James Anstey, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

James Anstey is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCSF Division of Hospital Medicine. After graduating from University of California, Los Angeles with a degree in Neuroscience in 2009, he received his MD from Oregon Health and Science. He completed internal medicine residency in at UCSF in 2018, followed by a one year Academic Hospital Medicine Fellowship at UCSF before joining the faculty of the Division of Hospital Medicine in 2019.

He currently attends on the medical wards at Parnassus and at St. Mary's Medical Center (the latter as part of the new St. Mary's-UCSF Joint Clinical Programs) and on the Hospitalist Procedure Service.

James directs the Data Science Selective for Internal Medicine residents. He is also a core member of the Division of Hospital Medicine Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) group and serves as a core faculty member for the Internal Medicine POCUS Selective. His primary research interests involved improving clinical care and value using Electronic Health Record Data. He is also actively involved broadly in Point of Care Ultrasound Education and research into its clinical use.
Fellowship, 06/2019 - Academic Hospital Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
2018 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
Residency, 06/2018 - Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
MD, 06/2015 - , Oregon Health and Science
  1. Worry Loves Company, but Unnecessary Consultations May Harm the Patients We Comanage.
  2. Minding the Gap(s): Hospitalists Experience Aspirational, Safety, and Knowledge Deficits That Prevent Them from Practicing POCUS
  3. Expanding the View: Implications of the SHM Position Statement on Ultrasound Use in Vascular Access.
  4. Treatment of Inpatient Asymptomatic Hypertension: Not a Call to Act but to Think.
  5. Point-of-Care Ultrasound Needs Assessment, Curriculum Design, and Curriculum Assessment in a Large Academic Internal Medicine Residency Program.
  6. Circuit level defects in the developing neocortex of Fragile X mice.
  7. Altered synaptic dynamics during normal brain aging.