Sumant Ranji, MD


Dr. Sumant Ranji is a hospitalist who coordinates the care of hospital patients in general medicine and intensive care units at UCSF Medical Center. In his research, he focuses on improving the safety and quality of care for hospitalized patients. He also serves as the associate program director for Quality and Safety for the Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Ranji earned a medical degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Chicago Hospitals and was chief resident at Cook County Hospital. He also completed a fellowship in hospital medicine and clinical research at UCSF. Ranji is a member of the American College of Physicians, Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine and Society of Hospital Medicine. In 2009, he received the UCSF Floyd C. Rector Housestaff Teaching Award and in 2010, he was named a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He is a professor of clinical medicine at UCSF.

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University of Illinois 1998


University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Internal Medicine 2001


UCSF Medical Center, Hospital Medicine and Clinical Research 2004

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Ludwin S, Harrison JD, Ranji S, Sharpe BA, Kneeland P. Training Residents in Hospital Medicine: The Hospitalist Elective National Survey. J Hosp Med. 2018 Mar 26.
  2. Patel S, Rajkomar A, Harrison JD, Prasad PA, Valencia V, Ranji SR, Mourad M. Next-generation audit and feedback for inpatient quality improvement using electronic health record data: a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ Qual Saf. 2018 Mar 05.
  3. Valencia V, Arora VM, Ranji SR, Meza C, Moriates C. A Comparison of Laboratory Testing in Teaching vs Nonteaching Hospitals for 2 Common Medical Conditions. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Jan 01; 178(1):39-47.
  4. Shaikh U, Afsar-Manesh N, Amin AN, Clay B, Ranji SR. Using an online quiz-based reinforcement system to teach healthcare quality and patient safety and care transitions at the University of California. Int J Qual Health Care. 2017 Oct 01; 29(5):735-739.
  5. Narayana S, Rajkomar A, Harrison JD, Valencia V, Dhaliwal G, Ranji SR. What Happened to My Patient? An Educational Intervention to Facilitate Postdischarge Patient Follow-Up. J Grad Med Educ. 2017 Oct; 9(5):627-633.
  6. Rosenbluth G, Burman NJ, Ranji SR, Boscardin CK. Development of a Multi-Domain Assessment Tool for Quality Improvement Projects. J Grad Med Educ. 2017 Aug; 9(4):473-478.
  7. Monash B, Najafi N, Mourad M, Rajkomar A, Ranji SR, Fang MC, Glass M, Milev D, Ding Y, Shen A, Sharpe BA, Harrison JD. Standardized Attending Rounds to Improve the Patient Experience: A Pragmatic Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. J Hosp Med. 2017 Mar; 12(3):143-149.
  8. Duong JA, Jensen TP, Morduchowicz S, Mourad M, Harrison JD, Ranji SR. Exploring Physician Perspectives of Residency Holdover Handoffs: A Qualitative Study to Understand an Increasingly Important Type of Handoff. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Jun; 32(6):654-659.
  9. Rajkomar A, Ranji SR, Sharpe B. Using the Electronic Health Record to Identify Educational Gaps for Internal Medicine Interns. J Grad Med Educ. 2017 Feb; 9(1):109-112.
  10. Fletcher KE, Ranji SR. Does it matter how much physician trainees work anymore? BMJ Qual Saf. 2016 12; 25(12):914-916.
  11. Margolius D, Ranji SR. Quality improvement, quality measurement and medical education: a brewing culture clash? BMJ Qual Saf. 2015 Aug; 24(8):477-9.
  12. Sheu L, Fung K, Mourad M, Ranji S, Wu E. We need to talk: Primary care provider communication at discharge in the era of a shared electronic medical record. J Hosp Med. 2015 May; 10(5):307-10.
  13. Butcher BW, Quist CE, Harrison JD, Ranji SR. The effect of a rapid response team on resident perceptions of education and autonomy. J Hosp Med. 2015 Jan; 10(1):8-12.
  14. Rennke S, Ranji SR. Transitional care strategies from hospital to home: a review for the neurohospitalist. Neurohospitalist. 2015 Jan; 5(1):35-42.
  15. Ranji SR. A piece of my mind. What gets measured gets (micro)managed. JAMA. 2014 Oct 22-29; 312(16):1637-8.
  16. Ranji SR, Rennke S, Wachter RM. Computerised provider order entry combined with clinical decision support systems to improve medication safety: a narrative review. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014 Sep; 23(9):773-80.
  17. Ranji SR, Moriates C. Neurohospitalists and patient safety: lessons learned in 2013. Neurohospitalist. 2014 Apr; 4(2):55-7.
  18. Solan LG, Ranji SR, Shah SS. The successes and challenges of hospital to home transitions. J Hosp Med. 2014 Apr; 9(4):271-3.
  19. Shoeb M, Khanna R, Fang M, Sharpe B, Finn K, Ranji S, Monash B. Internal medicine rounding practices and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education core competencies. J Hosp Med. 2014 Apr; 9(4):239-43.
  20. Mookherjee S, Ranji S, Neeman N, Sehgal N. An advanced quality improvement and patient safety elective. Clin Teach. 2013 Dec; 10(6):368-73.

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