Jeffrey Tabas, MD


Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

UCSF School of Medicine
1001 Potrero Avenue 1E21
San Francisco, CA 94110-1377
415-206-5759 Office
415-206-5818 Fax


BA: Brown University
MD: University of Pennsylvania
Training: Internal Medicine at UCLA School of Medicine, Emergency Medicine at UCLA Olive View Emergency Medicine
Board Certifications: Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine
Location: San Francisco General Hospital
Research and Academic Interests:

Dr. Tabas's current research interests include Cardiac Biomarkers, Electrocardiographic analysis, Procedural Competency/Procdural Education, Continuing Medical Education and Maintenance of Certification.

University and National Positions:

ACEP- Chair of Maintenance of Certification/Maintenance of Licensure (MOC/MOL) Subcommittee

ACEP- Member of Education Committee, Scientific Assembly Planning Subcommittee, Accreditation Oversight Subcommittee

2013 ACEP Outstanding Contribution in Education
2012 Bedside Teaching Award - UCSF DEM
2012 California ACEP Educator of the Year
2011 UCSF OB/GYN Resident Teaching Award
2010 San Francisco General Hospital Patient Safety Award
2006 Quarterly Teaching Award - Stanford Emergency Residency
2005 Excellence in Direct Teaching - UCSF Academy of Medical Educators
2005 National Teaching Award - American College of Emergency Physicians
2004 Best Lecture Series Teaching Award - UCSF Medicine School Class of 2008
2004 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
2003 Class of 2003 Clinical Teaching Award - UCSF Medical School
2003 Induction into UCSF Academy of Medical Educators
2002 Runner up Speaker of the Year - American College of Emergency Physicians
2002 Residen Teaching Award - Stanford Emergency Medicine
2001 Emergency Medicine Residents' Association Certificate of Appreciation
2000 Distinguished Service Award - University of Pennsylvania Department of Orthopedics
Li K, Gugelmann H, Tabas JA. Young Woman With Seizures. Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Oct; 66(4):363-7.
Counselman FL, Carius ML, Kowalenko T, Battaglioli N, Hobgood C, Jagoda AS, Lovell E, Oshva L, Patel A, Shayne P, Tabas JA, Reisdorff EJ. The American Board of Emergency Medicine Maintenance of Certification Summit. J Emerg Med. 2015 Nov; 49(5):722-8.
Schaaf SG, Tabas JA, Smith SW. A patient with a paced rhythm presenting with chest pain and hypotension. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Dec 9-23; 173(22):2082-5.
Tabas JA. Recognition of Lyme in time. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Nov 26; 172(21):1627.
Wu AH, Tabas J, Stein J, Potocki M, Mueller C, McCord J, Richards M, Hartmann O, Nowak R, Peacock WF, Ponikowski P, Moeckel M, Hogan C, Filippatos GS, Di Somma S, Anand I, Ng L, Neath SX, Christenson R, Morgenthaler NG, Anker SD, Maisel AS. The effect of diabetes on the diagnostic and prognostic performance of mid-region pro-atrial natriuretic peptide and mid-region pro-adrenomedullin in patients with acute dyspnea. Biomarkers. 2012 Sep; 17(6):490-7.
Tabas JA, Baron RB. Commercial funding of accredited continuing medical education. BMJ. 2012; 344:e810.
Wu AH, Tabas JA, Vollert JO, Lauterbach T, Mockel M. Results of novel cardiac biomarkers in Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy. Int J Cardiol. 2012 Aug 9; 159(1):53-5.
Tabas JA, Boscardin C, Jacobsen DM, Steinman MA, Volberding PA, Baron RB. Clinician attitudes about commercial support of continuing medical education: results of a detailed survey. Arch Intern Med. 2011 May 9; 171(9):840-6.
Jiang S, Tabas J, Varosy PD, Goldschlager N. Tachycardia in a patient with a dual-chamber pacemaker. Arch Intern Med. 2011 Mar 14; 171(5):379-81.
Gupta M, Schriger DL, Tabas JA. The presence of outcome bias in emergency physician retrospective judgments of the quality of care. Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Apr; 57(4):323-328.e9.
Chung-Esaki H, Tabas J, Goldschlager N. ST-segment elevation in a patient receiving flecainide. Arch Intern Med. 2011 Jan 10; 171(1):11-3.
Lang ES, Wyer P, Tabas JA, Krishnan JA. Educational and research advances stemming from the Academic Emergency Medicine consensus conference in knowledge translation. Acad Emerg Med. 2010 Aug; 17(8):865-9.
