Robert Wachter, MD, Named Chair of the Department of Medicine

Dean Talmadge E. King, Jr., MD, announced the appointment of Robert Wachter, MD, as the new chair of UCSF's Department of Medicine. Dr. Wachter, who served as interim chair for the past year, will also become the Holly Smith ...


Hangouts with HIVE

HIVE presents: Beyond Compassion, Caring for Women with a History of Trauma. Join us *live* for a discussion via Google+ Hangouts on Air on Friday, October 28th, 2016 at 10am PT/12 noon CT/1pm ET. We will hear from our esteemed panel of women’s care champions. Register here.

Staff Service Milestones

Congratulations to our phenomenal staff who have achieved UC Service Milestones in 2016! Among them are (pictured left to right, top to bottom): Sue Sheehan (35 yrs), Patricia Winston (35 yrs), Violet Garcia (30 yrs), Jep Poon (30 yrs), Sadie McFarlane (30 yrs), and Rochelle Blanco (25 yrs). See the full list of awardees here.

October is UCSF's Diversity Month

This year’s theme is “Building Community at UCSF.” See the full lineup of UCSF’s Diversity Month events here.

Residency Program
A Happy Group of Residents

Become Leaders of Internal Medicine

Residents in our program are exposed to the broadest range of patients and faculty, leading to an incredibly rich clinical experience.

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Awards & Recognition

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Michelle Albert received the American Heart Association’s 2016 Women in Cardiology Mentoring Award.

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Elyse Foster received the American Heart Association's 2016 Laennac Master Clinician Award.

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Training Tomorrow's Healthcare Leaders

The educational programs in the Department of Medicine offer students, residents, and fellows learning at the highest level in internal medicine and its subspecialties. Our goal is to attract the best learners in the country and to provide them experiences that will advance their careers in exciting, fun...

Training Tomorrow's Healthcare Leaders

"I am grateful to have trained and stayed at such a generous and welcoming institution..."

— Julie Zikherman, MD

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Medical Student's Point of View

PISCES: Better Teaching and Care

When Chris Krajewski was hospitalized last summer, she met third-year medical student Jenny Cohen, who was on an inpatient rotation. "From the time she introduced herself, I've been really closely in touch with Jenny," says Krajewski. "She's been the most incredible advocate for me, and working with her has made a huge difference in my medical care."

Specialty Highlights

The Department of Medicine is made up of 16 specialties in four medical centers in the cities of San Francisco and Fresno, and dozens of affiliated institutes, centers, programs, and groups. Here are noteworthy news from highlighted specialties:

Dr. Michael Steinman Awarded R01 Grant

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Dr. Aparajita Singh received the 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award from the Haile T. Debas Academy...

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In addition to the American Kidney Fund Clinical Scientist in Nephrology fellowship, Anoop...

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Faculty & Staff

The Best Environment for the Generation of Leaders

The people of the Department of Medicine are its greatest strength. We work hard to attract, retain and support the most outstanding faculty and staff found at any medical research university in the country. Our goal is to create the best possible environment in which to work and to build careers...

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Message from the Chair

"My job as chair is simple: to help all of our faculty, fellows, and residents be the best physicians, researchers, teachers, and leaders they can be; help them fashion meaningful and productive careers; and help them make a positive difference in the lives of their patients, their trainees, and their colleagues. It is a true privilege to have this opportunity."

Bob Wachter

Robert M. Wachter, MD
Department of Medicine

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The Department of Medicine is #1 in NIH Funding

From bench to bedside, the Department of Medicine focuses on generating knowledge from research that will alleviate human suffering through the prevention and treatment of disease.

Charles Ryan, MD

"It provides me the security to be creative and take risks, and that's incredibly exciting. It's very humbling to think that the same person who has supported ventures such as Genentech and Google is now investing in our work. He inspires us to think about novel approaches to cancer in an intellectually rigorous way."

— Charles Ryan, MD

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Patient Care

Providing the Highest Quality, Patient-Centered Care

Our goal is to provide patients with the highest quality of care possible, in a manner that respects patient values, preferences and goals of care. Our faculty includes world-renowned clinical experts across the full spectrum of default care and medical specialties, and multiple specialties consistently rank...

Margaret Wheeler, MD

"Lisa (Murphy), cares so passionately about our patients' welfare," says SFGH internist Margaret Wheeler, MD, herself a Master Clinician. "She is a born teacher and has an infectious interest in endocrinological problems."

— Margaret Wheeler, MD

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