Victoria Tang, MD, MAS

Assistant Professor of Medicine, UCSF Division of Geriatric Medicine, Geriatrician, SFVAMC

Dr. Victoria Tang is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine. Victoria is active in several clinical settings. Victoria sees patients in her role as a geriatrician in the UCSF Surgery Wellness Program, a multidisciplinary pre-operative program for older adults undergoing high risk surgery. She cares for veterans as a hospitalist in the VA hospital setting.

Victoria teaches fellows, residents, and health professional students in a number of settings at UCSF in topics related to her clinical and research expertise. Victoria teaches medical students, nurse practitioner students, residents, and Geriatric fellows in the Surgery Wellness Program on a number of topics, including delirium risk assessment in frail, older adults and advance care planning. In the VA hospital setting, she leads a discussion with orthopedic residents in various topics pertaining to the evidence for specialized care models for older adults in the acute care setting and specific inpatient care needs of the older adult in the preoperative period.

Victoria's research focuses on improving the surgical care of older adults. She is currently pursuing several projects that span different aspects of this topic. Victoria is currently studying the long term post-operative outcomes of frail, older adults who underwent the Surgery Wellness Program. In addition, she is extending her previous work in improving advanced directive documentation in the electronic health record, with a recently proposed grant that will improve the understanding of older adult engagement in advance care planning prior to major surgery. On the national level, she is actively engaged in translating research findings into interventions and policies to address the health and social needs of older adults in the surgical setting. As a core team member of the American College of Surgeons Coalition for Quality in Geriatric Surgery Project, Victoria is involved in establishing quality geriatric surgical care standards, quality metrics, and implementation methods for hospital systems throughout the nation.
BS, Biochemistry/Molectular Biology, 2005 - , Trinity University
Honors and Awards
  • Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) Best Paper of the Year Award, Society of General Internal Medicine, 2017
  • McGavock Symposium Honored Guest Speaker, Trinity University, 2016
  • Hartford Center of Excellence Scholar, John A. Hartford Foundation, 2015
  • Butler-Williams Scholar, National Institute on Aging, 2015
  • Young Clinical Investigator Lipkin Award Finalist, Society of General Internal Medicine, 2015
  • American Geriatrics Society Presidential Poster Finalist, American Geriatrics Society, 2014
  • 3rd place in VA Research Poster Presentation, Dallas VA Medical Center, 2013
  • Lorraine Sulkin Schein Resident Award in Geriatric Medicine, University of Texas - Southwestern, 2012
  • Southeast Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine Resident Award, University of Alabama - Birmingham, 2011
  • Nomination for Best Teaching Resident Award, University of Texas - Southwestern, 2011
  • Outstanding Intern in Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, 2010
  • Student Assistant of the Year Award in Chemistry, Trinity University, 2004
  • 1st Place Poster in Biochemistry Division, American Chemistry Society, 2003
  • Murchison Scholarship Award, Trinity University, 2001