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Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D.


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Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, an internist who provides primary care, is chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine at UCSF Medical Center. He is particularly interested in improving the health of poor and minority patients. In his research, he focuses on reducing health risks, such as smoking, in minority populations.
He is Co-PI of the NCI funded Redes En Accion National Latino Cancer Control Research and Education Network. He collaborates with new investigators from several institutions to help develop the tobacco control research agenda for minority populations in the US. Dr. Pérez-Stable also has an R01 grant from the Fogarty International Center/NIDA to strengthen capacity in tobacco control research and implement projects in Argentina. Dr. Pérez-Stable is Director of the UCSF Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse Populations (MERC) and Director of the Center for Aging in Diverse Communities (CADC). MERC and CADC focus on health and health care disparities in African American, Asian American, and Latino populations with a special emphasis on cancer, cardiovascular disease, aging, and reproductive health.
He is the director of the Center for Aging in Diverse Communities, a center that works to help alleviate disparities in health care and to help better understand how health professionals can communicate cross-culturally, and co-director of the UCSF Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse Populations, which is addressing issues for African Americans, Asians and Latinos in the areas of cancer, cardiovascular disease and reproductive health. Pérez-Stable is a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, B.S., 1974, Chemistry
University of Miami, Miami, FL, M.D., 1978, Medicine

2011- 2014 Member, Advisory Council, NIA
2006-present Associate Director for Health Care Disparities, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCSF
2006 Elected, Institute of Medicine
1999-present Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, UCSF
1997-present Director, Center for Aging in Diverse Communities
1983-present Assistant Professor to Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, UCSF
1996 Elected, American Society of Clinical Investigation
1993-2005 Co-Director, Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse Populations, UCSF
1981-1983 Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Research Fellow in General Internal Medicine, UCSF
1988-93 Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Faculty Scholar in General Internal Medicine

Current Research Support

P30 AG15272 (Pérez-Stable)09/30/1997-6/30/2012
NIH/National Institute of Aging
Center for Aging in Diverse Communities

R01 DA024877 (Pérez-Stable) 9/30/1997-8/31/2012
NIH/National Inst on Drug Abuse/Fogarty International Center
Tobacco Control Research and Training in South America

UL1 RR024131 (Johnson) 9/30/2006-6/30/2016
NIH/ National Center for Research Resources
Clinical and Translational Science Institute

P30 CA82103 (McCormick) 8/5/1999-5/31/2012
NIH/National Cancer Institute
Cancer Center Support Grant

R01 DA002538 (Hall) 4/1/1980-5/31/2014
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse
Maintaining Nonsmoking: Treatment of Older Smokers

1U54CA153511-01 (Ramirez) 9/03/2010-8/31/2015
NIH/National Cancer Institute
Redes En Accion: The National Hispanic/Latino Cancer Network Research Network

1R01AG038684-01 (Karliner) 4/15/2011-3/31/15
Bedside Interpreter Intervention, Hospital Outcomes of Older LEP Patients

Selected publications (in chronological order)

Daniels NA, Juarbe T, Moreno-John G, Pérez-Stable EJ. Effectiveness of adult vaccination programs in faith-based organizations. Ethnicity and Disease 2007; 17: [suppl 1] S1-15-S1-22.

Mehta KM, Yaffe K, Pérez-Stable EJ, Stewart A, Barnes D, Kurland B, Miller B. Race/ethnic differences in Alzheimer's Disease survival in US Alzheimer's Disease Centers; Neurology. 2008 Apr 1;70(14):1163-70. Epub 2007 Nov 14.

Yen I, Stewart A, Pérez-Stable EJ. Older adults' perspectives on key domains of childhood social and economic experiences and opportunities: A first step to creating a multidimensional measure. Epidemiol Perspect Innov. 2007 Nov 6; 4:14.

Nápoles-Springer AM, Ortiz C, O'Brien H, Diaz-Méndez M, Pérez-Stable EJ. Use of cancer support groups among Latina breast cancer survivors. J Cancer Surviv. 2007 Sep; 1(3):193-204.

Kim SE, Pérez-Stable EJ, Wong S, Gregorich S, Sawaya GF, Walsh JME, Kaplan CP. Association between cancer risk perception and screening behavior among diverse women. Arch Intern Med. 2008 Apr 14;168(7):728-34.

Grubbs V, Gregorich SE, Pérez-Stable EJ, Hsu C. Health literacy and access to kidney transplantation. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 2009 Jan; 4(1):195-200. Epub 2008 Dec 3.

Huang AJ, Pérez-Stable EJ, Kim SE, Wong S, Kaplan CP, Walsh JME, Iwaoka-Scott AY, Sawaya GF. Preferences for Human Papilloma virus Testing with Routine Cervical Cancer Screening in Diverse Older Women, J Gen Intern Med. 23(9): 1324-9. Epub 2008 May 28.

Fejerman L, John EM, Huntsman S, Beckman K, Choudry S. Pérez-Stable EJ, Gonzalez Burchard E, Ziv E. Genetic ancestry and risk of breast cancer among US Latinas. Cancer Research 2008 Dec 1;68 (23):9723-8.

Tamura MK, Goldstein MK, Pérez-Stable EJ. Preferences for dialysis withdrawal and engagement in advance care planning within a diverse sample of dialysis patients. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation. 2009 Sep 10 2009

Afable-Munsuz A, Ponce NA, Rodriguez M, Pérez-Stable. EJ. Immigrant generation and physical activity among Mexican, Chinese, and Filipino adults in the U.S. Social Science and Medicine 2010; Jun;70(12):1997-2005.

Smith AK, Sudore RL, Pérez-Stable EJ. Palliative care for Latino patients and their families: "Whenever we prayed, she wept". JAMA 2009; 301 (10) 1047-1057.

Sarkar U, Schillinger D, Bibbins-Domingo K, Ná poles A, Karliner L, Pérez-Stable EJ. Patient-physician information exchange in outpatient cardiac care: Time for a heart to heart? Patient Education and Counseling 2010 Oct 27. [Epub ahead of print]; 2011;

Hsia RY, Wang E, Saynina O, Wise P, Pérez-Stable EJ, Auerbach A. Factors associated with trauma center utilization for elderly patients with trauma: A statewide analysis, 1999-2008; Archives of Surgery; published online January 17, 2011.

Wong ST, Pérez-Stable EJ, Kim SE, Gregorich S, Sawaya GF, Walsh JME, Washington AE, Kaplan CP. Using Visual Displays to Communicate Risk of Cancer to Diverse Women. Patient Education and Counseling 2011; in press.

Karliner LS, Auerbach A, Napoles AM, Schillinger D, Nickleach D, Pérez-Stable EJ. Language Barriers, and Understanding of Hospital Discharge Instructions, Medical Care 2012; in press.

Updated: August 27, 2012