Sarah Alba-Nguyen, MD, MPH

Title(s)Associate Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address505 Parnassus Avenue, #M1477
San Francisco CA 94117
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    New York University School of MedicineM.D.
    University of California, San FranciscoResidencyInternal Medicine
    University of California, San FranciscoChief ResidencyInternal Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2017Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    Sarah Alba-Nguyen is an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency and the Director of GME Diversity for the Department of Medicine. She divides her time between clinical, educational, and administrative roles.

    Clinically, Sarah works as a hospitalist where she attends on the Medicine Teaching Service, Goldman Medicine Service, and both Parnassus and Mission Bay Medicine Consult Services. In her graduate medical education roles, Sarah has led a robust efforts in the residency program to enhance the recruitment, retention, and mentorship of trainees from diverse backgrounds. She is passionate about equity and inclusion in medicine, and conducts seminars for trainees and faculty on topics of unconscious bias, microaggressions, stereotype threat, and mentoring across differences. In 2018, Sarah joined Dr. Alicia Fernandez as a core faculty members in the UCSF Latinx Center of Excellence (LCOE). Within the LCOE, Sarah co-leads academic career development and mentorship programs for Latinx and UIM medical student and residents at UCSF.

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    1. Changes in Gender and Racial/Ethnic Diversity in US Residency Program Applications From 2018 to 2022. J Grad Med Educ. 2024 Feb; 16(1):37-40. Huppert LA, Santhosh L, Alba-Nguyen S, Lai CJ, Babik JM. PMID: 38304603; PMCID: PMC10829929.
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    2. Correction: Exploring gender and thematic differences in qualitative assessments of internal medicine resident performance. BMC Med Educ. 2024 Jan 25; 24(1):90. Klein R, Snyder ED, Koch J, Volerman A, Alba-Nguyen S, Julian KA, Thompson V, Ufere NN, Burnett-Bowie SM, Kumar A, White BAA, Park YS, Palamara K. PMID: 38273350; PMCID: PMC10811799.
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    3. Analysis of narrative assessments of internal medicine resident performance: are there differences associated with gender or race and ethnicity? BMC Med Educ. 2024 Jan 17; 24(1):72. Klein R, Snyder ED, Koch J, Volerman A, Alba-Nguyen S, Julian KA, Thompson V, Ufere NN, Burnett-Bowie SM, Kumar A, White BAA, Park YS, Palamara K. PMID: 38233807; PMCID: PMC10795394.
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    4. Exploring gender and thematic differences in qualitative assessments of internal medicine resident performance. BMC Med Educ. 2023 Dec 08; 23(1):932. Klein R, Snyder ED, Koch J, Volerman A, Alba-Nguyen S, Julian KA, Thompson V, Ufere NN, Burnett-Bowie SM, Kumar A, White BAA, Park YS, Palamara K. PMID: 38066551; PMCID: PMC10709833.
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    5. Academic Leadership Academy Summer Program: Clerkship Transition Preparation for Underrepresented in Medicine Medical Students. Teach Learn Med. 2023 Oct 27; 1-14. Connor DM, Fernandez A, Alba-Nguyen S, Collins S, Teherani A. PMID: 37886897.
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    6. Association of Gender and Race/Ethnicity with Internal Medicine In-Training Examination Performance in Graduate Medical Education. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 07; 37(9):2194-2199. Klein R, Koch J, Snyder ED, Volerman A, Simon W, Jassal SK, Cosco D, Cioletti A, Ufere NN, Burnett-Bowie SM, Palamara K, Schaeffer S, Julian KA, Thompson V. PMID: 35710653; PMCID: PMC9296734.
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    7. Association Between Resident Race and Ethnicity and Clinical Performance Assessment Scores in Graduate Medical Education. Acad Med. 2022 09 01; 97(9):1351-1359. Klein R, Ufere NN, Schaeffer S, Julian KA, Rao SR, Koch J, Volerman A, Snyder ED, Thompson V, Ganguli I, Burnett-Bowie SM, Palamara K. PMID: 35583954; PMCID: PMC9910786.