Chang AM, Shofer FS, Tabas JA, Magid DJ, McCusker CM, Hollander JE. Lack of association between left bundle-branch block and acute myocardial infarction in symptomatic ED patients. Am J Emerg Med. 2009 Oct; 27(8):916-21.
Afshar N, Tabas J, Afshar K, Silbergleit R. Blood cultures for community-acquired pneumonia: are they worthy of two quality measures? A systematic review. J Hosp Med. 2009 Feb; 4(2):112-23.
Tsui JY, Collins AB, White DW, Lai J, Tabas JA. Videos in clinical medicine. Placement of a femoral venous catheter. N Engl J Med. 2008 Jun 26; 358(26):e30.
Maak CA, Tabas JA, McClintock DE. Should acute treatment with inhaled beta agonists be withheld from patients with dyspnea who may have heart failure? J Emerg Med. 2011 Feb; 40(2):135-45.
Tabas J, McNutt E. Treatment of patients with unstable angina and non-ST elevation myocardial infarction. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2005 Nov; 23(4):1027-42.
Kohn MA, Kwan E, Gupta M, Tabas JA. Prevalence of acute myocardial infarction and other serious diagnoses in patients presenting to an urban emergency department with chest pain. J Emerg Med. 2005 Nov; 29(4):383-90.
Tabas JA, Rosenson J, Price DD, Rohde D, Baird CH, Dhillon N. A comprehensive, unembalmed cadaver-based course in advanced emergency procedures for medical students. Acad Emerg Med. 2005 Aug; 12(8):782-5.
Rosenson J, Tabas JA, Patterson P. STUDENTJAMA. Teaching invasive procedures to medical students. JAMA. 2004 Jan 7; 291(1):119-20.
Tabas JA, Chambers HF. Dexamethasone in adults with bacterial meningitis. N Engl J Med. 2003 Mar 6; 348(10):954-7; author reply 954-7.
Gupta M, Tabas JA, Kohn MA. Presenting complaint among patients with myocardial infarction who present to an urban, public hospital emergency department. Ann Emerg Med. 2002 Aug; 40(2):180-6.
Chin RL, Tabas JA, Neighbor ML, Francisco S. A teaching module to prevent needle sticks and exposures to body fluid. Acad Med. 2001 May; 76(5):529-30.
Janoff HB, Tabas JA, Shore EM, Muenke M, Dalinka MK, Schlesinger S, Zasloff MA, Kaplan FS. Mild expression of fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva: a report of 3 cases. J Rheumatol. 1995 May; 22(5):976-8.
Kaplan FS, Craver R, MacEwen GD, Gannon FH, Finkel G, Hahn G, Tabas J, Gardner RJ, Zasloff MA. Progressive osseous heteroplasia: a distinct developmental disorder of heterotopic ossification. Two new case reports and follow-up of three previously reported cases. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1994 Mar; 76(3):425-36.
Tabas JA, Zasloff M, Fallon MD, Gannon FH, Cohen RB, Kaplan FS. Enchondroma in a patient with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1993 Sep; (294):277-80.
Kaplan FS, McCluskey W, Hahn G, Tabas JA, Muenke M, Zasloff MA. Genetic transmission of fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva. Report of a family. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1993 Aug; 75(8):1214-20.
Tabas JA, Hahn GV, Cohen RB, Seaunez HN, Modi WS, Wozney JM, Zasloff M, Kaplan FS. Chromosomal assignment of the human gene for bone morphogenetic protein 4. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1993 Aug; (293):310-6.
Cohen RB, Hahn GV, Tabas JA, Peeper J, Levitz CL, Sando A, Sando N, Zasloff M, Kaplan FS. The natural history of heterotopic ossification in patients who have fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva. A study of forty-four patients. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1993 Feb; 75(2):215-9.
Kaplan FS, Tabas JA, Gannon FH, Finkel G, Hahn GV, Zasloff MA. The histopathology of fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva. An endochondral process. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1993 Feb; 75(2):220-30.
Tabas JA, Zasloff M, Wasmuth JJ, Emanuel BS, Altherr MR, McPherson JD, Wozney JM, Kaplan FS. Bone morphogenetic protein: chromosomal localization of human genes for BMP1, BMP2A, and BMP3. Genomics. 1991 Feb; 9(2):283-9.
Kaplan FS, Tabas JA, Zasloff MA. Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva: a clue from the fly? Calcif Tissue Int. 1990 Aug; 47(2):117-25.
Rosenbluth G, Tabas JA, Baron RB. In Reply to Oyler et al. Acad Med. 2016 Jan; 91(1):8.
Rosenbluth G, Tabas JA, Baron RB. What's in It for Me? Maintenance of Certification as an Incentive for Faculty Supervision of Resident Quality Improvement Projects. Acad Med. 2016 Jan; 91(1):56-9.