vincent fan, md, mph

Vincent Fan, MD, MPH

Associate Professor
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Contact Information

VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Health Services Research and Development (152)
1660 S. Columbian Way
Seattle, WA 98108
Academic Office: (206) 764-2430
Fax: (206) 764-2935
Clinic Appointments: (206) 764-2504 or
1-800-329-8387 (return patients)
(206) 764-2306 (new patients)

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Education and Training

BS in Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 1991

MD, University of Minneosta School of Medicine, Minneapolis, MN 1995

Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 1998

MPH in Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 2000

Fellowship in Health Services Research and Development, VA puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 2000

Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 2003

ACLS certified

Research Interests

My research focuses on improving quality of care for patients with chronic lung disease with a focus on patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Current research includes epidemiologic studies to identify risk-factors for COPD exacerbations, in order to develop interventions to reduce health care utilization and hospitalizations. Because of the significant impact of COPD on health status and quality of life, an additional area of interest has been on the development and use of health status measures in chronic disease. Other research interests include measuring quality of care and the effect of comorbidity on chronic lung disease.

Representative Publications

Fan VS, Au DH, Deyo RA, Heagerty PJ, McDonell MB, Fihn SD. Validation of case-mix measures derived from self-reports of diagnoses and health. J. Clin Epidemiol. 55(4):371-380. 2001

Fan VS, Curtis JR, Tu SP, McDonell MB, Fihn SD. Using quality of life to predict hospitalization and mortality in patients with chronc obstructive pulmonary disease. Chest. 122:429-436. 2002.

Fan VS, Bryson CL, Curtis JR, Fihn SD, Bridevaux PO, McDonell MB, Au DH. Inhaled corticosteroids and risk of death and hospitalization: a time dependent analysis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 168:1488-1494. 2003.

Fan VS
, Au DH, McDonell MB, Fihn SD. Change in SF-36 predicts mortality and hospitalizations. J Clin Epidemiol. 57(3):277-284. 2004.

Fan VS, Burman M, McDonell MB, Fihn SD. Continuity of care and other determinants of patient satisfaction with primary care. J Gen Intern Med. 2004 (In press).


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