Faculty ProfilesVictoria Tang, MD, MAS
4150 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94121
CLINICAL ACTIVITIES SUMMARY
Dr. Victoria Tang is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine. Victoria is active in several clinical settings. Victoria sees patients in her role as a geriatrician in the UCSF Surgery Wellness Program, a multidisciplinary pre-operative program for older adults undergoing high risk surgery. She cares for veterans as a hospitalist in the VA hospital setting.
Victoria teaches fellows, residents, and health professional students in a number of settings at UCSF in topics related to her clinical and research expertise. Victoria teaches medical students, nurse practitioner students, residents, and Geriatric fellows in the Surgery Wellness Program on a number of topics, including delirium risk assessment in frail, older adults and advance care planning. In the VA hospital setting, she leads a discussion with orthopedic residents in various topics pertaining to the evidence for specialized care models for older adults in the acute care setting and specific inpatient care needs of the older adult in the preoperative period.
RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITIES SUMMARY
Victoria's research focuses on improving the surgical care of older adults. She is currently pursuing several projects that span different aspects of this topic. Victoria is currently studying the long term post-operative outcomes of frail, older adults who underwent the Surgery Wellness Program. In addition, she is extending her previous work in improving advanced directive documentation in the electronic health record, with a recently proposed grant that will improve the understanding of older adult engagement in advance care planning prior to major surgery. On the national level, she is actively engaged in translating research findings into interventions and policies to address the health and social needs of older adults in the surgical setting. As a core team member of the American College of Surgeons Coalition for Quality in Geriatric Surgery Project, Victoria is involved in establishing quality geriatric surgical care standards, quality metrics, and implementation methods for hospital systems throughout the nation.
Education and Training
|Location||Degree or Training||Specialty||Date|
|University of California - San Francisco||Fellowship, NIH T32 Aging Research||2016|
|San Francisco VA Medical Center||Fellowship, VA Quality Scholars||2015|
|University of California - San Francisco||MAS, Clinical Research with specialization in Implementation Science||2015|
|University of Texas - Southwestern||Internal Medicine Residency, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship||2013|
|University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio||Internship, Internal Medicine||2010|
|University of Texas - Southwestern||MD, Medicine||2009|
|Trinity University||BS, Biochemistry/Molectular Biology||2005|
Advance care planning, Clinical epidemiology, Decision making, Frailty, Functional status, Geriatric surgery, Geriatrics, Health services research, Hospitalization, Implementation science, Pre-habilitation, Pre-operative care, Quality of life, Social Vulnerability, Surgical careAwards and Honors
Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) Best Paper of the Year Award, Society of General Internal Medicine, 2017
McGavock Symposium Honored Guest Speaker, Trinity University, 2016
Young Clinical Investigator Lipkin Award Finalist, Society of General Internal Medicine, 2015
Hartford Center of Excellence Scholar, John A. Hartford Foundation, 2015
Butler-Williams Scholar, National Institute on Aging, 2015
American Geriatrics Society Presidential Poster Finalist, American Geriatrics Society, 2014
3rd place in VA Research Poster Presentation, Dallas VA Medical Center, 2013
Lorraine Sulkin Schein Resident Award in Geriatric Medicine, University of Texas - Southwestern, 2012
Southeast Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine Resident Award, University of Alabama - Birmingham, 2011
Nomination for Best Teaching Resident Award, University of Texas - Southwestern, 2011
Outstanding Intern in Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, 2010
Student Assistant of the Year Award in Chemistry, Trinity University, 2004
1st Place Poster in Biochemistry Division, American Chemistry Society, 2003
Murchison Scholarship Award, Trinity University, 2001
Recent Articles (9)
Tang VL, Sudore R, Cenzer IS, Boscardin WJ, Smith A, Ritchie C, Wallhagen M, Finlayson E, Petrillo L, Covinsky K. Rates of Recovery to Pre-Fracture Function in Older Persons with Hip Fracture: an Observational Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 Sep 7.
Cenzer IS, Tang V, Boscardin WJ, Smith AK, Ritchie C, Wallhagen MI, Espaldon R, Covinsky KE. One-Year Mortality After Hip Fracture: Development and Validation of a Prognostic Index. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Sep; 64(9):1863-8.
Tang VL, Shi Y, Fung K, Tan J, Espaldon R, Sudore R, Wong ML, Walter LC. Clinician Factors Associated With Prostate-Specific Antigen Screening in Older Veterans With Limited Life Expectancy. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 May 1; 176(5):654-61.
Shi Y, Fung KZ, Freedland SJ, Hoffman RM, Tang VL, Walter LC. Statin medications are associated with a lower probability of having an abnormal screening prostate-specific antigen result. Urology. 2014 Nov; 84(5):1058-65.
Tang VL, Halm EA, Fine MJ, Johnson CS, Anzueto A, Mortensen EM. Predictors of rehospitalization after admission for pneumonia in the veterans affairs healthcare system. J Hosp Med. 2014 Jun; 9(6):379-83.