Charlie Wray

About Charlie Wray

Charlie M. Wray DO, MS is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of California, Francisco (UCSF) and the San Francisco VA Medical Center. He completed medical school at Western University – College of Osteopathic Medicine, Internal Medicine residency at Loma Linda University, and a Hospital Medicine Research Fellowship at The University of Chicago. Dr. Wray’s research interests have focused on inpatient care transitions and care fragmentation in the hospital setting, overutilization of hospital resources, and the use of telemedicine to improve care for socially-vulnerable patients. Additionally, Dr. Wray is an Associate Editor and Digital Media Editor for the Journal of Hospital Medicine (JHM) – where he helped establish the use of Visual Abstracts and the Twitter-based journal club; JHMChat. Dr. Wray is also the Director of the newly developed JHM Editorial Fellowship. When not fulfilling these duties, Dr. Wray can often be found tweeting at @WrayCharles or trying to keep up with his two young boys.
June 19, 2019 |  0
Becoming a leader in medicine is a unique process. I can’t think of another career where during ones training, regardless of how good you are at your job, you are automatically promoted to a more senior position each year! As you’ll recall, each July a new crop of interns shows up to our nation’s hospitals, […]
December 6, 2018 |  0
Co-authored by Vinny Arora, MD, MAPP, MHM One of us is a lucky husband to a physician mother, while the other is a physician hospitalist mom who is married to another hospitalist-leader. Together, we share many things: hospital medicine, #JHMChat, research interests, workshops, social circles, University of Chicago, and of course, being parents to young […]
September 20, 2018 |  0
Have you ever wondered if there’s a correlation between Gore-Tex® (Think: rain jacket material) and Social Media? No!? Well, I have… It turns out there may be more commonality between these topics than what one might imagine. You see, Bill Gore (the company’s founder and CEO) recognized a particular number in his manufacturing plants: 150. […]
February 22, 2018 |  1
“One-out-of-three”. I’m going to say that one more time: “One-out-of-three”. That’s the amount of medical resources that a group of surveyed hospitalists believe is used toward defensive medicine. Can you think of any other aspect of your life in which 1/3 of your decisions are made, not to optimize the outcome, but “just to be […]
January 4, 2018 |  0
As a personal advocate for value-based care, I was lucky enough to do my Hospital Medicine Fellowship at an institution that placed a strong emphasis on improving and optimizing value for its patients. As a (mildly naïve) first-year fellow, I recall being impressed by an atmosphere and culture that appeared to embrace the “less-can-be-more” movement. […]