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James Kahn, M.D
James Kahn, M.D
Stanford University School of Medicine
VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA

Research Interests: Career Development, Health Care Organization, Infectious Disease

Dr. James Kahn is the Chief of the Medical Services at the Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System and Professor of Medicine and Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine at Stanford University. He received three career awards; one from the American Cancer Society and two from NIH. He received one of the twelve “Roadmap Initiatives” from the NIH, "Re-Engineering the Clinical Research Enterprise: Feasibility of Integrating and Expanding Clinical Research Networks." In the past, he received research support from AHRQ, Blue Shield Foundation, California Healthcare Foundation, the Commonwealth Foundation and Veterans Affairs Specialty Care office. He led teams and participated on teams conducting Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3 investigations focused on HIV infection, electronic medical records, mentorship and novel demonstration projects that improve care and reduce costs. He received R0-1 funding from NIH as the principal investigator of a study using technology to improve connections among patients and their health care team. He developed a mentorship program for doctoral and post-doctoral scholars and early career faculty dedicated to scholarly and educational excellence. He served on the Committee for Human Research, the Committee on Academic Budget and Planning, the Research Administration Board and the Research Data Systems Steering Committee all at UCSF, and on advisory panels to the NIH, the FDA, Veterans Administration and the US Armed Forces. He has published over 100 articles in peer reviewed journals including New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Science and Nature Medicine.

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