Alpesh Amin

Alpesh Amin

Professor (Joint Appointment)
Thomas & Mary Ceserio Chair of Medicine; Professor & Executive Director, Hospitalist Program, School of Medicine

UCIMC, Building 58, Room 110



MBA, Health Care, UC Irvine
MD, Northwestern University
BS, Bio-Engineering, UC San Diego

Research Interest

Medical Education

Curriculum Development

Hospital Medicine


  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Academic Distinctions
  • Master, American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • Senior Fellow, Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM)
  • “America’s Top Physicians” by Consumers’ Research Council of America


  • Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association, 2013-2017



  • Alpesh N. Amin, Mary M. Owen, “Productive Interdisciplinary Team Relationships: The Hospitalist and The Case Manager,” Lippincott's Case Management: The Journal for Professional Practice 2006 May/June; 11(3):160-164
  • Alpesh Amin, “A Hospitalist Initiated Inpatient Leadership Council to Improve Inpatient Operations,” Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2006 May; 1 (supplement 2): 33.
  • A.N. Amin, “A Unique, Successful Ambulatory Internal Medicine Clerkship,” Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2006 April; 21 (supplement 4):169
  • Sylvia McKean, MD, Jason Stein, MD, Gregory Maynard, MD, Tina Budnitz, Alpesh Amin,MD Scott Johnson, Larry Wellikson, MD, “VTE Quality Improvement Resource Room,” Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2006; Mar/Apr; 1(2):124-132
  • Alpesh N. Amin, “Asthma”, in Pistoria M., Amin A., Dressler D., McKean S, Budnitz T. Core Competencies in Hospital Medicine, Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2006 Jan/Feb; 1 (supplement 1):8-9.
  • Sylvia C.W. McKean, MD, Tina L Budnitz, MPH, Daniel D. Dressler, MD, MSc, Alpesh N. Amin, MD, Michael J. Pistoria, DO, “How to Use the Core Competencies in Hospital Medicine: A Framework for Curriculum Development,” Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2006 Jan/Feb;1(1):57-67
  • Daniel D. Dressler, MD, MSc; Micheal J. Pistoria, DO; Tina L. Budnitz, MPH; Sylvia C.W. McKean, MD; Alpesh N. Amin, MD, MBA, “The Core Competencies In Hospital Medicine: Development and Methodology,” Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2006 Jan/Feb;1(1):48-56
  • Sumant R. Ranji, David J. Rosenman, Alpesh N. Amin, Sunil Kripalani, “Hospital Medicine Fellowships: Works in Progress,” American Journal of Medicine. 2006 Jan;119(1):72.e1-72.e7
  • Linda Mottow Lippa, John Boker, Alexander Duke, Alpesh Amin, “A Novel Three Year Longitudinal Pilot Study of Medical Students’ Acquisition and Retention of Screening Eye Exam Skills,” Ophthalmology. 2006 Jan;113(1):133-9. Epub 2005 Nov 28.
  • Thomas G. Slama, Alpesh Amin, Stephen A. Brunton, Thomas M. File, Gary Milkovich, Keith A. Rodvold, Daniel F. Sahm, Joseph Varon, David Weiland, for the Council for Appropriate and Rational Antibiotic Therapy (CARAT), “A clinician’s guide to the appropriate and accurate use of antibiotic: the Council for Appropriate and Rational Antibiotic Therapy (CARAT) criteria,” American Journal of Medicine. 2005;118(7A): 1S-6S
  • David J. Likosky, Alpesh N. Amin, “Who will care for our hospitalized patients?,” Stroke. 2005;36(6):1113-1114
  • Alpesh N. Amin, “The Role of Hospitalists in the Management of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure,” Am Heart Hosp J. 2005;3:111-117
  • Alpesh N. Amin, Lloyd Rucker. “An Innovative Advanced Patient Doctor Course For Medical Students,” Medical Education. 2005;39:518-519
  • Alpesh N. Amin, “A Four-Year Business of Medicine Curriculum for Medical Students,” Medical Education. 2005;39:510-511
  • Edith A. Nutescu, Nancy L. Shapiro, Aimee Chevalier, Alpesh N. Amin, “A Pharmacologic Overview of Current and Emerging Anticoagulants,” Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. 2005,72(1):S2-S6
