Publications

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Saghafian, S., N. Trichakis, R. Zhu, and H. Shih (M.D.). Working Paper. “Joint Patient Selection and Scheduling under No-Shows: Theory and Application in Proton Therapy”.
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Saghafian, S., R. Imanirad, and S.J. Traub (M.D.). Working Paper. “Do Physicians Influence Each Other's Performance?Evidence from the Emergency Department”.
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Rasouli, M., and S. Saghafian. Working Paper. “Robust Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes”.
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Saghafian, S., B.T. Tomlin, and S. Biller. Working Paper. “The Internet of Things and Information Fusion: Who Talks to Who?”.
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Saghafian, S., R. Imanirad, and S.J. Traub (M.D.). Working Paper. “Who Is an Effective and Efficient Physician? Evidence from Emergency Medicine”.
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Kilinc, D., S. Saghafian, and S.J. Traub (M.D.). Working Paper. “Dynamic Assignment of Patients to Primary and Secondary Inpatient Units: Is Patience a Virtue?”.
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2019
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Boloori, A., S. Saghafian, H.A. Chakkera (M.D.), and C.B. Cook (M.D.). 2019. “Data-Driven Management of Post-Transplant Medications: An Ambiguous Partially Observable Markov Decision Process Approach.” Manufacturing and Service Operations Management.
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2018
Hodgson (M.D.), N.R., S. Saghafian, L. Mi, M.R. Buras, E.D. Katz (M.D.), J.M. Pines (M.D.), L. Sanchez (M.D.), S. Silvers (M.D.), S.A. Maher (M.D.), and S.J. Traub (M.D.). 2018. “Are Testers Also Admitters? Comparing Emergency Physician Resource Utilization and Admitting Practices.” American Journal of Emergency Medicine 36 (10): 1865-1869. Publisher's Version
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Traub (M.D.), S.J., S. Saghafian, A.C. Bartley (M.D.), M.R. Buras (M.D.), C.F. Stewart (M.D.), and B.T. Kruse (M.D.). 2018. “The Durability of Operational Improvements with Rotational Patient Assignment.” American Journal of Emergency Medicine 36 (8): 1367-1371.
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Traub (M.D.), S.J., S. Saghafian, K. Judson (M.D.), C. Russi (M.D.), B. Madsen (M.D.), S. Cha (M.S), H.C. Tolson, L.D. Sanchez (M.D.), and J.M. Pines (M.D.). 2018. “Interphysician Differences in Emergency Department Length of Stay.” Journal of Emergency Medicine 54 (5): 702-710.
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  • INFORMS 2015 Junior Faculty Interest Group (JFIG) Best Paper Competition (Honorable Mention)
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Saghafian, S, W.J Hopp, S.M.R. Iravani, Y. Cheng, and D. Diermeier. 2018. “Workload Management in Telemedical Physician Triage and Other Knowledge-Based Service Systems.” Management Science 64 (11): 5180-5197. Publisher's Version
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2017
Traub (M.D.), S.J., S. Saghafian, M.R. Buras, and M.H. Temkit. 2017. “Resource Utilization in Emergency Department Patients with Known or Suspected Poisoning.” Journal of Medical Toxicology 13 (3): 238-244.
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Traub (M.D.), S.J., M.H. Temkit, and S. Saghafian. 2017. “Emergency Department Holding Orders.” Journal of Emergency Medicine 52 (6): 885-893.
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2016
Traub (M.D.), S.J, A. Bartley, R. Didehban, V. Smith (M.D.), C.A. Lipinski (M.D.), and S Saghafian. 2016. “Physician in Triage versus Rotational Patient Assignment.” Journal of Emergency Medicine 50 (5): 784-790.
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Saghafian, S, and B.T. Tomlin. 2016. “The Newsvendor under Demand Ambiguity: Combining Data with Moment and Tail Information.” Operations Research 64 (1): 167-185.
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Saghafian, S, and M.P. Van Oyen. 2016. “Compensating for Dynamic Supply Disruptions: Backup Flexibility Design.” Operations Research 64 (2): 390-405. Abstract
  • POMS (Production and Operations Management Society) 2013 College of Supply Chain Best Student Paper Award (Honorable Mention)
  • 2012 Richard Wilson Prize
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