UC San Diego Division of Hospital Medicine Faculty


Dr. Jenkins



Ian Jenkins, MD, SFHM
Health Sciences Clinical Professor


Telephone (619) 471-9186

Mail Code 8485



Academic Profile

Dr. Ian Jenkins earned his MD degree from the University of Virginia Medical School in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, in 2004.

Dr. Jenkins is a member of the patient safety, pharmacy and therapeutics, and core curriculum committees at UCSD Medical  Center and led efforts to improve safety by speeding nurse-doctor communication in the hospital.

He participated in the Division of Hospital Medicine's AHRQ and ASHP funded quality improvement projects to improve the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism.

Other interests include the development of protocols for the administration of anticoagulant medicines and for the treatment of alcohol withdrawal. In addition, he has special interests in resident education, sepsis syndromes, and medical narrative.

Highlighted Publications

  • Lovetro B, Popa AS, Lane J, Ha D, Martin L, Jenkins I, Bordin-Wosk T, Clay BJ, James C. Clinical Predictors Associated with Proton Pump Inhibitor Guideline Adherence. Abstract, Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting, March 24-27, 2014, Las Vegas. J. Hospital Med 2014; 9 (S2): 121. Abstract
  • Maynard G, Jenkins I, Stone S, Lee J, Fink E, Morris T, Schoenhaus R, Renvall M. Optimizing prevention of hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism. First-place research presentation at the Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting, April 3-5, 2008, San Diego. J Hospital Med 2008; 3(S1):29.   PDF (see PDF document p. 31)
  • Jenkins I. Linezolid and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium endocarditis: successful treatment with tigecycline and daptomycin. J Hosp Med 2007; 2(5):343-4.
  • Jenkins I. Evidence-based sepsis therapy (author reply). J Hosp Med 2007; 2:118.
  • Jenkins I. Evidence-based sepsis therapy: A Hospitalist Perspective. J Hosp Med 2006; 1(5):285-295. Abstract
  • Jenkins I. Ghost story. J Hosp Med 2006; 1(5):323-325.
  • Jenkins I. Postoperative septic shock (letter). Cleve Clin J Med 2006; 73(7):607.
  • Jenkins I. Cross-coverage. Neurology 2004; 62:1912-1913.
  • Jenkins I. The drive home. Ann Intern Med: accepted for publication.
  • Jenkins I, Vinetz J. A real animal of a fever. Submitted.
  • Jenkins I, Helmons PJ, Martin-Armstrong LM, Montazeri ME, Renvall M. High rates of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis did not increase the incidence of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 2011; 37(4): 163- 169.