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NCIRE-The Veterans Health Research Institute is the leading private nonprofit institute devoted to Veterans health research in the United States. Our mission is to advance Veterans health through research.

We support the work of some of the nation's foremost physicians and scientists at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the premier biomedical research facility in the VA system. All have faculty appointments at the University of California, San Francisco, which has its own proud traditions of research and patient care. We also partner with the U.S. Department of Defense to support health research on behalf of our men and women in the Armed Forces.

Those who have served in uniform have given their best for their country. In return, we believe that they deserve nothing less than the best health care research we can provide.

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Jan Hirsch, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesia

Dr. Jan Hirsch is the physician co-director of he simulation fellowship at the San Francisco VAMC; the fellowship has an active research program with an emphasis on education, improving simulation fidelity and patient safety. The simulation fellowship is funded by the VAMC Office of Academic Affairs (OAA). Dr. Hirsch's other recent research projects focused on postoperative cognitive dysfunction, changes in the pulmonary epithelium with mechanical ventilation and the perioperative management of patients with diabetes. Dr. Hirsch's UCSF profile  can be found at

To see Dr. Hirsch on Pub Med, click here.