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Russ Cucina, MD, MS

Title(s)Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Stanford UniversityMS2004Biomedical Informatics
    Stanford UniversityBoard Certification2001Internal Medicine
    University of California, Davis, School of MedicineMD1998Medicine
    University of California, BerkeleyAB with Honor and High Distinction1994Molecular and Cell Biology
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2019Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    American Medical Informatics Association2010Distinguished Paper Award (senior author)
    Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems2010The AMDIS Award for excellence in applied clinical informatics
    The California Health Care Foundation2008Health Care Leadership Fellow

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    Dr Cucina is the Vice President, Health Informatics and Chief Health Information Officer for the UCSF Health System, and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine. In addition to his clinical practice, he is responsible for the clinical executive leadership of UCSF’s analytics, software, and information infrastructure to advance the missions of UCSF and its partners.

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    1. 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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    2. 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. 2019 01 01; 179(1):11-15. PMID: 30535345.
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    3. Murray SG, Yim JWL, Croci R, Rajkomar A, Schmajuk G, Khanna R, Cucina RJ. Using Spatial and Temporal Mapping to Identify Nosocomial Disease Transmission of Clostridium difficile. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 12 01; 177(12):1863-1865. PMID: 29059280.
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    4. Neinstein A, Cucina R. An analysis of the usability of inpatient insulin ordering in three computerized provider order entry systems. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2011 Nov 01; 5(6):1427-36. PMID: 22226260.
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    5. Shah AD, Foster E, Cucina RJ. Mitral regurgitation and pulmonary edema. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Sep; 26(9):1075-6. PMID: 21369771.
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    6. Mourad M, Cucina R, Ramanathan R, Vidyarthi AR. Addressing the business of discharge: building a case for an electronic discharge summary. J Hosp Med. 2011 Jan; 6(1):37-42. PMID: 20872869.
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    7. Wynden R, Weiner MG, Sim I, Gabriel D, Casale M, Carini S, Hastings S, Ervin D, Tu S, Gennari JH, Anderson N, Mobed K, Lakshminarayanan P, Massary M, Cucina RJ. Ontology mapping and data discovery for the translational investigator. Summit Transl Bioinform. 2010 Mar 01; 2010:66-70. PMID: 21347152.
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    8. Bokser SJ, Cucina RJ, Love JS, Blum MS. UCare navigator: A dynamic guide to the hybrid electronic and paper medical record in transition. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2007 Oct 11; 876. PMID: 18693977.
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    9. Cucina RJ, Bokser SJ, Carter JT, McLaren KM, Blum MS. Design and implementation of an inpatient physician documentation system using off-the-shelf components. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2007 Oct 11; 919. PMID: 18694019.
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    10. Sarkar U, Carter JT, Omachi TA, Vidyarthi AR, Cucina R, Bokser S, van Eaton E, Blum M. SynopSIS: integrating physician sign-out with the electronic medical record. J Hosp Med. 2007 Sep; 2(5):336-42. PMID: 17935249.
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    11. Huang Y, Lowe HJ, Klein D, Cucina RJ. Improved identification of noun phrases in clinical radiology reports using a high-performance statistical natural language parser augmented with the UMLS specialist lexicon. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2005 May-Jun; 12(3):275-85. PMID: 15684131.
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    12. Berrios DC, Cucina RJ, Fagan LM. Methods for semi-automated indexing for high precision information retrieval. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2002 Nov-Dec; 9(6):637-52. PMID: 12386114.
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    13. Cucina RJ, Shah MK, Berrios DC, Fagan LM. Empirical formulation of a generic query set for clinical information retrieval systems. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2001; 84(Pt 1):181-5. PMID: 11604729.
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    14. Fagan LM, Berrios DC, Chan A, Cucina RJ, Datta A, Shah M, Surendran S.Proc AMIA Annu Fall Symp. Information Retrieval Using UMLS-based Structured Queries. 2001; 902.
    15. Cucina RJ. Something under the skin. West J Med. 1998 Jan; 168(1):51-2. PMID: 18751097.
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