San Francisco Cancer Initiative

UCSF, the City and County of San Francisco, the San Francisco Department of Public Health, and a broad coalition of health care and community organizations have launched the San Francisco Cancer Initiative (SF CAN), a major public health initiative to reduce cancer in San Francisco, spearheaded by Alan Ashworth.

Hospitalist

UCSF Health Palliative Care Program $3 Million Grant

The UCSF Health Palliative Care Program, led by Steve Pantilat, will receive a grant of $3 million over three years from the Stupski Foundation to create a system of care that provides scalable, comprehensive, and coordinated palliative care for all patients who need it.

UCSF Ranked One of the Top 20 Universities in the World

UCSF ranked as one of the top 20 universities in the world, according to the 2017 Best Global Universities rankings released by U.S. News & World Report. The only health sciences university in the top ranks, UCSF ranked 3rd in the world in Clinical Medicine.

UCSF to Collaborate on Chan Zuckerberg Biohub

UCSF, Stanford University, and UC Berkeley will join forces in a new biomedical science research center funded by a $600 million commitment from Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg and pediatrician Priscilla Chan. The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub will emphasize foundational science and biotechnology research.

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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Education

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:

Geriatrics
Geriatrics
Dr. Janice Schwartz Quoted in 2 Local Newspapers about Vitamin D

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CVP
CVP
CVP Core Faculty Margot Kushel recently had a perspective paper published in The New England...

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Hospital Medicine SFGH
Hospital Medicine SFGH
Jack Chase, MD has been awarded an early career development fellowship from the UCSF Hellman...

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Gastroenterology
Gastroenterology
Dr. Neil Mehta received the 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award from the Haile T. Debas Academy of...

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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
Chair
Department of Medicine

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Research

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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Thu Dec 08

Medicine Grand Rounds

Rewiring Metabolic Signals for Translational Therapies in Geriatrics
12pm - 1pm | HSW-300

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Mon Dec 12

DHM Business Meeting

| Bob Wachter, MD & Brad Sharpe, MD
12pm - 1pm | U107

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Tue Dec 13

ZSFG Medicine Grand Rounds

Obestrical issues in Zika management
12pm - 1pm | Carr Auditorium

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