Family Medicine Residency Program

Lindsay Nakaishi, MD, MPH

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Director, Outpatient Medical Education , Director, Resident Wellness, Chair, Team for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity, Chair, Medication Assisted Treatment Workgroup Committee

Biography

Dr. Nakaishi obtained her Bachelor’s of Science at Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina. She then obtained her Master’s in Public Health at West Virginia University School of Public Health in her hometown of Morgantown, West Virginia and is a member of the Gamma Mu Chapter of Delta Omega Honorary Society. Her research and public health work prior to medical school focused on eliminating health disparities in specific vulnerable populations. At Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and Johns Hopkins University, she led a National Institutes of Health-funded RO1 project investigating workplace violence perpetrated by patients against caregivers. For the OHSU Center for Excellence in Women’s Health, Dr. Nakaishi helped increase access to cervical cancer screening for uninsured patients. As a work incentives specialist at the West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities, she traveled throughout West Virginia striving to eliminate barriers to independent living for persons with disabilities through education programs.

She attended West Virginia University School of Medicine and completed her residency at UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine Residency and served as Co-Chief in her final year. During her residency, she participated in the Global Health Track where she implemented the Community Oriented Primary Care Model to develop a sustainable intervention to address depression in rural Honduras. After residency, as a full-time faculty, she  completed Fellowship Training in the UPMC St. Margaret’s Faculty Development Fellowship in Pittsburgh, PA. She enthusiastically leads the program’s Wellbeing, Human Sexuality and Gender Affirming Care, Patient Safety, Substance Use Disorders and Health Equity curriculums. She is also pleased to be a part of the Behavioral Health Quality Improvement group and has a particular interest in teaching and building resident skills in Motivational Interviewing. She partnered with the Director of Behavioral Health Sciences, Phil Phelps, to create a Motivational Interviewing curriculum that provides one-on-one training with residents and includes video evaluation of patient encounters. Recently she became Board Certified in Lifestyle Medicine and is part of the team that is bringing Lifestyle Medicine interventions to her patients and residency training.

Dr. Nakaishi loves exploring the world with her husband and her greatest joy, her son. She enjoys traveling to visit friends and family, painting, singing (in the car, when only husband and son have to listen), and nearly all things cat-related.

 

Selected Publications 

  • Nakaishi L, Nield LS. Are school scoliosis screening examinations necessary and effective? Consultant for Pediatricians. 2015;14(12):560-562.
  • Nakaishi L, Moss H, Weinstein W, Perrin N, Rose L, Anger WK, Hanson G, and Glass N. Exploring workplace violence among homecare workers in a consumer-driven home health care program. Workplace Health & Safety, October 2013.
  • Thomas JG and Nakaishi LA. Managing the complexity of a dynamic biofilm. J Am Dent Assoc 2006; 137 (supplement 3):10S-15S.
  • Consultant: Donvito, Tina. 12 insider tips for choosing the best primary care doctor. Reader’s Digest. Fall 2017. https://www.rd.com/health/wellness/tips-choosing-primary-care-doctor/
  • Annals of Internal Medicine: Good, CB, Kolb NR, Nakaishi, L, Meyer, M. Ethical obligations are important, but should not dissuade physicians from Participation in short-term global health experiences. A published comment on Ethical obligations regarding short-term global health clinical experiences. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2018;169(8): 588-590. http://annals.org/aim/fullarticle/2676739/ethical-obligations-regarding-...
  • Sonoda K, Nakaishi L, Salter C. Standardizing sign-out with I-PASS handoff in family medicine residency. Society of Teachers of Family Medicine PRiMER. 2021. Accepted.
  • Nakaishi L. Enhancing training for primary care physicians to expand addiction medicine services beyond specialty care. J Addiction Medicine. 2020; 15 (5): 441-442.
  • Nakaishi L, Cardinal R, Haugh A, Shelesky G, Larson P. Completion rates of direct observation versus self-administration in latent tuberculosis treatment. Family Physicians Inquiries Network HelpDesk Answers. Accepted 1/2020.

 

Book Chapters 

  • Thomas J, Nakaishi L, Corum L. Disinfection and Decontamination: Principles, Applications, Related Issues. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press; c2007. Chapter 14, Consequences of Biofilms on Indwelling Devices: Costs and Prevention; p. 289-338.

