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Ian Jenkins, MD

HS Clinical Professor
Chair, Patient Safety Committee

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Academic Profile

Ian Jenkins earned his MD from the University of Virginia, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, in 2004, and completed the Intermountain Healthcare Advanced Training Program in Healthcare Delivery Improvement in 2008.  

Dr. Jenkins chairs UCSD's Patient Safety Committee and serves on several others (Significant Events, Quality Council, Transfusion, Allocation, Pain). He also chairs the Society of Hospital Medicine Quality Improvement (QI) Strategy Committee and UCSD's Hospital Medicine QI and Research Committee. He divides his time between clinical care and QI projects, working on projects such as MD-RN communication, alcohol withdrawal, VTE prevention, VTE management and anticoagulation safety, transfusion optimization, sepsis management, hand hygiene, CAUTI, and central line safety. External projects have included CAUTI/CLABSI reduction with AHRQ and SHM, and serving as a VTE prevention mentor for dozens of hospitals in collaborative efforts with SHM, Sutter Health, Dignity Health, and facilities from Delaware to Rhode Island. 

Dr. Jenkins directs "Principles to Practice," the pre-internship class for graduating medical students, and won the Kaiser Teaching Award from the 4th year classes of 2016 and 2017. 

Representative Publications

Pon T, Mahajan A, Rosenberg A, Amin A, Shah D, Jenkins I, et al. Platelet response to direct thrombin inhibitor or fondaparinux treatment in patients with suspected heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. J Thromb Thrombolysis 2018; 45: 536-42. 

Jenkins I, O'Bryan T, Holdych J, Maynard G. Impact of a multicenter, mentored quality collaborative on hospital associated venous thromboembolism. J Hosp Med 2018 Feb 3 Epub ahead of print. [Research and Innovations Plenary Presentation and winner, 3 of >1700 abstracts, SHM annual meeting, Las Vegas, NV, May 2017].

Jenkins I, Doucet JJ, Clay B et al. Transfusing Wisely: Clinical Decision Support Improves Blood Transfusion Practices. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2017; 43(8):389-95.

Reisinger JD, Wojcik A, Jenkins I, et al. The Project Protect Infection Prevention Fellowship: A Model for Advancing Quality Improvement Initiatives. Am J Inf Control 2017 May. S0196-6553(17)30287-0 [epub ahead of print].

Jenkins I, Maynard G, White R et al. "Reducing the Incidence of Hospital-Associated Venous Thromboembolism within a Network of Academic Hospitals: Findings from Five University of California Medical Centers." J Hosp Med. 2016 Dec;11 Suppl 2:S22-S28. (co-Winner, 2015 CDC VTE Prevention Challenge)

Jenkins I. Reflections on Marriage Equality.  Ann Int Med 2016; 164:129-30.  

Jenkins I, Shander A, Goodnough L, et al.  Inpatient Anemia Management Implementation Guide.  Joint SHM / Society for the Advancement of Blood Management project, 2015. http://www.hospitalmedicine.org/Web /Quality___Innovation/Implementation_Toolkit/Anemia/anemia_overview.aspx

Jenkins I, Monash B, Wu J, Amin A.  The Third Hand: Low Rates of Stethoscope Hygiene on General Medicine Services.  J Hosp Med 2015; 10:457-8.

Maynard G, Humber D, Jenkins I.  Multidisciplinary Initiative to improve inpatient anticoagulation and management of venous thromboembolism.  Am J Health Syst Pharm 2014;71(4):305-10.

Maynard G, Jenkins I, Merli G.  Venous Thromboembolism Prevention Guidelines for Medical Inpatients: Mind the (Implementation) Gap.  J Hosp Med 2013; 8(10): 582-8.

Khanna RR, Kim SB, Jenkins I, et al.  Predictive Value of the POA Indicator for Hospital-Acquired Venous Thromboembolism.  Med Care 2013 (epub ahead of print).    

Varughese J, Jenkins I.  Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis for Medical Patients.  Hospital Medicine Clinics 2011; 1(2):e238-53.

Jenkins, I.  A Grumpy Old Man.  J Hosp Med 2012 Feb;7(2):154-5.

Jenkins I, Helmons P, Martin L, Montazeri M, Renvall M.  High Rates of Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Did not Increase the Incidence of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia.  Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2011; 37(4):163-9.    

Maynard G, Jenkins I, Clay B, Montazeri M, Humber D.  Optimizing Inpatient Anticoagulation. In: Margaret C Fang (Ed), Anticoagulation in Hospitalized Patients, 2011.

Maynard G, Morris T, Jenkins I, et al.  Optimizing Prevention of Hospital-Acquired Venous Thromboembolism.  J Hosp Med 2010;5(1):10-18.

Jenkins I, Vinetz J.  The Devil is in the Details.  J Hosp Med 2009; 4(6):382-6.

Maynard G, Jenkins I, Stone S, et al.  Optimizing Prevention of Hospital-Acquired Venous Thromboembolism (Abstract).  SHM Annual Meeting, 2008. SHM National Team Improvement Award. Finalist, Health Care Champion Award, San Diego Business Journal, 2008.  NAPH SAFETY NET Award Honorable Mention, 2009. Venous Disease Coalition, Venous Research Award for QI Implementation of Best Practices, 2009.  North American Thrombosis Forum, DVTeam Care Award, 2010.  

Jenkins, I.  Evidence-Based Sepsis Therapy: A Hospitalist Perspective. J Hosp Med 2006; 1(5):285-95.

Jenkins, I.  Ghost Story. J Hosp Med 2006; 1(5):323-5.

Jenkins, I.  Cross Coverage. Neurology 2004; 62:1912-1913.

Awards and Honors

Kaiser Teaching Award from the 4th year classes of 2016 and 2017

Perfect Score, Boards recertification 2014

I am proud to be a part of UC San Diego Health Hospital Medicine because our division provides top-notch clinical care and promotes excellence in teaching and performance improvement amongst our faculty members.