Sam Brondfield, MD, MA

Assistant Professor

Hematology and Oncology, Hematology and Oncology UCSF Health

I am an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology. My clinical focus is on the care of hospitalized patients with solid tumors as part of the Hospital-Based Oncology group. I attend on the solid oncology consult service and the internal medicine teaching service at Moffitt-Long Hospital, working with nurse practitioners, fellows, residents, and students. My research focuses on medical education and cognitive load in clinical trainees, as well as the teaching and learning process as trainees perform consults. I am broadly interested in figuring out the best ways for medical students, residents, and fellows to learn oncology.

Education
MAEd, 2019 - Education, University of California, Berkeley
Fellowship, 2019 - Medical Oncology, University of California, San Francisco
Chief Residency, 2017 - Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Residency, 2016 - Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
MD, 2013 - Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Cert, 2013 - Medicine (Certificate in Biomedical Research), University of California, San Francisco
Honors and Awards
  • Academy of Medical Educators Cooke Award for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, UCSF, 2021
  • Bridges Curriculum Foundations 1 and 2 Teaching Award: Commitment to Teaching, UCSF, 2021
  • Education Scholars Program, ASCO, 2019
  • Merit Award, Conquer Cancer Foundation, 2019
  • Merit Award, Conquer Cancer Foundation, 2018
  • Hematology/Oncology Clinical Fellow Award, UCSF, 2018
  • Teaching Excellence Award for Cherished Housestaff, UCSF, 2018
  • Bechtel Geriatrics Scholarship Award, UCSF, 2014
  • Core Clerkship Teaching Award, UCSF, 2014
  • Dean's Prize in Molecular Medicine, UCSF, 2013
  • Essential Core Teaching Award, Excellence in Small Group Instruction, UCSF, 2013
  • Gold Headed Cane Society inductee, UCSF, 2013
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, UCSF, 2012
  • Quality and Safety Challenge Award, UCSF, 2011
Publications
  1. Rangachari D, Im A, Brondfield S. Moving From Theory to Practice in Oncology Education When Virtual Is Your Reality. 2022. PMID: 35471835


  2. Isaza E, Huppert LA, Lai AR, Brondfield S. Tumor Fever Due to Metastatic Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma. 2022. PMID: 35367183


  3. Brondfield S, Blum A, Lee K, Linn M, O'Sullivan PS. The Cognitive Load of Inpatient Consults: Development of the Consult Cognitive Load Instrument and Initial Validity Evidence. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges 2021. PMID: 34039851


  4. Kennedy VE, Wong CC, Hong JM, Peng TA, Brondfield S, Reilly LM, Cornett P, Leavitt AD. VITT following Ad26.COV2.S vaccination presenting without radiographically demonstrable thrombosis. 2021. PMID: 34587255


  5. Brondfield S, Lee K, O'Sullivan PS. The Cognitive Load of Inpatient Consults: A Convergent Parallel Mixed Methods Study Using the Consult Cognitive Load Instrument. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges 2021. PMID: 34348389


  6. Brondfield S, Harmon D, Romero D, Tai J, Hsu G. Design-Based Bone Marrow Biopsy Training. Simulation in healthcare : journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare 2021. PMID: 34319272


  7. Iverson N, Subbaraj L, Babik JM, Brondfield S. Correction to: Evaluating an Oncology Video Curriculum Designed to Promote Asynchronous Subspecialty Learning for Internal Medicine Residents. Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education 2021. PMID: 33656692


  8. Brondfield S, Seol A, Hyland K, Teherani A, Hsu G. Integrating Concept Maps into a Medical Student Oncology Curriculum. Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education 2019. PMID: 31414369


  9. Iverson N, Subbaraj L, Babik JM, Brondfield S. Evaluating an Oncology Video Curriculum Designed to Promote Asynchronous Subspecialty Learning for Internal Medicine Residents. Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education 2021. PMID: 33515204


  10. Brondfield S, Bochatay N, Perlis C. Developing a Community for Patients With Cancer Through Longer-Term Art Therapy. JCO oncology practice 2020. PMID: 33052801


  11. Brondfield S, Rubio L, Idossa D, Chin-Hong P. Malignant Masses or Mysterious Mimic? The American journal of medicine 2020. PMID: 33002492


  12. Brondfield S, Boscardin C, Strewler G, Hyland K, Oakes SA, Nishimura H, Crawford J, Hauer KE. A Medical Student Inquiry Behavior Assessment Tool: Development and Validity Evidence. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges 2019. PMID: 30431452


  13. Chu JN, Goglin S, Patzek S, Brondfield S. Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis Presenting as Hypophysitis. The American journal of medicine 2018. PMID: 30240681


  14. Brondfield S, Kaplan L, Dhaliwal G. Palatal Mucormycosis. Journal of general internal medicine 2018. PMID: 30088205


  15. Kerkhoff AD, Patrick L, Cornett P, Kleinhenz ME, Brondfield S. Severe piperacillin-tazobactam-induced hemolysis in a cystic fibrosis patient. Clinical case reports 2017. PMID: 29225856


  16. Brondfield S, Dhaliwal G. Giant Inguinoscrotal Hernia. Journal of general internal medicine 2016. PMID: 27154730


  17. Brondfield S, Feingold KR. Symptomatic Graves' Disease After Autoimmune Hypothyroidism. Volume 129 of Issue 5. The American journal of medicine 2016. PMID: 26772649


  18. Brondfield S, Reid M, Patel K, Ten R, Dhaliwal G. Disseminated mycobacterial infection and scabies infestation. The American journal of medicine 2015. PMID: 26149672


  19. Brondfield S, Umesh S, Corella A, Zuber J, Rappaport AR, Gaillard C, Lowe SW, Goga A, Kogan SC. Direct and indirect targeting of MYC to treat acute myeloid leukemia. Volume 76 of Issue 1. Cancer chemotherapy and pharmacology 2015. PMID: 25956709