Niraj Sehgal, MD, MPH

InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
Address350 Parnassus
San Francisco CA 94117
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    Washington University (St. Louis)B.A.1993Biology & Business
    Rush UniversityM.D.1998School of Medicine
    Stanford UniversityResidency2001Department of Medicine
    Stanford UniversityChief Residency2002Department of Medicine
    University of California, BerkeleyM.P.H2003School of Public Health
    Stanford UniversityFellowship2004Stanford Prevention Research Center
    California Healthcare FoundationFellowship2009Healthcare Leadership Program
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    2012Cooke Award for Scholarship in Teaching & Learning, Academy of Medical Educators
    2010Senior Fellow, Society of Hospital Medicine
    2009Induction into UCSF Academy of Medical Educators
    2009Fellow, American College of Physicians
    2007David E. Rogers Junior Faculty Educator Award, Society for General Internal Medicine
    2007Leadership Fellow, California Healthcare Foundation
    2007Excellence in Direct Teaching & Mentoring, Academy of Medical Educators
    2007Excellence in Teaching Award, School of Medicine Class of 2007
    2006Top Rated Conference Precourse, Society for General Internal Medicine

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    Niraj Sehgal is the Vice President & Chief Quality Officer for UCSF Health and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine. His academic interests focus on improving healthcare systems by leading initiatives that foster teamwork & communication, promote a culture for learning and improvement, and support workforce development as key strategies to deliver better patient outcomes.

