Arpi Bekmezian
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Dr. Bekmezian is a pediatric hospitalist. She serves as the Medical Director of Quality and Safety for the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine and as the Medical Director of Quality and Safety for the Benioff Children's Hospital.

Education and Training

, 2019 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
Internship and Residency, 2005 Pediatrics, University of California, Los Angeles
M.D., 2002 Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
B.S., 1998 Physiological Science, University of California, Los Angeles


Desai M, Caldwell K, Gupta N, Bekmezian A, Cabana MD, Auerbach AD, Kaiser SV. Effectiveness of Pediatric Asthma Pathways in Community Hospitals: A Multisite Quality Improvement Study. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2020 Nov-Dec; 5(6):e355.
Stotts JR, Lyndon A, Chan GK, Bekmezian A, Rehm RS. Nursing Surveillance for Deterioration in Pediatric Patients: An Integrative Review. J Pediatr Nurs. 2020 Jan - Feb; 50:59-74.
Bekmezian A, Fiore DM, Long M, Monash BJ, Padrez R, Rosenbluth G, Sun KI. Keeping Time: Implementing Appointment-based Family-centered Rounds. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2019 Jul-Aug; 4(4):e182.
Kaiser SV, Lam R, Cabana MD, Bekmezian A, Bardach NS, Auerbach A, Rehm RS. Best practices in implementing inpatient pediatric asthma pathways: a qualitative study. J Asthma. 2020 Jul; 57(7):744-754.
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. 2019 03; 56(3):252-262.
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 06; 197:165-171.e2.
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 02; 55(2):196-207.
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.
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.
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.
Bekmezian A, Chung PJ. Boarding admitted children in the emergency department impacts inpatient outcomes. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 Mar; 28(3):236-42.
Bekmezian A, Teufel RJ, Wilson KM. Research needs of pediatric hospitalists. Hosp Pediatr. 2011 Jul 01; 1(1):38-44.
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.
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.
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.
Bekmezian A, Vargas J, Krogstad P. Jaundice in a neonate with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Paediatr Child Health. 2009 Jul; 14(6):389-92.
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.
Bekmezian A, Gomperts B, Weisleder P, Patraitis C, Thibodeau P, Parker-Mello K. Index of suspicion. Pediatr Rev. 2009 Jan; 30(1):15-21.
Bekmezian A, Gomperts B. Case 1: A limping child...with abdominal pain. Paediatr Child Health. 2008 Nov; 13(9):775-7.
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.
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.
Roy RR, Kim JA, Grossman EJ, Bekmezian A, Talmadge RJ, Zhong H, Edgerton VR. Persistence of myosin heavy chain-based fiber types in innervated but silenced rat fast muscle. Muscle Nerve. 2000 May; 23(5):735-47.
Gierow JP, Yang T, Bekmezian A, Liu N, Norian JM, Kim SA, Rafisolyman S, Zeng H, Okamoto CT, Wood RL, Mircheff AK. Na-K-ATPase in lacrimal gland acinar cell endosomal system: correcting a case of mistaken identity. Am J Physiol. 1996 Nov; 271(5 Pt 1):C1685-98.