The Hospitalist Turns 20: UCSF-Led Movement Has Revolutionized Inpatient Care

Fifty years ago, a visit to the emergency room likely meant that a nurse would take your vitals and then call your primary care doctor. Even intensive care units were staffed by rotating physicians borrowed from other departments ...


News & Highlights

The School of Medicine's Bridges Curriculum

The School of Medicine launched Bridges, a radically innovative curriculum designed to train the doctors of the future. Read the article here.

Margaret Fang Awarded $3.5 Million from PCORI

Margaret Fang was awarded $3.5 million from PCORI to compare the effectiveness of blood thinners for the long-term treatment of venous thromboembolism. Read more here.

UCSF Medical Center Ranked 7th Best Hospital in the U.S.

UCSF has been ranked 7th best hospital in the US by US News & World Report, with several DOM specialties among the nation's best.

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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Richard Jacobs received the 2016 UCSF Health Exceptional Physician Award.

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Michelle Guy was named the new Director of Diversity for Graduate Medical Education.

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Dan Bikle is the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research’s 2016 Louis V. Avioli Founders Awardee.

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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:

Dr. Harini Sarathy was awarded the ASN Ben J Lipps Research Fellowship grant for 2016 to 2018. ...

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ATS News - John Balmes, MD will be given The Public Service Award at this year’s conference.

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General Internal Medicine
General Internal Medicine
Dr. Gina Moreno John Gives Keynote Speech at Harvard Medical School "Revisit" EventGina...

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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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Mon Sep 26

DHM Business Meeting

| Bob Wachter, MD & Brad Sharpe, MD
12pm - 1pm | U107

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Tue Sep 27

ZSFG Medicine Grand Rounds

“Advances in Management of Atrial Fibrillation”
12pm - 1pm | Carr Auditorium

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