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Dana Sax, MD


Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
2000 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

510-882-7278 (phone)

Dana Sax, MD, is senior physician with The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG), practicing emergency medicine at the Oakland, Richmond, and San Rafael medical centers, and adjunct investigator with the Division of Research. She is a member of the Physician Researcher Program managed by TPMG's Delivery Science & Applied Research program.

Dr. Sax joined TPMG in 2013 and sought opportunities to pursue research in emergency medicine, with a particular interest in using large datasets to understand public health and clinical challenges. She joined the Clinical Research on Emergency Services and Treatments (CREST) Network, a multi-center collaborative network headquartered at the Division of Research that encourages, enables, and executes research in emergency medicine.

Her research has focused on use of Kaiser Permanente's rich electronic health records to study a variety of emergency conditions and care delivery strategies. She has a particular interest in developing ways to better predict risk among patients in the emergency department and have studied how innovations in technology and care delivery can promote more personalized, safer, and higher value care.

Dr. Sax received her MD from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, N.J., and did her medical residency at Georgetown University Hospital and Washington Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Current Position(s):

Section Affiliations:

  • Health Care Delivery and Policy

Primary Research Interests:

  • Improving accuracy and safety of emergency department triage
  • Optimizing care of emergency department patients with acute heart failure

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