  • Alpesh Amin, Jane Mihelic, Tina Budnitz, “A State of the Art Report on Hospital Medicine Education,” The Hospitalist. 2005, 9(1); 37-39
  • Todd Semla, Alpesh Amin, “Caring for the Hospitalized Elderly: Current Best Practice and New Horizons - Polypharmacy and the Hospitalist,” The Hospitalist. 2004; 18-20
  • Paul I. Simmons, Alpesh N. Amin, Jeffrey J. Glasheen, “It’s all fun and games until somebody goes septic: What today’s hospitalist needs to know,” The Hospitalist. 2004;8(6):30-33
  • Alpesh Amin, Anne Borik, David Feinbloom, Susan Krekun, Joseph Li, Mary Pak, Daniel Rauch. “Recommendation for the management of community and hospital acquired pneumonia – the hospitalist perspective,” Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine. 2004,10(1);S23-S27
  • Alpesh N. Amin. “Identifying Strategies To Improve Outcomes and Reduce Costs – A Role For the Hospitalist,” Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine, 2004,10(1); S19-S22
  • Alpesh Amin, Joel Diamant, Lorenzo DiFrancesco, David Feinbloom, Thomas J. Ferro, Paul Holtom, Joseph Li, Mary Pak, Daniel Rauch, Michael Rovzar, Gregory B. Seymann, “Hospitalist Management of Community Acquired Pneumonia: Consensus Statement,” Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, 2004;12(2): S17- S24
  • Alpesh Amin, Joel Diamant, Lorenzo DiFrancesco, David Feinbloom, Thomas J. Ferro, Paul Holtom, Joseph Li, Mary Pak, Daniel Rauch, Michael Rovzar, Gregory B. Seymann, “Management of Community Acquired Pneumonia: A Hospitalist Perspective,” Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, 2004;12(2): S1-16
  • Alpesh Amin, “Value of Hospital Medicine in the Inpatient Management of Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP),” Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, 2004;12(2): S3-5
  • Alpesh N. Amin, Amir Ansari, Marc B Blatt, Anne Borik, David Feinbloom, Susan Krekun, Joseph Li, Mary H Pak, Sandhya Rao, Daniel A Rauch, “In-hospital Initiation of Lipid- Lowering Therapy – the Role of the Hospitalist,” Critical Pathways in Cardiology, 2004;3(3): S17-19
  • Alpesh N. Amin, “The Hospitalist Model of Care – A Positive Influence on Efficiency, Quality of Care, and Outcomes,” Critical Pathways in Cardiology, 2004;3(3): S5-7
  • Todd Semla, Alpesh Amin, “Polypharmacy and the Hospitalist,” The Hospitalist, 2004;8(1):25-27
  • Solomon Liao, Alpesh Amin, Lloyd Rucker. “An Innovative, Longitudinal Program to Teach Residents about End-of-Life Care,” Academic Medicine, 2004; 79: 752-757
  • Alpesh N. Amin, Lloyd Rucker. “A Systems-Based Practice Curriculum for Second Year Internal Medicine Residents Based on Continuous Quality Improvement,” Medical Education, 2004; 38: 568-9
  • Alpesh Amin. “A Successful Hospitalist Rotation for Senior Residents,” Medical Education, 2003;37:1042
  • Mark P. Okamoto, Debra L. Kawaguchi, Alpesh N. Amin. ”Evaluation of the “Propofol Infusion Syndrome” in pediatric intensive care: Weighing the evidence,” American Journal of Health-System Pharmacists, 2003; 60:2007-14
  • Preetha Basaviah, Alpesh Amin. “Structuring Residency and Fellowship Curricula in Hospital Medicine: Looking Back and Planning Ahead,” The Hospitalist, 2002;6(5):9-15
  • Alpesh Amin, Lloyd Rucker. “Through the Patient’s Eyes,” Medical Education, 2002;36:1104-5
  • Liao SS, Amin AN. “Successful implementation of a longitudinal home hospice rotation for internal medicine residents.” Journal of Palliative Medicine, 2002;5(4):597-98
  • Alpesh N. Amin, Lloyd Rucker. “A Curriculum Based on Patient Directed Subspecialty Rounds.” Medical Education, 2001;35:1090
  • Liao SS and Amin AN. “Successful Piloting Of a Longitudinal Home Hospice Rotation For Internal Medicine Residents,” Journal of Palliative Medicine, 2001;4(4):545
  • Solomon Liao, Alpesh Amin, Lloyd Rucker. “A Longitudinal Home Hospice Rotation for Internal Medicine Residents,” Academic Medicine, 2001;76(5):518