Scott Steiger, MD

Associate Clinical Professor

General Internal Medicine UCSF Health

Since growing up in southeastern Kansas, Dr. Steiger has moved all over the country for school and jobs, landing on faculty at UCSF in 2012 at the Mt. Zion campus and transitioning to the San Francisco General campus in 2016. Board-certified in both internal medicine and addiction medicine, Dr. Steiger is the Deputy Medical Director of the Opiate Treatment Outpatient Program at SF General, where he also maintains a primary care practice and attends on the inpatient medicine wards. His primary academic interest is in teaching about addiction and its treatments.

Residency, 2008 - Internal Medicine, University of Washington
M.D., 2005 - , Washington University
B.S., 1998 - Biology and History, Duke University
Honors and Awards
  • Best Workshop, Association for Medical Education and Research on Substance Abuse, 2016
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians, 2015
  • Fellow, American Society of Addiction Medicine, 2015
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, UCSF Academy of Medical Educators, 2015
  1. Incze MA, Steiger S. What Should I Know About Opioids? 2019. PMID: 30882852

  2. 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. 2018. PMID: 29556799

  3. Bauer SR, Hitchner L, Harrison H, Gerstenberger J, Steiger S. Predictors of higher-risk chronic opioid prescriptions in an academic primary care setting. Volume 37 of Issue 1. 2016. PMID: 26848633

  4. 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. 2015. PMID: 26675123

  5. Satre DD, Manuel JK, Larios S, Steiger S, Satterfield J. Cultural Adaptation of Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment Using Motivational Interviewing. Volume 9 of Issue 5. 2015. PMID: 26428360