Faculty ProfilesSalomeh Keyhani, MD
4150 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94121
Dr. Keyhani is a general internist and a health services researcher. She has experience in retrospective cohort study designs, use of natural language processing to construct cohorts, and use of advanced statistical techniques for observational research. She is currently leading multiple NIH funded cohort studies and has used natural language processing for either cohort construction or data extraction in all studies. Areas of focus include the cardiovascular health effects of marijuana use, the management of carotid and predictors of 30-day readmission.
She also has an active research program in health care quality and health policy. Her quality of care research to date has focused on examining the underuse and overuse of medical procedures, comparing receipt of appropriate therapy in different systems of care (e.g. Medicare versus Veterans Health Administration) and examining system factors that contribute to improved quality. More recently her quality of care work has focused more specifically on stroke therapies such as carotid endarterectomy and thrombolytic therapy. Her policy research has largely focused on areas important to health care reform and factors that may contribute to inefficiency and the use of inappropriate care in the US health care system. She has surveyed physicians on their views towards national guidelines, comparative effectiveness research, defensive medicine and conflicts of interest in medicine.
Education and Training
|Location||Degree or Training||Specialty||Date|
|Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health||MPH||Public Health||06/2004|
|Johns Hopkins School of Medicine||Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar||06/2004|
|Johns Hopkins Hospital||Internal Medicine Residency||06/2002|
|University of California, Davis||MD||Medicine||06/1999|
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Recent Articles (54)
Ahn R, Woodbridge A, Abraham A, Saba S, Korenstein D, Madden E, Boscardin WJ, Keyhani S. Financial ties of principal investigators and randomized controlled trial outcomes: cross sectional study. BMJ. 2017 Jan 17; 356:i6770.
Mowery DL, Chapman BE, Conway M, South BR, Madden E, Keyhani S, Chapman WW. Extracting a stroke phenotype risk factor from Veteran Health Administration clinical reports: an information content analysis. J Biomed Semantics. 2016; 7:26.
Keyhani S, Cheng EM, Naseri A, Halm EA, Williams LS, Johanning J, Madden E, Rofagha S, Woodbridge A, Abraham A, Ahn R, Saba S, Eilkhani E, Hebert P, Bravata DM. Common Reasons That Asymptomatic Patients Who Are 65 Years and Older Receive Carotid Imaging. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 May 01; 176(5):626-33.
Keyhani S, Myers LJ, Cheng E, Hebert P, Williams LS, Bravata DM. Effect of clinical and social risk factors on hospital profiling for stroke readmission: a cohort study. Ann Intern Med. 2014 Dec 02; 161(11):775-84.
Blum AB, Egorova NN, Sosunov EA, Gelijns AC, DuPree E, Moskowitz AJ, Federman AD, Ascheim DD, Keyhani S. Impact of socioeconomic status measures on hospital profiling in New York City. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2014 May; 7(3):391-7.
Cheng EM, Bravata DM, El-Saden S, Vassar SD, Ofner S, Williams LS, Keyhani S. Carotid artery stenosis: wide variability in reporting formats--a review of 127 Veterans Affairs medical centers. Radiology. 2013 Jan; 266(1):289-94.
Keyhani S, Cheng E, Arling G, Li X, Myers L, Ofner S, Williams LS, Phipps M, Ordin D, Bravata DM. Does the inclusion of stroke severity in a 30-day mortality model change standardized mortality rates at Veterans Affairs hospitals? Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2012 Jul 01; 5(4):508-13.
Keyhani S, Arling G, Williams LS, Ross JS, Ordin DL, Myers J, Tyndall G, Vogel B, Bravata DM. The use and misuse of thrombolytic therapy within the Veterans Health Administration. Med Care. 2012 Jan; 50(1):66-73.
Arling G, Reeves M, Ross J, Williams LS, Keyhani S, Chumbler N, Phipps MS, Roumie C, Myers LJ, Salanitro AH, Ordin DL, Myers J, Bravata DM. Estimating and reporting on the quality of inpatient stroke care by Veterans Health Administration Medical Centers. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2012 Jan; 5(1):44-51.
Neuman J, Korenstein D, Ross JS, Keyhani S. Prevalence of financial conflicts of interest among panel members producing clinical practice guidelines in Canada and United States: cross sectional study. BMJ. 2011 Oct 11; 343:d5621.
Ross JS, Arling G, Ofner S, Roumie CL, Keyhani S, Williams LS, Ordin DL, Bravata DM. Correlation of inpatient and outpatient measures of stroke care quality within veterans health administration hospitals. Stroke. 2011 Aug; 42(8):2269-75.
Federman AD, Penrod JD, Livote E, Hebert P, Keyhani S, Doucette J, Siu AL. Development of and recovery from difficulty with activities of daily living: an analysis of national data. J Aging Health. 2010 Dec; 22(8):1081-98.
Keyhani S, Kleinman LC, Rothschild M, Bernstein JM, Anderson R, Chassin M. Overuse of tympanostomy tubes in New York metropolitan area: evidence from five hospital cohort. BMJ. 2008 Oct 03; 337:a1607.
Ross JS, Keyhani S, Keenan PS, Bernheim SM, Penrod JD, Boockvar KS, Federman AD, Krumholz HM, Siu AL. Use of recommended ambulatory care services: is the Veterans Affairs quality gap narrowing? Arch Intern Med. 2008 May 12; 168(9):950-8.
Ross JS, Keyhani S, Keenan PS, Bernheim SM, Penrod JD, Boockvar KS, Krumholz HM, Siu AL. Dual use of Veterans Affairs services and use of recommended ambulatory care. Med Care. 2008 Mar; 46(3):309-16.
Keyhani S, Scobie JV, Hebert PL, McLaughlin MA. Gender disparities in blood pressure control and cardiovascular care in a national sample of ambulatory care visits. Hypertension. 2008 Apr; 51(4):1149-55.
Keyhani S, Kleinman LC, Rothschild M, Bernstein JM, Anderson R, Simon M, Chassin M. Clinical characteristics of New York City children who received tympanostomy tubes in 2002. Pediatrics. 2008 Jan; 121(1):e24-33.
Keyhani S, Ross JS, Hebert P, Dellenbaugh C, Penrod JD, Siu AL. Use of preventive care by elderly male veterans receiving care through the Veterans Health Administration, Medicare fee-for-service, and Medicare HMO plans. Am J Public Health. 2007 Dec; 97(12):2179-85.