Michael Harper, MD

Professor of Medicine, Geriatrician, SFVAMC, UCSF Housecalls Physician

Michael Harper is a Professor of Medicine and the Associate Director for Strategy for Tideswell at UCSF. Dr. Harper is Clinician-Educator and a member of the UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators. As one of one of 4 UCSF School of Medicine Advisory College Mentors Dr. Harper provides academic, career and personal advising to medical students. He is the past Chair of the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs (ADGAP) Fellowship Directors Group, past Co-Chair of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Junior and Mid-Career Faculty Task Force, and is a member of the AGS Board of Directors.

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 primarily at the SFVAMC where he attends on the Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit and the inpatient medical service, and he supervises fellows in the Community Living Center and geriatrics clinic.
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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