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Andy Auerbach, M.D.


Dr. Andrew Auerbach is a hospitalist, or specialist in managing the care of hospital patients, at UCSF Medical Center and is co-director of the Medical-Surgical Co-Management Service. In his research, he studies outcomes in different systems of patient care with a special interest in the hospitalist model. He is the principal investigator of a multi-center study of hospitalist systems and is developing research programs in perioperative medicine — the period before, during and after surgery — with a focus on methods to predict and prevent medical complications, and new approaches for translating research into patient care practices.

Auerbach completed a medical residency at Yale New Haven Hospital and a fellowship in general internal medicine at Harvard University School of Medicine, where he was trained in clinical epidemiology, multi-variable modeling, cost-effectiveness analysis and clinimetrics, a discipline that focuses on the quality of clinical measurements. Auerbach, who joined UCSF in 1998, is an associate professor of medicine in residence at UCSF.

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Dartmouth School of Medicine 1992


Yale-New Haven Medical Center, Medicine 1993


Yale-New Haven Medical Center, Internal Medicine 1995
Harvard Medical School, Internal Medicine 1998

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Harrison JD, Auerbach AD, Quinn K, Kynoch E, Mourad M. Assessing the impact of nurse post-discharge telephone calls on 30-day hospital readmission rates. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Nov; 29(11):1519-25.
  2. Rosenbluth G, Auerbach AD. Reply: Can implanted venous access ports remain patent without maintenance flush-lock? Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014 Dec; 61(12):2327.
  3. Auerbach A, Roberts DH, Gangadharan SP, Kent MS. Birt-hogg-dubé syndrome in a patient presenting with familial spontaneous pneumothorax. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Jul; 98(1):325-7.
  4. Greysen SR, Auerbach AD. What did we do before mHealth? J Hosp Med. 2014 May 5.
  5. Makam AN, Auerbach AD, Steinman MA. Blood culture use in the emergency department in patients hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 May 1; 174(5):803-6.
  6. Makam AN, Auerbach AD, Steinman MA. Blood culture use in the emergency department in patients hospitalized with respiratory symptoms due to a nonpneumonia illness. J Hosp Med. 2014 Aug; 9(8):521-4.
  7. Black JT, Romano PS, Sadeghi B, Auerbach AD, Ganiats TG, Greenfield S, Kaplan SH, Ong MK. A remote monitoring and telephone nurse coaching intervention to reduce readmissions among patients with heart failure: study protocol for the Better Effectiveness After Transition - Heart Failure (BEAT-HF) randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2014; 15(1):124.
  8. Auerbach AD, Patel MS, Metlay JP, Schnipper JL, Williams MV, Robinson EJ, Kripalani S, Lindenauer PK. The Hospital Medicine Reengineering Network (HOMERuN): A Learning Organization Focused on Improving Hospital Care. Acad Med. 2014 Mar; 89(3):415-20.
  9. Greysen SR, Arora VM, Auerbach AD. Peer-reviewed publications in the era of social media-JHM 2.0. J Hosp Med. 2014 Apr; 9(4):269-70.
  10. Greysen SR, Khanna RR, Jacolbia R, Lee HM, Auerbach AD. Tablet computers for hospitalized patients: A pilot study to improve inpatient engagement. J Hosp Med. 2014 Jun; 9(6):396-9.
  11. Rosenbluth G, Tsang L, Vittinghoff E, Wilson S, Wilson-Ganz J, Auerbach A. Impact of decreased heparin dose for flush-lock of implanted venous access ports in pediatric oncology patients. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014 May; 61(5):855-8.
  12. Auerbach AD. Journal of hospital medicine in 2014 and beyond. J Hosp Med. 2014 Jan; 9(1):66-7.
  13. Lee KP, Nishimura K, Ngu B, Tieu L, Auerbach AD. Predictors of Completeness of Patients' Self-reported Personal Medication Lists and Discrepancies With Clinic Medication Lists. Ann Pharmacother. 2014 Feb; 48(2):168-77.
  14. Steinman MA, Auerbach AD. Managing chronic disease in hospitalized patients. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Nov 11; 173(20):1857-8.
  15. Hougham GW, Ham SA, Ruhnke GW, Schulwolf E, Auerbach AD, Schnipper JL, Kaboli PJ, Wetterneck TB, Gonzalez D, Arora VM, Meltzer DO. Sequence patterns in the resolution of clinical instabilities in community-acquired pneumonia and association with outcomes. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Apr; 29(4):563-71.
  16. Auerbach AD, Wachter RM. Focusing on value: this time is different. J Hosp Med. 2013 Sep; 8(9):543-4.
  17. Auerbach A, Fang M, Glasheen J, Brotman D, O'Leary KJ, Horwitz LI. BOOST: evidence needing a lift. J Hosp Med. 2013 Aug; 8(8):468-9.
  18. Auerbach AD, Vittinghoff E, Maselli J, Pekow PS, Young JQ, Lindenauer PK. Perioperative use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and risks for adverse outcomes of surgery. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jun 24; 173(12):1075-81.
  19. Auerbach A. Response to DeVita. J Hosp Med. 2013 May; 8(5):283.
  20. Rosenbluth G, Fiore DM, Maselli JH, Vittinghoff E, Wilson SD, Auerbach AD. Association between adaptations to ACGME duty hour requirements, length of stay, and costs. Sleep. 2013 Feb; 36(2):245-8.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.