Faculty ProfilesJeff Kohlwes, MD
San Francisco, CA 94121
Jeffrey Kohlwes, MD, MPH is based at the VA Medical Center and is the Program Director of the PRIME Residency program. He also is the Associate Program Director for the UCSF Internal Medicine Residency Program in charge of Resident Academic Development and Assessment. After completing his residency and chief residency at UCSF, he was the co-Medical Director of the Methadone and HIV Clinic at San Francisco General Hospital. Subequently, he completed the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Washington. Dr. Kohlwes returned to UCSF to assume the directorship of the PRIME program at the San Francisco VAMC. During his tenure as Director, the PRIME program has expanded to include the majority of the UCSF categorical residents each year becoming the largest residency track at UCSF. He has published several manuscripts on the PRIME Program, which focuses on providing an immersion clinical research experience for internal medicine residents. Currently, two thirds of PRIME residents publish their residency research projects with over 250 first-author publications over the last 12 years.
His position as an Associate Editor for Clinical Material for the Journal of General Internal Medicine has led to the merging of his interests in clinical care and evidence based medicine. Working with a team of editors he created the Exercises in Clinical Reasoning series. This series is expanding into a national online teaching tool for Clinical Reasoning. His interest in evidence based medicine and clinical practice have led him to do his Updates in General Internal Medicine for UCSF conferences and medical grand rounds annually since 2004.
Education and Training
|Location||Degree or Training||Specialty||Date|
|RWJ Clinical Scholars Program, University of Washington||MPH||Public Health||06/1998|
|Chief Resident, VAMC, University of California, San Francisco||Postdoctoral Studies||Internal Medicine||06/1994|
|San Francisco General Hospital Primary Care Internal Medicine, UCSF||Residency||General Internal Medicine||06/1993|
|Dartmouth Medical School||MD||Medicine||06/1990|
|University of California, Davis||B.S.||Physiology||06/1984|
Clinical Reasoning, Clinical Research Training, Graduate Medical Education, Professional Career Development, Professional MentoringAwards and Honors
Academic Senate Distinction in Teaching Award, UCSF, 2017-2018
Graduate Medical Education Achievement Award, UCSF, 2013
AOA Honoree by UCSF 2011 Graduating Class, UCSF, 2011
Calvin Chou PRIME Teaching Award, UCSF, 2010
Academy of Medical Educators Distinguished Teaching Award, 2009, 2009
Nominee, Academic Senate Senior Teaching Award, UCSF, 2008
Floyd Rector Departmental Teaching Award, UCSF, 2004
Resident Teaching Award, UCSF, 1993
Keith Johnson R2 Award, UCSF Residency, 1992
Melba Jarrett Service Award, Dartmouth Medical School, 1990
Honors Graduate, Dartmouth Medical School, 1990
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Recent Articles (40)
Kohlwes J, O'Brien B, Stanley M, Grant R, Shunk R, Connor D, Cornett P, Hollander H. Does Research Training During Residency Promote Scholarship and Influence Career Choice? A Cross-Sectional Analysis of a 10-Year Cohort of the UCSF-PRIME Internal Medicine Residency Program. Teach Learn Med. 2016 Jul-Sep; 28(3):314-9.
Stanley M, O'Brien B, Julian K, Jain S, Cornett P, Hollander H, Baron RB, Kohlwes RJ. Is Training in a Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Associated with a Career in Primary Care Medicine? J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Sep; 30(9):1333-8.
Hauer KE, Soni K, Cornett P, Kohlwes J, Hollander H, Ranji SR, Ten Cate O, Widera E, Calton B, O'Sullivan PS. Developing entrustable professional activities as the basis for assessment of competence in an internal medicine residency: a feasibility study. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Aug; 28(8):1110-4.
Hauer KE, Kohlwes J, Cornett P, Hollander H, Ten Cate O, Ranji SR, Soni K, Iobst W, O'Sullivan P. Identifying entrustable professional activities in internal medicine training. J Grad Med Educ. 2013 Mar; 5(1):54-9.
Kohlwes RJ, Cornett P, Dandu M, Julian K, Vidyarthi A, Minichiello T, Shunk R, Jain S, Harleman E, Ranji S, Sharpe B, O'Sullivan P, Hollander H. Developing educators, investigators, and leaders during internal medicine residency: the area of distinction program. J Grad Med Educ. 2011 Dec; 3(4):535-40.
Singer JP, Kohlwes J, Bent S, Zimmerman L, Eisner MD. The impact of a "low-intensity" versus "high-intensity" medical intensive care unit on patient outcomes in critically ill veterans. J Intensive Care Med. 2010 Jul; 25(4):233-9.
Shunk R, Dulay M, Julian K, Cornett P, Kohlwes J, Tarter L, Hollander H, O'Brien B, O'Sullivan P. Using the american board of internal medicine practice improvement modules to teach internal medicine residents practice improvement. J Grad Med Educ. 2010 Mar; 2(1):90-5.
Terasawa T, Blackmore CC, Bent S, Kohlwes RJ. Systematic review: computed tomography and ultrasonography to detect acute appendicitis in adults and adolescents. Ann Intern Med. 2004 Oct 05; 141(7):537-46.
Gupta S, Bent S, Kohlwes J. Test characteristics of alpha-fetoprotein for detecting hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with hepatitis C. A systematic review and critical analysis. Ann Intern Med. 2003 Jul 01; 139(1):46-50.