Geriatrics Spotlight 

Every week, we will feature one of our talented faculty, staff, or trainees.

Daphne Lo
Daphne Lo, MD, MAEd

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Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF Division of Geriatrics, Medical Director, San Francisco VA Health Care System Home Based Primary Care, VA Site Director, UCSF Bridges Clinical Microsystems Clerkship, Course Co-director, Health Professions Education Pathway
Spotlight Written by Jessica Eng, MD

What is your role in the division?
Daphne has clinical, administrative, and education leadership roles. She provides direct patient care in the San Francisco VA Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) team through consultative home visits and, more recently, video visits. As HBPC Medical Director, she is a key leader in supporting and advocating for all the Home Based Primary Care teams and patients from San Francisco up to Eureka.  Her passion has always been education with a focus on undergraduate medical education, serving as the site director for the UCSF Bridges Clinical Microsystems Clerkship (CMC) and supporting the CMC curriculum, coaches, and students. As a course co-director for the Health Professions Education (HPE) Pathway, Daphne has a role in teaching and mentoring the next generation of clinician educators in health professions education.

What’s one “fun fact” about you that not many people know? (i.e. hidden talent)
Prior to having kids, Daphne enjoyed attending Comic Cons and now enjoys planning family Halloween costumes.

What’s your favorite aspect of your role at UCSF and why?
The very supportive work environment, learning from her colleagues and students in multiple professional and personal aspects, working with interprofessional teams and teaching the next generation of physicians and clinician educators.

What are you happiest doing, when you're not working?
Rediscovering childhood memories and creating new memories and traditions with her family. So far, favorites are going to children's museums, the zoo, and traveling to Hawaii.

What is the best advice you’ve ever heard?
It's all about priorities- you just have to pick what's most important and go back to the rest later.

Jessica Eng
Jessica Eng, MD
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Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF Division of Geriatrics, Deputy Associate Chief of Staff for Geriatrics, Palliative and Extended Care Services, Medical Director, VA Geriatrics Clinic and Outpatient Consultation, Medical Director, Intensive Management Patient Aligned Care Team (IMPACT), Fellowship Director, San Francisco VA Quality Scholars
Spotlight Written by Daphne Lo, MD, MAEd

What is your role in the division?
Jessica has clinical, administrative, and education leadership roles. She provides direct patient care performing outpatient geriatrics consults at the main San Francisco VA and the San Bruno VA Clinic as well as home visits as part of IMPACT. She administratively runs geriatrics outpatient consultation and the primary care clinic.  She also has an administrative role as the Deputy ACOS with a focus on data and data utilization. As VAQS fellowship director, she oversees the local curriculum here and has helped develop the national professionalism curriculum for the fellowship. As Site Director for the Geriatrics Fellows Primary Care Clinic at the VA, she also serves on the Geriatrics Fellowship Clinical Competency Committee as well as the Admissions Committee.

What’s one “fun fact” about you that not many people know? (i.e. hidden talent)
Jessica is a master crafter! She also used to paint in oils but now mostly does watercolor or acrylics.

What’s your favorite aspect of your role at UCSF and why?
The variety of work – she doesn’t do the same thing on a day-to-day basis – and the supportive and inspiring colleagues.

What are you happiest doing, when you're not working?
Sharing her love of art with her daughters and eating flaky pastries.

What would you like to accomplish by the end of this year?
Make it through the holiday season without having too deep conversations about who Santa is with her daughters.

What are some causes you care about?
Jessica raises money for Project Open Hand, Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, and the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

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