafi N, Auerbach A.Arch Intern Med. Use and Outcomes of Telemetry Monitoring on a Medicine Service. 2012; 1-2(13).
    12. Najafi N, Auerbach A.Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) 13th Annual National Meeting. Use of Electrocardiographic Telemetry Monitoring on a Medicine Service. 2010.
    13. Sun Y, Liang X, Najafi N, Cass M, Lin L, Cai CL, Chen J, Evans SM. Islet 1 is expressed in distinct cardiovascular lineages, including pacemaker and coronary vascular cells. Dev Biol. 2007 Apr 01; 304(1):286-96. PMID: 17258700.
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