Hemal Kanzaria, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
+1 415 353-1634

UCSF School of Medicine
Box 1377
1001 Potrero Avenue 1E21
San Francisco, CA 94110

Education:
BS:
 Brown University
MD: University of California, San Francisco
MS: University of California, Los Angeles
Training: University of California, San Francisco, and Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at UCLA
Board Certification: American Board of Emergency Medicine

Hemal Kanzaria, MD MS is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Kanzaria practices clinically at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFGH), where he teaches housestaff and helps direct emergency department lean improvement efforts. He holds a joint position with the San Francisco Health Network (SFHN), where he works within a multidisciplinary team to improve whole-person care for high-utilizers of health, behavioral, and social services. Dr. Kanzaria is also an Adjunct Scientist at RAND Health and affiliated with the Center for Innovation in Access and Quality at ZSFGH, where his research and policy work focuses on methods to increase the delivery of high-value health care. Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Kanzaria was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at UCLA. He completed his medical degree and residency at UCSF-SFGH, during which time he founded Remedy at UCSF to recover unused medical supplies for socially responsible redistribution. The organization has provided medical equipment to underserved communities both locally and globally, and has been instrumental in several disaster relief efforts.

Honors/Awards:
Annals of Emergency Medicine Top 50 Peer Reviewer
Outstanding Faculty Research Presentation, Western SAEM
UCSF Sustainability Award, Remedy at UCSF
Teaching Excellence Award for Cherished Housestaff (TEACH)
UCSF Medical Alumni Association Academic Excellence Award

Publications: 

Should US doctors embrace electronic health records?

BMJ (Clinical research ed.)

Gellert G, Webster L, Gillean J, Melnick E, Kanzaria H

Emergency Department Death Rates: The Authors Reply.

Health affairs (Project Hope)

Kanzaria HK, Hsia RY, Probst MA

Dissemination and Implementation of Shared Decision-Making into Clinical Practice: A Research Agenda.

Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Kanzaria HK, Booker-Vaughns J, Itakura K, Yadav K, Kane B, Gayer C, Lin G, LeBlanc A, Gibson R, Chen E, Williams P, Carpenter CR

The Role of Education in the Implementation of Shared Decision Making in Emergency Medicine: A Research Agenda.

Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Chen EH, Kanzaria HK, Itakura K, Booker-Vaughns J, Yadav K, Kane BG

Emergency Department Death Rates Dropped By Nearly 50 Percent, 1997-2011.

Health affairs (Project Hope)

Kanzaria HK, Probst MA, Hsia RY

Physician Professional Satisfaction and Area of Clinical Practice: Evidence from an Integrated Health Care Delivery System.

The Permanente journal

Caloyeras JP, Kanter M, Ives N, Kim CY, Kanzaria HK, Berry SH, Brook RH

Perceived Appropriateness of Shared Decision-making in the Emergency Department: A Survey Study.

Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Probst MA, Kanzaria HK, Frosch DL, Hess EP, Winkel G, Ngai KM, Richardson LD

Emergency Department Diagnostic Imaging: The Journey to Quality.

Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Kanzaria HK, Hall MK, Moore CL, Burstin H

Advancing Patient-centered Outcomes in Emergency Diagnostic Imaging: A Research Agenda.

Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Kanzaria HK, McCabe AM, Meisel ZM, LeBlanc A, Schaffer JT, Bellolio MF, Vaughan W, Merck LH, Applegate KE, Hollander JE, Grudzen CR, Mills AM, Carpenter CR, Hess EP

Improving Health Care for the Future Uninsured in Los Angeles County: A Community-Partnered Dialogue.

Ethnicity & disease

Iyer SP, Jones A, Talamantes E, Barnert ES, Kanzaria HK, Detz A, Daskivich TJ, Jones L, Ryan GW, Mahajan AP

In Reply…Credat Emptor.

Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Kanzaria HK, Probst MA, Hoffman JR

Emergency Physicians' Perceptions and Decision-making Processes Regarding Patients Presenting with Palpitations.

The Journal of emergency medicine

Probst MA, Kanzaria HK, Hoffman JR, Mower WR, Moheimani RS, Sun BC, Quigley DD

National trends in resource utilization associated with ED visits for syncope.

