UC San Diego Division of Hospital Medicine Faculty



Dr. Quartarolo


Jennifer Quartarolo, MD, SFHM
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Medical Director for Clinical Resource Management, UC San Diego Health System


Telephone (619) 471-9186

Mail Code 8485



Academic Profile

Dr. Jennifer Quartarolo received her MD degree and her internal medicine residency training at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. She has worked as an academic hospitalist since 2002. 

She received additional training in quality improvement through the Institute for Health Care Delivery Research, and she has been involved in quality improvement projects at the local and national level.  At UCSD, she is a physician lead for efforts in transitions of care, including serving on the steering committee for the San Diego collaborative for Medicare’s CCTP Program (Community Care Transitions Program). Since 2010, she has served as mentor to hospitals through Society of Hospital Medicine’s Project BOOST (Better Outcomes by Optimizing Safe Transitions). 


In 2012, she was appointed Medical Director for Clinical Resource Management for UCSD Medical Center. She chairs the Clinical Resource Management Committee and serves as the physician advisor to Case Management and the Clinical Documentation Improvement Program. She leads efforts to improve quality and value of health care delivery at UCSD.

Highlighted Publications

  • Clay BJ, Quartarolo J. Medication Reconciliation. e472-e480. Hospital Medicine Clinics 2013; 2(3): e305-e480. Eds. Ian Jenkins and Nasim Afsar-manesh. eBook

  • Quartarolo, J; Tsang, E; Hollenbach, K.  An Evaluation of the Effect of Electronic Medication Reconciliation on the Rate of Medication History Errors at the time of Hospital Admission. Abstract/Poster. Society of Hospital Medicine National Conference 2011.

  • Quartarolo, J; Thoelke, M; Schafers, S.  Reporting of Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate: Effect on Physician Recognition of Chronic Kidney Disease and Prescribing Practices for Elderly Hospitalized Patients.  Journal of Hospital Medicine.  March/ April 2007.