Research at Stanford Health Care, Tri-Valley


Our hospitalists are actively involved in clinical research and have roles in building the hospital's research infrastructure through leadership roles in the SHC-TriValley Research Office. Our focus areas include inpatient hospital care, quality improvement, and education.

Clinical trials that our hospitalists have served as principal and sub-investigators including the NIH Adaptable COVID Treatment Trials (ACTT) and RECOVER trial about COVID

Clinical Trials

RECOVER -  NIH-sponsored longitudinal observational study to understand the long-term effects of COVID. (currently recruiting)
Site Lead: Dr. Minjoung Go and sub-investigator, Dr. Kathleen Jia

Adaptable COVID Treatment Trials (ACTT) -  Investigating therapeutics for the treatment of COVID (Studies now close).
Site Lead: Dr. David Svec, sub investigators: Dr. Minjoung Go and Dr. Evelyn Ling

Evelyn Ling, MD, Research Medical Director

Hospitalist Highlights


Sandling, J., Carrothers, K., & Svec, D. (2023). A Prioritization Model for Emergency Telepsychiatry Service Evaluation and Selection | Telehealth and Medicine TodayTelehealth and Medicine Today8(3).


Subramanian K, Alayo QA, Sedarous M, Nwaiwu O, Okafor PN. Healthcare Disparities Among Homeless Patients Hospitalized With Gastrointestinal Bleeding: A Propensity-Matched, State-Level Analysis. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2022 Oct 27. doi: 10.1097/MCG.0000000000001742. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36730876.

"Anti-nucleocapsid antibody levels and pulmonary comorbid conditions are linked to post–COVID-19 syndrome." Jia, Xiaolin, Shu Cao, Alexandra S. Lee, Monali Manohar, Sayantani B. Sindher, Neera Ahuja, Maja Artandi et al.  JCI insight 7, no. 13 (2022).


Feasibility of direct sputum molecular testing for drug resistance as part of tuberculosis clinical trials eligibility screening. Journal Article IN: Diagnostics. 2019 9(2), 56. DOI: 10.3390/diagnostics9020056. Narges A; Shete P; Nguyen H; Nhung V; Luu L; Pham T; Nguyen H; Nguyen P; Tran M; Pham N; Phan H, Phillips P; Cattamanchi A; Nahid P. 5/2019

How Much Time are Physicians and Nurses Spending at the Bedside? Journal of Hospital Medicine. August 2019. Sang, Loica-Mersa et al


“Earlier identification of medications needing prior authorizations can reduce delays in hospital discharge.” California Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. 2019 May/June; (30(3): 80-85 Lew TK, Bethishou L, Sheih L. 5/2018


Barriers to timely discharge from the general medicine service at an academic teaching hospital. Postgraduate medical journal, Ragavan, M. V., Svec, D., Shieh, L.2017

Tuberculosis progression rates in U.S. Immigrants following screening with interferon-gamma release assays  Authors: Blount  Robert, Tran  Minh-Chi, Everett  Charles, Cattamanchi  Adithya, Metcalfe  John, Connor  Denise, Miller  Cecily, Grinsdale  Jennifer, Higashi  Julie, Nahid  Payam,  Journal: BMC Public Health

Physicians and blocking: can we tear down this wall? Postgraduate medical JournalWang, B., Svec, D.2017

A High Value Care Curriculum for Interns: A Description of Curricular Design, Implementation and Housestaff Feedback: Journal Postgraduate Medical Journal 2017

Interprofessional Collaboration: A Qualitative Studyof Non-Physician Perspectives on Resident Competency; Garth, M., Millet, A., Shearer, E., Stafford, S., Merrell, S. B., Bruce, J., Schillinger, E., Aaronson, A., Svec, D.2017


“Acute, unilateral breast toxicity from gemcitabine in the setting of thoracic inlet obstruction.” Journal of Oncology Practice. 2016 Aug; 12(8):763-4. PMID: 27511721. (Authors: Weiskopf K, Lew T, et al.)

Creating the medical school of the future through incremental curricular transformation: the Stanford Healthcare Innovations and Experiential Learning Directive (SHIELD) Journal: Education for Primary Care 2016

Validation of Test Performance and Clinical Time Zero for an Electronic Health Record Embedded Severe Sepsis Alert. Applied clinical informatics. Rolnick, J., Downing, N. L., Shepard, J., Chu, W., Tam, J., Wessels, A., Li, R., Dietrich, B., Rudy, M., Castaneda, L., Shieh, L.2016; 7 (2): 560-572


Improving and sustaining a reduction in iatrogenic pneumothorax through a multifaceted quality-improvement approach JOURNAL OF HOSPITAL MEDICINE Shieh, L., Go, M., Gessner, D., Chen, J. H., Hopkins, J., Maggio, P.2015; 10 (9): 599-607