Authors
    • Anesthesiology
    • Resident Physician at UCSF

    Dr. Catherine Chen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is also affiliated with the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and the UCSF Center for Healthcare Value. Dr. Chen received a BA in English from Rice University in 2001. After a brief stint in investment banking, Dr. Chen obtained her MD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2010, while simultaneously earning an MPH at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2009. Dr. Chen completed her internship and residency in the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care at UCSF.  Dr. Chen’s research interests include identifying and reducing overutilization as well as streamlining healthcare delivery during the perioperative period.

    • Internal Medicine
    Grace A. Lin, MD, MAS is Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF, where her research focuses on resource utilization, appropriateness of care, shared decision-making, and the measurement of the quality of the decision-making process, particularly in cardiology. She is also practices general internal medicine, as well as being actively involved in teaching medical students and residents at UCSF. Dr. Lin’s current research projects focus on improving quality of care through helping patients and physicians make high quality decisions that are reflective of both evidence from the literature and the patient’s individual values. She has published both quantitative and qualitative research in peer-reviewed journals including JAMA, Archives of Internal Medicine, and Medical Care, and serves on the editorial board of the Archives of Internal Medicine. Current projects include examining how well physicians adhere to guidelines, examining patterns of care in large registries and databases, investigating the effects of implementing patient decision aids into primary care practice, and developing a metric that can be used to assess the quality of decision-making in patients with cardiac disease. Dr. Lin received her MD from the University of Michigan, and her Masters of Advanced Studies in Clinical Research from UCSF. She has received a Young Investigator Award and a career development award from the American Heart Association for her work examining the appropriateness of care in patients with coronary artery disease. She currently holds a career development award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
    • Pediatrics
    • Health Services Research
    • Assistant Professor, General Pediatrics and Health Policy at UCSF
    Dr. Bardach is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy at the University of California San Francisco in the Department of Pediatrics and at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. Dr. Bardach’s research interests include quality measurement and the use of quality measures in interventions such as public reporting, financial incentive programs. She is also interested in variations in care and price transparency.
    • Anesthesiology
    Chair, Safety & Quality of Practice Committee, World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists
    Chair, Safety & Quality of Practice Committee, World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists
    Adrian W Gelb MBChB, FRCPC, FRCA is a Professor in the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Previously he was the Professor and Chair of the Department of Anesthesia at University of Western Ontario, Canada from 1990 to 2001 and Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care at UCSF 2004-2011. Professor Gelb has served as the leader in multiple national and international Anesthesia Societies having been the President of 3 societies - the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS), the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care (SNACC), and the International Society for Anesthetic Pharmacology (ISAP). He currently serves on the California Society of Anesthesiologists Executive Committee and chairs the Education Programs Division. Academically, Professor Gelb is an active and funded researcher and is the author of >150 peer-reviewed publications. He is also the author of >100 book chapters, editorials, letters, commentary, etc. He has edited 5 books including the popular Essentials of Neuroanesthesia & Neurointensive Care. He has served on multiple editorial boards including Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, Anesthesia & Analgesia (previous section editor for Neuroanesthesia & Neuroscience), European Journal of Anaesthesiology, Current Opinion in Anesthesiology to name a few. To date, he has given > 300 invited lectures that include 170 international invited lectures, and 16 named lectureships. He has honorary professorial appointments at 3 international universities.
    • Anesthesiology
    Acting Director of the Center for Cerebrovascular Research, UCSF
    Acting Director of the Center for Cerebrovascular Research, UCSF
    Mervyn Maze, MB, ChB is William K. Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Anesthesia and Former Chair of the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care at the University of California, San Francisco. He is currently the Acting Director of the Center for Cerebrovascular Research. His research interests include patient factors that increase the risk for postoperative cognitive decline, as well as neurotoxicity of anesthesia and surgery at the extremes of life. At the present time, the patient-related factors that are being investigated most intensively are the metabolic syndrome and obesity with and without insulin resistance. Dr. Maze is a long-time recipient of NIH and other federally funded agency support for his research that has resulted in the clinical translation of a new chemical entity (decks met atomic in). He holds 17 patents related to research performed in his laboratory while at Stanford University, Imperial College London, and UCSF.
    • Anesthesiology
    Professor & Interim Chair, Anesthesia & Perioperative Care, UCSF
    Professor & Interim Chair, Anesthesia & Perioperative Care, UCSF
    Dr. Gropper is currently a Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care at the University of California, San Francisco. He served as Chair for Medical Quality at UCSF Medical Center from 2002 to 2008, and as President of the Medical Staff. Dr. Gropper has a longstanding interest in improving outcomes in critically ill patients and has spearheaded successful efforts to reduce hospital-acquired infections in the ICU, especially catheter-related bloodstream infections and ventilator-associated pneumonia. His research interests are in the area of respiratory failure, severe sepsis, and transfusion medicine. He has received National Institute of Health funding for these projects. Dr. Gropper graduated from University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine. Following his residency in Anesthesia at UCSF he completed a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine also at UCSF. He is board certified in anesthesia and was awarded special qualification in critical care medicine. His work has been published widely, and he speaks nationally and internationally on critical care medicine. Dr. Gropper focuses on public reporting and awareness of quality improvement, pay for performance in critical care and ventilator-associated pneumonia.
  • R. Adams Dudley, MD, MBA, (@RAdamsDudleyMD) is Director of UCSF’s Center for Healthcare Value. He has spent decades helping consumers, employers, providers, insurers, and government develop strategies for measuring and rewarding performance. He currently leads California’s efforts to develop a multi-payer claims database and to establish price and utilization transparency. Previously, he founded the California Hospital Assessment and Reporting Taskforce (CHART), a multi-stakeholder 501(c)3 that established a voluntary, universal, robust hospital performance reporting system. CHART was the first public reporting program in the nation to report HCAHPS, breast feeding rates, NSVT C-section rates, and NQF-endorsed ICU measures developed by Dr. Dudley’s team. Dr. Dudley now has several projects using natural language processing and machine learning to extract information from EHRs. In 2005, he received the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy; in 2010 he was elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation; and in 2013 he received UCSF's Distinction in Mentoring Award.