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Stein, John

Institution: University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Grant Title: Ultrasound by Emergency Physicians in Ectopic Pregnancy
Grant Number:  K08 HS15569
Duration: 4 years (2007-2011)
Total Award: $498,000

Project Description: There are two main aims to this research: 

  1. Measure the accuracy of pelvic ultrasound performed by emergency physicians among patients at risk for ectopic pregnancy.
  2. Conduct a cost-effectiveness analysis of ultrasound evaluation of ectopic pregnancy by radiologists versus trained emergency physicians.

Career Goals: Dr. Stein is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine at UCSF.  He received his M.D. from Dartmouth Medical School and served his residency in Emergency Medicine at Highland General Hospital in Oakland, CA.  His primary career goal is to become an established leader in the field of acute healthcare research, specifically as it relates to the implementation and assessment of technologic improvements. 

Progress to Date: One hundred fifty-two patients have been enrolled thus far in the study and over 24 different physicians have participated.  Preliminary work has begun on the cost effectiveness aim of the study.

Future Plans: The grantee will investigate the supporting literature for the cost effectiveness research to make accurate point estimates to insure the model will have adequate generalizability.  Dr. Stein will continue to enroll patients and pursue the academic requirement for his Masters.

Highlights and Specific Accomplishments:

  • Outstanding UCSF Emergency Teaching Attending, 2004.
  • Foundations of Patient Care Outstanding Teacher Award, UCSF School of Medicine, 2004.

K-Generated Publications: None thus far.

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