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James S. Kahn, MD

James S. Kahn, MD, is professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where he also chairs the UCSF Research Administration Board and serves as director of the UCSF-GIVI Center for AIDS Research Mentorship Program. Dr. Kahn directed development of HERO (Healthcare Evaluation Record Organizer), a web-based electronic medical record system used at San Francisco General Hospital’s AIDS ward. HERO is also used as a database for monitoring trends in HIV disease and progression at SFGH. Dr. Kahn also directed the work for developing myHERO, a personal health record linked to HERO, for patients to learn about their health.

Dr. Kahn authored or co-authored numerous research articles focused on AIDS including antiretroviral therapy. Dr. Kahn has published peer-reviewed articles on mentoring the next generation of investigators. His recent scholarly work has led to publications that focus on combining data from electronic health records and his work on personal health records. Dr. Kahn received his medical degree at UCSF, was an intern and junior resident at Johns Hopkins University, and was a senior medical resident at UCSF. He was a fellow in clinical epidemiology and in hematology and oncology at UCSF. He has been on the UCSF faculty since 1987.


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