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Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD
M_MED-DGIM-VAMC
Professor

4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA 94121
415-221-4810 ext. 4150

Gurpreet Dhaliwal, M.D., is a clinician-educator and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He is the site director of the internal medicine clerkship at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, where he teaches medical students and residents in the emergency department, urgent care clinic, inpatient wards, outpatient clinic, and morning report. His academic interests are the cognitive processes underlying diagnostic reasoning and clinical problem-solving and the study of diagnostic expertise.

Awards and Honors

2015   Essential Core Teaching Award for Outstanding Lecture, UCSF Medical School Class of 2017-18, 2015
2015   Excellence in Teaching Award, UCSF Class of 2015, 2015
2015   Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award, Alpha Omega Alpha, 2015
2014   Commencement Speaker, UCSF School of Medicine, 2014
2013   Council of Master Clinicians, UCSF Department of Medicine, 2013
2012   Essential Core Teaching Award for Outstanding Lecture, UCSF Medical School Class of 2015, 2012
2011   Henry J. Kaiser Award for Excellence in Inpatient Teaching, UCSF School of Medicine, 2011
2009   Excellence in Teaching Award, UCSF Medical School Class of 2009, 2009
2007   Academic Senate Distinction in Teaching Award, University of California, San Francisco, 2007
2006   Calvin L. Chou PRIME Teaching Award, UCSF Department of Medicine, 2006
2005   Haile T. Debas UCSF Academy of Medical Educators, UCSF School of Medicine, 2005
2005   Excellence in Direct Teaching, UCSF Academy of Medical Educators, 2005
2005   Henry J. Kaiser Award for Excellence in Inpatient Teaching, UCSF School of Medicine, 2005
2003   Excellence in Small Group Instruction Award, UCSF School of Medicine, 2003
2003   Floyd C. Rector Jr. Housestaff Teaching Award, UCSF Department of Medicine, 2003
1999   Julius R. Krevans Award for Clinical Excellence, San Francisco General Hospital, 1999

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  1. Narayana S, Rajkomar A, Harrison JD, Valencia V, Dhaliwal G, Ranji SR. What Happened to My Patient? An Educational Intervention to Facilitate Postdischarge Patient Follow-Up. J Grad Med Educ. 2017 Oct; 9(5):627-633.

  2. Abad CL, Dhaliwal G, Geschwind MD, Saint S, Safdar N. Mass Confusion. J Hosp Med. 2017 09; 12(9):750-754.

  3. Vidyarthi AR, Dhaliwal G, Monash B, Shum KL, Lee J, Zaas AK. Hot in the Tropics. J Hosp Med. 2017 Jun; 12(6):462-466.

  4. Geha R, Peters M, Gill RM, Dhaliwal G. Histology Rings True. N Engl J Med. 2017 03 02; 376(9):869-874.

  5. Prabhakaran A, Dhaliwal G, Schilf CR, Caughey GH, Pile J. A shocking diagnosis. J Hosp Med. 2017 Feb; 12(2):104-108.

  6. Dhand A, Bucelli R, Varadhachary A, Tsiaklides M, de Bruin G, Dhaliwal G. Monitoring the Diagnostic Process on an Inpatient Neurology Service. Neurohospitalist. 2017 Jul; 7(3):132-136.

  7. Gupta N, Feingold K, Dhaliwal G. Stressing Signal Versus Noise: An Exercise in Clinical Reasoning. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Jan; 32(1):122-126.

  8. Brondfield S, Dhaliwal G. Giant Inguinoscrotal Hernia. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 Dec; 31(12):1537.

  9. Rendon P, Dhaliwal G, Kim B, Aguayo A, Pierce JR. Look No Further: An Exercise in Clinical Reasoning. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 Sep; 31(9):1097-101.

  10. Prahl M, Dhaliwal G, Shulman ST, Doshi N, Monash B. Another spin. J Hosp Med. 2016 Jul; 11(7):509-12.

  11. Al-Helou G, Anklesaria Z, Kohlwes J, Ahari J, Dhaliwal G. When the Illness Goes Off Script-An Exercise in Clinical Reasoning. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 Jul; 31(7):803-7.

  12. Zhu JM, Hamel D, Dhaliwal G, Glass M, Sharpe B, Kim B, Monash B. Breakdown. J Hosp Med. 2016 Feb; 11(2):126-9.

  13. Dhaliwal G. A PIECE OF MY MIND. The Greatest Generation. JAMA. 2015 Dec 08; 314(22):2353-4.

  14. Matsumura M, Ando N, Kumabe A, Dhaliwal G. Pseudo-renal failure: bladder rupture with urinary ascites. BMJ Case Rep. 2015 Nov 20; 2015.

