William Huen, MD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
Address1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco CA 94110
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    University of California, San Francisco Residency Medicine
    University of California, San FranciscoM.D.2005 Medicine
    University of California, BerkeleyM.S.2003Health and Medical Sciences
    University of California, BerkeleyM.P.H.2003Health Policy and Management

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    Dr. William Huen is Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF, and serves at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital as Associate Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director of Quality Management and the Kaizen Promotion Office.

    Dr. Huen practices medicine and teaches housestaff and students on the Inpatient Medical service and Medicine Consultation service at Zuckerberg San Francisco General. As Director of Performance Improvement, he is Chair of the Department of Medicine Quality Improvement Committee and manages quality improvement and patient safety activities in collaboration with information systems, clinical pharmacy, nursing and quality management.

    As Associate Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director of Quality Management and the Kaizen Promotion Office, he works with the CMO and hospital leaders to lead the Performance Improvement and Patient Safety Committee and to develop and implement the hospital’s strategic plan.

    Integrating his passions for quality improvement, education and multidisciplinary collaboration for vulnerable populations, Dr. Huen is dedicated to improving the patient experience, staff experience and systems within the health care safety net. Recent involvement includes implementing aspects of the hospital's Delivery System Reform Incentive Program, establishing the Quality Data Center to develop and track key quality metrics, co-teaching the SFDPH Quality Improvement & Leadership Academy, enhancing the patient and staff experience through the Lean model of health care improvement, and implementing computerized provider order entry in the inpatient setting.

    Dr. Huen received his AB from Princeton University in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and his MD at the UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program. He also received an MPH in Health Policy and Management and MS in Health and Medical Sciences while at Berkeley. Dr. Huen completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the San Francisco General Hospital Primary Care Program at UCSF.

    • University of California, San Francisco, MD, 2005
    • University of California, Berkeley, MS, Health and Medical Sciences, 2003
    • University of California, Berkeley, MPH, Health Policy & Management, 2003
    • Princeton University, AB, Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, 1999

    • California HealthCare Foundation Leadership Fellowship, 2011-13
    • NAPH Fellowship, 2011-12
    • University of California, San Francisco, Internship, Medicine, SFGH Primary Care
    • University of California, San Francisco, Residency, Medicine, SFGH Primary Care

    • Medical License, California, 2007
    • American Board of Internal Medicine, 2008

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    1. Wei J, Defries T, Lozada M, Young N, Huen W, Tulsky J. An inpatient treatment and discharge planning protocol for alcohol dependence: efficacy in reducing 30-day readmissions and emergency department visits. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Mar; 30(3):365-70. PMID: 25092008; PMCID: PMC4351284.
    2. Li JZ, Huen W. Images in clinical medicine. Calciphylaxis with arterial calcification. N Engl J Med. 2007 Sep 27; 357(13):1326. PMID: 17898102.
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    3. Bindman AB, Chattopadhyay A, Osmond DH, Huen W, Bacchetti P. The impact of Medicaid managed care on hospitalizations for ambulatory care sensitive conditions. Health Serv Res. 2005 Feb; 40(1):19-38. PMID: 15663700; PMCID: PMC1361124.
    4. Bindman A, Chattodpadhyay A, Osmond A, Huen W, Bacchetti P.Preventing Unnecessary Hospitalizations in Medi-Cal: Comparing Fee-for-Service with Managed Care. Oakland, Ca: California HealthCare Foundation. February. 2004.
    5. Bindman A, Huen W, Vranizan K, Yoon J, Grumbach, K, Streett L.Physician Participation in Medi-Cal, 1996-1998. Oakland, CA: Report by the UCSF Primary Care Research Center to the Medi-Cal Policy Institute. February. 2002.
    6. Grumbach K, Dower C, Mutha S, Yoon J, Huen W, Keane D, Rittenhouse D, Bindman A.California Physicians 2002: Practice and Perceptions. San Francisco, CA: California Workforce Initiative and the UCSF Center for the Health Professions. December. 2002.
    7. Huen W. California’s Disproportionate Share Hospital Program: Background Paper. Oakland, CA: Medi-Cal Policy Institute. January. 1999.