ZSFG Department of Medicine Newsletters

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The Department of Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General celebrates our talented, innovative, and dedicated members through the 2024 ZSFG Medicine Service Awards. These awards are an opportunity to express gratitude for faculty commitment to the hospital and department’s goals. Peers, through comments, provided nominations.

spotlight: Antonio Gomez, MD, Margot Kushel, MD, and the ZSFG Department of Medicine STAR Achievement Award recipients:  Amelia Alonis, Khamal Anglin, Hilary Bethancourt, Paul Couey, Cheyenne Garcia, April May Gidda, Sarah Hutchinson, Ronli Levi, Kenny Perez, Elizabeth Nguyen, Anicia Santos, Maria Solorzano, Edward Wiedeman, Faviola Garcia, Cindy Kim, Kristan Olazo, Nilpa Shah
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Medical education is one of our core missions. This month we highlight three clinician-educators in the ZSFG Department of Medicine who are leaders in training learners to be the next generation of outstanding physicians. 

 

spotlight: Jeff Critchfield, MD, Mary Gray, MD, Delphine Tuot, MD, Diane Havlir, MD, Payam Nahid, MD, MPH, Joan Addinton-White, MD, Jonathan Davis, MD, Marlene Martin, MD
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Main Story: As part of our Women’s History Month, we celebrate the leadership of three extraordinary members of our faculty. They lead patient-centered teams, provide steady and creative guidance through challenging times, and help mentor the next generation of health care professionals. They also discuss some of the particular challenges for women in academic medicine, as well as transformational ideas for ensuring that everyone can contribute their talents to our mission-based work.

spotlight: Alicia Fernandez, MD, Payam Nahid, MD, Nynikka Palmer, DrPH, MPH, Neda Ratanawongsa, MD
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Main story: In celebration of Black History Month, this issue recognizes three members of the ZSFG Department of Medicine who lead efforts all year long to promote a more diverse workforce, create a more supportive and inclusive workplace, and improve health equity.

spotlight: Gabe Ortiz, MD
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Main Story: As this year of 2023 comes to a close and we experience this winter holiday season, I am grateful for the community we have in our ZSFG Department of Medicine.  Here, we share expressions of appreciation and hopes for the new year from across the department. I appreciate that all of us inspire each other to make our work more meaningful and impactful.  You are amazing.  In 2024 we will continue to make our community and the world a better place. Thank you for contributing your messages and photos. Best wishes for a happy new year! 

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Main Story: Ward 86, the first dedicated HIV clinic in the United States, recently marked its 40th anniversary.  Since its inception, Ward 86 has been a key elements of the “San Francisco model” of comprehensive community-based HIV Cared. Featuring: Monica Gandhi, MD MPH, Elizabeth Imbert, MD MPH, Jon Oskarsson, RN MN

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Main Story: Collaboration is essential to tackling the most challenging health problems in San Francisco and afar. This issue features two exemplary centers – led by ZSFG Department of Medicine faculty – which bring together teams of experts to tackle important health problems and address health disparities, both locally and globally. Featuring: Isabel Rodriquez-Barraquer, MD, PhD, Bryan Greenhouse, MD, Neeta Thakur, MD, MPH, Margaret Handley, PhD, MPH ​​​​

Spotlight: Bin An Phan, MD, and Neil Powe, MD

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Main Story: Celebrating those golden individuals who shine in the areas of Administrative Support, Leadership, Patient Care, and Research. Featuring: Jessica Always, Jaime Artola, Jenny Fowler, April Gidda, Rebecca Hoh, Laurae Pearson

Spotlight: UCSF Pride Pin Pledge

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Main Story: Scientific discovery is an essential element to improve the health of our patients at ZSFG and the residents of San Francisco. In February 2017, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee signed legislation approving a 75-year, renewable, ground lease of land for the construction of a UCSF research and academic building on the campus of ZSFG (see Newsletter Vol 1, Issue 01, February 2017). The project was envisioned to bring 800 researchers on the hospital campus under one roof and exemplifies the 150-year history of the resilient UCSF and ZSFG partnership. That vision, six years ago, is now a reality. The modern and safe building gives us the opportunity to build a stronger research community for another 150 years of the USCF-ZSFG partnership. Featuring: Peter Hunt, MD

Spotlight: Larissa Thomas, MD, Lisa Ochoa-Frongia, MD, Mary Gray, MD, and Neil R. Powe, MD, MPH, MBA

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Main Story: This summer we welcome our new chief residents, who just completed their third postgraduate year in our internal medicine residency program.  This academic year, these outstanding young physicians will help mentor, support, and teach the 180 interns and residents who rotate through the Department of Medicine at ZSFG. Featuring: Brittany Abel, MD, Marcela Zhou Huang, MD, MPH, and Jack McGregor, MD

Spotlight: Saate Shakil, MD, Morgan Philbin, MD, Ilana Garcia-Grossman, MD, Rebecca Abelman, MD, Ayesha Appa, MD, Lurit Bepo, MD, Maxwell Birger, MD, Veronica Manzo, MD, Ran Catherine Xu, MD, Stephanie Holm, MD, PhD, MPH, Michael Lee, MD, Rahul Kumar, PhD, Laura Plantinga, PhD, and Abraham Nelson, Executive Analyst