Faculty Profiles

Victoria Tang, MD, MAS
Assistant Professor

4150 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94121
415-221-4810 ext. 26144

Dr. Victoria Tang is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine. Victoria is active in several clinical settings. Victoria sees patients in her role as a geriatrician in the UCSF Surgery Wellness Program, a multidisciplinary pre-operative program for older adults undergoing high risk surgery. She cares for veterans as a hospitalist in the VA hospital setting.

Victoria teaches fellows, residents, and health professional students in a number of settings at UCSF in topics related to her clinical and research expertise. Victoria teaches medical students, nurse practitioner students, residents, and Geriatric fellows in the Surgery Wellness Program on a number of topics, including delirium risk assessment in frail, older adults and advance care planning. In the VA hospital setting, she leads a discussion with orthopedic residents in various topics pertaining to the evidence for specialized care models for older adults in the acute care setting and specific inpatient care needs of the older adult in the preoperative period.

Victoria's research focuses on improving the surgical care of older adults. She is currently pursuing several projects that span different aspects of this topic. Victoria is currently studying the long term post-operative outcomes of frail, older adults who underwent the Surgery Wellness Program. In addition, she is extending her previous work in improving advanced directive documentation in the electronic health record, with a recently proposed grant that will improve the understanding of older adult engagement in advance care planning prior to major surgery. On the national level, she is actively engaged in translating research findings into interventions and policies to address the health and social needs of older adults in the surgical setting. As a core team member of the American College of Surgeons Coalition for Quality in Geriatric Surgery Project, Victoria is involved in establishing quality geriatric surgical care standards, quality metrics, and implementation methods for hospital systems throughout the nation.

Education and Training

Location Degree or Training Specialty Date
University of California - San Francisco Fellowship, NIH T32 Aging Research 2016
San Francisco VA Medical Center Fellowship, VA Quality Scholars 2015
University of California - San Francisco MAS, Clinical Research with specialization in Implementation Science 2015
University of Texas - Southwestern Internal Medicine Residency, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship 2013
University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio Internship, Internal Medicine 2010
University of Texas - Southwestern MD, Medicine 2009
Trinity University BS, Biochemistry/Molectular Biology 2005


Advance care planning, Clinical epidemiology, Decision making, Frailty, Functional status, Geriatric surgery, Geriatrics, Health services research, Hospitalization, Implementation science, Pre-habilitation, Pre-operative care, Quality of life, Social Vulnerability, Surgical care

Awards and Honors
2017   Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) Best Paper of the Year Award, Society of General Internal Medicine, 2017
2016   McGavock Symposium Honored Guest Speaker, Trinity University, 2016
2015   Young Clinical Investigator Lipkin Award Finalist, Society of General Internal Medicine, 2015
2015   Hartford Center of Excellence Scholar, John A. Hartford Foundation, 2015
2015   Butler-Williams Scholar, National Institute on Aging, 2015
2014   American Geriatrics Society Presidential Poster Finalist, American Geriatrics Society, 2014
2013   3rd place in VA Research Poster Presentation, Dallas VA Medical Center, 2013
2012   Lorraine Sulkin Schein Resident Award in Geriatric Medicine, University of Texas - Southwestern, 2012
2011   Southeast Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine Resident Award, University of Alabama - Birmingham, 2011
2011   Nomination for Best Teaching Resident Award, University of Texas - Southwestern, 2011
2010   Outstanding Intern in Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, 2010
2004   Student Assistant of the Year Award in Chemistry, Trinity University, 2004
2003   1st Place Poster in Biochemistry Division, American Chemistry Society, 2003
2001   Murchison Scholarship Award, Trinity University, 2001

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Recent Articles (11)

Berian JR, Rosenthal RA, Baker TL, Coleman J, Finlayson E, Katlic MR, Lagoo-Deenadayalan SA, Tang VL, Robinson TN, Ko CY, Russell MM. Hospital Standards to Promote Optimal Surgical Care of the Older Adult: A Report From the Coalition for Quality in Geriatric Surgery. Ann Surg. 2017 Mar 08.

Tang VL, Sudore R, Cenzer IS, Boscardin WJ, Smith A, Ritchie C, Wallhagen M, Finlayson E, Petrillo L, Covinsky K. Rates of Recovery to Pre-Fracture Function in Older Persons with Hip Fracture: an Observational Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Feb; 32(2):153-158.

Tang VL, Covinsky K. Frailty and Surgical Decision Making. Ann Intern Med. 2016 Nov 01; 165(9):669-670.

Cenzer IS, Tang V, Boscardin WJ, Smith AK, Ritchie C, Wallhagen MI, Espaldon R, Covinsky KE. One-Year Mortality After Hip Fracture: Development and Validation of a Prognostic Index. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Sep; 64(9):1863-8.

Brinson Z, Tang VL, Finlayson E. Postoperative Functional Outcomes in Older Adults. Curr Surg Rep. 2016 Jun; 4(6).

Tang VL, Shi Y, Fung K, Tan J, Espaldon R, Sudore R, Wong ML, Walter LC. Clinician Factors Associated With Prostate-Specific Antigen Screening in Older Veterans With Limited Life Expectancy. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 May 01; 176(5):654-61.

Tang V, Boscardin WJ, Stijacic-Cenzer I, Lee SJ. Time to benefit for colorectal cancer screening: survival meta-analysis of flexible sigmoidoscopy trials. BMJ. 2015 Apr 16; 350:h1662.

Shi Y, Fung KZ, Freedland SJ, Hoffman RM, Tang VL, Walter LC. Statin medications are associated with a lower probability of having an abnormal screening prostate-specific antigen result. Urology. 2014 Nov; 84(5):1058-65.

Tang VL, Halm EA, Fine MJ, Johnson CS, Anzueto A, Mortensen EM. Predictors of rehospitalization after admission for pneumonia in the veterans affairs healthcare system. J Hosp Med. 2014 Jun; 9(6):379-83.

Tang VL, French CJ, Cipher DJ, Rastogi P. Trends in hospice referral and length of stay at a veterans hospital over the past decade. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2013 Aug; 30(5):432-6.

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