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.
Education
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
Publications
  1. Khoong EC, Fontil V, Rivadeneira NA, Hoskote M, Nundy S, Lyles CR, Sarkar U. Impact of digitally acquired peer diagnostic input on diagnostic confidence in outpatient cases: A pragmatic randomized trial. 2020. PMID: 33260212


  2. Valy Fontil, Lucia Pacca, Brandon Bellows, Elaine Khoong, Charles McCulloch, Mark Pletcher, Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo. Abstract 17207: Impact of Racial Differences in Treatment Intensification and Missed Visits on Disparities in BP Control. 2020. PMID:


  3. Khoong EC, Schillinger D. A Direction for the Next Decade of NIH-Funded Health Literacy Research. 2020. PMID: 33170286


  4. Khoong EC, Butler BA, Mesina O, Su G, DeFries TB, Nijagal M, Lyles CR. Patient interest in and barriers to telemedicine video visits in a multilingual urban safety-net system. 2020. PMID: 33164063


  5. Hemmat S, Khoong EC, Sharma AE, Sarkar U. Sharing Stories, Searching for Solutions: Sexual Harassment of Physicians by Patients. 2019. PMID: 31300215


  6. Khoong EC, Fernandez A. Unsound Evaluations of Medical Machine Translation Risk Patient Health and Confidentiality-Reply. Volume 179 of Issue 7. 2019. PMID: 31260024


  7. Khoong EC, Le GM, Hoskote M, Rivadeneira NA, Hiatt RA, Sarkar U. Health Information-seeking Behaviors and Preferences of a Diverse, Multilingual Urban Cohort. 2019. PMID: 31095058


  8. Khoong EC, Cherian R, Matta GY, Lyles CR, Schillinger D, Ratanawongsa N. Perspectives of English, Chinese, and Spanish-Speaking Safety-Net Patients on Clinician Computer Use: Qualitative Analysis. 2019. PMID: 31120020


  9. Cherian R, Sarkar U, Khoong EC, Ackerman S, Gourley G, Schillinger D. Standardization in Diverse Populations: Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices in a Safety-Net Setting. 2019. PMID: 31294306


  10. Khoong EC, Cherian R, Rivadeneira NA, Gourley G, Yazdany J, Amarnath A, Schillinger D, Sarkar U. Accurate Measurement In California's Safety-Net Health Systems Has Gaps And Barriers. 2018. PMID: 30395496


  11. Cherian R, Sarkar U, Khoong EC, Ackerman S, Gourley G, Schillinger D. Efficiency, Efficacy, and Power in the Implementation of a Medication Adherence Aid. 2018. PMID: 31294287


  12. Khoong EC, Cherian R, Smith DE, Schillinger D, Wolf MS, Sarkar U. Implementation of patient-centered prescription labeling in a safety-net ambulatory care network. 2018. PMID: 29950392


  13. Khoong EC, Linker AS. An Appeal for Evidence-Based Resident Duty Hours Reform. Volume 177 of Issue 11. 2017. PMID: 28975222


  14. Mandl KD, Khoong E. Pagers and Beyond in an Era of Microcommunications-What Is Old Is New Again. Volume 177 of Issue 8. 2017. PMID: 28628698


  15. Khoong EC, Ross JS. The Need to Test Strategies Based on Common Sense. Volume 177 of Issue 7. 2017. PMID: 28600912


  16. Khoong EC, Gibbert WS, Garbutt JM, Sumner W, Brownson RC. Rural, suburban, and urban differences in factors that impact physician adherence to clinical preventive service guidelines. Volume 30 of Issue 1. 2013. PMID: 24383480


  17. Tabak RG, Khoong EC, Chambers DA, Brownson RC. Bridging research and practice: models for dissemination and implementation research. Volume 43 of Issue 3. 2012. PMID: 22898128