Nima Afshar, MD
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Note: This is NOT the former postdoctoral fellow by the same name who left UCSF after findings of research misconduct. This Nima Afshar is a clinician educator, not a basic science researcher.
Dr. Afshar is a physician educator at UCSF and emergency physician/internist based at the San Francisco VA (SFVA). His education interests are point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) and acute care medicine. Dr. Afshar founded and directs the Medicine Residency POCUS curriculum, one of the earliest comprehensive POCUS curricula among large academic medicine residency programs. He is Director of Education at the SFVA ED and VA Site Director for the Emergency Medicine Residency.
Honors and Awards
- Federal Employee of the Year, nominee, Dep of Veterans Affairs, 2021
- Academy of Medical Educators, inductee, UCSF, 2017
- Academy of Medical Educators Teaching Award, UCSF, 2013
- Phi Beta Kappa/Summa Cum Laude, UCLA, 1995-1996
Afshar N, Safaei S, Nickerson DP, Hunter PJ, Suresh V. Computational Modelling of Glucose Uptake by SGLT1 and Apical GLUT2 in the Enterocyte. Frontiers in physiology 2021. PMID: 34950044
Anstey JE, Jensen TP, Afshar N. Point-of-Care Ultrasound Needs Assessment, Curriculum Design, and Curriculum Assessment in a Large Academic Internal Medicine Residency Program. Southern medical journal 2018. PMID: 29978232
Carpenter W, Afshar N, Mihara K. Spinal epidural abscess with discitis and vertebral osteomyelitis. Volume 27 of Issue 11. Journal of general internal medicine 2012. PMID: 22570107
Afshar N, Tabas J, Afshar K, Silbergleit R. Blood cultures for community-acquired pneumonia: are they worthy of two quality measures? A systematic review. Journal of hospital medicine 2009. PMID: 19219920
Baudendistel TE, Afshar N, Tierney LM. One hundred years later. Journal of hospital medicine 2008. PMID: 19084898