Liz Goldman

Associate Professor

General Internal Medicine, General Internal Medicine ZSFG

Dr. Goldman is a practicing internist at San Francisco General Hospital where she is the medical lead for the Emergency Department Case Management team, an innovative interdisciplinary intensive case management program assisting the most socially and medically complex clients in the San Francisco Health Network, and the medical lead for an academic clinic-based complex care management team. She also works as a Clinical Informaticist on data analytics, partnering on value based care efforts and data access for research. In addition, she supervises residents, has an outpatient primary care clinic, and attends on the inpatient service. Her research and policy work focuses on improving and transforming health systems for underserved diverse populations. She has developed and implemented systems innovations that improve care transitions, value of care, and care coordination efforts across medical and behavioral health settings.

As part of her work to improve the science of quality measurement, she led the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development Validation Project which assessed the accuracy of California patient discharge data, and was awarded AHRQ grant funding to evaluate the impact of administrative data quality on hospital performance metrics. Her expertise in using administrative data for quality assessments has been nationally recognized, through her participation in the AHRQ Quality Indicator Expert Panel.

M.A.S., 2006 - Medicine (Advance Training in Clinical Research), University of California, San Francisco
Residency, 2003 - School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
M.D., 2000 - School of Medicine, Yale University
B.A., 1995 - Biology, Amherst College
  1. Chan B, Goldman LE, Sarkar U, Guzman D, Critchfield J, Saha S, Kushel M. High perceived social support and hospital readmissions in an older multi-ethnic, limited English proficiency, safety-net population. BMC health services research 2019. PMID: 31126336

  2. Chaisson LH, Duong D, Cattamanchi A, Roemer M, Handley MA, Schillinger D, Sur M, Pham P, Lin MA, Goldman LE, Quan J, Perez S, Healy M, Higashi J, Winston L, Haller B, Luetkemeyer AF, Davis JL. Association of Rapid Molecular Testing With Duration of Respiratory Isolation for Patients With Possible Tuberculosis in a US Hospital. JAMA internal medicine 2018. PMID: 30178007

  3. Clarity C, Sarkar U, Lee J, Handley MA, Goldman LE. Clinician Perspectives on the Management of Abnormal Subcritical Tests in an Urban Academic Safety-Net Health Care System. Volume 43 of Issue 10. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety 2017. PMID: 28942776

  4. Fontil V, Bibbins-Domingo K, Nguyen OK, Guzman D, Goldman LE. Management of Hypertension in Primary Care Safety-Net Clinics in the United States: A Comparison of Community Health Centers and Private Physicians' Offices. Volume 52 of Issue 2. Health services research 2016. PMID: 27283354

  5. Kruger JF, Chen AH, Rybkin A, Leeds K, Guzman D, Vittinghoff E, Goldman LE. Displaying radiation exposure and cost information at order entry for outpatient diagnostic imaging: a strategy to inform clinician ordering. BMJ quality & safety 2016. PMID: 26740494

  6. Bardach NS, Lyndon A, Asteria-Peñaloza R, Goldman LE, Lin GA, Dudley RA. From the closest observers of patient care: a thematic analysis of online narrative reviews of hospitals. Volume 25 of Issue 11. BMJ quality & safety 2015. PMID: 26677215

  7. Chodos AH, Kushel MB, Greysen SR, Guzman D, Kessell ER, Sarkar U, Goldman LE, Critchfield JM, Pierluissi E. Hospitalization-Associated Disability in Adults Admitted to a Safety-Net Hospital. Volume 30 of Issue 12. Journal of general internal medicine 2015. PMID: 25986139

  8. Chan B, Goldman LE, Sarkar U, Schneidermann M, Kessell E, Guzman D, Critchfield J, Kushel M. The Effect of a Care Transition Intervention on the Patient Experience of Older Multi-Lingual Adults in the Safety Net: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Volume 30 of Issue 12. Journal of general internal medicine 2015. PMID: 25986136

  9. Onega T, Goldman LE, Walker RL, Miglioretti DL, Buist DS, Taplin S, Geller BM, Hill DA, Smith-Bindman R. Facility Mammography Volume in Relation to Breast Cancer Screening Outcomes. Journal of medical screening 2015. PMID: 26265482

  10. Lee CI, Bogart A, Germino JC, Goldman LE, Hubbard RA, Haas JS, Hill DA, Tosteson AN, Alford-Teaster JA, DeMartini WB, Lehman CD, Onega TL. Availability of Advanced Breast Imaging at Screening Facilities Serving Vulnerable Populations. Journal of medical screening 2015. PMID: 26078275

  11. Brown RT, Pierluissi E, Guzman D, Kessell ER, Goldman LE, Sarkar U, Schneidermann M, Critchfield JM, Kushel MB. Functional disability in late-middle-aged and older adults admitted to a safety-net hospital. Volume 62 of Issue 11. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2014. PMID: 25367281

  12. Goldman LE, Sarkar U, Kessell E, Guzman D, Schneidermann M, Pierluissi E, Walter B, Vittinghoff E, Critchfield J, Kushel M. Support from hospital to home for elders: a randomized trial. Volume 161 of Issue 7. Annals of internal medicine 2014. PMID: 25285540

  13. Goldman LE, Chu PW, Bacchetti P, Kruger J, Bindman A. Effect of Present-on-Admission (POA) Reporting Accuracy on Hospital Performance Assessments Using Risk-Adjusted Mortality. Health services research 2014. PMID: 25285372

