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Arash Naeim, M.D., Ph.D. [ Edit Your Profile ]

Work Email Address: anaeim@mednet.ucla.edu

Work Phone Number: (310) 206-6979

Work Address:
10945 Le Conte Ave
Campus - 705907
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Work
CTSI Associate Director, CTSI
UCLA Associate Professor In-Residence, Medicine Director, The JCCC Informatics

Education:
Degrees:
M.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1990 - 1995
Ph.D., RAND Graduate School, 1996 - 2002
B.S., University of California, Los Angeles, 1986 - 1990
Fellowship:
1998 - 2002 UCLA School of Medicine
1997 - 1998 UCLA School of Medicine
Internship:
1995 - 1996 UCLA School of Medicine
Residency:
1996 - 1997 UCLA School of Medicine

Certifications:
Certifications:
2004 American Board of Internal Medicine
2000 American Board of Internal Medicine
1998 American Board of Internal Medicine

About

The goal of the proposed research is to create a bioinformatics program as part of the Clinical Translational Science Award. The Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) is a nationally recognized leader in translational research. As Director of Informatics for the JCCC, Dr. Arash Naeim oversees both strategic development and implementation efforts to support both research and clinical cancer systems at UCLA. He is overseeing the deployment of a clinical trial management system (Velos), an oncology specific electronic medical record system (Varian), and patient portal/web-based patient questionnaire system (Vision-Tree) as well as leading the JCCC's effort in testing and deploying caBIG tools within specific projects or spores. In addition, the JCCC informatics group works closely with pathology to integrate their biomaterial management system (Daedalus) with existing tissue banks and integration it with the CTMS.

From a research perspective, Dr. Naeim participates in both clinical trial and health services research with a specific focus and interest in older cancer patients. Research topics include: cost, cost-effectiveness, comparative effectiveness, comorbidity, frailty, decision-making, and outcomes research. He is the Site PI for a large multi-institutional study across all UC campuses focused on translational and comparative effectiveness research in breast cancer, which has a strong focus on developing informatics tools and platforms to accelerate research into patient care.

Administratively, Dr. Naeim reports to both the Cancer Center Director and the Hospital CIO. In this way, he is able to bridge the research and clinical needs in oncology. He also serves as the Chair of the Medical Staff Cancer Committee and is involved in policy and strategic decision across the hospital, cancer center, and Department of Medicine.

Given the need to build both a clinical research data repository and a research data repository, and ensure its utility in therapeutic and health services/comparative effectiveness research, Dr. Naeim's contribution will help ensure the CTSA is well-integrated with the cancer center and meets the needs of the research faculty. Lastly, his hope is to work with the Cancer Center and CTSA leadership to build a shared core that will serve as a foundation for our CTSA and also interlace with CTSA institutions.

Given his extensive experience working clinical data repository with the Cancer Center, Dr. Naeim is optimally qualified to co-lead the Data Repositories Workgroup of the Biomedical Informatics Program.

