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Andy Auerbach, M.D.

Hospitalist

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.

More about Andy Auerbach

Additional Languages

Spanish

Education

Dartmouth School of Medicine 1992

Residencies

Yale-New Haven Medical Center, Medicine 1993

Fellowships

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

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Khanna RR, Kim SB, Jenkins I, El-Kareh R, Afsarmanesh N, Amin A, Sand H, Auerbach A, Chia CY, Maynard G, Romano PS, White RH. Predictive Value of the Present-On-Admission Indicator for Hospital-acquired Venous Thromboembolism. Med Care. 2015 Apr; 53(4):e31-6.
  2. Greysen SR, Stijacic Cenzer I, Auerbach AD, Covinsky KE. Functional impairment and hospital readmission in medicare seniors. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Apr 1; 175(4):559-65.
  3. Horwitz LI, Masica AL, Auerbach AD. Introducing Choosing Wisely®: Next steps in improving healthcare value. J Hosp Med. 2015 Mar; 10(3):187-9.
  4. Auerbach A. Science and scholarship: Ten volumes of the Journal Hospital Medicine. J Hosp Med. 2015 Jan; 10(1):64-6.
  5. Lee KP, Hartridge C, Corbett K, Vittinghoff E, Auerbach AD. "Whose job is it, really?" physicians', nurses', and pharmacists' perspectives on completing inpatient medication reconciliation. J Hosp Med. 2015 Mar; 10(3):184-6.
  6. 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.
  7. O'Leary KJ, Auerbach AD. Hospitalists and liability: Surprising findings that point back to patient safety. J Hosp Med. 2014 Dec; 9(12):814-5.
  8. Rosenbluth G, Auerbach AD. Reply: can implanted venous access ports remain patent without maintenance flush-lock? Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014 Dec; 61(12):2327.
  9. Fleisher LA, Fleischmann KE, Auerbach AD, Barnason SA, Beckman JA, Bozkurt B, Davila-Roman VG, Gerhard-Herman MD, Holly TA, Kane GC, Marine JE, Nelson MT, Spencer CC, Thompson A, Ting HH, Uretsky BF, Wijeysundera DN. 2014 ACC/AHA Guideline on Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation and Management of Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Dec 9; 64(22):e77-e137.
  10. Fleisher LA, Fleischmann KE, Auerbach AD, Barnason SA, Beckman JA, Bozkurt B, Davila-Roman VG, Gerhard-Herman MD, Holly TA, Kane GC, Marine JE, Nelson MT, Spencer CC, Thompson A, Ting HH, Uretsky BF, Wijeysundera DN. 2014 ACC/AHA Guideline on Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation and Management of Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. Circulation. 2014 Dec 9; 130(24):e278-333.
  11. Fleisher LA, Fleischmann KE, Auerbach AD, Barnason SA, Beckman JA, Bozkurt B, Davila-Roman VG, Gerhard-Herman MD, Holly TA, Kane GC, Marine JE, Nelson MT, Spencer CC, Thompson A, Ting HH, Uretsky BF, Wijeysundera DN. 2014 ACC/AHA Guideline on Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation and Management of Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery: Executive Summary: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. Circulation. 2014 Dec 9; 130(24):2215-45.
  12. 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.
  13. Greysen SR, Auerbach AD. What did we do before mHealth? J Hosp Med. 2014 Aug; 9(8):551.
  14. 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; 174(5):803-6.
  15. 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.
  16. 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; 15:124.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.

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.