  15. Murray SG, Wachter RM, Cho KC, Dhaliwal G. CLINICAL PROBLEM-SOLVING. A Breakthrough Diagnosis. N Engl J Med. 2015 Nov 05; 373(19):1865-70.

  16. Brondfield S, Reid M, Patel K, Ten R, Dhaliwal G. Disseminated mycobacterial infection and scabies infestation. Am J Med. 2015 Oct; 128(10):e41-2.

  17. Ebinger J, Sedighi Manesh R, Dhaliwal G, Sharpe B, Monash B. A coat with a clue. J Hosp Med. 2015 Jul; 10(7):462-6.

  18. Olson AP, Sahni N, Kim B, Dhaliwal G. Not a textbook case. J Hosp Med. 2015 Apr; 10(4):266-70.

  19. Feldman W, Dhaliwal G. When Professors Don't Return Essays. Teach Learn Med. 2015; 27(4):431-4.

  20. Kapoor R, Saint S, Kapoor JR, Johnson RA, Dhaliwal G. Clinical problem-solving. D is for delay. N Engl J Med. 2014 Dec 04; 371(23):2218-23.

  21. Giridhar KV, Dhaliwal G, Tierney L. Split decision. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Dec; 29(12):1707-10.

  22. Dhaliwal G. Capsule commentary on Guerrasio and Aagaard, Methods and outcomes for the remediation of clinical reasoning. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Dec; 29(12):1687.

  23. Dhaliwal G, Sehgal NL. Demystify leadership in order to cultivate it. Acad Med. 2014 Nov; 89(11):1441.

  24. Dhaliwal G. Bringing high-value care to the inpatient teaching service. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jul; 174(7):1021-2.

  25. Dhaliwal G. Doctors are competitive: use that to improve care delivery. Healthc Financ Manage. 2014 Jun; 68(6):152.

  26. Hosoi T, Dhaliwal G, Tokuda Y. Amyloidosis in bilateral external auditory canals. BMJ Case Rep. 2014 May 13; 2014.

  27. Dhand A, Engstrom J, Dhaliwal G. Author response. Neurology. 2014 Apr 29; 82(17):1568.

  28. Dhaliwal G. "Expert opinion" software for medical diagnosis and treatment-reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Apr; 174(4):639-40.

  29. Bischoff K, Shah SM, Dhaliwal G, Hollander H. A heart-breaking case of fever and rash. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Sep; 29(9):1310-4.

  30. Hanson JT, Pierce RG, Dhaliwal G. The new education frontier: clinical teaching at night. Acad Med. 2014 Feb; 89(2):215-8.

  31. Chiovaro J, Douglas V, Gaggar A, Dhaliwal G. Exhausting the differential. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 May; 29(5):808-12.

  32. Dhaliwal G, Hauer KE. The oral patient presentation in the era of night float admissions: credit and critique. JAMA. 2013 Dec 04; 310(21):2247-8.

  33. Dhaliwal G. Known unknowns and unknown unknowns at the point of care. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Nov 25; 173(21):1959-61.

  34. Dhaliwal G. Developing teachers of clinical reasoning. Clin Teach. 2013 Oct; 10(5):313-7.

  35. Dhand A, Engstrom J, Dhaliwal G. How experienced community neurologists make diagnoses during clinical encounters. Neurology. 2013 Oct 15; 81(16):1460-6.

  36. Dhaliwal G, Detsky AS. The evolution of the master diagnostician. JAMA. 2013 Aug 14; 310(6):579-80.

  37. Douglas VC, Hessler CS, Dhaliwal G, Betjemann JP, Fukuda KA, Alameddine LR, Lucatorto R, Johnston SC, Josephson SA. The AWOL tool: derivation and validation of a delirium prediction rule. J Hosp Med. 2013 Sep; 8(9):493-9.

  38. Khateeb R, Gandhi T, Dhaliwal G. A raw deal. J Hosp Med. 2013 Aug; 8(8):464-7.

  39. Anaya A, Plantmason L, Dhaliwal G. Back attack. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Jan; 29(1):255-9.

  40. Kara A, McQuillan P, Dhaliwal G. A multifaceted case. J Hosp Med. 2013 May; 8(5):267-70.

  41. Houchens N, Dhaliwal G, Askari F, Kim B, Saint S. Clinical problem-solving. The essential element. N Engl J Med. 2013 Apr 04; 368(14):1345-51.

