ZSFG Department of Medicine Newsletters

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Volume 4: Academic Year July 2020 - June 2021


Cover of February 2021 newsletterVolume 4, Issue 8, February 2021

ZSFG Research And Academic Building: A Future Home For Research Becomes A Reality

Main Story: UCSF's state-of-the-art Research and Academic Building (RAB) at ZSFG is scheduled for move-in in 2023. ZSFG Department of Medicine faculty and staff who serve as co-chairs on planning workgroups are interviewed including Urmimala Sarkar, MD, MPH; Laurae Pearson; Gideon St. Helen, PhD; Peter Hunt, MD; Rebecca Hoh, MS, RD

Spotlight: ZSFG Department of Medicine faculty recipients of awards and honors including: Emily Silverman, MD; Marlene Martin, MD.


Cover of January 2021newsletterVolume 4, Issue 7, Special Edition - January 2021

A Dedicated Department In A Challenging Time

Main Story: A special State of the Department issue highlighting achievements and marking progress in achieving goals. Areas of focus include ZSFG Department of Medicine mission, values, and goals; leaders and workforce; clinical operations; performance improvement; education; COVID-19 response; anti-racism; clinical expansion; research; challenges; and the future.



Cover of December 2020 newsletterVolume 4, Issue 6, December 2020

Caring For Our Community With Outreach And Action

Main Story: In this issue we celebrate initiatives at ZSFG Department of Medicine that exemplify our commitment to the community, including the EatSF program, patient and staff voter outreach, and the annual toy drive. Faculty and staff interviewed include: Hilary Seligman, MD; Ilana Garcia-Grossman, MD; and Olive Giovannetti.  



Cover of November 2020 newsletterVolume 4, Issue 5, November 2020

Cultivating The Quintessential Physician: The Bridges Coaches Program

Main Story: UCSF School of Medicine's Bridges Curriculum engages clinician-educators in a program that helps medical students develop the professional and personal skills essential for becoming a doctor. ZSFG Department of Medicine faculty Bridges coaches include: Binh An Phan, MD; Lawrence Haber, MD; and Sarah Goglin, MD.

Spotlight: ZSFG Department of Medicine faculty recipients of awards and honors including: Eric Goosby, MD; Philip Hopewell, MD; Marlene Martin, MD; Neil Powe, MD, MPH, MBA. San Francisco Health Commission honored all ZSFG Hospital Staff members and recognized the Infection Control team including Lisa Winston, MD; Vivek Jain, MD; Antonio Gomez, MD; Jessica Chuang, MD


Cover of October 2020 newsletterVolume 4, Issue 4, October 2020

Gratitude For Navigating The Unforeseen: COVID-19

Main Story: Reflections of ZSFG Department of Medicine faculty and staff in divisions and workgroups on the frontlines of COVID-19, in their own words, including: Jessica Chuang, MD; Gabriel Chamie, MD; Melody Davenport-McLaughlin; Elizabeth Imbert, MD; Annie Luetkemeyer, MD; Justin Moore, PhD, MPA; David Pearce, MD; Jason Rahman; Sumant Ranji, MD; Lisa Winston, MD

Spotlight: Registration open for Promoting Research in Social Media and Health Symposium (PRISM), December 3-4, with ZSFG DOM faculty Urmimala Sarkar, MD, MPH and Courtney Lyles, PhD, on the steering committee.


Cover of September 2020 NewsletterVolume 4, Issue 3, September 2020

Celebrating Our Innovative & Amazing Staff

Main Story: ZSFG Department of Medicine Staff Excellence Awards 2020 recipients, including Julius Cervania; Rebecca Crowder; Jon Oskarsson, RN; and Binh Tran.

Spotlight: Flu shots available at ZSFG; ZSFG DOM faculty recipients of awards and honors: Sarah Goglin, MD; Meghan O'Brien, MD; Binh An Phan, MD; Harina Sarathy, MD; Neeta Thakur, MD; Antonio Gomez, MD; Scott Steiger, MD; Vanessa Thompson, MD.


