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Zahir Kanjee, M.D.


Princeton UniversityAB06/2006Public and International Affairs
Yale University School of MedicineMD06/2011Medicine
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthMPH06/2015Clinical Effectiveness
Brigham and Women's Hospital06/2015Resident In Internal Medicine, Global Health Equity
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center06/2021Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education
Frank Parker Prize
John P. Peters Prize
Departmental Thesis Honors
Outstanding Faculty Mentor
Member of the Year
Herrman Blumgart Award

Zahir Kanjee MD, MPH, FACP is a hospitalist, clinician-educator, author/editor, and global health practitioner.

He received his undergraduate degree in Public and International Affairs, with a Certificate in African Studies, from Princeton University, and his MD from the Yale University School of Medicine. He completed residency in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he was a Doris and Howard Hiatt Resident in Global Health Equity. He obtained his MPH in Clinical Effectiveness from the Harvard School of Public Health and is a graduate of the Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

His educational interests are in evidence-based medicine, clinical reasoning, and physical diagnosis. He has worked clinically, taught, and conducted research in numerous parts of the developing world. He is a hospitalist and co-chief of the Robinson firm at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

He is the co-editor of two books on evidence-based medicine, Internal Medicine Evidence: The Practice-Changing Studies (Wolters Kluwer 2017) and Cases in Hospital Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach (Wolters Kluwer 2019). He serves as an Assistant Editor for the Annals of Internal Medicine Beyond the Guidelines series and as a National Correspondent for the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

Royalties: Wolters Kluwer (books)
Honoraria: Oakstone Publishing (CME lectures)
Paid Advisory Board: Wolters Kluwer (medical education products)

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  1. Kanjee Z, Metlay JP, Moskowitz A, Reynolds EE. How Would You Treat This Patient Hospitalized With Community-Acquired Pneumonia? : Grand Rounds Discussion From Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Ann Intern Med. 2021 12; 174(12):1719-1726. PMID: 34904883.
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  2. Lee MS, Cheloff AZ, Jang YJ, Yin SH, Strauss AC, Kanjee Z. Providing social support for inpatients: Insights from a virtual medical student initiative. Clin Teach. 2022 02; 19(1):48-51. PMID: 34786855.
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  3. Kanjee Z, Beltran CP, Smith CC, Lewis J, Hall MM, Tibbles CD, Sullivan AM. "Friction by Definition": Conflict at Patient Handover Between Emergency and Internal Medicine Physicians at an Academic Medical Center. West J Emerg Med. 2021 Nov 05; 22(6):1227-1239. PMID: 34787545.
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  4. Burns RB, Pignone M, Michos ED, Kanjee Z. Would You Recommend Aspirin to This Patient for Primary Prevention of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease? : Grand Rounds Discussion From Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Ann Intern Med. 2021 10; 174(10):1439-1446. PMID: 34633837.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  5. McNamara LC, Kanjee Z. Counterpoint: Routine Daily Physical Exams Add Value for the Hospitalist and Patient. J Hosp Med. 2021 Aug 18. PMID: 34424193.
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  6. Kanjee Z, Huang GC. Measuring Trainee Duty Hours: The Times They Are a-Changin'. J Hosp Med. 2021 07; 16(7):447. PMID: 34197314.
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  7. Kanjee Z, Asombang AW, Berzin TM, B Burns R. How Would You Manage This Patient With Nonvariceal Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding? : Grand Rounds Discussion From Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Ann Intern Med. 2021 06; 174(6):836-843. PMID: 34097431.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Kanjee Z, Bilello L. Leadership & Professional Development: Specialty Silos in Medicine. J Hosp Med. 2021 06; 16(6):357. PMID: 34129488.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Flint KL, Lloyd MR, van den Berg P, Kanjee Z. Legionella pulmonary abscess and pleural space infection in an immunocompetent patient. BMJ Case Rep. 2021 May 24; 14(5). PMID: 34031096.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  10. Kanjee Z, McCann ML, Freed JA. Availability of Specific Direct Oral Anticoagulant Reversal Agents in US Hospitals. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 05 03; 4(5):e2110079. PMID: 33988710.
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  11. Kanjee Z, Bilello L. Tribalism: The Good, the Bad, and the Future. J Hosp Med. 2021 04; 16(4):227. PMID: 33822712.
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  12. Reynolds EE, Doubeni CA, Sawhney MS, Kanjee Z. Should This Patient Be Screened for Pancreatic Cancer? : Grand Rounds Discussion From Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Ann Intern Med. 2020 12 01; 173(11):914-921. PMID: 33253616.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Burns RB, Waikar SS, Wachterman MW, Kanjee Z. Management Options for an Older Adult With Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease and Dementia: Grand Rounds Discussion From Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Ann Intern Med. 2020 08 04; 173(3):217-225. PMID: 32745449.
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  14. Kanjee Z, Bauer KA, Breu AC, Burns R. Should You Treat This Acutely Ill Medical Inpatient With Venous Thromboembolism Chemoprophylaxis?: Grand Rounds Discussion From Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Ann Intern Med. 2020 04 07; 172(7):484-491. PMID: 32252085.
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  15. Kanjee Z, Liao JM. Cases in Hospital Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach. 2019. View Publication.
  16. White EE, Downey J, Sathananthan V, Kanjee Z, Kenny A, Waters A, Rabinowich J, Raghavan M, Dorr L, Halder A, Nyumah J, Duokie D, Boima T, Panjabi R, Siedner MJ, Kraemer JD. A Community Health Worker Intervention to Increase Childhood Disease Treatment Coverage in Rural Liberia: A Controlled Before-and-After Evaluation. Am J Public Health. 2018 09; 108(9):1252-1259. PMID: 30024811.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Liao JM, Kanjee Z. Internal Medicine Evidence: The Practice-Changing Studies. 2017. View Publication.
  18. Ly J, Sathananthan V, Griffiths T, Kanjee Z, Kenny A, Gordon N, Basu G, Battistoli D, Dorr L, Lorenzen B, Thomson DR, Waters A, Moore UG, Roberts R, Smith WL, Siedner MJ, Kraemer JD. Facility-Based Delivery during the Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic in Rural Liberia: Analysis from a Cross-Sectional, Population-Based Household Survey. PLoS Med. 2016 08; 13(8):e1002096. PMID: 27482706.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  19. Kanjee Z, Amico KR, Li F, Mbolekwa K, Moll AP, Friedland GH. Tuberculosis infection control in a high drug-resistance setting in rural South Africa: information, motivation, and behavioral skills. J Infect Public Health. 2012 Mar; 5(1):67-81. PMID: 22341846.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  20. Kanjee Z, Catterick K, Moll AP, Amico KR, Friedland GH. Tuberculosis infection control in rural South Africa: survey of knowledge, attitude and practice in hospital staff. J Hosp Infect. 2011 Dec; 79(4):333-8. PMID: 21978608.
    Citations: 43     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
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