Elaine Khoong, MD, MS

Assistant Professor

Elaine Khoong is a general internist and assistant professor of medicine based at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. She is interested in leveraging informatics and implementation science to operationalize research findings to reduce health inequities. Dr. Khoong is a mixed methods researcher, with experience in qualitative methods and implementation science, and ultimately aims to develop, pilot, and implement interventions that improve care for vulnerable populations. Dr. Khoong's research interests are driven by her experiences as a Cantonese-speaking clinician providing primary care to diverse patients within a safety-net setting.
2019 - , UCSF Primary Care Research Fellowship
2019 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
2017 - Internal Medicine Residency, UCSF - Primary Care Track at San Francisco General Hospital
MD, MS, 2014 - MS in Clinical Investigations, Washington University
BS, BS, 2007 - Biomedical Sciences; Healthcare Management and Policy; Business & Public Policy, University of Pennsylvania
Honors and Awards
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 2013
  • Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Fellowship, AAMC, 2012
  1. Addressing Equity in Telemedicine for Chronic Disease Management During the Covid-19 Pandemic
  2. The Use of Technology for Communicating With Clinicians or Seeking Health Information in a Multilingual Urban Cohort: Cross-Sectional Survey.
  3. Language, culture and preventable readmissions: pragmatic, intervention studies needed.
  4. Evaluation of a Health Information Technology-Enabled Collective Intelligence Platform to Improve Diagnosis in Primary Care and Urgent Care Settings: Protocol for a Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial.
  5. Sharing Stories, Searching for Solutions: Sexual Harassment of Physicians by Patients.
  6. Unsound Evaluations of Medical Machine Translation Risk Patient Health and Confidentiality-Reply.
  7. A Pragmatic Cluster Randomized Trial of an Electronic Clinical Decision Support System to Improve Chronic Kidney Disease Management in Primary Care: Design, Rationale, and Implementation Experience.
  8. Health Information-seeking Behaviors and Preferences of a Diverse, Multilingual Urban Cohort.
  9. Perspectives of English, Chinese, and Spanish-Speaking Safety-Net Patients on Clinician Computer Use: Qualitative Analysis.
  10. Assessing the Use of Google Translate for Spanish and Chinese Translations of Emergency Department Discharge Instructions.
  11. Standardization in Diverse Populations: Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices in a Safety-Net Setting.
  12. Accurate Measurement In California's Safety-Net Health Systems Has Gaps And Barriers.
  13. Efficiency, Efficacy, and Power in the Implementation of a Medication Adherence Aid.
  14. Implementation of patient-centered prescription labeling in a safety-net ambulatory care network.
  15. Finding Meaning in Medication Reconciliation Using Electronic Health Records: Qualitative Analysis in Safety Net Primary and Specialty Care.
  16. An Appeal for Evidence-Based Resident Duty Hours Reform.
  17. Pagers and Beyond in an Era of Microcommunications-What Is Old Is New Again.
  18. The Need to Test Strategies Based on Common Sense.
  19. State practitioner insights into local public health challenges and opportunities in obesity prevention: a qualitative study.
  20. Rural, suburban, and urban differences in factors that impact physician adherence to clinical preventive service guidelines.
  21. Bridging research and practice: models for dissemination and implementation research.