Todd James, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Geriatrician, Inpatient Services

Todd James is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and clinician educator in the UCSF Division of Geriatrics. He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine and went on to complete internal medicine and geriatrics fellowship training also at University of Illinois. He completed a Geriatrics Academic Career Award (GACA).

Clinical Activities
Dr. James is board certified in geriatric medicine and internal medicine. He provides care at UCSF Medical Center: 1) the Acute Care for Elders Program, 2) the Geriatrics-Orthopedics Co-Management Program, and 3) the Age-Friendly Emergency Department. Dr. James teaches medical students, residents and fellows about geriatric syndromes and principles of geriatric care, including functional assessments, care coordination and goals of care. His goal is to promote understanding of the unique and changing needs of those in elderhood.

Academic Focus
Dr. James’s educational and research focus is to promote the transition of health systems towards age-friendly approaches with geriatrics & interprofessional education and program development. He is a leader in the creation of the Age-Friendly Emergency Department (AFED) program at UCSF Parnassus. He is the Geriatrics Education Site Director for Contra Costa County for the UCSF Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP). He creates curricula for health professionals which address complex patient situations and interprofessional team care. He is co-chair of the Interprofessional Special Interest Group at the American Geriatrics Society and a contributor to the Communications Committee of the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative.
Education
DEI Champion, - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
Fellowship, - Geriatric Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Internship and Residency, - Internal Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
MD, - Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Honors and Awards
  • American Geriatrics Society Fellowship, American Geriatrics Society, 2020
  • UCSF Excellence in Interprofessional Teaching Award, UCSF Program for Interprofessional Practice and Education, 2020
  • Presidential Poster Session, American Geriatrics Society National Scientific Meeting, 2014
  • Department of Medicine Top 20% Teaching Award, Indiana University School of Medicine, 2013
  • Department of Medicine Top 20% Teaching Award, Indiana University School of Medicine, 2012
  • Center of Excellence Scholar, John A. Hartford Foundation Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine and Training Program, 2012
  • Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Physicians, 2011
  • Geriatric Academic Career Award, Health Resources and Services Administration,U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2010-2015
  • Center of Excellence Scholar, John A. Hartford Foundation Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine and Training Program, 2010
  • Primary Care Faculty Development Fellowship Program Awardee, Office of Medical Education, Research and Development, Michigan State University, 2010
  • AOA Resident/Fellow Clinical Teaching Award, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, 2008
Websites
Publications
  1. Kim, C; Butler, D; James, TC. Caregiver Support in the Emergency Department 2021. PMID:


  2. LaHue SC, James TC, Newman JC, Esmaili AM, Ormseth CH, Ely EW. Collaborative Delirium Prevention in the Age of COVID-19. 2020. PMID: 32277467


  3. Perez FP, Zhou X, Morisaki J, Ilie J, James T, Jurivich DA. Engineered repeated electromagnetic field shock therapy for cellular senescence and age-related diseases. 2008. PMID: 19119860


  4. James TC, Shaikh H, Escuadro L, Villano JL. Bilateral primary renal lymphoma. 2008. PMID: 18513283