  42. Tarter L, Yazdany J, Moyers B, Barnett C, Dhaliwal G. Clinical problem-solving. The heart of the matter. N Engl J Med. 2013 Mar 07; 368(10):944-50.

  43. Baxi S, Platts-Mills J, Dhruva S, Huang L, Hanks D, Dhaliwal G. A double-edged sword. J Hosp Med. 2013 Jan; 8(1):47-51.

  44. Bhave PD, Foster E, Dhaliwal G. Clinical problem-solving. A missed connection. N Engl J Med. 2012 Dec 06; 367(23):2241-7.

  45. Cassese T, Kaplan E, Douglas V, Dhaliwal G. Getting to the right question. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Sep; 28(9):1242-6.

  46. Dhaliwal G. Clinical excellence: make it a habit. Acad Med. 2012 Nov; 87(11):1473.

  47. Mylopoulos M, Lohfeld L, Norman GR, Dhaliwal G, Eva KW. Renowned physicians' perceptions of expert diagnostic practice. Acad Med. 2012 Oct; 87(10):1413-7.

  48. Falade-Nwulia OO, Dhaliwal G, Schreiber MP, Saint S, Shorr AF. A 36-year-old Haitian man with coma, acute kidney injury, lactic acidosis, and respiratory failure. Chest. 2012 Sep; 142(3):798-801.

  49. Krassner A, Dhaliwal G, Baudendistel TE. Overcome by weakness. J Hosp Med. 2012 Jul-Aug; 7(6):513-6.

  50. Zemans RL, Stream AR, Musani AI, Dhaliwal G. A 46-year-old man with seizures, brain lesions, and pulmonary infiltrates. Chest. 2012 Jan; 141(1):265-269.

  51. Eva KW, Lohfeld L, Dhaliwal G, Mylopoulos M, Cook DA, Norman GR. Modern conceptions of elite medical practice among internal medicine faculty members. Acad Med. 2011 Oct; 86(10 Suppl):S50-4.

  52. Wei J, Kneeland PP, Dhaliwal G. Cracking the case. J Hosp Med. 2011 Oct; 6(8):480-3.

  53. Dhaliwal G. A piece of my mind. The mechanics of reasoning. JAMA. 2011 Sep 07; 306(9):918-9.

  54. Kamel H, Dhaliwal G, Navi BB, Pease AR, Shah M, Dhand A, Johnston SC, Josephson SA. A randomized trial of hypothesis-driven vs screening neurologic examination. Neurology. 2011 Oct 04; 77(14):1395-400.

  55. Minemura N, Dhaliwal G, Tierney LM. Against all odds. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Jan; 27(1):125-8.

  56. Erickson B, Dhaliwal G, Henderson MC, Amsterdam E, Rencic J. Effusive reasoning. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Oct; 26(10):1204-8.

  57. Vikram HR, Dhaliwal G, Saint S, Simpson CB. Clinical problem-solving. A recurrent problem. N Engl J Med. 2011 Jun 02; 364(22):2148-54.

  58. Reed MC, Dhaliwal G, Saint S, Nallamothu BK. Clinical problem-solving. The right angle. N Engl J Med. 2011 Apr 07; 364(14):1350-6.

  59. Hadano Y, Dhaliwal G, Saint S, Tierney LM, Sakemi H. Mapping out the diagnosis. J Hosp Med. 2011 Mar; 6(3):167-70.

  60. Garg A, Baudendistel TE, Dhaliwal G. In the face of it all. J Hosp Med. 2011 Feb; 6(2):98-102.

  61. Dhaliwal G. Going with your gut. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Feb; 26(2):107-9.

  62. Rajkomar A, Dhaliwal G. Improving diagnostic reasoning to improve patient safety. Perm J. 2011; 15(3):68-73.

  63. Keenan CR, Dhaliwal G, Henderson MC, Bowen JL. A 43-year-old woman with abdominal pain and fever. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Aug; 25(8):874-7.

  64. Patel P, Dhaliwal G, Rajamanickam A, Gebresalassie S, Harte B. Unscripted. J Hosp Med. 2010 Jul-Aug; 5(6):366-70.

  65. Olson AP, Fogarty PF, Dhaliwal G. An important factor in preoperative screening. J Hosp Med. 2010 May-Jun; 5(5):E6-7.

