Nima Afshar, MD

Title(s)Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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Varies CA 00000
Phone415-221-4810 ext. 22502
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    University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MIM.D.06/2000Medicine
    Stanford University, Stanford, CA06/2001Emergency Medicine
    UCSF, San Francisco, CA06/2004Internal Medicine
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI10/2006Emergency Medicine
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    Dep of Veterans Affairs2021Federal Employee of the Year, nominee
    UCSF2017Academy of Medical Educators, inductee
    UCSF2013Academy of Medical Educators Teaching Award
    UCLA1995  - 1996Phi Beta Kappa/Summa Cum Laude

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    Note: This is NOT the former postdoctoral fellow by the same name who left UCSF after findings of research misconduct. This Nima Afshar is a clinician educator, not a basic science researcher.

    Dr. Afshar is a physician educator at UCSF and emergency physician/internist based at the San Francisco VA (SFVA). His education interests are point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) and acute care medicine. Dr. Afshar founded and directs the Medicine Residency POCUS curriculum, one of the earliest comprehensive POCUS curricula among large academic medicine residency programs. He is Director of Education at the SFVA ED and VA Site Director for the Emergency Medicine Residency.
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    1. Point-of-Care Ultrasound Needs Assessment, Curriculum Design, and Curriculum Assessment in a Large Academic Internal Medicine Residency Program. South Med J. 2018 07; 111(7):444-448. Anstey JE, Jensen TP, Afshar N. PMID: 29978232.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Spinal epidural abscess with discitis and vertebral osteomyelitis. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Nov; 27(11):1560. Carpenter W, Afshar N, Mihara K. PMID: 22570107.
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    3. Blood cultures for community-acquired pneumonia: are they worthy of two quality measures? A systematic review. J Hosp Med. 2009 Feb; 4(2):112-23. Afshar N, Tabas J, Afshar K, Silbergleit R. PMID: 19219920.
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    4. One hundred years later. J Hosp Med. 2008 Nov-Dec; 3(6):483-8. Baudendistel TE, Afshar N, Tierney LM. PMID: 19084898.
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