Program Leadership - Associate & Site Directors

Associate Directors

In addition to the faculty who lead program tracks, Associate Program Directors (APDs) have responsibility for mentoring residents and also direct discrete functions of the educational program:

Elizabeth Harleman, MD, practices at San Francisco General Hospital and serves as the APD for Curriculum and Special Projects. As a member of the Academy of Medical Educators, she oversees categorical and primary care residents based at San Francisco General Hospital and has been involved with many curricular innovations. She is a graduate of the UCSF School of Medicine; was then a resident in the SFGH Primary Care program and a chief resident at SFGH. In addition to attending on the medicine wards and in the primary care clinics, she also practices high-risk maternal-fetal medicine.

Katherine Julian, MD, is the APD for Ambulatory Affairs. Please view her background under the Track Directors link.

Jeffrey Kohlwes, MD, is based at the VA Medical Center and coordinates resident scholarly activities. He also is the APD for Resident Evaluation and Well-being. After completing his residency and chief residency at UCSF, he completed the Robert Wood Johnson clinical Scholars fellowship at the University of Washington. Dr. Kohlwes returned to UCSF to assume the directorship of the PRIME program at the VA. During his tenure as Director, the PRIME program has expanded to include a large percentage of categorical residents per year. He has been a research mentor for many residents and also organizes the annual resident research symposium.

Jennifer Babik, MD, Dphil, is the APD for Subspecialty Education. Dr. Babik received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University and her DPhil in physiological sciences/molecular biology from the University of Oxford. She then went to medical school at Stanford University followed by internal medicine residency at UCSF. After completing a chief resident year in internal medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, she stayed at UCSF for fellowship in Infectious Diseases. She joined the faculty in 2011, and attends on medicine and infectious diseases at UC Moffitt/Long Hospital as well as the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Her clinical interests include transplant infectious diseases and HIV.

Site Directors

Each inpatient and outpatient training venue also has a site director to oversee site-specific training issues.

UC Moffitt / Long Hospitals

Bradley Monash, MD
Site Director for inpatient rotations at UC Moffitt/Long Hospital. Brad received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine . He furthered his medical training through the Harvard Associated Internal Medicine & Pediatrics Residency Program. Upon completion of residency, he served as Chief Resident in Pediatrics at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Brad joined the UCSF Division of Hospital Medicine in 2010, and currently serves as Associate Chief of the Medicine Service and Co-Director of Coda, the capstone course for graduating UCSF medical students. Brad maintains strong interests in medical education, curriculum development, rounding, shared-decision making, and patient and family-centered care.

San Francisco General Hospital

Larissa Thomas, MD, MPH
Dr. Thomas received her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine, where she also received a Masters of Public Health in Global Epidemiology. She completed internal medicine residency at UCSF in the SFGH Primary Care track. Since finishing residency, she has continued to work in the safety net as a hospitalist at SFGH and is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine. Her interests include programmatic and educational innovations to improve care transitions in the safety net, and physician well-being and burnout prevention.

San Francisco Veterans Administration Hospital

Christina Quist, MD
Dr. Quist earned her undergraduate degree in Germanic Languages and Literatures from Princeton University. Prior to entering medicine, Christina spent two years working in public relations for an Internet commerce company and then attended the Mills College post-baccalaureate program. She received her medical degree from UCSF, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Quist also completed her internship and residency at UCSF, where she participated in the VA PRIME Area of Distinction. After spending several months working as a community hospitalist in San Francisco, Dr. Quist joined the SFVA Division of Hospital Medicine as Assistant Clinical Professor with aspirations to balance her love of direct patient care with her academic interest in medical education. She now focuses her efforts on teaching and mentoring both medical students and residents.

The program leaders have also developed a large network of other faculty in the Department to teach, advise, and mentor our residents.