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Victoria Tang, MD, MAS

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-221-4810 ext. 26144
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    University of California - San FranciscoFellowship, NIH T32 Aging Research2016
    San Francisco VA Medical CenterFellowship, VA Quality Scholars2015
    University of California - San FranciscoMAS, Clinical Research with specialization in Implementation Science2015
    University of Texas - SouthwesternInternal Medicine Residency, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship2013
    University of Texas Health Science Center - San AntonioInternship, Internal Medicine2010
    University of Texas - SouthwesternMD, Medicine2009
    Trinity UniversityBS, Biochemistry/Molectular Biology2005
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2019Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    American Geriatrics Society2019AGS Outstanding Junior Research Manuscript Award
    American Geriatrics Society2018American Geriatrics Society 2018 New Investigator Award
    Society of General Internal Medicine2017Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) Best Paper of the Year Award
    Trinity University 2016McGavock Symposium Honored Guest Speaker
    National Institute on Aging2015Butler-Williams Scholar
    John A. Hartford Foundation2015Hartford Center of Excellence Scholar
    Society of General Internal Medicine2015Young Clinical Investigator Lipkin Award Finalist
    American Geriatrics Society2014American Geriatrics Society Presidential Poster Finalist
    University of Texas - Southwestern2012Lorraine Sulkin Schein Resident Award in Geriatric Medicine
    University of Alabama - Birmingham2011Southeast Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine Resident Award
    University of Texas Health Science Center2010Outstanding Intern in Medicine

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    Victoria's research focuses on improving the surgical care of older adults. She is currently pursuing several projects that span different aspects of this topic. Victoria is currently studying the long term post-operative outcomes of frail, older adults who underwent the Surgery Wellness Program. In addition, she is extending her previous work in improving advanced directive documentation in the electronic health record, with a recently proposed grant that will improve the understanding of older adult engagement in advance care planning prior to major surgery. On the national level, she is actively engaged in translating research findings into interventions and policies to address the health and social needs of older adults in the surgical setting. As a core team member of the American College of Surgeons Coalition for Quality in Geriatric Surgery Project, Victoria is involved in establishing quality geriatric surgical care standards, quality metrics, and implementation methods for hospital systems throughout the nation.

    Dr. Victoria Tang is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine. Victoria is active in several clinical settings. Victoria sees patients in her role as a geriatrician in the UCSF Surgery Wellness Program, a multidisciplinary pre-operative program for older adults undergoing high risk surgery. She cares for veterans as a hospitalist in the VA hospital setting.

    Victoria teaches fellows, residents, and health professional students in a number of settings at UCSF in topics related to her clinical and research expertise. Victoria teaches medical students, nurse practitioner students, residents, and Geriatric fellows in the Surgery Wellness Program on a number of topics, including delirium risk assessment in frail, older adults and advance care planning. In the VA hospital setting, she leads a discussion with orthopedic residents in various topics pertaining to the evidence for specialized care models for older adults in the acute care setting and specific inpatient care needs of the older adult in the preoperative period.

