Michelle Guy, MD


General Internal Medicine UCSF Health

Michelle Guy, MD is Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. As a clinician-educator she leads faculty development programs to create an inclusive learning environment for students and trainees across all educational settings. She is the Director for Equity and Anti-Racism Continuing Education for the UCSF Differences Matter multi-year initiative. The 1-day training she leads for faculty and staff has trained nearly 3500 participants; the training focuses on raising awareness of privilege, recognizing microaggressions and interrupting microaggressions as an upstander rather than a bystander. She lectures nationally on mentoring across differences, implicit bias, and becoming a more inclusive and equitable educator and leader. Dr. Guy was inducted into the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators in 2017 and leads of the UCSF AME Diversity Committee.

Dr. Guy is Director of Diversity for Graduate Medical Education (GME), one of the nation’s largest GME programs; training nearly 1500 residents and fellows in 26 residency, 62 ACGME/ABMS fellowship, and 87 nonaccredited fellowship programs. She heads efforts to engage all training programs to use a holistic review practices for recruitment and residency application and mitigating bias in virtual interviewing.

Clinically, Dr. Guy is an Internist, Primary Care clinician and Obesity Medicine specialist, caring for patients with complex chronic medical conditions. Dr. Guy has been recognized for her outstanding clinical care by UCSF Health with the PRIDE Exceptional Clinician of the Year Award, by UCSF School of Medicine with induction into the Gold-Headed Cane Society, and her community with the Marin Magazine Top Physician 2015 recognition. She teaches obesity medicine to the first-year medical students at UCSF and lectures nationally on inclusive care of patients with obesity. She is an item writer for the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) exam and serves on the board for the ABOM.

Dr. Guy graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. degree in Comparative Literature. She earned her medical degree at the University of Missouri—Columbia
and completed a residency in Primary Care at Cambridge Health Alliance—Harvard Medical School. After completing a Chief Residency, she joined the UCSF faculty Division of General Internal Medicine.

2017 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
Diplomate, 2015 - , American Board of Obesity Medicine
Chief Residency, 2003 - Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Health Alliance
Residency, 2000 - Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Health Alliance
M.D., 2000 - School of Medicine, University of Missouri Columbia
Honors and Awards
  • Gold-Headed Cane Faculty Inductee, UCSF School of Medicine, 2021
  • Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, UCSF School of Medicine, 2017
  • Top Physicians 2015, Primary Care, Marin Magazine, 2015
  • Exceptional Physician Award, UCSF Medical Center, 2015
  • Excellence In Clinical Care, Robert Crede Award, Division of Genenral Medicine, UCSF, 2007
  1. Freise JE, McCarthy EE, Guy M, Steiger S, Sheu L. Increasing Naloxone Co-prescription for Patients on Chronic Opioids: a Student-Led Initiative. Volume 33 of Issue 6. Journal of general internal medicine 2018. PMID: 29556799

  2. Wamsley MA, Steiger S, Julian KA, Gleason N, O'Sullivan PS, Guy M, Satterfield JM. Teaching residents screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) skills for alcohol use: Using chart-stimulated recall to assess curricular impact. Volume 37 of Issue 3. Substance abuse 2015. PMID: 26675123