Education Faculty

Theresa Allison

 

Theresa Allison, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Family & Community Medicine
Medical Director, Home Based Primary Care, San Francisco VA Health Care System, Geriatrician, SFVAHCS

Interests:

Transitions of Care for Elders
Post-Acute Rehabilitation for Elders
Home Medical Care

 

Louise Aronson

Louise Aronson, MD, MFA

Professor of Medicine

Interests:

Diverse/Vulnerable Older Adults
Medical /Interprofessional Education Reflective Learning
Public Medical Communication

 

Anna Chang, MD

Anna Chang, MD

Professor of Medicine
Director, Clinical Microsystems Clerkship
Director, Tideswell Emerging Leaders in Aging Program
Associate Chief, Geriatrics Education

Interests:

Clinical skills learning, assessment, and remediation
Health systems improvement curriculum
Geriatric medicine and palliative medicine
Leadership development

 

Pei Chen

 

Pei Chen, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Medical Director, UCSF Center for Geriatric Care
Coach, UCSF School of Medicine Coaching Program

Interests:

Academic-community partnership for geriatric education and interprofessional care delivery
Patient safety and quality improvement
Geriatric curriculum development

 

Anna Chodos

Anna Chodos, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Co-Principal Investigator, Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program
Director, Geriatrics Outpatient Consult Service, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

Interests:

Diverse/Vulnerable Older Adults
Primary Care Geriatrics
Safety Net Systems and Underserved Medicine

 

 

Laura Collins, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Geriatrician, SFVAHCS

Interests:

Long term care
Mental Health
Integrative and Holistic Medicine

 

Rebecca Conant

Rebecca Conant, MD

Professor of Medicine
Director of Development for Clinical Geriatrics
UCSF Housecalls Physician

Interests:

Home medical care
End-of-life care
Assisted living and community care

Julia Cremer

Julia Cremer, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Geriatrician, Inpatient Services

Interests:

 

Jessica Eng

Jessica Eng, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, San Francisco VA Geriatrics Clinic and Intensive Management Patient Aligned Care Team (IMPACT)
Associate Director, VA Quality Scholars Program

Interests:

Applying geriatric models of care to primary care
Outpatient geriatrics consultation, including telemedicine
Quality improvement

 

Kathryn Eubank, MD

Kathryn Eubank, MD

Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, ACE Unit, SFVAHCS
Geriatrician, SFVAHCS

Interests:

Improving acute care and transitional care for older adults
Innovations in medical curriculum at all levels of trainees
Medical ethics

 

Anne Fabiny

Anne Fabiny, MD

Professor of Medicine
Associate Chief of Staff for Geriatrics
Palliative & Extended Care Service, SFVAHCS

Interests:

Geriatrics primary care
Developing high functioning outpatient teams
Increasing the competency of primary care teams in the care of complex patients

 

Lynn Flint

Lynn Flint, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Co-Program Director, Integrated Geriatrics and Palliative Care Fellowship
Staff Physician, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, SFVAHCS

Interests:

Palliative Care
Nursing Home Care
Integrated Geriatrics and Palliative Care Training

 

Meredith Greene

Meredith Greene, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Director Ward 86 Golden Compass Program
Physician in UCSF Care at Home and Ward 86 (ZSFG)

Interests:

Improving care for older adults living with HIV infection
Creating a novel geriatric HIV program at Ward 86 at ZSFG
Streamlining operations and quality improvement projects in Housecalls Program

 

Mike Harper

Michael Harper, MD

Professor of Medicine
Geriatrician, SFVAHCS
UCSF Housecalls Physician

Interests:

Geriatrics Fellowship Training and Education
Geriatrics Workforce
Faculty Development

Todd James

Todd James, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Geriatrician, Inpatient Services

Interests:

Program Development for Age-Friendly Health Systems
Interprofessional Education and Practice in the Care of Older Adults
Systematic Approaches for Addressing Geriatric Syndromes

Daphne Lo

Daphne Lo, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Geriatrician, SFVAHCS
SFVAHCS Site Director, UCSF Bridges Clinical Microsystems Clerkship
Assistant Course Director, Health Professions Education Pathway

Interests:

Leadership and curricular development in undergraduate medical education
Interprofessional education
Innovations to improve care for older adults at home

Kana McKee

Kana McKee, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Geriatrician, SFVAHCS Palliative Care Outpatient Clinic

Interests:

 

Carla Perissinotto

Carla Perissinotto, MD, MHS

Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Chief, Clinical Programs
Medical Director, UCSF Care at Home
UCSF Care at Home Physician
Geriatrics Consultant in Women's Health and 360
ACE Unit Attending

Interests:

Caring for Older Adults in Diverse Communities
Improving Training of Internal Medicine Residents
Ambulatory Education

Laura Perry

Laura Perry, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
UCSF Care at Home Physician
​​​Geriatrics Consultant, UCSF Hematology-Bone Marrow Transplant and Geriatrics Inpatient Services

Interests:

Primary care for underserved populations
Teaching clinical reasoning and communication skills
Interdisciplinary and continuing education 

Edgar Pierluissi

Edgar Pierluissi, MD

Professor of Medicine, Hospital Medicine and Geriatrics
Medical Director, Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit, ZSFG
Co-Director, Clinical Microsystems Clerkship, UCSF SOM
Director, Health Systems Leadership Pathway, UCSF DOM

Interests:

Healthcare quality improvement
Care for vulnerable populations
Acute Care for Elders

 

Josette Rivera

Josette Rivera, MD

Professor of Medicine
UCSF Housecalls Physician

Interests:

Interprofessional Education and Practice in the Care of Older Adults
Assessment and Evaluation of Educational Programs
Care of Homebound Older Adults

 

Stephanie Rogers

Stephanie Rogers, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, UCSF ACE Unit Moffit-Long
Medical Director, UCSF Geriatrics-Orthopedics Hip Fracture Co-management Service
Medical Director, UCSF Delirium Reduction Campaign

Interests:

Health systems and quality improvement
Safe hospitalizations for older adults
Telemedicine for older adults who have difficulty leaving the home

 

Leah Rorvig

Leah Rorvig, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor
UCSF Housecalls Physician
 

Interests:

Home-based primary care
Physician well-being
Care of underserved older adults

Margarita Sotelo, MD

Margarita Sotelo, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine and Division of Geriatrics, ZSFG

Interests:

Hospital care of the elderly
Interprofessional care and education in Geriatrics
Safe pharmacotherapy

 

Carolyn Welty

Carolyn Welty, MD

Professor of Medicine
Geriatrician, Center for Geriatric Care, UCSF

Interests:

Geriatric Primary Care and Consultation
Giving talks on geriatric topics to medical professionals and the community
Issue of elder abuse

 

Eric Widera

Eric Widera, MD

Professor of Medicine
Director, Hospice & Palliative Care Service, SFVAHCS
Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program, UCSF

Interests:

Care of elderly patients with serious illnesses
Geriatric Fellowship Education and Training
Hospice and Palliative Medicine Education and Training

 

Leah Witt

Leah Witt, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director of the Aging-Friendly SFO Program

Interests:

Shared decision making
Telemedicine
Promoting aging-friendly communities

 

Luz Verma

Luz Verma, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
UCSF Housecalls Physician

Interests:

 

 

Natalie Young

Natalie Young, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
UCSF Housecalls Physician

Interests:

Home Based Primary Care
Palliative Care
Transitional Care for Older Adults

 

Michi Yukawa

Michi Yukawa, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Community Living Center, SFVAHCS

Interests:

Interprofessional education
Long term care
Complex medical and social issues