Ralph Wang, MD

Emergency care physician


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

Board Certification

Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine

Academic Title

Associate Professor

More about Ralph Wang


Tufts University School of Medicine 2000


Highland Hospital 2004

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Fahimi J, Kornblith AE, Kanzaria H, Herring A, Wang RC. Computed Tomography Use Plateaus Among Children With Emergency Visits for Abdominal Pain. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 Aug 14.
  2. Kornblith AE, Fahimi J, Kanzaria HK, Wang RC. Predictors for under-prescribing antibiotics in children with respiratory infections requiring antibiotics. Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Jul 28.
  3. Brian Savino P, Reichelderfer S, Mercer MP, Sporer KA, Wang RC. In Reply: Comparing Direct and Video Laryngoscopy for Prehospital Intubation: Can Meta-analysis Provide and Exact Solution? Acad Emerg Med. 2017 Jul 28.
  4. Savino PB, Reichelderfer S, Mercer MP, Wang RC, Sporer KA. Direct Versus Video Laryngoscopy for Prehospital Intubation: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Acad Emerg Med. 2017 Aug; 24(8):1018-1026.
  5. Wang RC, Fahimi J. In reply. Ann Emerg Med. 2017 Apr; 69(4):524-525.
  6. Wang RC, Addo N, Chi T, Moore C, Mallin M, Shiboski S, Stoller M, Smith-Bindman R. Medical expulsive therapy use in emergency department patients diagnosed with ureteral stones. Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Aug; 35(8):1069-1074.
  7. Wang RC, Rodriguez RM, Fahimi J, Hall MK, Shiboski S, Chi T, Smith-Bindman R. Derivation of decision rules to predict clinically important outcomes in acute flank pain patients. Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Apr; 35(4):554-563.
  8. Wang RC, Fahimi J. In reply. Ann Emerg Med. 2016 Nov; 68(5):644-645.
  9. Metzler IS, Smith-Bindman R, Moghadassi M, Wang RC, Stoller ML, Chi T. Emergency Department Imaging Modality Effect on Surgical Management of Nephrolithiasis: A Multicenter, Randomized Clinical Trial. J Urol. 2017 Mar; 197(3 Pt 1):710-714.
  10. Wang RC, Smith-Bindman R, Whitaker E, Neilson J, Allen IE, Stoller ML, Fahimi J. Effect of Tamsulosin on Stone Passage for Ureteral Stones: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Ann Emerg Med. 2017 Mar; 69(3):353-361.e3.
  11. Wang RC, Rodriguez RM, Shiboski S, Kang TL, Bailitz J. In reply. Ann Emerg Med. 2016 Feb; 67(2):302-3.
  12. Wang RC, Bent S, Weber E, Neilson J, Smith-Bindman R, Fahimi J. The Impact of Clinical Decision Rules on Computed TomographyUse and Yield for Pulmonary Embolism: ASystematic Review and Meta-analysis. Ann Emerg Med. 2016 Jun; 67(6):693-701.e3.
  13. Wang RC. Managing Urolithiasis. Ann Emerg Med. 2016 Apr; 67(4):449-54.
  14. Wang RC, Rodriguez RM, Moghadassi M, Noble V, Bailitz J, Mallin M, Corbo J, Kang TL, Chu P, Shiboski S, Smith-Bindman R. External Validation of the STONE Score, a Clinical Prediction Rule for Ureteral Stone: An Observational Multi-institutional Study. Ann Emerg Med. 2016 Apr; 67(4):423-432.e2.
  15. Smith-Bindman R, Aubin C, Bailitz J, Bengiamin RN, Camargo CA, Corbo J, Dean AJ, Goldstein RB, Griffey RT, Jay GD, Kang TL, Kriesel DR, Ma OJ, Mallin M, Manson W, Melnikow J, Miglioretti DL, Miller SK, Mills LD, Miner JR, Moghadassi M, Noble VE, Press GM, Stoller ML, Valencia VE, Wang J, Wang RC, Cummings SR. Ultrasonography versus computed tomography for suspected nephrolithiasis. N Engl J Med. 2014 Sep 18; 371(12):1100-10.
  16. Wilson JG, Berona KM, Stein JC, Wang R. Oblique-axis vs. short-axis view in ultrasound-guided central venous catheterization. J Emerg Med. 2014 Jul; 47(1):45-50.
  17. Wilson JG, Epstein SM, Wang R, Kanzaria HK. Cardiac tamponade. West J Emerg Med. 2013 Mar; 14(2):152.
  18. Chung-Esaki H, Knight R, Noble J, Wang R, Coralic Z. Detection of Acute Pulmonary Embolism by Bedside Ultrasound in a Patient Presenting in PEA Arrest: A Case Report. Case Rep Emerg Med. 2012; 2012:794019.
  19. Westphalen AC, Hsia RY, Maselli JH, Wang R, Gonzales R. Radiological imaging of patients with suspected urinary tract stones: national trends, diagnoses, and predictors. Acad Emerg Med. 2011 Jul; 18(7):699-707.
  20. Wang R, Reynolds TA, West HH, Ravikumar D, Martinez C, McAlpine I, Jacoby VL, Stein JC. Use of a -hCG discriminatory zone with bedside pelvic ultrasonography. Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Jul; 58(1):12-20.

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