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Joshua Sapkin, MD

TitleClinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (Clinician Educator)
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentMedicine
AddressIRD 627
Off Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-9520
Phone+1 323 226 6571
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    University of California, San Diego1990  - 1993Dean's Scholar
    Phi Beta Kappa1993Elected Member
    Alpha Omega Alpha2011Elected Member
    USC2015Etz Chaim Tree of Life Award of Compassionate Care

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    As an Associate Residency Director, Dr. Sapkin gets to witness the transformation of bright and eager interns into self-assured clinicians through their unparalleled clinical experiences, educational curriculum and research opportunities. By the end of residency, they are poised for their future endeavors, be it fellowship, private practice, academic medicine or something entirely novel. Whether it's teaching on the wards, creating new curriculum or just sitting down to talk with some of the house staff, he enjoys being a part of this process.

    Dr. Sapkin believes that most disease states including diabetes, hypertension and hypercholesterolemia can be prevented or effectively managed with lifestyle changes or medications. He enjoys educating his patients and encourages them to be well informed so they can take a team approach toward the prevention and management of conditions and diseases. As a result, he can effectively work with each patient to set goals and tailor a regimen to systematically meet these goals. As an associate program director for the LAC+USC Internal Medicine Residency Training Program, Dr. Sapkin works hard to stay abreast of the medical literature and is constantly incorporating the results of published medical research into his clinical practice. One of his primary goals is to keep his patients healthy so they have more time to spend doing the things they love and less time in the clinic and hospital.


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    1. Yau S, Chan P, Sapkin J, Hsieh E. Short-term use of oral amiodarone causing torsades de pointes. Clin Case Rep. 2018 Aug; 6(8):1554-1556. PMID: 30147903.
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