Maria Raven, MD

Emergency care physician


Emergency Department
505 Parnassus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-1037
Physician Referrals: (415) 353-1238

Academic Title

Associate Professor

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Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine 2001


New York University Langone Medical Center 2007

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Raven MC, Hsia RY, Kanzaria HK. Emergency Psychiatric Care: The Authors Reply. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018 Feb; 37(2):335.
  2. Kanzaria HK, Niedzwiecki MJ, Montoy JC, Raven MC, Hsia RY. Persistent Frequent Emergency Department Use: Core Group Exhibits Extreme Levels Of Use For More Than A Decade. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 Oct 01; 36(10):1720-1728.
  3. Davies S, Schultz E, Raven M, Wang NE, Stocks CL, Delgado MK, McDonald KM. Development and Validation of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Measures of Potentially Preventable Emergency Department (ED) Visits: The ED Prevention Quality Indicators for General Health Conditions. Health Serv Res. 2017 Oct; 52(5):1667-1684.
  4. Raven MC, Tieu L, Lee CT, Ponath C, Guzman D, Kushel M. Emergency Department Use in a Cohort of Older Homeless Adults: Results From the HOPE HOME Study. Acad Emerg Med. 2017 Jan; 24(1):63-74.
  5. Raven MC, Guzman D, Chen AH, Kornak J, Kushel M. Out-of-Network Emergency Department Use among Managed Medicaid Beneficiaries. Health Serv Res. 2016 Nov 11.
  6. Raven MC, Guzman D, Chen A, Kornak J, Kushel M. . Out-of-Network Emergency Department Use Among Managed Medicaid Beneficiaries. Health Services Research. Forthcoming. 2016.
  7. Raven MC, Kushel M, Ko MJ, Penko J, Bindman AB. The Effectiveness of Emergency Department Visit Reduction Programs: A Systematic Review. Ann Emerg Med. 2016 Oct; 68(4):467-483.e15.
  8. Boscardin CK, Gonzales R, Bradley KL, Raven MC. Predicting cost of care using self-reported health status data. BMC Health Serv Res. 2015 Sep 23; 15:406.
  9. Fingar KR, Smith MW, Davies S, McDonald KM, Stocks C, Raven MC. Medicaid dental coverage alone may not lower rates of dental emergency department visits. Health Aff (Millwood). 2015 Aug; 34(8):1349-57.
  10. Raven MC. Patient-centered medical homes may reduce emergency department use: what does this tell us? Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Jun; 65(6):661-3.
  11. Doran KM, Colucci AC, Wall SP, Williams ND, Hessler RA, Goldfrank LR, Raven MC. Reasons for emergency department use: do frequent users differ? Am J Manag Care. 2014 Nov 01; 20(11):e506-14.
  12. Hall MK, Raven MC, Hall J, Yeh C, Allen E, Rodriguez RM, Tangherlini NL, Sporer KA, Brown JF. EMS-STARS: Emergency Medical Services "Superuser" Transport Associations: An Adult Retrospective Study. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2015 January-March; 19(1):61-67.
  13. Raven MC. Capsule commentary on Capp et al., National study of health insurance type and reasons for emergency department use. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Apr; 29(4):651.
  14. Elbel B, Gillespie C, Raven MC. Presenting quality data to vulnerable groups: charts, summaries or behavioral economic nudges? J Health Serv Res Policy. 2014 Jul; 19(3):161-168.
  15. Billings J, Raven MC. Emergency department use: the authors reply. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 Feb; 33(2):346.
  16. Billings J, Raven MC. Dispelling an urban legend: frequent emergency department users have substantial burden of disease. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 Dec; 32(12):2099-108.
  17. Bosson N, Redlener MA, Foltin GL, Raven MC, Foran MP, Wall SP. Barriers to utilization of pre-hospital emergency medical services among residents in Libreville, Gabon: A qualitative study. African Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2013; 3(4):172-77.
  18. Foley M, Legome E, Raven M. Reducing emergency department utilization: is this the answer? Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Oct; 20(10):1062-3.
  19. Doran KM, Raven MC, Rosenheck RA. What drives frequent emergency department use in an integrated health system? National data from the Veterans Health Administration. Ann Emerg Med. 2013 Aug; 62(2):151-9.
  20. Raven MC, Lowe RA, Maselli J, Hsia RY. Comparison of presenting complaint vs discharge diagnosis for identifying " nonemergency" emergency department visits. JAMA. 2013 Mar 20; 309(11):1145-53.

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