David Sears, MD

HS Associate Clinical Prof.

Infectious Diseases

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.

2018 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
Fellowship, 2013 - Infectious Diseases, University of California San Francisco
Residency, 2010 - Internal Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia
M.D., 2007 - , Alpert Medical School at Brown University
Honors and Awards
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, 2019
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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:

  6. 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

  7. Spier AB, Kurtz J, Sears D. A novel case of lymphangiomatosis in HIV. Experimental and molecular pathology 2017. PMID: 28189546

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Neuberg GW, Stephenson KE, Sears DA, McConnell RJ. Internet-enabled thyroid hormone abuse. Annals of internal medicine 2009. PMID: 19124828

  13. 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