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    Improving Outcomes of Older Adults with Psychosocial Vulnerability Undergoing Major Surgery
    NIH/NIA K76AG059931Sep 1, 2019 - Apr 30, 2024
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Geriatric Factors and Outcomes after High Risk Surgery in Older Adults
    NIH/NIA R03AG056342Aug 1, 2017 - May 31, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Researchers can login to make corrections and additions, or contact us for help.
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    1. Tang VL, Jing B, Boscardin J, Ngo S, Silvestrini M, Finlayson E, Covinsky KE. Association of Functional, Cognitive, and Psychological Measures With 1-Year Mortality in Patients Undergoing Major Surgery. JAMA Surg. 2020 Mar 11. PMID: 32159753.
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    2. Tang V, Finlayson E, Covinsky K. Including the Family in Perioperative Care of Older Adults-A Call for HELP. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Oct 21. PMID: 31633747.
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    3. Kata A, Dutt M, Sudore RL, Finlayson E, Broering JM, Tang VL. What Matters? The Valued Life Activities of Older Adults Undergoing Elective Surgery. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Nov; 67(11):2305-2310. PMID: 31400227.
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    4. Kaplan JA, Tang V, Finlayson E. How Did We Get Here? A Broader View of the Postoperative Period. Anesthesiol Clin. 2019 Sep; 37(3):411-422. PMID: 31337475.
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    5. Tang VL, Dillon EC, Yang Y, Tai-Seale M, Boscardin J, Kata A, Sudore RL. Advance Care Planning in Older Adults With Multiple Chronic Conditions Undergoing High-Risk Surgery. JAMA Surg. 2019 03 01; 154(3):261-264. PMID: 30516794.
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    6. Hornor MA, Tang VL, Berian J, Robinson TN, Coleman J, Katlic MR, Rosenthal RA, Christensen K, Baker T, Finlayson E, Lagoo-Deenadaayalan SA, Ko CY, Russell MM. Optimizing the Feasibility and Scalability of a Geriatric Surgery Quality Improvement Initiative. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 May; 67(5):1074-1078. PMID: 30747992.
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    7. Tang V, Zhao S, Boscardin J, Sudore R, Covinsky K, Walter LC, Esserman L, Mukhtar R, Finlayson E. Functional Status and Survival After Breast Cancer Surgery in Nursing Home Residents. JAMA Surg. 2018 12 01; 153(12):1090-1096. PMID: 30167636.
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    8. Kata A, Sudore R, Finlayson E, Broering JM, Ngo S, Tang VL. Increasing Advance Care Planning Using a Surgical Optimization Program for Older Adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 10; 66(10):2017-2021. PMID: 30289968.
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    9. Wong ML, Shi Y, Fung KZ, Ngo S, Elicker BM, Brown JK, Hiatt RA, Tang VL, Walter LC. Age, comorbidity, life expectancy, and pulmonary nodule follow-up in older veterans. PLoS One. 2018; 13(7):e0200496. PMID: 30044854.
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    10. Petrillo LA, McMahan RD, Tang V, Dohan D, Sudore RL. Older Adult and Surrogate Perspectives on Serious, Difficult, and Important Medical Decisions. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 08; 66(8):1515-1523. PMID: 29972594.
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    11. Berian JR, Baker TL, Rosenthal RA, Coleman J, Finlayson E, Katlic MR, Lagoo-Deenadayalan SA, Tang VL, Robinson TN, Ko CY, Russell MM. Application of the RAND-UCLA Appropriateness Methodology to a Large Multidisciplinary Stakeholder Group Evaluating the Validity and Feasibility of Patient-Centered Standards in Geriatric Surgery. Health Serv Res. 2018 10; 53(5):3350-3372. PMID: 29569262.
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    12. Berian JR, Rosenthal RA, Baker TL, Coleman J, Finlayson E, Katlic MR, Lagoo-Deenadayalan SA, Tang VL, Robinson TN, Ko CY, Russell MM. Hospital Standards to Promote Optimal Surgical Care of the Older Adult: A Report From the Coalition for Quality in Geriatric Surgery. Ann Surg. 2018 02; 267(2):280-290. PMID: 28277408.
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    13. V.L. Tang, R. Sudore, K.E. Covinsky, C.S. Ritchie, S. Zhao, E. Finlayson. OUTCOMES AFTER BREAST CANCER SURGERY IN NURSING HOME RESIDENTS: A NATIONAL STUDY. Innovation in Aging. 2017 Jul 1; 1(suppl_1):460-461.
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    14. Victoria Tang, Shoujun Zhao, W. John Boscardin, Christine Ritchie, Emily Finlayson. Outcomes after Breast Cancer Surgery in Nursing Home Residents: A National Study. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2016 Oct 1; 223(4):e34-e35.
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    15. Tang VL, Sudore R, Cenzer IS, Boscardin WJ, Smith A, Ritchie C, Wallhagen M, Finlayson E, Petrillo L, Covinsky K. Rates of Recovery to Pre-Fracture Function in Older Persons with Hip Fracture: an Observational Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Feb; 32(2):153-158. PMID: 27605004.
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    16. Tang VL, Covinsky K. Frailty and Surgical Decision Making. Ann Intern Med. 2016 11 01; 165(9):669-670. PMID: 27548427.
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    17. Cenzer IS, Tang V, Boscardin WJ, Smith AK, Ritchie C, Wallhagen MI, Espaldon R, Covinsky KE. One-Year Mortality After Hip Fracture: Development and Validation of a Prognostic Index. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 09; 64(9):1863-8. PMID: 27295578.
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    18. Brinson Z, Tang VL, Finlayson E. Postoperative Functional Outcomes in Older Adults. Curr Surg Rep. 2016 Jun; 4(6). PMID: 28344894.
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    19. Tang VL, Shi Y, Fung K, Tan J, Espaldon R, Sudore R, Wong ML, Walter LC. Clinician Factors Associated With Prostate-Specific Antigen Screening in Older Veterans With Limited Life Expectancy. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 05 01; 176(5):654-61. PMID: 27042937.
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    20. Tang V, Boscardin WJ, Stijacic-Cenzer I, Lee SJ. Time to benefit for colorectal cancer screening: survival meta-analysis of flexible sigmoidoscopy trials. BMJ. 2015 Apr 16; 350:h1662. PMID: 25881903.
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    21. Shi Y, Fung KZ, Freedland SJ, Hoffman RM, Tang VL, Walter LC. Statin medications are associated with a lower probability of having an abnormal screening prostate-specific antigen result. Urology. 2014 Nov; 84(5):1058-65. PMID: 25443902.
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    22. Tang VL, Halm EA, Fine MJ, Johnson CS, Anzueto A, Mortensen EM. Predictors of rehospitalization after admission for pneumonia in the veterans affairs healthcare system. J Hosp Med. 2014 Jun; 9(6):379-83. PMID: 24648401.
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    23. Tang VL, French CJ, Cipher DJ, Rastogi P. Trends in hospice referral and length of stay at a veterans hospital over the past decade. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2013 Aug; 30(5):432-6. PMID: 22822158.
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