 

Presentations 

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

  • Nursing Home 2018 - October 2, October 12, November 27, December 18
  • Nursing Home 2019 – January 15, February 1, February 15, March 5, March 19, May 28, June 4, June 28
  • Nakaishi L, Glass N. Assessing workplace violence for home care workers in a consumer driving, in-home care program. Presented at: Violence in the Health Care International Conference; 2010 Oct; Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Huijon M, Nakaishi L, Panchal H, Meyer M. A Mental Health Screening Intervention in a Rural Honduran Medical Clinic. Presented at: AAFP Global Health Workshop Conference; 2016 Oct; Atlanta, GA.
  • Nakaishi L, Panchal H, Huijon M, Castillo T, Meyer M. Community Support Groups to Sustainably Address the Burden of Mental Health in Rural Honduras. Presented at: UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine Annual Resident Scholarly Day; 2018 June; Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Wadlinger R, Phelps P, Richards S, Nakaishi L. Smells like teen spirit: increasing adolescent depression screening rates at the Family Health Center. Presented at: UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine Scholar Day; 2019 June; Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Phelps P, Nakaishi L. Burnout: Is it just a yoga deficiency. Presented at: 41st Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine; 2020 November; Chicago, IL (presented virtually).

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

  • Moss H, Glass N, Nakaishi L, Anger WK, and Weinstein M. Participatory Research to Assess and Improve Workplace Safety for Home Care Workers. Poster session presented at: American Public Health Association; 2010; Denver, CO.
  • Nakaishi L, Panchal H, Huijon M, Landers J, Bruehlman, Castillo T, and Meyer M. Utilizing the Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC) Model to Measure, Characterize and Address the Burden of Mental Health in A Rural Honduran Community. Poster session presented at: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference; 2018 May; Washington, DC.
  • Kamprath S, Nakaishi L, Yoshida H, Shindo Y, Meyer M. Community oriented primary care (COPC) to facilitate improved utilization of primary care in the elderly living alone in Kaita, Japan. Poster session presented at: AAFP Global Health Summit; 2018 Sept; Jacksonville, FL.
  • Salter C, Weaver-Agostoni J, Ballard S, Nakaishi L. Quality Improvement Project Outcomes of a Residency Longitudinal Outpatient Practice Improvement Rotation (LOPIR). Poster session presented at: Med Ed Day, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; 2018 Sept; Pittsburgh PA.
  • Rifkah M, Davis A, Richards S, Nakaishi L, Phelps P. Pooling together: the collaborative care model and improvements in depression management in the primary care setting. Poster session presented at: Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians Conference; 2019 March; Hershey, PA.
  • Downs N, Nakaishi L, Phelps P, Richards S. Improving unhealthy alcohol use screening at the Shadyside Family Health Center. Poster session presented at: UPMC Scholar Conference; 2019 Sept; Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Paladino L, Nakaishi L, Phelps P, Richards S. Increasing adolescent depression follow up rates at the Shadyside Family Health Center. Poster session presented at: UPMC Scholar Conference; 2019 Sept; Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Sonoda K, Nakaishi L, Salter C. Improving patient safety with transitions of care. Poster presentation at: 2nd Annual GME Quality and Safety Symposium; 2019 Sept; Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Nakaishi L, King K. Creating a residency family system builds a peer support infrastructure and fosters a culture of wellness. Poster session presented at: UPMC Wellbeing Symposium; 2020 Jan; Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Schoenle M, Brown S, Nakaishi L, Ballard S. Ready to RIME n’ ROLE: assessing and adjusting precepting techniques. Poster session accepted at: STFM Annual Spring Conference; 2020 Aug; Virtual.
  • Sonoda K, Nakaishi L, Salter C. Improving patient safety with a standardized communication protocol at transitions of care—sign-out-safety (SOS) project. Poster session presented at: STFM Annual Spring Conference; 2020 Aug; Virtual.
  • Kosak ZJ, Goddard J, Phelps P, Nakaishi L. Combating physician burnout with shared expressions of appreciation and gratitude. Poster session accepted at: UPMC Physician Thrive Wellbeing Symposium; 2021 Jan; Pittsburgh PA. Poster session canceled due to COVID.

 

Grants 

  • “Promoting Physician Wellness in the Workplace at UPMC Shadyside’s Family Medicine Residency”
    UPMC Shadyside Hospital Foundation Grant
    Awarded 2018
    PI: L Nakaishi
    Total Award: $2,000
  • “UPMC Shadyside Family Health Center International Clinic”
    UPMC Shadyside Hospital Foundation Grant
    Awarded 2018
    PI: L Nakaishi and B Skinker
    Total Award: $19,877
  • "Promoting Physician Wellness in the Workplace at UPMC Shadyside’s Family Medicine Residency”
    UPMC Shadyside Hospital Foundation Grant
    Awarded 2019
    PI: L NakaishiTotal Award: $3,000
  • “UPMC Shadyside Family Health Center Medication Assisted Treatment Program”
    UPMC Shadyside Hospital Foundation Grant
    Awarded 2019-2021
    PI: L Nakaishi
    Total Award: $70,000
  • “UPMC Shadyside Family Health Center Medication Assisted Treatment Program”
    Staunton Farms
    Awarded 2019-2021
    PI: L Nakaishi
    Total Award: $70,000
  • “Minimizing no-show appointments with removing transportation barriers”
    UPMC Shadyside Hospital Foundation Grant
    Awarded 2020
    PIs: K Sonoda, L Nakaishi, C Salter
    Total Awarded: $3,000