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Katherine Lupton, MD
Associate Professor

1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110

Dr. Kate Lupton is a general internist based at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. She is a primary care provider at the Richard Fine People's Clinic and attends on the medicine teaching service at ZSFG.

Dr. Lupton's educational interests include ambulatory and primary care education for medical students and residents, clinical care of underserved and vulnerable patients and physician workforce diversity. She is a core preceptor for medicine residents with continuity clinic at ZSFG and serves as a Resident Advising and Development (RAD) coach with the medicine residency program. She was recently named Director of SPAN (Specialty Practice Ambulatory Sub-Internship), a longitudinal ambulatory capstone experience for 4th year UCSF medical students and she will be developing this innovative new longitudinal ambulatory clerkship required of all senior medical students as part of the Bridges career launch phase. Dr. Lupton also coaches 3rd and 4th year medical students through the Clinical Skills Guidance Program.

Dr. Lupton is strongly committed to improving the climate for diversity, equity and inclusion and to increasing physician workforce diversity. She has served on several Department and School of Medicine committees examining issues of diversity, equity and inclusion at UCSF. She was selected as a 2016 John A. Watson Faculty Scholar and has used this opportunity to collaborate on the implementation of holistic review in intern selection for the UCSF internal medicine residency program. She is also co-PI on an exit survey of graduating UCSF underrepresented in medicine medical students to better understand factors influencing their choices of residency training programs.

Awards and Honors

2016   John A. Watson Faculty Scholar, University of California San Francisco, 2016
2012   Invited fellowship (FACP), American College of Physicians, 2012
2005   Alpha Omega Alpha, University of California San Francisco, 2005
2005   Chancellor Award for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership, University of California San Francisco, 2005

Recent Articles (1)

  1. Lupton K, Vercammen-Grandjean C, Forkin J, Wilson E, Grumbach K. Specialty choice and practice location of physician alumni of University of California premedical postbaccalaureate programs. Acad Med. 2012 Jan; 87(1):115-20.

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