Cover of August 2020 NewsletterVolume 4, Issue 2, August 2020

Epic At One Year: A Magnificent Team Effort

Main Story: ​​​​​Epic, the enterprise-wide electronic health record (EHR), has accelerated communication and outstanding care at ZSFG. We look at this first year of implementation, interviewing Neda Ratanawongsa, MD, MPH; Seth Goldman, MD; and George Su, MD

Spotlight: ZSFG DOM faculty recipients of awards and directorships: Nora Goldschlager, MD; Scott Steiger, MD; Anna Chodos, MD


Cover of July 2020 NewsletterVolume 4, Issue 1, July 2020

Welcome To Our New Chief Residents

Main Story: This month we welcome our new chief residents, Lurit Bepo, MD, MPH; Thuy Trang Jennie "TJ" Nguyen, MD; and Saundra Nguyen, MD, MPH.

Spotlight: ZSFG DOM faculty recipients of awards and directorships: Suneil Koliwad, MD, MPH; Courtney Lyles, PhD; Priscilla Hsue, MD; Adithya Cattamanchi, MD; Alicia Fernandez, MD; Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH; Beth Harleman, MD, named Vice Chief of Medicine at ZSFG.



Volume 3: Academic Year July 2019 - June 2020

Cover of June 2020 newsletterVolume 3, Issue 12, June 2020

Nurturing A Partnership of Equals: University and City

Main Story: The shared mission of UCSF and San Francisco Department of Public Health, featuring interviews with ZSFG CEO Susan Ehrlich, MD; Vice Dean of UCSF School of Medicine at ZSFG Sue Carlisle, MD; and Chief of the Medical Staff at ZSFG Claire Horton, MD

Spotlight: Vigil for George Floyd, Talmadge E. King Jr, MD receives the Elliot Rapaport Award; Catherine Crawford, MD, receives the Krevans Award; Lisa Winston, MD, elected ZSFG Chief of Staff


Cover of May 2020 NewsletterVolume 3, Issue 11, May 2020

Celebrating the Talents of our Team

Main Story: ZSFG Medicine Faculty Award recipients, including Sumant Ranji, MD; Megan O'Brien, MD; Elaine Khoong, MD; Jessica Beaman, MD, MPH; Jonathan Davis, MD; Sarah Leyde, MD; David Chia, MD; Binh An Phan, MD; Joseph Clement, MS, RN, CCNS; Hana Lim, MD; Glenn Egrie, MD.

Spotlight: ZSFG DOM faculty recipients of national and university awards including Antonio Gomez, MD; Alicia Fernandez, MD; Priscilla Hsue, MD; Nynikka Palmer, MD; Dean Schillinger, MD; Claire Horton, MD


Cover of April 2020 NewsletterVolume 3, Issue 10, April 2020

Navigating Social Media with Grace

Main Story: ​​​​​Considering the positive and negative impact that healthcare providers and leaders can have in harnessing social media featuring interviews with Department of Medicine Associate Chair for Faculty Experience Beth Harleman, MD and Chair of UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS. 

Spotlight: ZSFG DOM recipients of 2020 Chancellor Award for Exceptional University Management, Laurae Pearson and Clarice Estrada; Academic Senate Distinction in Mentoring Award recipient Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH.


Cover of March 2020 NewsletterVolume 3, Issue 9, March 2020

Dedicated and Prepared to Protect

Main Story: ZSFG's Infection Prevention and Control Program and Occupational and Employee Health Services work to protect from COVID-19, featuring interviews with Co-Medical Director of ZSFG Infection Prevention and Control Program Vivek Jain, MD; Infection Prevention and Control Program Manager Elaine Dekker, RN; ZSFG OEHS Medical Director Jessica Chuang, MD, MPH, and Chief of the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Paul D. Blanc, MD


Cover of February 2020 NewsletterVolume 3, Issue 8, February 2020

Caring For An Expanding Number Of Inpatients

Main Story: Since ZSFG opened the new hospital in May 2016, the number of inpatients has increased by about 7 percent per year. This issue looks at challenges, sharing the load, optimizing resident experiences, and realizing performance improvement. Interviews with ZSFG Department of Medicine faculty include Sumant Ranji, MD; David Chia, MD; Lisa Winston, MD.

Spotlight: The Addiction Care Team, led by Marlene Martin, MD, and Hannah Snyder, MD, was awarded a $ million donation. 



Volume 2:  Academic Year 2018 - 2019
Volume 1: Spring 2017 and Academic Year 2017 - 2018