Michael Harper, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine
Medicine
+1 415 221-4810 ext. 2967

Michael Harper is a Professor of Medicine and the Associate Director for Strategy for Tideswell at UCSF. Dr. Harper is Clinician-Educator and a member of the UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators. As one of one of 4 UCSF School of Medicine Advisory College Mentors Dr. Harper provides academic, career and personal advising to medical students. He is the past Chair of the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs (ADGAP) Fellowship Directors Group, past Co-Chair of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Junior and Mid-Career Faculty Task Force, and is a member of the AGS Board of Directors.

Throughout his career, Dr. Harper has worked in various settings across the geriatrics continuum of care including ambulatory and home-based primary care, long-term care, PACE, and acute and post-acute care. His current clinical activities occur primarily at the SFVAMC where he attends on the Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit and the inpatient medical service, and he supervises fellows in the Community Living Center and geriatrics clinic.

Publications: 

Staying in the game: the 10-step approach to sustaining geriatrics education in hospitalists and subspecialty providers.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Gillespie SM, Brandt LE, Chang A, Chao SH, Corcoran AM, Miller R, Harper GM, Levine SA, Medina-Walpole A

What is a geriatrician? American Geriatrics Society and Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs end-of-training entrustable professional activities for geriatric medicine.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Leipzig RM, Sauvigné K, Granville LJ, Harper GM, Kirk LM, Levine SA, Mosqueda L, Parks SM, Fernandez HM, Busby-Whitehead J

American Geriatrics Society/Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs curricular milestones for graduating geriatric fellows.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Parks SM, Harper GM, Fernandez H, Sauvigne K, Leipzig RM

Pruritus in the older patient: a clinical review.

JAMA

Berger TG, Shive M, Harper GM

The 'worthy' patient: rethinking the 'hidden curriculum' in medical education.

Anthropology & medicine

Higashi RT, Tillack A, Steinman MA, Johnston CB, Harper GM

Update on the management of chronic kidney disease.

American family physician

Rivera JA, O'Hare AM, Harper GM

Advancing geriatrics education: an efficient faculty development program for academic hospitalists increases geriatric teaching.

Journal of hospital medicine

Mazotti L, Moylan A, Murphy E, Harper GM, Johnston CB, Hauer KE

What training is needed in the fourth year of medical school? Views of residency program directors.

Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges

Lyss-Lerman P, Teherani A, Aagaard E, Loeser H, Cooke M, Harper GM

Characteristics and impact of drug detailing for gabapentin.

PLoS medicine

Steinman MA, Harper GM, Chren MM, Landefeld CS, Bero LA

Correlates of caregiver-rated quality of life in assisted living: the Maryland Assisted Living study.

The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences

Samus QM, Rosenblatt A, Onyike C, Steele C, Baker A, Harper M, Brandt J, Mayer L, Rabins PV, Lyketsos CG

The reading habits of medicine clerks at one medical school: frequency, usefulness, and difficulties.

Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges

Leff B, Harper GM

Sleep disturbances in the elderly residing in assisted living: findings from the Maryland Assisted Living Study.

International journal of geriatric psychiatry

Rao V, Spiro JR, Samus QM, Rosenblatt A, Steele C, Baker A, Harper M, Brandt J, Mayer L, Rabins PV, Lyketsos CG

The association of neuropsychiatric symptoms and environment with quality of life in assisted living residents with dementia.

The Gerontologist

Samus QM, Rosenblatt A, Steele C, Baker A, Harper M, Brandt J, Mayer L, Rabins PV, Lyketsos CG

The effect of computerized provider order entry on medical student clerkship experiences.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA

Knight AM, Kravet SJ, Harper GM, Leff B

Predictors of functional impairment in residents of assisted-living facilities: the Maryland Assisted Living study.

The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences

Burdick DJ, Rosenblatt A, Samus QM, Steele C, Baker A, Harper M, Mayer L, Brandt J, Rabins P, Lyketsos CG

The Maryland Assisted Living Study: prevalence, recognition, and treatment of dementia and other psychiatric disorders in the assisted living population of central Maryland.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Rosenblatt A, Samus QM, Steele CD, Baker AS, Harper MG, Brandt J, Rabins PV, Lyketsos CG

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges

Harper GM, Leff B, Thomas P, Burton J

Attempting resuscitation in nursing homes: policy considerations.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Finucane TE, Harper GM

The timing of do-not-resuscitate orders and hospital costs.

Journal of general internal medicine

De Jonge KE, Sulmasy DP, Gold KG, Epstein A, Harper MG, Eisenberg JM, Schulman KA

Association between uncoupling protein polymorphisms (UCP2-UCP3) and energy metabolism/obesity in Pima indians.

Human molecular genetics

Walder K, Norman RA, Hanson RL, Schrauwen P, Neverova M, Jenkinson CP, Easlick J, Warden CH, Pecqueur C, Raimbault S, Ricquier D, Silver MH, Shuldiner AR, Solanes G, Lowell BB, Chung WK, Leibel RL, Pratley R, Ravussin E

Acceptability to patients of a home hospital.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Burton LC, Leff B, Harper M, Ghoshtagore I, Steinwachs DA, Greenough WB, Burton JR

Prospective evaluation of clinical criteria to select older persons with acute medical illness for care in a hypothetical home hospital.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Leff B, Burton L, Bynum JW, Harper M, Greenough WB, Steinwachs D, Burton JR

Ethical decision-making near the end of life.

Clinics in geriatric medicine

Finucane TE, Harper M