Daniel West, M.D.

Pediatric cancer specialist

Dr. Daniel C. West is a pediatric hematologist and oncologist who treats children with cancer; in particular, those with bone sarcomas and blood disorders. In his research, he studies bone sarcomas, especially Ewing sarcoma, and addresses research issues regarding medical education and measurement, and the relationship between educational outcomes and clinical outcomes.

West completed medical school at the University of Florida in 1986 and a residency at UCSF in 1989. In 1992, he completed fellowships at Children's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, both in Boston, and Harvard Medical School. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, Western Society for Pediatric Research and American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. He also was appointed to the Pediatric Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Prior to joining UCSF, he was a professor of pediatrics at the University of California, Davis, where he earned the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Faculty Excellence. He is a professor of pediatrics at UCSF, vice chair of Graduate Medical Education and director of the Pediatric Residency Training Program.

Clinics

Oncology Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Suite 101
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 476-3831

Conditions & Treatments

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Education

University of Florida School of Medicine 1986

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Pediatrics 1989

Fellowships

Children's Hospital of Boston, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology 1992
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Pathology 1996

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Starmer AJ, O'Toole JK, Rosenbluth G, Calaman S, Balmer D, West DC, Bale JF, Yu CE, Noble EL, Tse LL, Srivastava R, Landrigan CP, Sectish TC, Spector ND. Development, Implementation, and Dissemination of the I-PASS Handoff Curriculum: A Multisite Educational Intervention to Improve Patient Handoffs. Acad Med. 2014 Jun; 89(6):876-84.
  2. O'Toole JK, West DC, Starmer AJ, Yu CE, Calaman S, Rosenbluth G, Hepps JH, Lopreiato JO, Landrigan CP, Sectish TC, Spector ND. Placing Faculty Development Front and Center in a Multisite Educational Initiative: Lessons From the I-PASS Handoff Study. Acad Pediatr. 2014 May-Jun; 14(3):221-4.
  3. Womer RB, West DC, Krailo MD, Dickman PS, Pawel BR, Grier HE, Marcus K, Sailer S, Healey JH, Dormans JP, Weiss AR. Randomized controlled trial of interval-compressed chemotherapy for the treatment of localized Ewing sarcoma: a report from the Children's Oncology Group. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Nov 20; 30(33):4148-54.
  4. Srinivasan M, Li ST, Meyers FJ, Pratt DD, Collins JB, Braddock C, Skeff KM, West DC, Henderson M, Hales RE, Hilty DM. "Teaching as a Competency": competencies for medical educators. Acad Med. 2011 Oct; 86(10):1211-20.
  5. Li ST, Paterniti DA, Tancredi DJ, Co JP, West DC. Is residents' progress on individualized learning plans related to the type of learning goal set? Acad Med. 2011 Oct; 86(10):1293-9.
  6. Borinstein SC, Barkauskas DA, Krailo M, Scher D, Scher L, Schlottmann S, Kallakury B, Dickman PS, Pawel BR, West DC, Womer RB, Toretsky JA. Investigation of the insulin-like growth factor-1 signaling pathway in localized Ewing sarcoma: a report from the Children's Oncology Group. Cancer. 2011 Nov 1; 117(21):4966-76.
  7. Applebaum MA, Worch J, Matthay KK, Goldsby R, Neuhaus J, West DC, Dubois SG. Clinical features and outcomes in patients with extraskeletal Ewing sarcoma. Cancer. 2011 Jul 1; 117(13):3027-32.
  8. Kuo AK, Thyne SM, Chen HC, West DC, Kamei RK. An innovative residency program designed to develop leaders to improve the health of children. Acad Med. 2010 Oct; 85(10):1603-8.
  9. Li ST, Paterniti DA, Co JP, West DC. Successful self-directed lifelong learning in medicine: a conceptual model derived from qualitative analysis of a national survey of pediatric residents. Acad Med. 2010 Jul; 85(7):1229-36.
  10. Li ST, Tancredi DJ, Co JP, West DC. Factors associated with successful self-directed learning using individualized learning plans during pediatric residency. Acad Pediatr. 2010 Mar-Apr; 10(2):124-30.
  11. Hufford L, West DC, Paterniti DA, Pan RJ. Community-based advocacy training: applying asset-based community development in resident education. Acad Med. 2009 Jun; 84(6):765-70.
  12. Srinivasan M, McElvany M, Shay JM, Shavelson RJ, West DC. Measuring knowledge structure: reliability of concept mapping assessment in medical education. Acad Med. 2008 Dec; 83(12):1196-203.
  13. Paterniti DA, Pan RJ, Smith LF, Horan NM, West DC. From physician-centered to community-oriented perspectives on health care: assessing the efficacy of community-based training. Acad Med. 2006 Apr; 81(4):347-53.
  14. Zwerdling T, Ducore J, Taylor D, West DC, Konia T. Rhabdomyoblastic pulmonary lesions in a patient with Wilms tumor: choristomas or metastases? Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2006 Mar; 46(3):381-4.
  15. Mitchell M, Srinivasan M, West DC, Franks P, Keenan C, Henderson M, Wilkes M. Factors affecting resident performance: development of a theoretical model and a focused literature review. Acad Med. 2005 Apr; 80(4):376-89.
  16. West DC, Marcin JP, Mawis R, He J, Nagle A, Dimand R. Children with cancer, fever, and treatment-induced neutropenia: risk factors associated with illness requiring the administration of critical care therapies. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2004 Feb; 20(2):79-84.
  17. Butani L, West DC, Taylor DS. End-stage renal disease after high-dose carboplatinum in preparation of autologous stem cell transplantation. Pediatr Transplant. 2003 Oct; 7(5):408-12.
  18. Fleitz JM, Wootton-Gorges SL, Wyatt-Ashmead J, McGavran L, Koyle M, West DC, Kurzrock EA, Martin KW, Odom LF. Renal cell carcinoma in long-term survivors of advanced stage neuroblastoma in early childhood. Pediatr Radiol. 2003 Aug; 33(8):540-5.
  19. Stein-Wexler R, Wootton-Gorges SL, West DC. Orbital granulocytic sarcoma: an unusual presentation of acute myelocytic leukemia. Pediatr Radiol. 2003 Feb; 33(2):136-9.
  20. Limon J, Taylor DS, Haight M, West DC. Crohn's disease and acute lymphoblastic leukemia in a two-year-old child. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2002 Jul; 35(1):99-101.

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