Lawrence Haber, MD
Visiting Associate Professor, Medicine-Hospital Medicine

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Medical School:
  • MD, Weill Cornell Medical College (2006)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Columbia University (NY) (2002)
Residency:
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program, Internal Medicine (2009)
Fellowships:
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program, Hospital Medicine (2011)
Department: Medicine-Hospital Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Director, COMPASS Program, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Content Lead, Professional Identity Formation, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Director, Early Academic Development, Denver Health, Division of Hospital Medicine
  • Physician, Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, Denver Health

Recognition & Awards

  • STAR Award, Division of Hospital Medicine, Denver Health (2023)
  • Distinction in Medical Education, Department of Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital (2021)
  • Excellence in Teaching, Academy of Medical Educators, University of California San Francisco (2019)
  • Educator of the Year, Division of Hospital Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital (2018)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, University of California, School of Medicine (2007)

Research Interests

My research interests in the clinical space center on improving clinical care for vulnerable patient populations, with a focus on those experiencing incarceration and those with substance use disorders. Within education, I enjoy mentoring medical students, examining the balance of supervision and graduated autonomy in the clinical setting, exploring interactions of hospitalists and trainees, promoting peer to peer feedback, and supporting faculty development.

Publications

  • Haber LA, Taylor EM. The Procedural Yips. J Gen Intern Med. 2024 Mar 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 38429482
  • Haber LA, Williams BA. Cooperation Between Medical and Correctional Stakeholders. JAMA Intern Med. 2024 Apr 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 38558036
  • Haber LA, Wurcel AG, Berk J. Measles in jails and prisons. Lancet Public Health. 2024 Apr 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 38614107
  • Haber LA, Erickson HP, Makam AN. Staying against medical advice. J Hosp Med. 2023 Mar 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 36975180
  • Haber LA, Erickson HP, Lyden JR. Can my incarcerated patient discharge against medical advice?. J Hosp Med. 2023 Jul 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 37449866
  • Haber LA, Nguyen OK, Taub J, Martin M. Policy in clinical practice: Elimination of the buprenorphine "X-waiver". J Hosp Med. 2023 Aug 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 37545111
  • Haber LA, Dhaliwal G, Lo L, Rizzuto G. Evaluating a low anion gap: A practical approach. Cleve Clin J Med. 2023 Oct 2;90(10):619-623. PubMed PMID: 37783490
  • Haber LA, Kaiksow FA, Williams BA, Crane JT. Hospital care while incarcerated: A tale of two policies. J Hosp Med. 2023 Oct 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 37842851
  • Kaiksow FA, Williams BA, Haber LA. Hospitalized While Incarcerated: Incarceration-Specific Care Practices. Ann Intern Med. 2023 Oct 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 37871315
  • Haber LA, Boudin C, Williams BA. Criminal Justice Reform Is Health Care Reform. JAMA. 2023 Dec 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 38095916
  • Haber LA, Pratt LA, Erickson HP, Williams BA. Shackling in the Hospital. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Apr;37(5):1258-1260. PubMed PMID: 35091917
  • Haber LA. Letter to the Editor re: Hearts and Minds: an Exercise in Clinical Reasoning. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Feb;37(2):468. PubMed PMID: 34993855
  • Burns ST, Amobi N, Chen JV, O'Brien M, Haber LA. Readability of Patient Discharge Instructions. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 May;37(7):1797-1798. PubMed PMID: 34240287
  • Brooks KC, Makam AN, Haber LA. Caring for Hospitalized Incarcerated Patients: Physician and Nurse Experience. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Feb;37(2):485-487. PubMed PMID: 33409890
  • Bansal AD, Haber LA. On a Ventilator in Shackles. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Dec;36(12):3878-3879. PubMed PMID: 34494206
  • DeFries T, Leyde S, Haber LA, Martin M. Things We Do for No Reason™: Prescribing Thiamine, Folate and Multivitamins on Discharge for Patients With Alcohol Use Disorder. J Hosp Med. 2021 Dec;16(12):751-753. PubMed PMID: 34730500
  • Haber LA, O'Brien M. Shackling Ulcer: an Upper Extremity Ulcer Secondary to Handcuffs. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Jul;36(7):2146. PubMed PMID: 33629265
  • Rosenthal MA, Sharpe BA, Haber LA. Using Peer Feedback to Promote Clinical Excellence in Hospital Medicine. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Dec;35(12):3644-3649. PubMed PMID: 32959350
  • Thomas LR, Roesch J, Haber L, Rendón P, Chang A, Timm C, Kalishman S, O'Sullivan P. Becoming outstanding educators: What do they say contributed to success?. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2020 Aug;25(3):655-672. PubMed PMID: 31940102
  • Silverman E, Haber LA, Geha RM. Lift Then Shift: Thyrotoxic Periodic Paralysis. Am J Med. 2019 Jan;132(1):e3-e6. PubMed PMID: 30201247
  • Haber LA, Erickson HP, Ranji SR, Ortiz GM, Pratt LA. Acute Care for Patients Who Are Incarcerated: A Review. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Nov 1;179(11):1561-1567. PubMed PMID: 31524937
  • Haber LA, DeFries T, Martin M. Things We Do for No Reason™: Discontinuing Buprenorphine When Treating Acute Pain. J Hosp Med. 2019 Oct 1;14(10):633-635. PubMed PMID: 31433765
  • Devendra GP, Ortiz GM, Haber LA. By the Light of Day: Quality, Safety, and Education During the Overnight Admission Handoff. Cureus. 2019 Apr 23;11(4):e4529. PubMed PMID: 31263637
  • Rosendale N, Goldman S, Ortiz GM, Haber LA. Acute Clinical Care for Transgender Patients: A Review. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Nov 1;178(11):1535-1543. PubMed PMID: 30178031
  • Sani SN, Wistar E, Le L, Chia D, Haber LA. Shining a Light on Overnight Education: Hospitalist and Resident Impressions of the Current State, Barriers, and Methods for Improvement. Cureus. 2018 Jul 6;10(7):e2939. PubMed PMID: 30202670
  • Haber LA, Ortiz GM. Clearing the air: inpatient providers' knowledge, perspectives, and experience with electronic cigarettes. J Hosp Med. 2014 Dec;9(12):805-7. PubMed PMID: 25352497
  • Haber LA, Lau CY, Sharpe BA, Arora VM, Farnan JM, Ranji SR. Effects of increased overnight supervision on resident education, decision-making, and autonomy. J Hosp Med. 2012 Oct;7(8):606-10. PubMed PMID: 22865395
  • Ling PM, Haber LA, Wedl S. Branding the rodeo: a case study of tobacco sports sponsorship. Am J Public Health. 2010 Jan;100(1):32-41. PubMed PMID: 19910357
  • Haber RJ, Bardach NS, Vedanthan R, Gillum LA, Haber LA, Dhaliwal GS. Preparing fourth-year medical students to teach during internship. J Gen Intern Med. 2006 May;21(5):518-20. PubMed PMID: 16704402
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Practice Locations

Denver Health
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204
303-436-6000

Hospital Affiliation
  • Denver Health Medical Center

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Hospital Medicine, Board Certification
Clinical Interests
His interests include clinical care for vulnerable patient populations, addressing health disparities for hospitalized patients with a focus on those experiencing incarceration, and guiding resident and medical students through clinical skills acquisition.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Weill Cornell Medical College (2006)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Columbia University (NY) (2002)
Residency Programs:
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program, Internal Medicine (2009)
Fellowships:
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program, Hospital Medicine (2011)
Department: Medicine-Hospital Medicine
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CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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