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Catherine Rongey, MD

Assistant Professor

4150 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94121

During my time of more than 10 years in demanding healthcare settings, I have served in nationwide leadership functions as well as at the hands-on ground-level clinician end of healthcare. A focus of my work and expertise is on innovative methods and health information technology, particularly telemedicine, to improve access to care.


I utilize a very distinctive organizational science, implementation science and health services research background to move health organizations forward.


* What do I stand for?


I bring a great combination of empathy and collaboration to the table. Change is difficult for most people, and my leadership style is defined by taking this into consideration. I believe it is this empathy and consideration which enables me to act as an effective change agent in various settings.


* Proven Areas of Performance:


-- Driving Health Systems
-- Implementing Change
-- Health Care Access
-- Health System Redesign
-- Thought Leadership
-- Telemedicine
-- Provider Education

Awards and Honors

2013   QUERI Service Directed Proposal, Veterans Health Administration, 2013-2016
2012   KL2, U.C.S.F., 2012-2016
2009   Research Scholar Award, American Gastroenterology Association, 2009-2011

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Recent Articles (13)

Cucciare MA, Jamison AL, Combs AS, Joshi G, Cheung RC, Rongey C, Huggins J, Humphreys K. Adapting a computer-delivered brief alcohol intervention for veterans with Hepatitis C. Inform Health Soc Care. 2017 Jan 09; 1-15.

Flemming JA, Saxena V, Shen H, Terrault NA, Rongey C. Facility- and Patient-Level Factors Associated with Esophageal Variceal Screening in the USA. Dig Dis Sci. 2016 Jan; 61(1):62-9.

Cucciare MA, Cheung RC, Rongey C. Treating substance use disorders in patients with hepatitis C. Addiction. 2015 Jul; 110(7):1057-9.

Rongey C, Shen H, Hamilton N, Backus LI, Asch SM, Knight S. Impact of rural residence and health system structure on quality of liver care. PLoS One. 2013; 8(12):e84826.

Yee RM, Lehil MS, Rongey C, Shen H, Cozen ML, Monto A, Ryan JC. Impaired lymphocyte reactivity measured by immune function testing in untransplanted patients with cirrhosis. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2013 Apr; 20(4):526-9.

Strehlow AJ, Robertson MJ, Zerger S, Rongey C, Arangua L, Farrell E, O'Sullivan A, Gelberg L. Hepatitis C among clients of health care for the homeless primary care clinics. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012 May; 23(2):811-33.

Rongey C, Asch S, Knight SJ. Access to care for vulnerable veterans with hepatitis C: a hybrid conceptual framework and a case study to guide translation. Transl Behav Med. 2011 Dec; 1(4):644-51.

Rongey C, Yee HF. From the bedside to the community: comparative effectiveness, health services, and implementation research. Hepatology. 2011 Feb; 53(2):673-7.

Rongey CA, Kanwal F, Hoang T, Gifford AL, Asch SM. Viral RNA testing in hepatitis C antibody-positive veterans. Am J Prev Med. 2009 Mar; 36(3):235-8.

Rongey C, Kaplowitz N. Current concepts and controversies in the treatment of alcoholic hepatitis. World J Gastroenterol. 2006 Nov 21; 12(43):6909-21.

Rongey C, Micallef I, Smyrk T, Murray J. Successful treatment of enteropathy-associated T cell lymphoma with autologous stem cell transplant. Dig Dis Sci. 2006 Jun; 51(6):1082-6.

Rongey C, Bambha K, Vanness D, Pedersen RA, Malinchoc M, Therneau TM, Dickson ER, Kim WR. Employment and health insurance in long-term liver transplant recipients. Am J Transplant. 2005 Aug; 5(8):1901-8.

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