The American journal of emergency medicine

Probst MA, Kanzaria HK, Gbedemah M, Richardson LD, Sun BC

Emergency physician perceptions of medically unnecessary advanced diagnostic imaging.

Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Kanzaria HK, Hoffman JR, Probst MA, Caloyeras JP, Berry SH, Brook RH

Emergency physician perceptions of shared decision-making.

Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Kanzaria HK, Brook RH, Probst MA, Harris D, Berry SH, Hoffman JR

Quality measures based on presenting signs and symptoms of patients.

JAMA

Kanzaria HK, Mattke S, Detz AA, Brook RH

Intolerance of error and culture of blame drive medical excess.

BMJ (Clinical research ed.)

Hoffman JR, Kanzaria HK

The association between advanced diagnostic imaging and ED length of stay.

The American journal of emergency medicine

Kanzaria HK, Probst MA, Ponce NA, Hsia RY

Analysis of emergency department visits for palpitations (from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey).

The American journal of cardiology

Probst MA, Mower WR, Kanzaria HK, Hoffman JR, Buch EF, Sun BC

Staff perceptions of an on-site clinical pharmacist program in an academic emergency department after one year.

The western journal of emergency medicine

Coralic Z, Kanzaria HK, Bero L, Stein J

A conceptual model of emergency physician decision making for head computed tomography in mild head injury.

The American journal of emergency medicine

Probst MA, Kanzaria HK, Schriger DL

The silent physician.

Journal of general internal medicine

Kanzaria HK, Brook RH

Infectious complication of Blunt head injury.

Emergency medicine journal : EMJ

Kanzaria HK, Detz A

Levamisole contaminated cocaine induced cutaneous vasculitis syndrome.

The western journal of emergency medicine

James KT, Detz A, Coralic Z, Kanzaria H

Cardiac tamponade.

The western journal of emergency medicine

Wilson JG, Epstein SM, Wang R, Kanzaria HK

A 120-hour case of priapism from an over-the-counter herbal supplement.

The Annals of pharmacotherapy

Coralic Z, Lenhoff T, Kanzaria HK, Gerona R

Adie's Tonic Pupil.

The western journal of emergency medicine

Kanzaria HK, Farzan N, Coralic Z

Is emergency department closure resulting in increased distance to the nearest emergency department associated with increased inpatient mortality?

Annals of emergency medicine

Hsia RY, Kanzaria HK, Srebotnjak T, Maselli J, McCulloch C, Auerbach AD

Remedy at UCSF: a sustainable student-run initiative.

Lancet (London, England)

Kanzaria HK, Fischette S, Jain S

Malaria treatment-seeking behaviour and recovery from malaria in a highland area of Kenya.

Malaria journal

Sumba PO, Wong SL, Kanzaria HK, Johnson KA, John CC

Schistosomiasis and pregnancy.

Trends in parasitology

Friedman JF, Mital P, Kanzaria HK, Olds GR, Kurtis JD

Human schistosomiasis and anemia: the relationship and potential mechanisms.

Trends in parasitology

Friedman JF, Kanzaria HK, McGarvey ST

Nutritional status and serum cytokine profiles in children, adolescents, and young adults with Schistosoma japonicum-associated hepatic fibrosis, in Leyte, Philippines.

The Journal of infectious diseases

Coutinho HM, McGarvey ST, Acosta LP, Manalo DL, Langdon GC, Leenstra T, Kanzaria HK, Solomon J, Wu H, Olveda RM, Kurtis JD, Friedman JF

Relationship between Schistosoma japonicum and nutritional status among children and young adults in Leyte, the Philippines.

The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene

Friedman JF, Kanzaria HK, Acosta LP, Langdon GC, Manalo DL, Wu H, Olveda RM, McGarvey ST, Kurtis JD

Schistosoma japonicum and occult blood loss in endemic villages in Leyte, the Philippines.

The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene

Kanzaria HK, Acosta LP, Langdon GC, Manalo DL, Olveda RM, McGarvey ST, Kurtis JD, Friedman JF