David Sears, MD
HS Associate Clinical Prof.
Dr. Sears completed an internal medicine residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and an infectious diseases fellowship at UCSF. Following fellowship, he joined the Division of HIV Medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center where he served as the Associate Program Director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship. Dr. Sears now provides primary care for HIV-positive patients at UCSF, infectious diseases consultations at UCSF, and inpatient care on the internal medicine wards at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.
Dr. Sears is the Director of Healthcare Quality for Amend at UCSF, where he focuses on evaluations of healthcare quality in the California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) system, with the aim of improving healthcare outcomes, safety, and patient satisfaction for residents of correctional facilities. Dr. Sears also runs educational programs and leads quality improvement efforts in the 360 Positive Care Center for HIV patients at UCSF and serves as the Director of 4th Year Electives for the Department of Medicine.
Honors and Awards
- Excellence in Teaching Award, UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, 2019
Schnittman SR, Zepf R, Cocohoba J, Sears D. Heplisav-B Seroprotection in People with HIV: A Single-Center Experience. Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999) 2020. PMID: 33196553
Sears D, Ahalt C, Augustine D, Williams B. Occupational Health: A Key to the Control of COVID-19 in Correctional Facilities. Annals of internal medicine 2020. PMID: 32716628
Cloud DH, Ahalt C, Augustine D, Sears D, Williams B. Medical Isolation and Solitary Confinement: Balancing Health and Humanity in US Jails and Prisons During COVID-19. Journal of general internal medicine 2020. PMID: 32632787
Williams B, Ahalt C, Cloud D, Augustine D, Rorvig L, Sears D.. Health Affairs Blog Correctional Facilities In The Shadow Of COVID-19: Unique Challenges And Proposed Solutions 2020. PMID:
Budak JZ, Sears DA, Wood BR, Spach DH, Armstrong WS, Dhanireddy S, Teherani A, Schwartz BS. HIV Training Pathways in Residency: A National Survey of Curricula and Outcomes. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 2020. PMID: 32211781
Kim N, Welty S, Reza T, Sears D, McFarland W, Raymond HF. Undiagnosed and Untreated HIV Infection Among Persons Who Inject Drugs: Results of Three National HIV Behavioral Surveillance Surveys, San Francisco, 2009-2015. AIDS and behavior 2018. PMID: 30259347
Sears D, Schwartz BS. Candida auris: An emerging multidrug-resistant pathogen. International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases 2017. PMID: 28888662
Spier AB, Kurtz J, Sears D. A novel case of lymphangiomatosis in HIV. Experimental and molecular pathology 2017. PMID: 28189546
Sserwanga A, Sears D, Kapella BK, Kigozi R, Rubahika D, Staedke SG, Kamya M, Yoon SS, Chang MA, Dorsey G, Mpimbaza A. Anti-malarial prescription practices among children admitted to six public hospitals in Uganda from 2011 to 2013. Malaria journal 2015. PMID: 26306395
Mpimbaza A, Sears D, Sserwanga A, Kigozi R, Rubahika D, Nadler A, Yeka A, Dorsey G. Admission Risk Score to Predict Inpatient Pediatric Mortality at Four Public Hospitals in Uganda. PloS one 2015. PMID: 26218274
Sears D, Mpimbaza A, Kigozi R, Sserwanga A, Chang MA, Kapella BK, Yoon S, Kamya MR, Dorsey G, Ruel T. Quality of inpatient pediatric case management for four leading causes of child mortality at six government-run Ugandan hospitals. Volume 10 of Issue 5. PloS one 2015. PMID: 25992620
Sears D, Daar ES. Encyclopedia of AIDS; Hope TJ, Stevenson M, Richman D, editors NRTIs 2015. PMID:
Sears D, Kigozi R, Mpimbaza A, Kakeeto S, Sserwanga A, Staedke SG, Chang M, Kapella BK, Rubahika D, Kamya MR, Dorsey G. Anti-malarial prescription practices among outpatients with laboratory-confirmed malaria in the setting of a health facility-based sentinel site surveillance system in Uganda. Volume 12. Malaria journal 2013. PMID: 23870515
Neuberg GW, Stephenson KE, Sears DA, McConnell RJ. Internet-enabled thyroid hormone abuse. Annals of internal medicine 2009. PMID: 19124828
Sears D, Cabrera-Rodriguez C, Ortiz-Mejia F, Anderson B, Stein M. Sexual risk behaviour among HIV-positive patients at an urban clinic in Santiago, Dominican Republic. AIDS care 2008. PMID: 18293128
Sears D. Perspectives from Brown medical students and a medical resident. The Warren Alpert medical school in the Dominican Republic. Medicine and health, Rhode Island 2007. PMID: 18092485