Robert Rodriguez, MD

Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Director of Diversity
Residency Research Director
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
+1 415 206-5875
UCSF School of Medicine
1001 Potrero Avenue 1E21
San Francisco, CA 94110-1377
 
Education:
BA: 
University of Notre Dame
MD: Harvard Medical School
Residency: UCLA Combined Emergency Medicine Internal Medicine, Stanford Critical Care Medicine
Board Certifications: Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine

Research and Academic Interests: 
Dr. Rodriguez's research interests include Decision Instruments for Imaging in Blunt Trauma, Critical Care in the ED, Infectious Disease Presentations to the ED, Homeless and Immigrant Population Access and Care in the ED, Defensive Medicine.

University and National Positions:
SAEM Research Committee
AAEM Education Committee

Honors/Awards: 
UCSF Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Diversity 2013
CTSI Resident Mentor of the Year 2011

Publications: 

Derivation of decision rules to predict clinically important outcomes in acute flank pain patients.

The American journal of emergency medicine

Wang RC, Rodriguez RM, Fahimi J, Hall MK, Shiboski S, Chi T, Smith-Bindman R

The HOME Team: Evaluating the Effect of an EMS-based Outreach Team to Decrease the Frequency of 911 Use Among High Utilizers of EMS.

Prehospital and disaster medicine

Tangherlini N, Villar J, Brown J, Rodriguez RM, Yeh C, Friedman BT, Wada P

Prevalence and Diagnostic Performance of Isolated and Combined NEXUS Chest CT Decision Criteria.

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

Raja AS, Mower WR, Nishijima DK, Hendey GW, Baumann BM, Medak AJ, Rodriguez RM

In reply.

Annals of emergency medicine

Langdorf MI, Anderson CL, Rodriguez RM

In reply.

Annals of emergency medicine

Wang RC, Rodriguez RM, Shiboski S, Kang TL, Bailitz J

Achieving the Triple Aim Through Informed Consent for Computed Tomography.

The western journal of emergency medicine

Carney D, Rodriguez RM

The Case for 1-Way Clinical Decision Rules in Emergency Medicine.

Annals of emergency medicine

Rodriguez RM, Hendey GW

Pulmonary contusion in the pan-scan era.

Injury

Rodriguez RM, Friedman B, Langdorf MI, Baumann BM, Nishijima DK, Hendey GW, Medak AJ, Raja AS, Mower WR

Prevalence of Chest Injury With the Presence of NEXUS Chest Criteria: Data to Inform Shared Decisionmaking About Imaging Use.

Annals of emergency medicine

Raja AS, Lanning J, Gower A, Langdorf MI, Nishijima DK, Baumann BM, Hendey GW, Medak AJ, Mower WR, Rodriguez RM

Clinical Decision Rules for Diagnostic Imaging in the Emergency Department: A Research Agenda.

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

Finnerty NM, Rodriguez RM, Carpenter CR, Sun BC, Theyyunni N, Ohle R, Dodd KW, Schoenfeld EM, Elm KD, Kline JA, Holmes JF, Kuppermann N

Derivation and Validation of Two Decision Instruments for Selective Chest CT in Blunt Trauma: A Multicenter Prospective Observational Study (NEXUS Chest CT).

PLoS medicine

Rodriguez RM, Langdorf MI, Nishijima D, Baumann BM, Hendey GW, Medak AJ, Raja AS, Allen IE, Mower WR

External Validation of the STONE Score, a Clinical Prediction Rule for Ureteral Stone: An Observational Multi-institutional Study.

Annals of emergency medicine

Wang RC, Rodriguez RM, Moghadassi M, Noble V, Bailitz J, Mallin M, Corbo J, Kang TL, Chu P, Shiboski S, Smith-Bindman R

Barriers to Homeless Persons Acquiring Health Insurance Through the Affordable Care Act.

The Journal of emergency medicine

Fryling LR, Mazanec P, Rodriguez RM

Prevalence and Clinical Import of Thoracic Injury Identified by Chest Computed Tomography but Not Chest Radiography in Blunt Trauma: Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study.

