Hemal Kanzaria, MD

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

UCSF School of Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine, Box 1377
1001 Potrero Avenue, Suite 6A
San Francisco, CA 94110

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

Hemal Kanzaria, MD MSc is an Associate 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 co-directs emergency department lean improvement efforts. He is currently leading a multi-disciplinary 'Social Medicine' Team to address ED patients' social determinants of health and avert short-stay hospitalizationsHe is also the Director of Complex Care Analytics for the San Francisco Health Network (SFHN), the public health delivery system in San Francisco County. He championed the successful implementation of ED Information Exchange across SFHN, and leads efforts to improve and coordinate care for frequent users of emergent/urgent medical, behavioral, and social services. 

Dr. Kanzaria is also an Affiliated Faculty at the UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies (IHPS), an Adjunct scientist at RAND Health, and a core member of The Policy Lab for Acute Care Emergencies (The PLACE). His research on patient engagement and health care delivery system transformation has been featured widely in high impact policy journals and the press. 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:

  • Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Teaching Award
  • ZSFG Values in Action Award
  • Hellman Family Award
  • Annals of Emergency Medicine Top 50 Peer Reviewer
  • Best Research Presentation, Western SAEM
  • UCSF Sustainability Award, Remedy at UCSF
  • Teaching Excellence Award for Cherished Housestaff (TEACH)
  • UCSF Medical Alumni Association Academic Excellence Award

To learn more, visit https://profiles.ucsf.edu/hemal.kanzaria 

Publications: 

Understanding Waste in Health Care: Perceptions of Frontline Physicians Regarding Time Use and Appropriateness of Care They and Others Provide.

The Permanente journal

Caloyeras JP, Kanter MH, Ives NR, Kim CY, Kanzaria HK, Berry SH, Brook RH

Acute Myocardial Infarction after Laboratory-Confirmed Influenza Infection.

The New England journal of medicine

Waxman DA, Kanzaria HK, Schriger DL

Patient Preferences regarding Shared Decision-making in the Emergency Department: Findings from a multi-site survey.

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

Schoenfeld EM, Kanzaria HK, Quigley DD, Marie PS, Nayyar N, Sabbagh SH, Gress KL, Probst MA

Unrecognized Cardiovascular Emergencies Among Medicare Patients.

JAMA internal medicine

Waxman DA, Kanzaria HK, Schriger DL

Emergency Psychiatric Care: The Authors Reply.

Health affairs (Project Hope)

Raven MC, Hsia RY, Kanzaria HK

Persistent Frequent Emergency Department Use: Core Group Exhibits Extreme Levels Of Use For More Than A Decade.

Health affairs (Project Hope)

Kanzaria HK, Niedzwiecki MJ, Montoy JC, Raven MC, Hsia RY

Five High-Cost Patient Groups.

Journal of general internal medicine

Kanzaria HK, Hoffman JR

Computed Tomography Use Plateaus Among Children With Emergency Visits for Abdominal Pain.

Pediatric emergency care

Fahimi J, Kornblith AE, Kanzaria H, Herring A, Wang RC

Predictors for under-prescribing antibiotics in children with respiratory infections requiring antibiotics.

The American journal of emergency medicine

Kornblith AE, Fahimi J, Kanzaria HK, Wang RC

Shared Decisionmaking in the Emergency Department: A Guiding Framework for Clinicians.

Annals of emergency medicine

Probst MA, Kanzaria HK, Schoenfeld EM, Menchine MD, Breslin M, Walsh C, Melnick ER, Hess EP

Should US doctors embrace electronic health records?

BMJ (Clinical research ed.)

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

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 BG, Gayer C, Lin G, LeBlanc A, Gibson R, Chen EH, 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: The Authors Reply.

Health affairs (Project Hope)

Kanzaria HK, Hsia RY, Probst MA

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

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

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

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