Arpi Bekmezian, MD

Pediatrician and hospitalist

Dr. Arpi Bekmezian is a pediatrician and hospitalist whose focus is coordinating the care of hospitalized children.

Bekmezian earned her medical degree at UCSF. She completed a residency in pediatrics at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, where she began her career in pediatric hospital medicine.

In 2008, Bekmezian joined the pediatric hospitalist group at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, where she is an active member of the hospital-based quality improvement and safety committees. She has authored case reports in Pediatrics in Review, Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, and Contemporary Pediatrics.

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UCSF 2002


UCLA Health, Pediatrics 2005

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Swartz A, Collier T, Young CA, Cruz E, Bekmezian A, Coffman J, Celedon J, Alkon A, Cabana MD. The effect of early child care attendance on childhood asthma and wheezing: A meta-analysis. J Asthma. 2018 Apr 09; 1-11.
  2. Kaiser SV, Rodean J, Bekmezian A, Hall M, Shah SS, Mahant S, Parikh K, Auerbach AD, Morse R, Puls HT, McCulloch CE, Cabana MD. Effectiveness of Pediatric Asthma Pathways for Hospitalized Children: A Multicenter, National Analysis. J Pediatr. 2018 Mar 20.
  3. Kaiser SV, Rodean J, Bekmezian A, Hall M, Shah SS, Mahant S, Parikh K, Morse R, Puls H, Cabana MD. Rising utilization of inpatient pediatric asthma pathways. J Asthma. 2018 Feb; 55(2):196-207.
  4. Bekmezian A, Fee C, Weber E. Clinical pathway improves pediatrics asthma management in the emergency department and reduces admissions. J Asthma. 2015 Oct; 52(8):806-14.
  5. Bekmezian A, Fee C, Bekmezian S, Maselli JH, Weber E. Emergency department crowding and younger age are associated with delayed corticosteroid administration to children with acute asthma. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013 Oct; 29(10):1075-81.
  6. Teufel RJ, Bekmezian A, Wilson K. Pediatric hospitalist research productivity: predictors of success at presenting abstracts and publishing peer-reviewed manuscripts among pediatric hospitalists. Hosp Pediatr. 2012 Jul; 2(3):149-60.
  7. Bekmezian A, Chung PJ. Boarding admitted children in the emergency department impacts inpatient outcomes. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 Mar; 28(3):236-42.
  8. Bekmezian A, Teufel RJ, Wilson KM. Research needs of pediatric hospitalists. Hosp Pediatr. 2011 Jul 01; 1(1):38-44.
  9. Bekmezian A, Chung PJ, Cabana MD, Maselli JH, Hilton JF, Hersh AL. Factors associated with prolonged emergency department length of stay for admitted children. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011 Feb; 27(2):110-5.
  10. Bekmezian A, Hersh AL, Maselli JH, Cabana MD. Pediatric emergency departments are more likely than general emergency departments to treat asthma exacerbation with systemic corticosteroids. J Asthma. 2011 Feb; 48(1):69-74.
  11. Bekmezian A, Lasky JL, Osman S, Kaddurah AK, Varela AM, Velez K, Alvarez O. Index of suspicion. Pediatr Rev. 2009 Aug; 30(8):311-6.
  12. Bekmezian A, Vargas J, Krogstad P. Jaundice in a neonate with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Paediatr Child Health. 2009 Jul; 14(6):389-92.
  13. Bekmezian A, Chung PJ, Yazdani S. Standardized admission order set improves perceived quality of pediatric inpatient care. J Hosp Med. 2009 Feb; 4(2):90-6.
  14. Bekmezian A, Gomperts B, Weisleder P, Patraitis C, Thibodeau P, Parker-Mello K. Index of suspicion. Pediatr Rev. 2009 Jan; 30(1):15-21.
  15. Bekmezian A, Gomperts B. Case 1: A limping child...with abdominal pain. Paediatr Child Health. 2008 Nov; 13(9):775-7.
  16. Bekmezian A, Chung PJ, Yazdani S. Staff-only pediatric hospitalist care of patients with medically complex subspecialty conditions in a major teaching hospital. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2008 Oct; 162(10):975-80.
  17. Andersson SV, Edman MC, Bekmezian A, Holmberg J, Mircheff AK, Gierow JP. Characterization of beta-hexosaminidase secretion in rabbit lacrimal gland. Exp Eye Res. 2006 Nov; 83(5):1081-8.

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