Andy Auerbach, MD


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 a professor of medicine 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. Auerbach AD, Neinstein A, Khanna R. Balancing Innovation and Safety When Integrating Digital Tools Into Health Care. Ann Intern Med. 2018 Mar 27.
  2. Kaiser SV, Rodean J, Bekmezian A, Hall M, Shah SS, Mahant S, Parikh K, Auerbach AD, Morse R, Puls HT, McCulloch CE, Cabana MD. Effectiveness of Pediatric Asthma Pathways for Hospitalized Children: A Multicenter, National Analysis. J Pediatr. 2018 Mar 20.
  3. Auerbach AD. Out with the Old, in with the New. J Hosp Med. 2018 Jan; 13(1):5.
  4. Weiss R, Vittinghoff E, Fang MC, Cimino JEW, Chasteen KA, Arnold RM, Auerbach AD, Anderson WG. Associations of Physician Empathy with Patient Anxiety and Ratings of Communication in Hospital Admission Encounters. J Hosp Med. 2017 10; 12(10):805-810.
  5. Lee JS, Gonzales R, Vittinghoff E, Corbett KK, Fleischmann KE, Sehgal N, Auerbach AD. Appropriate Reconciliation of Cardiovascular Medications After Elective Surgery and Postdischarge Acute Hospital and Ambulatory Visits. J Hosp Med. 2017 Sep; 12(9):723-730.
  6. Wattier RL, Levy ER, Sabnis AJ, Dvorak CC, Auerbach AD. Reducing Second Gram-Negative Antibiotic Therapy on Pediatric Oncology and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Services. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Sep; 38(9):1039-1047.
  7. Herzig SJ, Auerbach AD. Physician Perspectives on Readmission. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Jul; 32(7):731.
  8. Fick DM, Auerbach AD, Avidan MS, Busby-Whitehead J, Ely EW, Jones RN, Marcantonio ER, Needham DM, Pandharipande P, Robinson TN, Schmitt EM, Travison TG, Inouye SK. Network for Investigation of Delirium across the U.S.: Advancing the Field of Delirium with a New Interdisciplinary Research Network. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Oct; 65(10):2158-2160.
  9. Burke R, Auerbach A. Web Exclusives. Annals for Hospitalists Inpatient Notes - Research Highlights From Hospital Medicine 2017. Ann Intern Med. 2017 06 20; 166(12):HO2-HO3.
  10. Gonzales R, Boscardin C, Auerbach A. Communicating Context in Quality Improvement Reports. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Jun 01; 177(6):817-818.
  11. Vukkadala N, Auerbach A. Clinical Utility of Routine CBC Testing in Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia. J Hosp Med. 2017 May; 12(5):336-338.
  12. Aubert CE, Schnipper JL, Williams MV, Robinson EJ, Zimlichman E, Vasilevskis EE, Kripalani S, Metlay JP, Wallington T, Fletcher GS, Auerbach AD, Aujesky D, D Donzé J. Simplification of the HOSPITAL score for predicting 30-day readmissions. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017 Oct; 26(10):799-805.
  13. Chu JN, Maselli J, Auerbach AD, Fang MC. The risk of venous thromboembolism with aspirin compared to anticoagulants after hip and knee arthroplasty. Thromb Res. 2017 Jul; 155:65-71.
  14. Elias P, Khanna R, Dudley A, Davies J, Jacolbia R, McArthur K, Auerbach AD. Automating Venous Thromboembolism Risk Calculation Using Electronic Health Record Data upon Hospital Admission: The Automated Padua Prediction Score. J Hosp Med. 2017 Apr; 12(4):231-237.
  15. Allen-Dicker J, Auerbach A, Herzig SJ. Perceived Safety and Value of Inpatient "Very Important Person" Services. J Hosp Med. 2017 Mar; 12(3):177-179.
  16. Burke RE, Schnipper JL, Williams MV, Robinson EJ, Vasilevskis EE, Kripalani S, Metlay JP, Fletcher GS, Auerbach AD, Donzé JD. The HOSPITAL Score Predicts Potentially Preventable 30-Day Readmissions in Conditions Targeted by the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program. Med Care. 2017 Mar; 55(3):285-290.
  17. Jenkins IH, White RH, Amin AN, Afsarmanesh N, Auerbach AD, Khanna R, Maynard GA. Reducing the incidence of hospital-associated venous thromboembolism within a network of academic hospitals: Findings from five University of California medical centers. J Hosp Med. 2016 Dec; 11 Suppl 2:S22-S28.
  18. Greysen SR, Magan Mendoza Y, Rosenthal J, Jacolbia R, Rajkomar A, Lee H, Auerbach A. Using Tablet Computers to Increase Patient Engagement With Electronic Personal Health Records: Protocol For a Prospective, Randomized Interventional Study. JMIR Res Protoc. 2016 Sep 06; 5(3):e176.
  19. Auerbach A, Lindenauer P. Unpacking the Bundle to Lower Rates of Ventilation-Associated Pneumonia: Parts May Be Less Than the Sum. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Sep 01; 176(9):1284-5.
  20. Auerbach AD. The next 20 years of hospital medicine: Continuing to foster the mind, heart, and soul of our field. J Hosp Med. 2016 Dec; 11(12):892-893.

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.