Master Clinicians

The Council of Master Clinicians was established to honor members of our faculty distinguished by their commitment to clinical medicine and their superb clinical skills. 

For the last 14 years, the UCSF Department of Medicine has honored 3-4 of our most esteemed clinical faculty with the title of “Master Clinician.” Master clinicians are distinguished by their commitment to clinical medicine and their superb clinical skills. They are sought out by peers and trainees for their diagnostic reasoning, clinical skills and their desire to acquire and share new knowledge as well as their demonstrated ability to provide compassionate, equitable care to all patients. Essentially, they are the “doctor’s doctor” – someone you would send family members to. 

2021 Master Clinicians:

DOM 2021 Master Clinicians
(Left to right: Nicole AppelleCameron AshbaughSoraya Azari, and Kerry Cho)
Name Division Year Inducted
Nicole Appelle, MD General Internal Medicine 2021
Cameron Ashbaugh, MD Infectious Diseases 2021
Soraya Azari, MD General Internal Medicine 2021
Kerry Cho, MD Nephrology 2021
Lianne Gensler, MD Rheumatology 2020
Antonio Gomez, MD Pulmonary 2020
Mary Gray, MD Cardiology 2020
Lowell Lo, MD Nephrology 2020
Judith Wisneski, MD Cardiology 2020
Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH HIV, ID, and Global Medicine 2019
Tracy Minichiello, MD Hematology & Oncology 2019
Don Ng, MD General Internal Medicine 2019
Jeffrey Zimmet, MD, PhD Cardiology 2019
Jennifer Babik, MD, PhD Infectious Diseases 2018
Teresa De Marco, MD Cardiology 2018
Jeffrey Golden, MD Pulmonary 2018
Marion Peters, MD Gastroenterology 2018
Edgar Pierluissi, MD Clinical Medicine 2018
Francis Yao, MD Gastroenterology 2017
Umesh Masharani, MBBS Endocrinology and Metabolism 2017
David Daikh, MD Rheumatology 2017

Helen Kao, MD

Geriatrics 2016

Thierry Jahan, MD

Hematology & Oncology 2016

Jonathan Graf, MD

Rheumatology 2016

Elizabeth (Lisa) Murphy, MD, PhD

Endocrinology and Metabolism 2015

Dolores Shoback, MD

Metabolism/Endocrinology 2014

Bradley Sharpe, MD

Hospital Medicine 2014

Paul Nadler, MD

General Internal Medicine 2014

Bradley Lewis, MD

Hematology/Oncology 2014

Lisa Winston, MD

Infectious Diseases 2013

Jonathan Terdiman, MD

Gastroenterology 2013

Daniel Null, MD

General Internal Medicine 2013

Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD

Internal Medicine 2013

Joseph Roll, MD

Health Sciences 2012

James Brown, MD

Pulmonary 2012

Harry Lampiris, MD

Infectious Diseases 2011

John Imboden, Jr, MD

Rheumatology 2011

Henry "Chip" Chambers, III, MD

Infectious Diseases 2011
Margaret Wheeler, MD General Internal Medicine 2010
Jonathan "Jody" Garber, MD General Internal Medicine 2010
Hugo "Quinn" Cheng, MD Hospital Medicine 2010
Kenneth McQuaid, MD Gastroenterology 2009
Harry Hollander, MD Infectious Diseases 2009
Ann Bolger, MD Cardiology 2009
Lawrence Tierney, MD VAMC Medical Service 2008
Ken Sack, MD Rheumatology 2008
Stephen McPhee, MD General Internal Medicine 2008
Nora Goldschlager, MD Cardiology 2008
Lloyd Damon, MD Hematology/Oncology 2008
John Cello, MD Gastroenterology 2008
Kenneth Woeber, MD Endocrinology/Metabolism 2007
Rudolph Rodriguez, MD Nephrology 2007
Richard Jacobs, MD, PhD Infectious Diseases 2007
Ken Fye, MD Rheumatology 2007
Patricia Cornett, MD Hematology/Oncology 2007
Glenn Chertow, MD Nephrology 2007
Kanu Chatterjee, MBBS Cardiology 2007
Kimberly Manning
Kimberly Manning, MD

Thanks to the generosity of a donor, we recently established an annual Master Clinician Visiting Professorship, who will give the Gurpreet Dhaliwal Lecture in Medicine every fall at Grand rounds, named of course after our legendary clinician-educator and Master Clinician Dr. Gurpreet Dhaliwal. Our inaugural Gurpreet Dhaliwal Lecture in Medicine took place on September 26, 2019 at Parnassus with Kimberly Manning, MD as our first speaker.