  14. Nguyen OK, Kruger J, Greysen SR, Lyndon A, Goldman LE. Understanding how to improve collaboration between hospitals and primary care in postdischarge care transitions: a qualitative study of primary care leaders' perspectives. Volume 9 of Issue 11. Journal of hospital medicine 2014. PMID: 25211608

  15. Greysen SR, Hoi-Cheung D, Garcia V, Kessell E, Sarkar U, Goldman L, Schneidermann M, Critchfield J, Pierluissi E, Kushel M. "Missing pieces"--functional, social, and environmental barriers to recovery for vulnerable older adults transitioning from hospital to home. Volume 62 of Issue 8. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2014. PMID: 24934494

  16. Kruger JF, Chen AH, Rybkin A, Leeds K, Frosch DL, Goldman LE. Clinician perspectives on considering radiation exposure to patients when ordering imaging tests: a qualitative study. BMJ quality & safety 2014. PMID: 24764135

  17. Kruger JF, Chen AH, Rybkin A, Leeds K, Frosch DL, Goldman E. Clinicians' views on displaying cost information to increase clinician cost-consciousness. The American journal of managed care 2014. PMID: 25495110

  18. Bardach NS, Wang JJ, De Leon SF, Shih SC, Boscardin WJ, Goldman LE, Dudley RA. Effect of pay-for-performance incentives on quality of care in small practices with electronic health records: a randomized trial. Volume 310 of Issue 10. JAMA 2013. PMID: 24026600

  19. Goldman LE, Walker R, Hubbard R, Kerlikowske K. Timeliness of abnormal screening and diagnostic mammography follow-up at facilities serving vulnerable women. Medical care 2013. PMID: 23358386

  20. Bhave PD, Goldman LE, Vittinghoff E, Maselli J, Auerbach A. Incidence, predictors, and outcomes associated with postoperative atrial fibrillation after major noncardiac surgery. American heart journal 2012. PMID: 23194493

  21. Goldman LE, Chu PW, Osmond D, Bindman A. Accuracy of do not resuscitate (DNR) in administrative data. Medical care research and review : MCRR 2012. PMID: 22955698

  22. Goldman LE, Chu PW, Tran H, Romano MJ, Stafford RS. Federally qualified health centers and private practice performance on ambulatory care measures. American journal of preventive medicine 2012. PMID: 22813678

  23. Goldman LE, Walker R, Miglioretti DL, Smith-Bindman R, Kerlikowske AK. Facility characteristics do not explain higher false-positive rates in diagnostic mammography at facilities serving vulnerable women. Medical care 2012. PMID: 22186768

  24. Aaronson DS, Bardach NS, Lin GA, Chattopadhyay A, Goldman LE, Dudley RA. Prediction of hospital acute myocardial infarction and heart failure 30-day mortality rates using publicly reported performance measures. Volume 35 of Issue 2. Journal for healthcare quality : official publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality 2011. PMID: 22093186

  25. Bhave PD, Goldman LE, Vittinghoff E, Maselli JH, Auerbach A. Statin use and postoperative atrial fibrillation after major noncardiac surgery. Heart rhythm 2011. PMID: 21907173

  26. Goldman LE, Chu PW, Osmond D, Bindman A. The accuracy of present-on-admission reporting in administrative data. Health services research 2011. PMID: 22092023

  27. Goldman LE, Walker R, Miglioretti DL, Smith-Bindman R, Kerlikowske K. Accuracy of diagnostic mammography at facilities serving vulnerable women. Medical care 2011. PMID: 20966780

  28. Goldman LE, Haneuse SJ, Miglioretti DL, Kerlikowske K, Buist DS, Yankaskas B, Smith-Bindman R. An assessment of the quality of mammography care at facilities treating medically vulnerable populations. Medical care 2008. PMID: 18580389

  29. Goldman LE, Chattopadhyay A, Bindman AB. Comparisons of health plan quality: does the sampling strategy affect the results? Medical care 2008. PMID: 18580396

  30. Werner RM, Goldman LE, Dudley RA. Comparison of change in quality of care between safety-net and non-safety-net hospitals. Volume 299 of Issue 18. JAMA 2008. PMID: 18477785

  31. Goldman LE, Dudley RA. United States rural hospital quality in the Hospital Compare database-accounting for hospital characteristics. Volume 87 of Issue 1. Health policy (Amsterdam, Netherlands) 2008. PMID: 18374447

  32. Goldman LE, Vittinghoff E, Dudley RA. Quality of care in hospitals with a high percent of Medicaid patients. Volume 45 of Issue 6. Medical care 2007. PMID: 17515786

  33. Goldman LE, Handley M, Rundall TG, Schillinger D. Current and future directions in Medi-Cal chronic disease care management: a view from the top. The American journal of managed care 2007. PMID: 17488192

  34. Goldman LE, Henderson S, Dohan DP, Talavera JA, Dudley RA. Public reporting and pay-for-performance: safety-net hospital executives' concerns and policy suggestions. Volume 44 of Issue 2. Inquiry : a journal of medical care organization, provision and financing 2007. PMID: 17850040

  35. Ranji SR, Goldman LE, Simel DL, Shojania KG. Do opiates affect the clinical evaluation of patients with acute abdominal pain? JAMA 2006. PMID: 17032990

  36. Goldman LE, Boramanand NK, Acevedo V, Gallagher P, Nehgme R. Preterm infants with paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia: presentation, response to therapy, and outcome. Journal of interventional cardiac electrophysiology : an international journal of arrhythmias and pacing 2001. PMID: 11500584