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Dana Sax, MD

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Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
2000 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

510-882-7278 (phone)
dana.r.sax@kp.org


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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    Barriers and Opportunities Regarding Implementation of a Machine Learning-Based Acute Heart Failure Risk Stratification Tool in the Emergency Department

    Author(s): Sax, Dana R; Sturmer, Lillian R; Mark, Dustin G; Rana, Jamal S; Reed, Mary E

    Diagnostics (Basel). 2022 Oct 11;12(10). Epub 2022-10-11.

    PubMed abstract

    Current Emergency Department Disposition of Patients With Acute Heart Failure: An Opportunity for Improvement

    Author(s): Sax, Dana R; Mark, Dustin G; Rana, Jamal S; Reed, Mary E; Lindenfeld, Joann; Stevenson, Lynne W; Storrow, Alan B; Butler, Javed; Pang, Peter S; Collins, Sean P

    J Card Fail. 2022 10;28(10):1545-1559. Epub 2022-05-29.

    PubMed abstract

    Higher intensity of 72-hour non-invasive cardiac test referral does not improve short-term outcomes among emergency department patients with chest pain

    Author(s): Mark, Dustin G; Shan, Judy; Huang, Jie; Ballard, Dustin W; Vinson, David R; Kene, Mamata V; Sax, Dana R; Rauchwerger, Adina S; Reed, Mary E; Kaiser Permanente CREST Network Investigators,

    Acad Emerg Med. 2022 06;29(6):736-747. Epub 2022-02-23.

    PubMed abstract

    Risk adjusted 30-day mortality and serious adverse event rates among a large, multi-center cohort of emergency department patients with acute heart failure

    Author(s): Sax, Dana R; Mark, Dustin G; Rana, Jamal S; Collins, Sean P; Huang, Jie; Reed, Mary E; CREST Network,

    J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open. 2022 Jun;3(3):e12742. Epub 2022-06-09.

    PubMed abstract

    Downstream Acute Care Utilization Following Initial Prescription of an Opioid Pain Reliever Among Emergency Department Patients With Low-Severity Conditions

    Author(s): Juergens, Nathan; Wei, Julia; Cullen, Esme; Graubard, Moses; Gupta, Vibha K; Weintraub, Miranda Ritterman; Sax, Dana

    Perm J. 2022 Apr 05;26(1):47-56. Epub 2022-04-05.

    PubMed abstract

    Graded Coronary Risk Stratification for Emergency Department Patients With Chest Pain: A Controlled Cohort Study

    Author(s): Mark, Dustin G; Kene, Mamata V; Chettipally, Uli K; Reed, Mary E; Kaiser Permanente CREST Network Investigators [Link],; Kaiser Permanente CREST Network Investigators [Link],; et al.

    J Am Heart Assoc. 2021 11 16;10(22):e022539. Epub 2021-11-06.

    PubMed abstract

    Clinical characteristics of COVID-19 patients evaluated in the emergency department: A retrospective cohort study of 801 cases

    Author(s): Cotton, Dale M; Ballard, Dustin W; Sax, Dana R; Hofmann, Erik R; Reed, Mary E; Clinical Research on Emergency Services and Treatment (CREST) Network,; Clinical Research on Emergency Services and Treatment (CREST) Network,; et al.

    J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open. 2021 Aug;2(4):e12538. Epub 2021-08-23.

    PubMed abstract

    Health care utilization outcomes after implementation of early peanut introduction guidelines

    Author(s): Ko, Jimmy; Zhu, Shiyun; Alabaster, Amy; Wang, Julie; Sax, Dana R

    J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2021 01;9(1):531-533.e1. Epub 2020-09-08.

    PubMed abstract

    Prehospital Treatment and Emergency Department Outcomes in Young Children with Food Allergy

    Author(s): Ko J; Zhu S; Alabaster A; Wang J; Sax DR

    J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2020 Jul - Aug;8(7):2302-2309.e2. Epub 2020-04-14.

    PubMed abstract

    Couples Match in Emergency Medicine

    Author(s): Kindermann D; Coates WC; Deiorio N; Collins RW; Mattu A; Cheaito MA; Lotfipour S; Kazzi A

    J Emerg Med. 2019 Oct 05.

    PubMed abstract

    What Accountable Care Organizations Can Learn from Kaiser Permanente California's Acute Care Strategy

    Author(s): Selevan J; Kindermann D; Pines JM; Fields WW

    Popul Health Manag. 2015 Aug;18(4):233-6. Epub 2015-04-09.

    PubMed abstract

    The transfer instability index: a novel metric of emergency department transfer relationships

    Author(s): Kindermann DR; Mutter RL; Houchens RL; Barrett ML; Pines JM

    Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Feb;22(2):166-71. Epub 2015-01-29.

    PubMed abstract

    Emergency department transfers and transfer relationships in United States hospitals

    Author(s): Kindermann DR; Mutter RL; Houchens RL; Barrett ML; Pines JM

    Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Feb;22(2):157-65. Epub 2015-01-29.

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