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Sumant Ranji, M.D.


Dr. Sumant Ranji is a hospitalist who coordinates the care of hospital patients in general medicine and intensive care units at UCSF Medical Center. In his research, he focuses on improving the safety and quality of care for hospitalized patients. He also serves as the associate program director for Quality and Safety for the Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Ranji earned a medical degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Chicago Hospitals and was chief resident at Cook County Hospital. He also completed a fellowship in hospital medicine and clinical research at UCSF. Ranji is a member of the American College of Physicians, Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine and Society of Hospital Medicine. In 2009, he received the UCSF Floyd C. Rector Housestaff Teaching Award and in 2010, he was named a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He is an associate professor clinical medicine at UCSF.

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University of Illinois 1998


University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Internal Medicine 2001


UCSF Medical Center, Hospital Medicine and Clinical Research 2004

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Mookherjee S, Ranji S, Neeman N, Sehgal N. An advanced quality improvement and patient safety elective. Clin Teach. 2013 Dec; 10(6):368-73.
  2. Hauer KE, Soni K, Cornett P, Kohlwes J, Hollander H, Ranji SR, Ten Cate O, Widera E, Calton B, O'Sullivan PS. Developing entrustable professional activities as the basis for assessment of competence in an internal medicine residency: a feasibility study. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Aug; 28(8):1110-4.
  3. Mookherjee S, Pheatt L, Ranji SR, Chou CL. Physical examination education in graduate medical education--a systematic review of the literature. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Aug; 28(8):1090-9.
  4. Bischoff K, Goel A, Hollander H, Ranji SR, Mourad M. The Housestaff Incentive Program: improving the timeliness and quality of discharge summaries by engaging residents in quality improvement. BMJ Qual Saf. 2013 Sep; 22(9):768-74.
  5. Kalanithi L, Coffey CE, Mourad M, Vidyarthi AR, Hollander H, Ranji SR. The effect of a resident-led quality improvement project on improving communication between hospital-based and outpatient physicians. Am J Med Qual. 2013 Nov-Dec; 28(6):472-9.
  6. Rennke S, Nguyen OK, Shoeb MH, Magan Y, Wachter RM, Ranji SR. Hospital-initiated transitional care interventions as a patient safety strategy: a systematic review. Ann Intern Med. 2013 Mar 5; 158(5 Pt 2):433-40.
  7. Moriates C, Soni K, Lai A, Ranji S. The value in the evidence: teaching residents to "choose wisely". JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Feb 25; 173(4):308-10.
  8. Haber LA, Lau CY, Sharpe BA, Arora VM, Farnan JM, Ranji SR. Effects of increased overnight supervision on resident education, decision-making, and autonomy. J Hosp Med. 2012 Oct; 7(8):606-10.
  9. Mourad M, Ranji S, Sliwka D. A randomized controlled trial of the impact of a teaching procedure service on the training of internal medicine residents. J Grad Med Educ. 2012 Jun; 4(2):170-5.
  10. Neeman N, Ranji SR, Sehgal NL. Perspective: engaging trainees in performance improvement projects: the Quality and Safety Innovation Challenge. Am J Med Qual. 2012 Jul-Aug; 27(4):345-7.
  11. Kohlwes RJ, Cornett P, Dandu M, Julian K, Vidyarthi A, Minichiello T, Shunk R, Jain S, Harleman E, Ranji S, Sharpe B, O'Sullivan P, Hollander H. Developing educators, investigators, and leaders during internal medicine residency: the area of distinction program. J Grad Med Educ. 2011 Dec; 3(4):535-40.
  12. Young JQ, Ranji SR, Wachter RM, Lee CM, Niehaus B, Auerbach AD. "July effect": impact of the academic year-end changeover on patient outcomes: a systematic review. Ann Intern Med. 2011 Sep 6; 155(5):309-15.
  13. Mourad M, Vidyarthi AR, Hollander H, Ranji SR. Shifting indirect patient care duties to after hours in the era of work hours restrictions. Acad Med. 2011 May; 86(5):586-90.
  14. Mookherjee S, Vidyarthi AR, Ranji SR, Maselli J, Wachter RM, Baron RB. Potential unintended consequences due to Medicare's "no pay for errors" rule? A randomized controlled trial of an educational intervention with internal medicine residents. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Oct; 25(10):1097-101.
  15. Natarajan P, Ranji SR, Auerbach AD, Hauer KE. Effect of hospitalist attending physicians on trainee educational experiences: a systematic review. J Hosp Med. 2009 Oct; 4(8):490-8.
  16. Wood KA, Ranji SR, Ide B, Dracup K. Rapid response systems in adult academic medical centers. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009 Sep; 35(9):475-82, 437.
  17. Ranji SR, Steinman MA, Shojania KG, Gonzales R. Interventions to reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescribing: a systematic review and quantitative analysis. Med Care. 2008 Aug; 46(8):847-62.
  18. Ranji SR, Shojania KG. Implementing patient safety interventions in your hospital: what to try and what to avoid. Med Clin North Am. 2008 Mar; 92(2):275-93, vii-viii.
  19. Ranji SR, Auerbach AD, Hurd CJ, O'Rourke K, Shojania KG. Effects of rapid response systems on clinical outcomes: systematic review and meta-analysis. J Hosp Med. 2007 Nov; 2(6):422-32.
  20. Ranji SR, Goldman LE, Simel DL, Shojania KG. Do opiates affect the clinical evaluation of patients with acute abdominal pain? JAMA. 2006 Oct 11; 296(14):1764-74.

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.