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    8. Avoiding the Virtual Pitfall: Identifying and Mitigating Biases in Graduate Medical Education Videoconference Interviews. Acad Med. 2021 08 01; 96(8):1120-1124. Marbin J, Hutchinson YV, Schaeffer S. PMID: 33464743.
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    9. Resident Physician Experiences With and Responses to Biased Patients. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 11 02; 3(11):e2021769. de Bourmont SS, Burra A, Nouri SS, El-Farra N, Mohottige D, Sloan C, Schaeffer S, Friedman J, Fernandez A. PMID: 33226429; PMCID: PMC7684448.
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    10. Association of Gender With Learner Assessment in Graduate Medical Education. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 07 01; 3(7):e2010888. Klein R, Ufere NN, Rao SR, Koch J, Volerman A, Snyder ED, Schaeffer S, Thompson V, Warner AS, Julian KA, Palamara K, Gender Equity in Medicine workgroup. PMID: 32672831; PMCID: PMC7366188.
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    11. Gender Bias in Resident Assessment in Graduate Medical Education: Review of the Literature. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 05; 34(5):712-719. Klein R, Julian KA, Snyder ED, Koch J, Ufere NN, Volerman A, Vandenberg AE, Schaeffer S, Palamara K, From the Gender Equity in Medicine (GEM) workgroup. PMID: 30993611; PMCID: PMC6502889.
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    12. Reasons for HCV non-treatment in underserved African Americans: implications for treatment with new therapeutics. Ann Hepatol. 2015 Mar-Apr; 14(2):234-42. Schaeffer S, Khalili M. PMID: 25671833; PMCID: PMC4384428.
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    13. Demographics of carotid atherosclerotic plaque features imaged by computed tomography. J Neuroradiol. 2013 Mar; 40(1):1-10. Chien JD, Furtado A, Cheng SC, Lam J, Schaeffer S, Chun K, Wintermark M. PMID: 23428245.
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    14. Introduction to the medical professions through an innovative medical student-run pipeline program. J Natl Med Assoc. 2011 Sep-Oct; 103(9-10):832-8. Nair N, Marciscano AE, Vivar KL, Schaeffer S, LaMont E, Francois F. PMID: 22364050.
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    15. Carotid atherosclerosis does not predict coronary, vertebral, or aortic atherosclerosis in patients with acute stroke symptoms. Stroke. 2010 Aug; 41(8):1604-9. Adraktas DD, Brasic N, Furtado AD, Cheng SC, Ordovas K, Chun K, Chien JD, Schaeffer S, Wintermark M. PMID: 20595672; PMCID: PMC2941092.
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    16. The triple rule-out for acute ischemic stroke: imaging the brain, carotid arteries, aorta, and heart. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2010 Aug; 31(7):1290-6. Furtado AD, Adraktas DD, Brasic N, Cheng SC, Ordovas K, Smith WS, Lewin MR, Chun K, Chien JD, Schaeffer S, Wintermark M. PMID: 20360341; PMCID: PMC7965468.
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    17. Perfusion CT Imaging Follows Clinical Severity in Left Hemispheric Strokes. Eur Neurol. 2008; 60(5):244-52. Furtado AD, Smith WS, Koroshetz W, Dillon WP, Furie KL, Lev MH, Vittinghoff E, Schaeffer S, Biagini T, Hazarika O, Wintermark M. PMID: 18756089.
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    18. High-resolution CT imaging of carotid artery atherosclerotic plaques. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2008 May; 29(5):875-82. Wintermark M, Jawadi SS, Rapp JH, Tihan T, Tong E, Glidden DV, Abedin S, Schaeffer S, Acevedo-Bolton G, Boudignon B, Orwoll B, Pan X, Saloner D. PMID: 18272562; PMCID: PMC8128558.
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    19. Perfusion-CT assessment of the cerebrovascular reserve: a revisit to the acetazolamide challenges. J Neuroradiol. 2008 Jul; 35(3):157-64. Smith LM, Elkins JS, Dillon WP, Schaeffer S, Wintermark M. PMID: 18242708.
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    20. Semi-automated computer assessment of the degree of carotid artery stenosis compares favorably to visual evaluation. J Neurol Sci. 2008 Jun 15; 269(1-2):74-9. Wintermark M, Glastonbury C, Tong E, Lau BC, Schaeffer S, Chien JD, Haar PJ, Saloner D. PMID: 18234230; PMCID: PMC2562541.
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