The Digital Health Revolution

UCSF has long been a trailblazer in life sciences innovation – for example, faculty members founded Genentech, Chiron, and many other biotechnology companies. Now the UCSF Department of Medicine is poised to lead the way...

Digital Health

News & Highlights

Popular Mobile Health Apps Fail to Serve Vulnerable Populations

“We’ve seen a recent glut of mobile apps that are meant to help people monitor their fitness levels and enhance their health,” said Urmimala Sarkar, MD, who led the study, “But many of the patients we see don’t appear to be able to use or access this technology."

White House, Gates Foundation Summit Explores Applying Precision Medicine to Public Health

“We are embarking on a journey together to explore what is possible in precision public health,” said summit organizer Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD.

$7.5M Award to Evaluate Breast Imaging Strategies

Karla Kerlikowske, MD is part of the team awarded $7.5 million by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) board of governors to determine the effectiveness of two supplemental breast screening and diagnostic workup strategies.

Residency Program
A Happy Group of Residents

Become Leaders of Internal Medicine

Residents in our program are exposed to the broadest range of patients and faculty, leading to an incredibly rich clinical experience.

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Awards & Recognition

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Matthew Spinelli, a resident in the ZSFG primary care track, was selected as one of the UC Global Food Initiative’s 30 inspirational people under 30.

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Sumant Ranji has been selected as one of the recipients of this year's UCSF Excellence and Innovation Award in Graduate Medical Education.

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Training Tomorrow's Healthcare Leaders

The educational programs in the Department of Medicine offer students, residents, and fellows learning at the highest level in internal medicine and its subspecialties. Our goal is to attract the best learners in the country and to provide them experiences that will advance their careers in exciting, fun...

Training Tomorrow's Healthcare Leaders

"I am grateful to have trained and stayed at such a generous and welcoming institution..."

— Julie Zikherman, MD

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Medical Student's Point of View

PISCES: Better Teaching and Care

When Chris Krajewski was hospitalized last summer, she met third-year medical student Jenny Cohen, who was on an inpatient rotation. "From the time she introduced herself, I've been really closely in touch with Jenny," says Krajewski. "She's been the most incredible advocate for me, and working with her has made a huge difference in my medical care."

Specialty Highlights

The Department of Medicine is made up of 16 specialties in four medical centers in the cities of San Francisco and Fresno, and dozens of affiliated institutes, centers, programs, and groups. Here are noteworthy news from highlighted specialties:

PREPARE Announces New Funding, Partnerships, and Website Features

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Hospital Medicine SFGH
Hospital Medicine SFGH
Larissa Thomas, MD co-authored the recently published results of the Hospital Medicine...

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Dr. Cynthia Delgado received a VA Innovators Network Pilot Grant, as the project director in which...

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Faculty & Staff

The Best Environment for the Generation of Leaders

The people of the Department of Medicine are its greatest strength. We work hard to attract, retain and support the most outstanding faculty and staff found at any medical research university in the country. Our goal is to create the best possible environment in which to work and to build careers...

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Message from the Chair

"My job as chair is simple: to help all of our faculty, fellows, and residents be the best physicians, researchers, teachers, and leaders they can be; help them fashion meaningful and productive careers; and help them make a positive difference in the lives of their patients, their trainees, and their colleagues. It is a true privilege to have this opportunity."

Bob Wachter

Robert M. Wachter, MD
Interim Chair
Department of Medicine

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The Department of Medicine is #1 in NIH Funding

From bench to bedside, the Department of Medicine focuses on generating knowledge from research that will alleviate human suffering through the prevention and treatment of disease.

Charles Ryan, MD

"It provides me the security to be creative and take risks, and that's incredibly exciting. It's very humbling to think that the same person who has supported ventures such as Genentech and Google is now investing in our work. He inspires us to think about novel approaches to cancer in an intellectually rigorous way."

— Charles Ryan, MD

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Patient Care

Providing the Highest Quality, Patient-Centered Care

Our goal is to provide patients with the highest quality of care possible, in a manner that respects patient values, preferences and goals of care. Our faculty includes world-renowned clinical experts across the full spectrum of default care and medical specialties, and multiple specialties consistently rank...

Margaret Wheeler, MD

"Lisa (Murphy), cares so passionately about our patients' welfare," says SFGH internist Margaret Wheeler, MD, herself a Master Clinician. "She is a born teacher and has an infectious interest in endocrinological problems."

— Margaret Wheeler, MD

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Tue Aug 02

ZSFG Medicine Grand Rounds - Cancelled

There will be no Grand Rounds 8/2/2016

Tue Aug 09

ZSFG Medicine Grand Rounds

“Public Health Communicable Disease Update: Zika Virus, Meningococcal Disease and More”
12pm - 1pm | Carr Auditorium

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Mon Aug 15

DHM Faculty Meeting: Mentorship

| Stephanie Rennke and Steve Ludwin
12pm - 1pm | U107

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