Dan-Phuong Esther Ho, MD

Family Medicine Hospitalist, Clinical Professor, Family Medicine
School of Medicine
Residency Program Director, Family Medicine
School of Medicine
Physician Leader, UCI Schwartz Center Rounds

B.S., University of California, Riverside, Biomedical Sciences

M.D., University of California at Los Angeles, 2000, Medicine

Family Medicine Residency, Kaiser Permanente, Fontana, CA, 2003

Email: danphuoh@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
Hospitalist Program, Bldg. 26,
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Resident and Medical Student education, hospital medicine, medical missions, Schwartz Center Rounds
Academic Distinctions
2014 CAFP September Member of the Month
2012 CAFP Orange County Chapter Educator of the Year
2010 Leonard Tow Humanism Award, Gold Humanism Honor Society, UCI branch
2010 Physician of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association
2008 Outstanding Teacher of the Year, UCI Family Medicine Residency
2008 Gold Star Award, Gold Humanism Honor Society, University of California, Irvine Chapter
2003 CAFP Inland Empire Chapter Best Resident Poster Presentation Award
Research Abstract

October 2008 Medical Missions, Doctors of the World
Chiapas, Mexico

January 2007 Advocate Indigenous Ministries Kenya Medical Missions

November 2004 & 2005 Project Vietnam Medical Missions

2003- present Nhan Hoa Comprehensive Health Center, Santa Ana
Physician Volunteer
Board of Directors Member
QA Committee Chair
Ho, D. (2013). Falls in Older Patients – A Fact Sheet and Pre/Post Test. POGOe – Portal of Geriatrics Online Education. (Available from http://www.pogoe.org/productid/21251)
Ho E, Wang VJ. “Migraine Headaches” in 5-Minute Pediatric Emergency Medicine Consult. Eds. Hoffman RJ, Wang VJ, et al. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. Philadelphia, PA. 2011.

A Case Study of Cauda Equina Syndrome The Permanente Journal, Fall 2003
Ho, D. (2011, 2013). Caring for the Hospitalized Geriatric Patient – A Pocket Card. POGOe – Portal of Geriatrics Online Education. (Available from http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20795)
Ho DE. “Community-acquired pneumonia in adults and children” in Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice. Elsevier Inc. Philadelphia, PA. 2013:655-669.
Ho, D. (2012). A Checklist for a Home Visit of a Recently Hospitalized Geriatric Patient. POGOe – Portal of Geriatrics Online Education. (Available from http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20798)
Ho, D. (2011). Wound Care (with focus on pressure ulcers) – A Fact Sheet and Pre/Post Test. POGOe – Portal of Geriatrics Online Education. (Available from http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20797)
Ho, D. (2011). Delirium in Hospitalized Older Patients – A Fact Sheet and Pre/Post Test. POGOe – Portal of Geriatrics Online Education. (Available from http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20796)
1. Reynolds Geriatrics Grant (2009-2013) Through a large grant to UCI’s Department of Geriatrics for the development of multidisciplinary educational curriculum, I serve as the primary developer and educator of the Inpatient Geriatric Family Medicine Education Series and the co-founder/physician leader for Schwartz Center Rounds at UCI Delirium and Wound Care modules were both in the “10 most viewed assessment products from the Reynolds grantees on POGOe in 2011” (geriatric education website)
2. Song Brown Special Programs Award (2015-17) Through a $100,000 grant, I am the PI for the Transitions of Care Program, a program developed provide additional services and care for hospitalized patients who are at high-risk for readmissions. The purpose of the program is to decrease hospital readmissions
3. AAFP Foundation Senior Immunization Grant (2015-16) I serve as the PI for the $11,200 grant to enhance residents’ quality improvement and community health training while improving influenza and pneumococcal vaccine rates in geriatric patients during the 2015-16 flu season.
Professional Societies
American Academy of Family Physicians
California Academy of Family Physicians
Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors
Gold Humanism Honor Society
Other Experience
Residency Program Director
UC Irvine Department of Family Medicine

Graduate Programs
Family Practice

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