  66. Henderson MC, Dhaliwal G, Jones SR, Culbertson C, Bowen JL. Doing what comes naturally. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Jan; 25(1):84-7.

  67. Dhaliwal G, Sharpe BA. Twelve tips for presenting a clinical problem solving exercise. Med Teach. 2009 Dec; 31(12):1056-9.

  68. Dhand A, Dhaliwal G. Examining patient conceptions: a case of metastatic breast cancer in an African American male to female transgender patient. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Feb; 25(2):158-61.

  69. Thierman S, Dhaliwal G, Sooriash L, Baudendistel T. Flushing out the diagnosis. J Hosp Med. 2009 Nov; 4(9):569-73.

  70. Margaretten ME, Tierney LM, Dhaliwal G. Clinical problem-solving. A hard diagnosis. N Engl J Med. 2009 Aug 06; 361(6):613-7.

  71. Fazel R, Dhaliwal G, Saint S, Nallamothu BK. Clinical problem-solving. A red flag. N Engl J Med. 2009 May 07; 360(19):2005-10.

  72. Lieu C, Janssen WJ, Saint S, Dhaliwal G. The tip of the iceberg. J Hosp Med. 2009 May; 4(5):317-20.

  73. Dhaliwal G. Teaching medicine to non-English speaking background learners in a foreign country. J Gen Intern Med. 2009 Jun; 24(6):771-3.

  74. Piccini JP, Hernandez AF, Dibernardo LR, Rogers JG, Dhaliwal G. A change of heart. J Hosp Med. 2009 Feb; 4(2):131-6.

  75. Dhaliwal G. Medical expertise: begin with the end in mind. Med Educ. 2009 Feb; 43(2):105-7.

  76. Leeper NJ, Dhaliwal G, Saint S, Witteles RM. Clinical problem-solving. Fool's Gold. N Engl J Med. 2008 Nov 06; 359(19):2035-41.

  77. Jackson R, Toubia N, Dhaliwal G, Bottomley SS, Bronze MS. A confusing case of confusion. Acute porphyrias. J Okla State Med Assoc. 2008 Apr; 101(4):85-6, 89-90.

  78. Yung IO, Baudendistel TE, Dhaliwal G. A diagnosis of exclusion. J Hosp Med. 2008 Mar; 3(2):162-6.

  79. Kwan DM, Dhaliwal G, Baudendistel TE. Thinking inside the box. J Hosp Med. 2008 Jan; 3(1):71-6.

  80. Harte BJ, Dhaliwal G, Armstrong W, Pile JC. A rash decision. J Hosp Med. 2007 Nov; 2(6):433-8.

  81. Williams LH, Raugi GJ, Dhaliwal G, Saint S, Lipsky BA. "Are we there yet?". J Hosp Med. 2007 May; 2(3):181-8.

  82. Dhaliwal G, Chou CL. A brief educational intervention in personal finance for medical residents. J Gen Intern Med. 2007 Mar; 22(3):374-7.

  83. Wang B, Dhaliwal G, Sleisenger MH. Six decades of progress and change in hospital medicine, 1947-2007. Pharos Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Med Soc. 2007; 70(1):10-5.

  84. Haber RJ, Bardach NS, Vedanthan R, Gillum LA, Haber LA, Dhaliwal GS. Preparing fourth-year medical students to teach during internship. J Gen Intern Med. 2006 May; 21(5):518-20.

  85. Leeper NJ, Wener LS, Dhaliwal G, Saint S, Wachter RM. Clinical problem-solving. One surprise after another. N Engl J Med. 2005 Apr 07; 352(14):1474-9.

  86. Janssen WJ, Dhaliwal G, Collard HR, Saint S. Clinical problem-solving. Why "why" matters. N Engl J Med. 2004 Dec 02; 351(23):2429-34.

  87. Hoffman RJ, Dhaliwal G, Gilden DJ, Saint S. Clinical problem-solving. Special cure. N Engl J Med. 2004 Nov 04; 351(19):1997-2002.

  88. Dhaliwal G, Cornett PA, Tierney LM. Hemolytic anemia. Am Fam Physician. 2004 Jun 01; 69(11):2599-606.

  89. Cornia PB, Lipsky BA, Dhaliwal G, Saint S. Clinical problem-solving. Red snapper or crab? N Engl J Med. 2004 Apr 01; 350(14):1443-8.

  90. Dhaliwal G, Schmidt KE, Gilden DJ, Saint S. Clinical problem-solving. True, true, and related. N Engl J Med. 2004 Jan 01; 350(1):60-5.

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