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Steven K. Polevoi, M.D.

Emergency medicine specialist

Dr. Steven Polevoi is medical director and quality improvement director of the Emergency Department at UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus. He earned a medical degree at the UCLA School of Medicine and completed a residency in emergency medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance.

In his research, Polevoi's interests include the study of patients who leave ERs without being seen by a doctor, utilization of emergency CT and MRI, and diagnostic errors and potential remedies. He is an associate clinical professor of Emergency Medicine.


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

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UCLA School of Medicine 1988


Harbor-UCLA Medical Center , Emergency Medicine

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Polevoi SK, Jewel Shim J, McCulloch CE, Grimes B, Govindarajan P. Marked reduction in length of stay for patients with psychiatric emergencies after implementation of a comanagement model. Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Apr; 20(4):338-43.
  2. Quinn JV, Polevoi SK, Kohn MA. Traumatic lacerations: what are the risks for infection and has the 'golden period' of laceration care disappeared? Emerg Med J. 2014 Feb; 31(2):96-100.
  3. Polevoi SK, Quinn JV, Kramer NR. Factors associated with patients who leave without being seen. Acad Emerg Med. 2005 Mar; 12(3):232-6.

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