Michael Harper, MD

Professor of Medicine, Geriatrician, SFVAMC, UCSF Housecalls Physician

Dr. Harper is a clinician-educator and a sustaining member of the UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators. He is the current Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Geriatrics Society and a member of the Executive Committee.

Throughout his career, Dr. Harper has worked in various settings across the geriatrics continuum of care including ambulatory and home-based primary care, long-term care, PACE, and acute and post-acute care. His current clinical activities occur at both the SFVAMC and UCSF. At the SFVAMC he attends on the Mobile Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Service and supervises fellows in the Community Living Center and geriatrics clinic. Through the UCSF Care at Home Program, Dr. Harper provides primary care for homebound older adults in San Francisco. He is also the Medical Director of The Sequoias San Francisco, a Continuing Care Retirement Community, and The Carlisle, an Assisted Living Facility.
M.D., 1991 - School of Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson
Honors and Awards
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians, 2013
  • Fellow, American Geriatrics Society, 2013
  • Member, Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, UCSF School of Medicine, 2007
  • Teacher of the Year, Division of Geriatrics, UCSF School of Medicine, 2006
  • Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Direct Teaching Award, UCSF School of Medicine, 2005
  • Geriatric Academic Career Award, Health Resources and Services Administration, 1999-2004
  • Howard K. Rathbun Award for Clinical Excellence during internship, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, 1992
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