Publications
Naeim Arash, Cohen Melissa J, Chemotherapy in the elderly: further considerations. Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.). 2010; 24(1): 91-2.
Corrao Natalie J, Robinson Alan G, Swiernik Michael A, Naeim Arash, Importance of testing for usability when selecting and implementing an electronic health or medical record system. Journal of oncology practice / American Society of Clinical Oncology. 2010; 6(3): 120-4.
Droz Jean-Pierre, Balducci Lodovico, Bolla Michel, Emberton Mark, Fitzpatrick John M, Joniau Steven, Kattan Michael W, Monfardini Silvio, Moul Judd W, Naeim Arash, van Poppel Hendrik, Saad Fred, Sternberg Cora N, Management of prostate cancer in older men: recommendations of a working group of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology. BJU international. 2010; 106(4): 462-9.
Naeim Arash, Wong F Lennie, Pal Sumanta K, Hurria Arti, Oncologists' recommendations for adjuvant therapy in hormone receptor-positive breast cancer patients of varying age and health status. Clinical breast cancer. 2010; 10(2): 136-43.
Cohen Melissa J, Naeim Arash, Osteoporosis, fractures, and risk of falls. Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.). 2010; 24(8): 752-3.
Sehl Mary E, Satariano William A, Ragland David R, Reuben David B, Naeim Arash, Attribution of functional limitation to cancer decreases in the year following breast cancer diagnosis in older patients. Critical reviews in oncology/hematology. 2009; 71(1): 62-9.
Naeim Arash, Keeler Emmett, Bassett Lawrence W, Parikh Jay, Bastani Roshan, Reuben David B, Cost-effectiveness of increasing access to mammography through mobile mammography for older women. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2009; 57(2): 285-90.
Amalraj Sunil, Starkweather Chelsea, Nguyen Christopher, Naeim Arash, Health literacy, communication, and treatment decision-making in older cancer patients. Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.). 2009; 23(4): 369-75.
Naeim Arash, Friedman Lyssa, Whitlock Kimberly B, Pasta David J, Elkin Eric P, Lubeck Deborah P, Viswanathan Hema N, Glaspy John, Patterns of care in community-based oncology practices for anemia associated with myelosuppressive chemotherapy. Journal of oncology practice / American Society of Clinical Oncology. 2009; 5(5): 236-43.
Hurria Arti, Wong F Lennie, Pal Sumanta, Chung Cathie T, Bhatia Smita, Mortimer Joanne, Somlo George, Hurvitz Sara, Villaluna Doojduen, Naeim Arash, Perspectives and attitudes on the use of adjuvant chemotherapy and trastuzumab in older adults with HER-2+ breast cancer: a survey of oncologists. The oncologist. 2009; 14(9): 883-90.
Lorenz Karl A, Dy Sydney M, Naeim Arash, Walling Anne M, Sanati Homayoon, Smith Patricia, Shanman Roberta, Roth Carol P, Asch Steven M, Quality measures for supportive cancer care: the Cancer Quality-ASSIST Project. Journal of pain and symptom management. 2009; 37(6): 943-64.
Dy Sydney M, Lorenz Karl A, Naeim Arash, Sanati Homayoon, Walling Anne, Asch Steven M, Evidence-based recommendations for cancer fatigue, anorexia, depression, and dyspnea. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 2008; 26(23): 3886-95.
Naeim Arash, Dy Sydney M, Lorenz Karl A, Sanati Homayoon, Walling Anne, Asch Steven M, Evidence-based recommendations for cancer nausea and vomiting. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 2008; 26(23): 3903-10.
Walling Anne, Lorenz Karl A, Dy Sydney M, Naeim Arash, Sanati Homayoon, Asch Steven M, Wenger Neil S, Evidence-based recommendations for information and care planning in cancer care. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 2008; 26(23): 3896-902.
Dy Sydney M, Asch Steven M, Naeim Arash, Sanati Homayoon, Walling Anne, Lorenz Karl A, Evidence-based standards for cancer pain management. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 2008; 26(23): 3879-85.
Hurria Arti, Balducci Lodovico, Naeim Arash, Gross Cary, Mohile Supriya, Klepin Heidi, Tew William, Downey Leona, Gajra Ajeet, Owusu Cynthia, Sanati Homayoon, Suh Theodore, Figlin Robert, Mentoring junior faculty in geriatric oncology: report from the Cancer and Aging Research Group. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 2008; 26(19): 3125-7.