Annals of emergency medicine

Langdorf MI, Medak AJ, Hendey GW, Nishijima DK, Mower WR, Raja AS, Baumann BM, Anglin DR, Anderson CL, Lotfipour S, Reed KE, Zuabi N, Khan NA, Bithell CA, Rowther AA, Villar J, Rodriguez RM

Interruptions of Trauma Resuscitations for Radiographic Procedures.

The Journal of emergency medicine

Itakura KS, Pillsbury MM, Rodriguez RM

Sternal fracture in the age of pan-scan.

Injury

Perez MR, Rodriguez RM, Baumann BM, Langdorf MI, Anglin D, Bradley RN, Medak AJ, Mower WR, Hendey GW, Nishijima DK, Raja AS

Clinical profile of injection drug users presenting to the ED.

The American journal of emergency medicine

Kievlan DR, Gukasyan M, Gesch J, Rodriguez RM

EMS-STARS: Emergency Medical Services "Superuser" Transport Associations: An Adult Retrospective Study.

Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors

Hall MK, Raven MC, Hall J, Yeh C, Allen E, Rodriguez RM, Tangherlini NL, Sporer KA, Brown JF

Diagnostic yields, charges, and radiation dose of chest imaging in blunt trauma evaluations.

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

Rodriguez RM, Baumann BM, Raja AS, Langdorf MI, Anglin D, Bradley RN, Medak AJ, Mower WR, Hendey GW

Patient preferences and acceptable risk for computed tomography in trauma.

Injury

Rodriguez RM, Henderson TM, Ritchie AM, Langdorf MI, Raja AS, Silverman E, Schlang J, Sloane B, Ronan CE, Anderson CL, Baumann BM

Validation of a prediction rule for endocarditis in febrile injection drug users.

The American journal of emergency medicine

Chung-Esaki H, Rodriguez RM, Alter H, Cisse B

Study of medical students' malpractice fear and defensive medicine: a "hidden curriculum?".

The western journal of emergency medicine

Johnston WF, Rodriguez RM, Suarez D, Fortman J

NEXUS chest: validation of a decision instrument for selective chest imaging in blunt trauma.

JAMA surgery

Rodriguez RM, Anglin D, Langdorf MI, Baumann BM, Hendey GW, Bradley RN, Medak AJ, Raja AS, Juhn P, Fortman J, Mulkerin W, Mower WR

English-based Pediatric Emergency Medicine Software Improves Physician Test Performance on Common Pediatric Emergencies: A Multicenter Study in Vietnam.

The western journal of emergency medicine

Lin M, Brooks TN, Miller AC, Sharp JL, Hai le T, Nguyen T, Kievlan DR, Rodriguez RM, Dieckmann RA

What is the clinical significance of chest CT when the chest x-ray result is normal in patients with blunt trauma?

The American journal of emergency medicine

Kea B, Gamarallage R, Vairamuthu H, Fortman J, Lunney K, Hendey GW, Rodriguez RM

Fear of discovery among Latino immigrants presenting to the emergency department.

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

Maldonado CZ, Rodriguez RM, Torres JR, Flores YS, Lovato LM

Accuracy of the initial diagnosis among patients with an acutely altered mental status.

Emergency medicine journal : EMJ

Sporer KA, Solares M, Durant EJ, Wang W, Wu AH, Rodriguez RM

Provider perceptions concerning use of chest x-ray studies in adult blunt trauma assessments.

The Journal of emergency medicine

Calderon G, Perez D, Fortman J, Kea B, Rodriguez RM

Successful conversion from twice-daily to once-daily tacrolimus in liver transplantation: observational multicenter study.

Clinical transplantation

Dopazo C, Rodriguez R, Llado L, Calatayud D, Castells L, Ramos E, Molina V, García R, Fabregat J, Charco R

Derivation of a decision instrument for selective chest radiography in blunt trauma.

The Journal of trauma

Rodriguez RM, Hendey GW, Mower W, Kea B, Fortman J, Merchant G, Hoffman JR

Cost-effectiveness of targeted human immunodeficiency virus screening in an urban emergency department.

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

Dowdy DW, Rodriguez RM, Hare CB, Kaplan B

A phase II pilot study of tacrolimus/sirolimus GVHD prophylaxis for sibling donor hematopoietic stem cell transplantation using 3 conditioning regimens.

