Lisa Ochoa-Frongia, MD

Associate Professor

General Internal Medicine ZSFG

Lisa Ochoa-Frongia, M.D. is a clinician-educator and Associate Professor of Medicine at UCSF, in the Division of General Internal Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH). Dr. Ochoa-Frongia is a practicing primary care physician and Associate Program Director for the ZSFG Primary Care General Internal Medicine Track of the UCSF Internal Medicine Residency Program (SFPC). She is also the former Associate Medical Director of Richard Fine People's Clinic and Ambulatory Site Director for the UCSF Internal Medicine Residency at SFGH.

Dr. Ochoa-Frongia's scholarly interests include best practices in the treatment of mental and behavioral health conditions in primary care, behavioral health integration in safety-net clinics, curricular development and mental health curricula for primary care providers. She is the PI for a 5-year HRSA Training Enhancement award for a project entitled Training for Residents Integrating Skills, Treatment, Advocacy and Resilience for Mental and Behavioral Health (TRI-STAR).

Internal Medicine Residency Program, 2014 - , UCSF
M.D., 2011 - , Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Bachelor of Arts, 2005 - Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University
Honors and Awards
  • Academy of Medical Educators, UCSF, 2023
  • Zuckerberg San Francisco Department of Medicine Physician COVID19 Clinical Service Recognition Award, UCSF, 2022
  • Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Teaching Award, UCSF, 2021
  • Zuckerberg San Francisco General Performance/Quality Improvement Award, Zuckerberg San Francsico General Hospital and Trauma Center, 2018
  1. Garcia ME, Neuhaus J, Livaudais-Toman J, Feldman MD, Ochoa-Frongia L, Khoong E, Karliner LS. Telemedicine and Depression Screening After the Start of the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA network open 2024. PMID: 38345822

  2. Aguilera A, Arévalo Avalos MR, Rosales K, Reyes Y, Hernandez-Ramos R, Ramos G, Garcia E, Hoang T, Ochoa-Frongia L, Fortuna LR, Schueller SM. Effectiveness-implementation hybrid trial of Spanish language, digital cognitive-behavioral therapy (dCBT) intervention for depression and anxiety - protocol for the SUPERA (SUpport from PEeRs to expand Access) study. Contemporary clinical trials 2023. PMID: 38145715

  3. Garcia ME, Ochoa-Frongia L, Moise N, Aguilera A, Fernandez A. Collaborative Care for Depression among Patients with Limited English Proficiency: a Systematic Review. Volume 33 of Issue 3. Journal of general internal medicine 2017. PMID: 29256085

  4. Ochoa-Frongia L, Thompson HS, Lewis-Kelly Y, Deans-McFarlane T, Jandorf L. Breast and cervical cancer screening and health beliefs among African American women attending educational programs. Volume 13 of Issue 4. Health promotion practice 2011. PMID: 21451008

  5. McLaughlin SA, Ochoa-Frongia LM, Patil SM, Cody HS, Sclafani LM. Influence of frozen-section analysis of sentinel lymph node and lumpectomy margin status on reoperation rates in patients undergoing breast-conservation therapy. Volume 206 of Issue 1. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2007. PMID: 18155571