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Alpesh Navin Amin

Alpesh N. Amin, MD, MBA


Hospitalist, Internal Medicine

Clinical Interests

hospital medicine, quality outcomes

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Medical Services
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • English
  • Gujarati
Medical School
Northwestern Univ. Medical School
UCI Medical CenterInternal Medicine
UCI School of MedicineInternal Medicine
Grad School
UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business — MBA, Health Administration
Professional Positions
  • Professor and the Thomas and Mary Endowed Chair — Department of Medicine, UCI School of Medicine
  • Executive Director — Hospitalist Program, UCI School of Medicine
  • Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs and Quality Assurance — UCI Health School of Medicine
  • Masters — American College of Physicians
  • Senior Fellow — Society of Hospital Medicine
  • Member — Society of General Internal Medicine
  • Member — Academic Chiefs & Leaders of General Internal Medicine
  • Editor-in-Chief — Hospital Medicine Practice
Awards and Recognition
  • Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association — 2013-2020, 2023
  • Physician of the Year, 2022 — Orange County Medical Association
  • Top 10 Hospitalist Award — American College of Physicians
  • Venous Research Award — Venous Disease Coalition/Vascular Disease Foundation
More Information

Dr. Alpesh N. Amin is a board-certified UCI Health internist who specializes in hospital medicine. He currently serves as the Thomas & Mary Cesario Endowed Chair of the UCI School of Medicine's Department of Medicine.

An internationally recognized leader in the field, Amin created one of the nation’s first hospitalist programs at the UCI School of Medicine and UCI Medical Center in 1998. During the course of his career, he has led efforts to improve the quality of care and safety of patients in hospital environments. He also has served as a principal investigator, co-investigator and faculty sponsor for clinical trials, registries and research projects focused on clinical topics such as venous thromboembolism, pneumonia, diabetes, heart failure and COVID-19.

He earned his medical degree at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. He completed his internship, residency in internal medicine at the UCI School of Medicine, where he served as chief resident. He also earned a master's of business in healthcare at the UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business.

Amin's research focus includes hospital medicine, anticoagulation, quality of care and patient outcomes. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in major medical journals. He serves as co-editor/co-author of Core Competencies in Hospital Medicine, which is published by the Society of Hospital Medicine, and co-editor of Contemporary Hospitalists’ Guide to Anticoagulation. He is the recipient of numerous federally funded, industry-sponsored and foundation awards focused on quality of care, medical education and outcomes research.

Academic Profile

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Speakers Bureau Topics

  • Antibiotics
  • Anticoagulation
  • Asthma
  • Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Never Events
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Clinical Care Paths
  • Communication 101 and Communications Skills in a Managed Care Setting
  • Community-Acquired Pneumonia
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Core Measures
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Diabetes, Hyperglycemia, Inpatient Management
  • Discharge Planning and Throughput
  • Economic Value of Hospitalist Programs
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Bleed
  • Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia
  • Healthcare Delivery Models
  • Healthcare Economics
  • Healthcare Information Technology
  • Heathcare Reform
  • Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist Movement)
  • Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Inpatient Hyperglycemia and Diabetes Management
  • Medical Errors
  • Medication Reconciliation
  • Never Events
  • Pain Management
  • Palliative Care
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Pay for Performance
  • Peer Review Process
  • Pneumonia: CAP, HAP, HCAP
  • Preoperative Management
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Quality and Patient Safety
  • Quality vs. Cost
  • Readmission Rates
  • Sepsis
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Value-Based Purchasing
  • Venous Thromboembolism

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