Blood

Rodriguez R, Nakamura R, Palmer JM, Parker P, Shayani S, Nademanee A, Snyder D, Pullarkat V, Kogut N, Rosenthal J, Smith E, Karanes C, O'Donnell M, Krishnan AY, Senitzer D, Forman SJ

Food, shelter and safety needs motivating homeless persons' visits to an urban emergency department.

Annals of emergency medicine

Rodriguez RM, Fortman J, Chee C, Ng V, Poon D

Focusing on a "serious" review of systems in the emergency department.

The Journal of emergency medicine

Rodriguez RM, Dean K, Backster A, Aiken L, McClung C

A prospective study of primary surrogate decision makers' knowledge of intensive care.

Critical care medicine

Rodriguez RM, Navarrete E, Schwaber J, McKleroy W, Clouse A, Kerrigan SF, Fortman J

A longitudinal study of emergency medicine residents' malpractice fear and defensive medicine.

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

Rodriguez RM, Anglin D, Hankin A, Hayden SR, Phelps M, McCollough L, Hendey GW

The ability of emergency medical dispatch codes of medical complaints to predict ALS prehospital interventions.

Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors

Sporer KA, Youngblood GM, Rodriguez RM

An evaluation of emergency medicine investigators' views on open access to medical literature.

Emergency medicine journal : EMJ

Rodriguez RM, Wong J, Hardy J, Frankel E

A prospective study on esophageal Doppler hemodynamic assessment in the ED.

The American journal of emergency medicine

Rodriguez RM, Lum-Lung M, Dixon K, Nothmann A

A pilot study of cytokine levels and white blood cell counts in the diagnosis of necrotizing fasciitis.

The American journal of emergency medicine

Rodriguez RM, Abdullah R, Miller R, Barry L, Lungstras-Bufler K, Bufler P, Dinarello CA, Abraham E

A pilot study to derive clinical variables for selective chest radiography in blunt trauma patients.

Annals of emergency medicine

Rodriguez RM, Hendey GW, Marek G, Dery RA, Bjoring A

The effect of anthrax bioterrorism on emergency department presentation.

The California journal of emergency medicine / California Chapter of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Rodriguez RM, Reeves J, Houston S, McClung C

High cytokine levels at admission are associated with fatal outcome in patients with necrotizing fasciitis.

European cytokine network

Lungstras-Bufler K, Bufler P, Abdullah R, Rutherford C, Endres S, Abraham E, Dinarello CA, Rodriguez RM

A case series of patients with black tar heroin-associated necrotizing fasciitis.

The Journal of emergency medicine

Lonergan S, Rodriguez RM, Schaulis M, Navaran P

Novel approaches to sepsis in the emergency department.

The California journal of emergency medicine / California Chapter of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Phelps MA, Rodriguez RM

EMS activation in a cohort of critically ill patients.

The Journal of emergency medicine

Phelps MA, Rodriguez RM, Passanante M, Dresden G, Kriza K

Delayed emergency department presentation in critically ill patients.

Critical care medicine

Rodriguez RM, Passanante M, Phelps MA, Dresden G, Kriza K, Carrasco M, Franklin J

An emergency department-based randomized trial of nonbronchoscopic bronchoalveolar lavage for early pathogen identification in severe community-acquired pneumonia.

Annals of emergency medicine

Rodriguez RM, Fancher ML, Phelps M, Hawkins K, Johnson J, Stacks K, Rossini T, Way M, Holland D

Patient and provider attitudes toward commercial television film crews in the emergency department.

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

Rodriguez RM, Dresden GM, Young JC

Nutritional deficiencies and blunted erythropoietin response as causes of the anemia of critical illness.

Journal of critical care

Rodriguez RM, Corwin HL, Gettinger A, Corwin MJ, Gubler D, Pearl RG

Efficacy of recombinant human erythropoietin in the critically ill patient: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

Critical care medicine

Corwin HL, Gettinger A, Rodriguez RM, Pearl RG, Gubler KD, Enny C, Colton T, Corwin MJ

Need and desire for preventive care measures in emergency department patients.

Annals of emergency medicine

Rodriguez RM, Kreider WJ, Baraff LJ