March 26, 2024

Delphine Tuot named new chief of the Division of Nephrology at ZSFG

delphine tuotDelphine Tuot, MDCM, MAS, will be the new chief of the Division of Nephrology at ZSFG, effective April 1, 2024.

Delphine received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and her medical degree from McGill University. After medical school, she returned to the Bay Area to complete her residency in Internal Medicine and her Nephrology fellowship at UCSF. She then joined the UCSF faculty, based at ZSFG, rising to the rank of full professor. She became interim chief of the Nephrology Division at ZSFG in February 2022 and has skillfully led the division for the past two years.
Delphine’s career has focused on delivering high-quality specialty care in public health settings, leveraging the principles of implementation science. Her interests include primary care management of chronic kidney disease, provider-patient communication, patient education and self-management, and health system interventions that enhance patient access to timely, equitable, high-quality specialty care, particularly in safety-net settings. Her work aims to increase patient and provider awareness about kidney disease, mitigate racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in kidney disease care delivery, and enhance access to care through telehealth.
Delphine has also served as associate chief medical officer of Specialty Care and Diagnostics at ZSFG and director of the UCSF Center for Innovation in Access and Quality at ZSFG. She is a national authority on electronic consultation, advising leaders of safety-net systems interested in implementing e-consult programs. She also serves as a core member of the California Connected Health Policy E-Consult Workgroup.
Delphine is an outstanding leader, teacher, clinician and investigator, and we are thrilled that she is assuming the role of division chief.