Director of Clinical Informatics
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Aaron Neinstein, MD is Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of Clinical Informatics at CDHI. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, and Clinical Informatics, and maintains an active clinical practice in Endocrinology. His expertise in the development and use of novel diabetes technologies spans from publishing peer-reviewed articles, to consulting and advising companies, speaking at conferences and educational events, and blogging for Medscape. Dr. Neinstein believes in empowering patients and physicians to access, share, understand, and use health information in day-to-day care, including outside of traditional healthcare settings. He has devoted his informatics career to advancing health policy and creating tools that facilitate connected, collaborative care as well as ecosystems that enable integration of innovative software into care delivery workflows. He helped lead UCSF's Epic EHR implementation and optimization and was on the founding team of Tidepool, a non-profit that creates open-source software to empower people with diabetes. At CDHI, he leads a multi-disciplinary team focused on digital transformation of care delivery at UCSF, development and commercialization of novel technologies, and advocacy work that hopes to enable a national digital health ecosystem. He majored in American Studies at Northwestern University, graduated Alpha Omega Alpha from the Keck School of Medicine of USC, and did his Internal Medicine residency and Endocrinology fellowship at UCSF. He was inducted as an inaugural Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association.
Professor of Medicine
Andrew Auerbach, MD, MPH, is a Professor of Medicine at the UCSF, in the Division of Hospital Medicine, where he is the Chair of the Clinical Content Oversight Committee for UCSF Health, the operational group responsible for developing and implementing electronic health record tools across the UCSF Health enterprise.
Dr. Auerbach is a widely recognized leader in Hospital Medicine, having authored or co-authored the seminal research describing the effects of hospital medicine systems on patient outcomes, costs, and care quality. He leads a 13-hospital research collaborative focused on new discoveries in healthcare delivery models in acute care settings, and continues an active research mentoring program at UCSF.
In addition, Dr. Auerbach serves as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Hospital Medicine, the flagship peer-reviewed publication for the field of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Auerbach’s research has been published in prominent journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Archives of Internal Medicine. He has received the Mack Lipkin Award for Outstanding Research as a fellow, and the Western Society for Clinical Investigation Outstanding Investigator, and is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation.
Medical Director for Practice Innovation, UCSF Health
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
Dr. Gleason joined CDHI in 2017 and is a clinical informatics lead on the Digital Patient Experience and Referrals Automation products. He joined the faculty in 2011 and currently serves as Medical Director for Practice Innovation for UCSF Health, focusing innovations that improve access to timely, high-value care in the outpatient setting.
Dr. Gleason developed an eConsult program at UCSF, offering primary care providers timely access to specialist expertise and allowing patients to avoid the travel, work absence, and other costs associated with a visit to the specialist’s office. With funding from the UC Office of the President and a Medicare innovation grant with Association of American Medical Colleges, Dr. Gleason led dissemination of this eConsult platform across all UC Health Systems and additional Academic Medical Centers nationally. The implementation grants provided firsthand experience leading teams to understand barriers and facilitators of adoption of innovations by physicians and physicians and health systems.
Dr. Gleason is Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine where he practices as a primary care physician and teaches medical students and residents. Nat Gleason attended UCSF for his medical degree and residency training in General Internal Medicine.
Dr. Raman Khanna is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Hospital Medicine at UCSF and Physician Lead for Inpatient Informatics at UCSF Medical Center. He has an appointment in the Center for Digital Health Innovation (CDHI) where he works primarily on CareWeb, a project to transform clinical communication within and between providers and their teams.
Raman's work centers on the design and implementation of information technology applications in health care. He is also currently active in the EMERGE project, which seeks to unify diverse information streams in a single intricate visualization to prevent harms in the ICU, as well as the ASCENT project where he is codirecting an effort to improve followup for subcritical lab and radiology results in a safety net setting. For his clinical time Raman attends on the Medicine Teaching services. He received his BA and MD, and subsequently completed his residency, at Northwestern University, following which he completed a research fellowship and Masters in Clinical Research at UCSF.
Assistant Professor, Urology
Dr. Odisho received his undergraduate training from the University of California, Berkeley where he earned a degree in Molecular Biology and Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations. He then earned his MD from the University of California, San Francisco with an Area of Distinction in Medical Humanities. He stayed at UCSF for his General Surgery and Urology training. During residency, he earned a Masters of Public Health degree at the University of California, Berkeley with an emphasis in epidemiology and biostatistics. He then completed fellowship training in Urologic Oncology at the University of Washington. In 2017, Dr. Odisho joined the faculty at UCSF. Specializing in urologic cancer care, he is part of the multidisciplinary urologic oncology team of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Dr. Odisho’s research focus combines his technical and computational background in software development and statistical programming with his interests in caring for patients with prostate, kidney, and bladder cancer. His research interests include incorporating novel digital health technologies to engage patients and improve care delivery, developing interactive data visualizations to inform patients, and using machine learning to support clinical decision-making. He has authored numerous research articles and chapters on these topics and has contributed to multiple open-source software projects.
Professor of Clinical Radiology
Dr. Avrin has served in several university and national leadership positions in SIIM (Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine), and RSNA. He is the creator and initial Program Director of the UCSF ACGME Clinical Informatics Fellowship, and the recent Chairman of the RSNA Steering Committee for Digital Roadmap Content. Previously, Dr. Avrin was Chairman of the RSNA Informatics Committee for six years. Dr. Avrin holds a joint appointment in the UCSF Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology and the Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM formerly SCAR).