Smitha Ganeshan, MD, MBA

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address505 Parnassus Avenue, #M1493
San Francisco CA 94117
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    Harvard Medical School, BostonMD06/2019Medicine
    Harvard Business School, BostonMBA06/2019Management
    University of Georgia, AthensBS05/2014Biology

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    Smitha Ganeshan, MD MBA is a Hospitalist and Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. As a hospitalist, Smitha Ganeshan cares for patients on a variety of inpatient medical services and is focused on improving care delivery, quality, and safety for our patients.

    Dr. Ganeshan also serves as the Medical Director for the Medicine Unit-Based Leadership Team at Parnassus Heights. In this role, she helps oversee clinical care on three inpatient units for hospitalized adult patients. She leads a transdisciplinary team that continuously develops and implements initiatives in quality, safety, patient experience, throughput, and care delivery transformation.

    She also serves on the Medical Informatics team and works on Health IT Strategy. She is currently working on efforts to improve physician happiness with the EHR, with a specific focus on improving physician shared ownership. In her informatics role, she also leads digital health research and program evaluations of new digital tools. She has led the evaluation of our online radiology self-scheduling tool as well as an EHR-based tool to maintain wait lists and reschedule appointments when earlier slots become available.

    Dr. Ganeshan received her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Georgia, and her medical degree and business degrees from Harvard University. She completed Internal Medicine Residency at UCSF prior to joining faculty at UCSF, Parnassus Hospital.

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    1. An Electronic Health Record-Based Automated Self-Rescheduling Tool to Improve Patient Access: Retrospective Cohort Study. J Med Internet Res. 2024 Mar 19; 26:e52071. Ganeshan S, Liu AW, Kroeger A, Anand P, Seefeldt R, Regner A, Vaughn D, Odisho AY, Mourad M. PMID: 38502159.
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    2. Impact of an automated peri-procedural digital health intervention on rates of emergency department visits and readmissions. Am J Surg. 2023 11; 226(5):598-602. Liu AW, Pierce L, Ganeshan S, Brown W, Judson T, Divakaran D, Bini S, Odisho AY, Mourad M. PMID: 37604749.
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    3. Training Physicians in the Digital Health Era: How to Leverage the Residency Elective. JMIR Med Educ. 2023 Jul 14; 9:e46752. Hsiang EY, Ganeshan S, Patel S, Yurkovic A, Parekh A. PMID: 37450323; PMCID: PMC10383775.
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    4. Impact of patient portal-based self-scheduling of diagnostic imaging studies on health disparities. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2022 11 14; 29(12):2096-2100. Ganeshan S, Pierce L, Mourad M, Judson TJ, Kohli MD, Odisho AY, Brown W. PMID: 36063414; PMCID: PMC9667186.
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    5. An unexpected turn: A 71-year-old man with myocardial infarction. Cleve Clin J Med. 2022 07 01; 89(7):401-407. Ganeshan S, Kelemen B, Dhaliwal G, Zier L. PMID: 35777842.
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    6. Clinical Outcomes and Qualitative Perceptions of In-person, Hybrid, and Virtual Cardiac Rehabilitation. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2022 09 01; 42(5):338-346. Ganeshan S, Jackson H, Grandis DJ, Janke D, Murray ML, Valle V, Beatty AL. PMID: 35420563.
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    7. Impact of a resident and student-led video visitation navigation program. BMC Med Educ. 2022 Feb 19; 22(1):110. Yang R, Ganeshan S, Thompson A, McAllister S, Mourad M. PMID: 35183182; PMCID: PMC8857532.
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    8. Reimagining the inpatient palliative care consult: lessons from COVID-19. Am J Manag Care. 2021 07 01; 27(7):e215-e217. Ganeshan S, Humphreys J, Judson T. PMID: 34314120.
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    9. Medical Communities Go Virtual. J Hosp Med. 2021 06; 16(6):378-380. Minter DJ, Patel A, Ganeshan S, Nematollahi S. PMID: 33147130.
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    10. Enabling patient communication for hospitalised patients during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. BMJ Innov. 2021 Apr; 7(2):316-320. Ganeshan S, Hsiang E, Peng T, Thomas N, Garcia-Grossman I, Javaherian K, Lyon Z, Vidyarthi A. PMID: 34192018.
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