Hurria Arti, Wong F Lennie, Villaluna Doojduen, Bhatia Smita, Chung Cathie T, Mortimer Joanne, Hurvitz Sara, Naeim Arash, Role of age and health in treatment recommendations for older adults with breast cancer: the perspective of oncologists and primary care providers. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 2008; 26(33): 5386-92.
Hurria Arti, Naeim Arash, Elkin Elena, Limaye Sewanti, Grover Anjali, Hudis Clifford, Pearce Carol, Robson Mark, Adjuvant treatment recommendations in older women with breast cancer: a survey of oncologists. Critical reviews in oncology/hematology. 2007; 61(3): 255-60.
Naeim Arash, Keeler Emmett B, Reuben David, Perceived causes of disability added prognostic value beyond medical conditions and functional status. Journal of clinical epidemiology. 2007; 60(1): 79-85.
Naeim Arash, Sawhney Rishi, MacLean Catherine H, Sanati Homayoon, Quality indicators for the care of breast cancer in vulnerable elders. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2007; 55 Suppl 2(19): S258-69.
Naeim Arash, Hurria Arti, Leake Barbara, Maly Rose C, Do age and ethnicity predict breast cancer treatment received? A cross-sectional urban population based study. Breast cancer treatment: age and ethnicity. Critical reviews in oncology/hematology. 2006; 59(3): 234-42.
Naeim Arash, Keeler Emmett B, Gutierrez Peter R, Wilson M Roy, Reuben David, Mangione Carol M, Is cataract surgery cost-effective among older patients with a low predicted probability for improvement in reported visual functioning?. Medical care. 2006; 44(11): 982-9.
Naeim Arash, Keeler Emmett B, Is adjuvant therapy for older patients with node (+) early breast cancer cost-effective?. Breast cancer research and treatment. 2005; 94(2): 95-103.
Naeim Arash, Keeler Emmett B, Is adjuvant therapy for older patients with node (-) early breast cancer cost-effective?. Critical reviews in oncology/hematology. 2005; 53(1): 81-9.
Naeim Arash, Keeler Emmett B, Mangione Carol M, Options for handling missing data in the Health Utilities Index Mark 3. Medical decision making : an international journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making. 2005; 25(2): 186-98.
Sehl Mary, Sawhney Rishi, Naeim Arash, Physiologic aspects of aging: impact on cancer management and decision making, part II. Cancer journal (Sudbury, Mass.). 2005; 11(6): 461-73.
Sawhney Rishi, Sehl Mary, Naeim Arash, Physiologic aspects of aging: impact on cancer management and decision making, part I. Cancer journal (Sudbury, Mass.). 2005; 11(6): 449-60.
Reuben David B, Naeim Arash, Perspectives, preferences, care practices, and outcomes in late-stage cancer patients: connecting the dots. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 2004; 22(24): 4869-71.
Uhrhammer N, Lange E, Porras O, Naeim A, Chen X, Sheikhavandi S, Chiplunkar S, Yang L, Dandekar S, Liang T, Sublocalization of an ataxia-telangiectasia gene distal to D11S384 by ancestral haplotyping in Costa Rican families. American journal of human genetics. 1995; 57(1): 103-11.
Naeim A, Repinski C, Huo Y, Hong J H, Chessa L, Naeim F, Gatti R A, Ataxia-telangiectasia: flow cytometric cell-cycle analysis of lymphoblastoid cell lines in G2/M before and after gamma-irradiation. Modern pathology : an official journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc. 1994; 7(5): 587-92.
Lee Christoph I, Bassett Lawrence W, Leng Mei, Maliski Sally L, Pezeshki Bryan B, Wells Colin J, Mangione Carol M, Naeim Arash, Patients' willingness to participate in a breast cancer biobank at screening mammogram. Breast cancer research and treatment. 2012; 136(3): 899-906.
Lee Christoph I, Naeim Arash, Health disparities from future genetic research efforts: breast cancer as a case study. Journal of the National Medical Association. 2012; 104(7-8): 390-1.
Droz Jean-Pierre, Balducci Lodovico, Bolla Michel, Emberton Mark, Fitzpatrick John M, Joniau Steven, Kattan Michael W, Monfardini Silvio, Moul Judd W, Naeim Arash, van Poppel Hendrik, Saad Fred, Sternberg Cora N, Background for the proposal of SIOG guidelines for the management of prostate cancer in senior adults. Critical reviews in oncology/hematology. 2010; 73(1): 68-91.