Jahan Fahimi, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights
+1 415 353-1238
UCSF School of Medicine
505 Parnassus Avenue, L126
San Francisco, CA 94143

University of California, San Diego, BS, Biochemistry
MD: Harvard School of Public Health, MPH, Quantitive Methods; NYU School of Medicine, MD, 2006; University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, PhD Candidate, Epidemiology
Training: Highland Hospital, Emergency Medicine Residency, Social EM Research Fellowship
Board Certifications: Emergency Medicine

Research and Academic Interests: 
EMS, ED utilization, social epidemiology, skin and soft tissue diseases

University and National Positions:
Member, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Member, American College of Emergency Physicians

AOA - NYU School of Medicine
ACMC - Highland Chief Resident
ACMC - Highland Graduating Resident of the Year
UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine Quarterly Bedside Teaching Award


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

Long-term mortality in pediatric firearm assault survivors: a multi-center, retrospective, comparative cohort study.

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

Shaahinfar A, Yen IH, Alter HJ, Gildengorin G, Pan SJ, Betts JM, Fahimi J

Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Emergency Department Visits Associated With Wildfire Smoke Exposure in California in 2015.

Journal of the American Heart Association

Wettstein ZS, Hoshiko S, Fahimi J, Harrison RJ, Cascio WE, Rappold AG

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

The Highland Health Advocates: a preliminary evaluation of a novel programme addressing the social needs of emergency department patients.

Emergency medicine journal : EMJ

Losonczy LI, Hsieh D, Wang M, Hahn C, Trivedi T, Rodriguez M, Fahimi J, Alter H

In reply.

Annals of emergency medicine

Wang RC, Fahimi J

A Consensus-Driven Agenda for Emergency Medicine Firearm Injury Prevention Research.

Annals of emergency medicine

Ranney ML, Fletcher J, Alter H, Barsotti C, Bebarta VS, Betz ME, Carter PM, Cerdá M, Cunningham RM, Crane P, Fahimi J, Miller MJ, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Vogel JA, Wintemute GJ, Waseem M, Shah MN

A randomised experiment comparing low-cost ultrasound gel alternative with commercial gel.

Emergency medicine journal : EMJ

Riguzzi C, Binkowski A, Butterfield M, Sani F, Teismann N, Fahimi J

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

In reply.

Annals of emergency medicine

Wang RC, Fahimi J

Effect of Tamsulosin on Stone Passage for Ureteral Stones: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Annals of emergency medicine

Wang RC, Smith-Bindman R, Whitaker E, Neilson J, Allen IE, Stoller ML, Fahimi J

Risk of Intracerebral Hemorrhage after Emergency Department Discharges for Hypertension.

Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association

Navi BB, Parikh NS, Lerario MP, Merkler AE, Lappin RI, Fahimi J, Iadecola C, Kamel H

The Impact of Clinical Decision Rules on Computed Tomography Use and Yield for Pulmonary Embolism: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Annals of emergency medicine

Wang RC, Bent S, Weber E, Neilson J, Smith-Bindman R, Fahimi J

Emergency department observation units: Less than we bargained for?

Journal of hospital medicine

Fahimi J, Hsia RY

Long-term mortality of patients surviving firearm violence.

Injury prevention : journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention

Fahimi J, Larimer E, Hamud-Ahmed W, Anderson E, Schnorr CD, Yen I, Alter HJ

Substance abuse and mental health visits among adolescents presenting to US emergency departments.

Pediatric emergency care

Fahimi J, Aurrecoechea A, Anderson E, Herring A, Alter H

Sevoflurane administration initiated out of the ED for life-threatening status asthmaticus.

The American journal of emergency medicine

Ng D, Fahimi J, Hern HG

The first 500: initial experience with widespread use of low-dose ketamine for acute pain management in the ED.

The American journal of emergency medicine

Ahern TL, Herring AA, Anderson ES, Madia VA, Fahimi J, Frazee BW

Pilot study of ultrasound-guided corticosteroid hip injections by emergency physicians.

The western journal of emergency medicine

Anderson ES, Hodell E, Mantuani D, Fahimi J, Pampalone I, Nagdev A

Evaluation of a cornstarch-based ultrasound gel alternative for low-resource settings.

The Journal of emergency medicine

Binkowski A, Riguzzi C, Price D, Fahimi J

Potential misdiagnoses of Bell's palsy in the emergency department.

Annals of emergency medicine

Fahimi J, Navi BB, Kamel H

Increasing critical care admissions from U.S. emergency departments, 2001-2009.

Critical care medicine

Herring AA, Ginde AA, Fahimi J, Alter HJ, Maselli JH, Espinola JA, Sullivan AF, Camargo CA

Nationwide patterns of hospitalization after transient ischemic attack.

Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association

Kamel H, Fahimi J, Govindarajan P, Navi BB

Computed tomography use among children presenting to emergency departments with abdominal pain.


Fahimi J, Herring A, Harries A, Gonzales R, Alter H

Factors associated with ambulance use among patients with low-acuity conditions.

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

Durant E, Fahimi J

Regional differences in emergency medical services use for patients with acute stroke (findings from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey Emergency Department Data File).

Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association

Govindarajan P, Gonzales R, Maselli JH, Johnston SC, Fahimi J, Poisson S, Stein JC

Emergency department ultrasonographic probe contamination and experimental model of probe disinfection.

Annals of emergency medicine

Frazee BW, Fahimi J, Lambert L, Nagdev A

Cervical spine fracture in ankylosing spondylitis.

The western journal of emergency medicine

Carnell J, Fahimi J, Wills CP

Result categories for ventilation-perfusion scintigraphy.


Kohn MA, Fahimi J, Newman TB, Sostman HD, Stein PD, Hull RD

Bilateral subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation improves certain aspects of postural control in Parkinson's disease, whereas medication does not.

Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society

Shivitz N, Koop MM, Fahimi J, Heit G, Bronte-Stewart HM

Drinks during lunch.

The virtual mentor : VM

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