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Niraj Sehgal, M.D., M.P.H.


Dr. Niraj Sehgal specializes in the delivery of comprehensive medical care to hospitalized patients. He focuses on the teamwork and communication required to ensure the highest quality hospital care.

Sehgal is a graduate of Rush Medical College in Chicago and earned a master of public health degree at UC Berkeley. He completed a residency and served as chief resident in internal medicine at Stanford University, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Stanford Prevention Research Center. He was a fellow and graduate of the California Healthcare Foundation Leadership Program, a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a senior fellow of the Society for Hospital Medicine. His academic work focuses on improving health care systems through the development of education and training programs, engagement of trainees and providers in systems innovation, and a commitment to change management strategies. He is the associate chair for Quality and Safety in the Department of Medicine at UCSF and directs physician leadership programs through the UCSF Center for Health Professions. He is an associate professor of medicine at UCSF.

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Rush Medical College 1998
UC Berkeley School of Public Health 2003


Stanford University Medical Center, Internal Medicine 2001


Stanford Prevention Research Center, Internal Medicine 2004

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Neeman N, Sehgal NL. Meaningful Utilization of After-Visit Summaries in the Ambulatory Setting. Am J Med. 2015 Mar 25.
  2. Neeman N, Sehgal NL. Improving the Ambulatory Patient Experience Within an Academic Department of Medicine. Am J Med Qual. 2014 Dec 15.
  3. Dhaliwal G, Sehgal NL. Demystify leadership in order to cultivate it. Acad Med. 2014 Nov; 89(11):1441.
  4. Hines JZ, Sewell JL, Sehgal NL, Moriates C, Horton CK, Chen AH. "Choosing Wisely" in an Academic Department of Medicine. Am J Med Qual. 2014 Jun 26.
  5. Martinez W, Hickson GB, Miller BM, Doukas DJ, Buckley JD, Song J, Sehgal NL, Deitz J, Braddock CH, Lehmann LS. Role-modeling and medical error disclosure: a national survey of trainees. Acad Med. 2014 Mar; 89(3):482-9.
  6. Mookherjee S, Ranji S, Neeman N, Sehgal N. An advanced quality improvement and patient safety elective. Clin Teach. 2013 Dec; 10(6):368-73.
  7. Sehgal NL, Wachter RM, Vidyarthi AR. Bringing continuing medical education to the bedside: the University of California, San Francisco Hospitalist Mini-College. J Hosp Med. 2014 Feb; 9(2):129-34.
  8. Bowman C, Neeman N, Sehgal NL. Enculturation of unsafe attitudes and behaviors: student perceptions of safety culture. Acad Med. 2013 Jun; 88(6):802-10.
  9. Neeman N, Quinn K, Shoeb M, Mourad M, Sehgal NL, Sliwka D. Postdischarge focus groups to improve the hospital experience. Am J Med Qual. 2013 Nov-Dec; 28(6):536-8.
  10. Neeman N, Quinn K, Soni K, Mourad M, Sehgal NL. Reducing radiology use on an inpatient medical service: choosing wisely. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Nov 12; 172(20):1606-8.
  11. Ashbrook L, Mourad M, Sehgal N. Communicating discharge instructions to patients: a survey of nurse, intern, and hospitalist practices. J Hosp Med. 2013 Jan; 8(1):36-41.
  12. Neeman N, Sehgal NL, Davis RB, Aronson MD. Quality improvement and patient safety activities in academic departments of medicine. Am J Med. 2012 Aug; 125(8):831-5.
  13. Tuot DS, Sehgal NL, Neeman N, Auerbach A. Enhancing quality of trainee-written consultation notes. Am J Med. 2012 Jul; 125(7):649-52.
  14. 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.
  15. Neeman N, Sehgal NL. Perspective: a road map for academic departments to promote scholarship in quality improvement and patient safety. Acad Med. 2012 Feb; 87(2):168-71.
  16. Auerbach AD, Sehgal NL, Blegen MA, Maselli J, Alldredge BK, Vittinghoff E, Wachter RM. Effects of a multicentre teamwork and communication programme on patient outcomes: results from the Triad for Optimal Patient Safety (TOPS) project. BMJ Qual Saf. 2012 Feb; 21(2):118-26.
  17. O'Leary KJ, Sehgal NL, Terrell G, Williams MV. Interdisciplinary teamwork in hospitals: A review and practical recommendations for improvement. J Hosp Med. 2012 Jan; 7(1):48-54.
  18. Rennke S, Kesh S, Neeman N, Sehgal NL. Complementary telephone strategies to improve postdischarge communication. Am J Med. 2012 Jan; 125(1):28-30.
  19. Sehgal NL, Auerbach AA. Communication failures and a call for new systems to promote patient safety: comment on "Structured interdisciplinary rounds in a medical teaching unit". Arch Intern Med. 2011 Apr 11; 171(7):684-5.
  20. Sehgal NL, Fox M, Sharpe BA, Vidyarthi AR, Blegen M, Wachter RM. Critical conversations: a call for a nonprocedural "time out". J Hosp Med. 2011 Apr; 6(4):225-30.

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.