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    1. Sehgal N, Neeman N, King TE. Early Experiences After Adopting a Quality Improvement Portfolio Into the Academic Advancement Process. Acad Med. 2017 01; 92(1):78-82. PMID: 27119329.
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    2. Neeman N, Sehgal N. Meaningful utilization of after-visit summaries in the ambulatory setting. Am J Med. 2015 Aug; 128(8):828-30. PMID: 25818497.
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    3. Neeman N, Sehgal N. Improving the Ambulatory Patient Experience Within an Academic Department of Medicine. Am J Med Qual. 2016 May; 31(3):203-8. PMID: 25512951.
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    4. Dhaliwal G, Sehgal N. Demystify leadership in order to cultivate it. Acad Med. 2014 Nov; 89(11):1441. PMID: 25350336.
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    5. Hines JZ, Sewell JL, Sehgal N, Moriates C, Horton CK, Chen AH. "Choosing wisely" in an academic department of medicine. Am J Med Qual. 2015 Nov-Dec; 30(6):566-70. PMID: 24970279.
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    6. Martinez W, Hickson GB, Miller BM, Doukas DJ, Buckley JD, Song J, Sehgal N, Deitz J, Braddock CH, Lehmann LS. Role-modeling and medical error disclosure: a national survey of trainees. Acad Med. 2014 Mar; 89(3):482-9. PMID: 24448052.
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    7. Mookherjee S, Ranji S, Neeman N, Sehgal N. An advanced quality improvement and patient safety elective. Clin Teach. 2013 Dec; 10(6):368-73. PMID: 24219520.
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    8. Sehgal N, Wachter RM, Vidyarthi AR. Bringing continuing medical education to the bedside: the University of California, San Francisco Hospitalist Mini-College. J Hosp Med. 2014 Feb; 9(2):129-34. PMID: 24264936.
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    9. Bowman C, Neeman N, Sehgal N. Enculturation of unsafe attitudes and behaviors: student perceptions of safety culture. Acad Med. 2013 Jun; 88(6):802-10. PMID: 23619067; PMCID: PMC4024094.
    10. Neeman N, Quinn K, Shoeb M, Mourad M, Sehgal N, Sliwka D. Postdischarge focus groups to improve the hospital experience. Am J Med Qual. 2013 Nov-Dec; 28(6):536-8. PMID: 23687239.
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    11. Neeman N, Quinn K, Soni K, Mourad M, Sehgal N. Reducing radiology use on an inpatient medical service: choosing wisely. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Nov 12; 172(20):1606-8. PMID: 22928182.
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    12. Ashbrook L, Mourad M, Sehgal N. Communicating discharge instructions to patients: a survey of nurse, intern, and hospitalist practices. J Hosp Med. 2013 Jan; 8(1):36-41. PMID: 23071078.
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    13. Neeman N, Sehgal N, Davis RB, Aronson MD. Quality improvement and patient safety activities in academic departments of medicine. Am J Med. 2012 Aug; 125(8):831-5. PMID: 22840669.
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    14. Tuot DS, Sehgal N, Neeman N, Auerbach A. Enhancing quality of trainee-written consultation notes. Am J Med. 2012 Jul; 125(7):649-52. PMID: 22560812; PMCID: PMC3832626.
    15. Neeman N, Ranji SR, Sehgal N. Perspective: engaging trainees in performance improvement projects: the Quality and Safety Innovation Challenge. Am J Med Qual. 2012 Jul-Aug; 27(4):345-7. PMID: 22550347.
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    16. Neeman N, Sehgal N. Perspective: a road map for academic departments to promote scholarship in quality improvement and patient safety. Acad Med. 2012 Feb; 87(2):168-71. PMID: 22189889.
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    17. Auerbach AD, Sehgal N, Blegen MA, Maselli J, Alldredge BK, Vittinghoff E, Wachter RM. Effects of a multicentre teamwork and communication programme on patient outcomes: results from the Triad for Optimal Patient Safety (TOPS) project. BMJ Qual Saf. 2012 Feb; 21(2):118-26. PMID: 22069113.
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    18. O'Leary KJ, Sehgal N, Terrell G, Williams MV. Interdisciplinary teamwork in hospitals: a review and practical recommendations for improvement. J Hosp Med. 2012 Jan; 7(1):48-54. PMID: 22042511.
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    19. Rennke S, Kesh S, Neeman N, Sehgal N. Complementary telephone strategies to improve postdischarge communication. Am J Med. 2012 Jan; 125(1):28-30. PMID: 21871596.
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    20. Sehgal N, Auerbach AA. Communication failures and a call for new systems to promote patient safety: comment on "Structured interdisciplinary rounds in a medical teaching unit". Arch Intern Med. 2011 Apr 11; 171(7):684-5. PMID: 21482845.
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    21. Sehgal N, Fox M, Sharpe BA, Vidyarthi AR, Blegen M, Wachter RM. Critical conversations: a call for a nonprocedural "time out". J Hosp Med. 2011 Apr; 6(4):225-30. PMID: 21480495.
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    22. Sehgal N, Sharpe BA, Auerbach AA, Wachter RM. Investing in the future: building an academic hospitalist faculty development program. J Hosp Med. 2011 Mar; 6(3):161-6. PMID: 21387552.
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    23. Sehgal N, Green A, Vidyarthi AR, Blegen MA, Wachter RM. Patient whiteboards as a communication tool in the hospital setting: a survey of practices and recommendations. J Hosp Med. 2010 Apr; 5(4):234-9. PMID: 20394030.
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    24. Blegen MA, Gearhart S, O'Brien R, Sehgal N, Alldredge BK. AHRQ's hospital survey on patient safety culture: psychometric analyses. J Patient Saf. 2009 Sep; 5(3):139-44. PMID: 19920453.
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    25. Lee JH, Vidyarthi AR, Sehgal N, Auerbach AD, Wachter RM. I-CaRe: a case review tool focused on improving inpatient care. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009 Feb; 35(2):115-9, 61. PMID: 19241732.
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    26. Sehgal N. Engaging patients at hospital discharge. J Hosp Med. 2008 Nov-Dec; 3(6):498-500. PMID: 19084888.
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    27. Alexander GC, Sehgal N, Moloney RM, Stafford RS. National trends in treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, 1994-2007. Arch Intern Med. 2008 Oct 27; 168(19):2088-94. PMID: 18955637; PMCID: PMC2868588.
    28. Sehgal N, Fox M, Vidyarthi AR, Sharpe BA, Gearhart S, Bookwalter T, Barker J, Alldredge BK, Blegen MA, Wachter RM. A multidisciplinary teamwork training program: the Triad for Optimal Patient Safety (TOPS) experience. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Dec; 23(12):2053-7. PMID: 18830769; PMCID: PMC2596515.
    29. Sehgal N, Shah HM, Parekh VI, Roy CL, Williams MV. Non-housestaff medicine services in academic centers: models and challenges. J Hosp Med. 2008 May; 3(3):247-55. PMID: 18571780.
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    30. Bui AL, Sehgal N. Tuberculosis: in and out of the airways. J Hosp Med. 2008 Mar; 3(2):167-8. PMID: 18438795.
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    31. Sehgal N, Ranji SR, Shojania KG, Cucina RJ, Hartman EE, Zipperer L, Wachter RM.Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. Development of a Web-based Patient Safety Resource: AHRQ Patient Safety Network (PSNet). 2008.
    32. Sehgal N, Wachter RM. Color-coded wristbands: promoting safety or confusion? J Hosp Med. 2007 Nov; 2(6):445. PMID: 18081179.
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    33. Sehgal N, Wachter RM. Identification of inpatient DNR status: a safety hazard begging for standardization. J Hosp Med. 2007 Nov; 2(6):366-71. PMID: 18080337.
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    34. Sehgal N, Wachter RM.Hospitalists: A Field of Growing Opportunity. Resident and Staff Physician. 2007; 1(53):2-7.
    35. Sehgal N, Wachter RM. The expanding role of hospitalists in the United States. Swiss Med Wkly. 2006 Sep 16; 136(37-38):591-6. PMID: 17043952.
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    36. Gratton SB, Sehgal N. Consultant. Photoclinic: Pyoderma Gangrenosum. 2006; 7(46):821.
    37. Ma J, Sehgal N, Ayanian JZ, Stafford RS. National trends in statin use by coronary heart disease risk category. PLoS Med. 2005 May; 2(5):e123. PMID: 15916463; PMCID: PMC1140942.
    38. Choi ET, Callow AD, Sehgal N, Brown DM, Ryan US. Halofuginone, a specific collagen type I inhibitor, reduces anastomotic intimal hyperplasia. Arch Surg. 1995 Mar; 130(3):257-61. PMID: 7887792.
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    39. Choi ET, Callow AD, Sehgal N, Brown D, Ryan US.A specific inhibitor of alpha-1(I) procollagen mRNA inhibits anastomotic intimal hyperplasia. Arch of Surg. 1995; 3(130):257-261.
    40. Choi ET, Sehgal N, Sun S, Trachtenberg JD, Ryan US, Callow AD.A novel approach to preventing intimal hyperplasia: inhibition of smooth muscle cell migration with enalapril. Mod Vasc Surg. 1994; (6):28-40.