Division of General Internal Medicine & Health Services Research February 2019
Remembering Dr. William Reid
We mourn the passing of one of our most loved faculty members, Dr. William Reid. Bill began his UCLA career in 2006, when he matched into our Internal Medicine training program after graduating from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. He immediately distinguished himself as a compassionate and skilled physician with a preternatural talent for teaching. He received commendation for excellence in Medical Student Teaching during all three years of residency. He led our Resident Medical Jeopardy team to first place at the American College of Physicians, Southern California Meeting in 2007 and a commendable second place at the ACP National Meeting in 2008. Unsurprisingly, he was named UCLA Internal Medicine Program Resident of the Year in 2009 as a Senior. Subsequently, as Hospitalist Faculty and attending physician on the wards at Ronald Reagan, Santa Monica and the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Hospital's he was the most sought-after teacher and mentor. He was awarded the Full-Time faculty teaching award an incredible seven times between 2010 and 2016.
Bill served the Department in many roles as a teacher, direct care attending and as a triage officer in the Reagan Emergency Department before moving to the Northwest Valley in 2016. He assumed the role of Head of the UCLA Hospitalist service at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital and attending physician at Olive View UCLA Medical Center. Bill soon established himself in the North Valley and was nominated for the Physician Excellence Award at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in 2016 and won it in 2018. He was a highly rated and loved attending on the wards at Olive View as well. Bill made significant and lasting contributions to the educational mission of the School of Medicine, the training programs at Ronald Reagan and Olive View. He taught in the Simulation Lab, Problem-Based Learning, Doctoring, Acute Care College, Advanced Diagnostic Skills, Continuity Clerkship, Patient Encounters, the Healers Art, Foundations Week, noon conference, and literally every possible teaching opportunity offered in the residency and school of medicine.
Those of us who had the privilege to know him and work with him remember a selfless, tireless, dedicated, compassionate, sincere and loyal friend and colleague. He had an almost superhuman capacity to care for others and enrich and educate those around him in a warm and endearing way. He hated the limelight and shunned praise and accolades, preferring to quietly retreat to the embrace of the close knit and loving family he cherished so much.
Bill is survived by his wife Fulvia Reid, his 18-year-old son Byron Daniel Reid, his 9-year-old son Guillermo Reid, and his 5-year-old daughter Eliana Reid and many other family members.
A Memorial Service is being planned in the coming months to honor his memory and details of a memorial fund in his name will be announced soon.
The nice piece looks back at her history--what brought her to Olive View, her experiences in working on global health initiatives in many countries, her dedication to underserved populations, and her focus on primary care, leading to her establishing the new residency track in primary care at Olive View.
GIM at the SGIM California-Hawaii Regional Meeting
Dr. Yusuke Tsugawa received the Award for Excellence in Clinician Investigation at the the SGIM California-Hawaii Regional Meeting.
Dr. Magdalena Ptaszny received the Award for Excellence in Clinician Education.
Dr. Lucinda Leung won 1st place in the Scientific Abstracts Posters category for her poster, "Primary Care Provider Satisfaction with Mental Health Services: The Role of Care Management and Information Communication Technology in Collaborative Care." (Click image for larger, readable version.)
Below: Internal Medicine residents (clockwise from top left) Drs. Sarah Snow, Nick Villano & Adam Custer, Jamie Yao and Joshua Khalli present posters at the SGIM CA-HI meeting.
Celebrating Fellows' Work
National Clinician Scholar Dr. Tarak Trivedi was first author on a new study published in JAMA Network Open,"Injuries Associated With Standing Electric Scooter Use," which looked at patients presenting to an emergency department for injuries associated with electric scooter use. Injuries were common, ranged in severity, and suggest low rates of adherence to existing regulations around rider age and low rates of helmet use. Fellow Scholar Dr. Charles Liu was a co-author and NCSP Director Dr. Joanne Elmore was senior author on the paper.
NRSA Primary Care Research Fellow Dr. Eric Fein was first author on a new article, "Phototherapy for Neonatal Unconjugated Hyperbilirubinemia: Examining Outcomes by Level of Care," published in the January issue of Hospital Pediatrics. The studyfound that for term newborns with jaundice who require blue-light therapy in a hospital, most received this care outside of an ICU. The authors hope that the findings convince hospitals to stop placing term newborns in the ICU for blue-light therapy without another clinical reason for them to be there.