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Jahan Fahimi


Emergency care physician
Medical Director, Adult Emergency Department
Injury prevention researcher, snow sport enthusiast

About me

Dr. Jahan Fahimi is an emergency medicine doctor with a special interest in understanding how to provide the highest-quality care for patients at the right time and place. He serves as medical director of UCSF's adult emergency department and as UCSF Health's medical director for value improvement, a role in which he works with other leaders and teams across the organization to maximize care quality while eliminating inefficiencies and waste.

Fahimi's research and advocacy interests center on firearm violence in the United States. He seeks to better understand its epidemiology, to prevent injury through a public health approach, and to educate other doctors on addressing the firearm injury epidemic at the bedside. He is an affiliated faculty member of the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF.

Fahimi earned his master of public health degree at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and his medical degree at New York University. He completed a residency in emergency medicine and a research fellowship at Highland Hospital, part of Alameda Health System.

  • Education

    New York University, MD, 2006

  • Residencies

    Alameda Health System, Emergency Medicine, 2010

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor