UCSF Department of Medicine Ranked #1 Graduate Program for Internal Medicine

The UCSF Department of Medicine was ranked #1 in the nation for its internal medicine program by US News & World Report. The ranking system combines peer assessments (from deans and residency directors) with data such as NIH funding and student selectivity.

U.S. News & World Report

News & Highlights

Master Clinicians

David Daikh, Umesh Masharani, and Francis Yao (pictured above, left to right) are this year's Master Clinicians. The Council of Master Clinicians was established by our department to honor members of our faculty whose main professional focus is clinical care, and who provide such care with uncommon skill and grace. See the complete list of of Master Clinicians here.

2017 DOM Star Achievement Award Winners

Congratulations to the DOM staff recipients of the Achievement Awards! The awards are part of the UCSF STAR Program, which recognizes staff members' significant contributions and/or sustained, exceptional performance over time. See the complete list of awardees here.

Meet our New Chief Residents

We are pleased to introduce our 2017-2018 Chief Medical Residents! Our chief residents serve as critical teachers, mentors, and program leaders. Please join us in thanking these eight outstanding individuals and welcoming them to this crucial role.

Residency Program
A Happy Group of Residents

Become Leaders of Internal Medicine

Residents in our program are exposed to the broadest range of patients and faculty, leading to an incredibly rich clinical experience.

See overview

View all news

Awards & Recognition

Image of Awardee

Bob Wachter was named one of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders by Modern Healthcare.

Image of Awardee

Sarah Schaeffer was named the Director of Graduate Medical Education (GME) Diversity for the Department of Medicine.

Image of Awardee

Dean Sheppard has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

See all awards & recognition


Training Tomorrow's Healthcare Leaders

The educational programs in the Department of Medicine offer students, residents, and fellows learning at the highest level in internal medicine and its subspecialties. Our goal is to attract the best learners in the country and to provide them experiences that will advance their careers in exciting, fun...

Training Tomorrow's Healthcare Leaders

"I am grateful to have trained and stayed at such a generous and welcoming institution..."

— Julie Zikherman, MD

Explore Education:

Education UCSF
Medical Student's Point of View

PISCES: Better Teaching and Care

When Chris Krajewski was hospitalized last summer, she met third-year medical student Jenny Cohen, who was on an inpatient rotation. "From the time she introduced herself, I've been really closely in touch with Jenny," says Krajewski. "She's been the most incredible advocate for me, and working with her has made a huge difference in my medical care."

Specialty Highlights

The Department of Medicine is made up of 16 specialties in four medical centers in the cities of San Francisco and Fresno, and dozens of affiliated institutes, centers, programs, and groups. Here are noteworthy news from highlighted specialties:

Anne Suskind, MD, MS is Recipient of AGS 2017 Jeffrey H. Silverstein Memorial Award

Go to website

Suzaynn Schick Alaska Tobacco Control Alliance 2017 Summit featured speaker. Read...

Go to website

Endocrinology & Metabolism
Endocrinology & Metabolism
J. Blake Tyrrell, M.D. is the 2017 Karam Award...

Go to website

CVP Director Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo has been elected to the Association of American Physicians and...

Go to website

View all 16 Specialties ยป

Faculty & Staff

The Best Environment for the Generation of Leaders

The people of the Department of Medicine are its greatest strength. We work hard to attract, retain and support the most outstanding faculty and staff found at any medical research university in the country. Our goal is to create the best possible environment in which to work and to build careers...

Learn more

Message from the Chair

"My job as chair is simple: to help all of our faculty, fellows, and residents be the best physicians, researchers, teachers, and leaders they can be; help them fashion meaningful and productive careers; and help them make a positive difference in the lives of their patients, their trainees, and their colleagues. It is a true privilege to have this opportunity."

Bob Wachter

Robert M. Wachter, MD
Department of Medicine

Read more


The Department of Medicine is #1 in NIH Funding

From bench to bedside, the Department of Medicine focuses on generating knowledge from research that will alleviate human suffering through the prevention and treatment of disease.

Charles Ryan, MD

"It provides me the security to be creative and take risks, and that's incredibly exciting. It's very humbling to think that the same person who has supported ventures such as Genentech and Google is now investing in our work. He inspires us to think about novel approaches to cancer in an intellectually rigorous way."

— Charles Ryan, MD

Explore Research:

Research UCSF

Patient Care

Providing the Highest Quality, Patient-Centered Care

Our goal is to provide patients with the highest quality of care possible, in a manner that respects patient values, preferences and goals of care. Our faculty includes world-renowned clinical experts across the full spectrum of default care and medical specialties, and multiple specialties consistently rank...

Margaret Wheeler, MD

"Lisa (Murphy), cares so passionately about our patients' welfare," says SFGH internist Margaret Wheeler, MD, herself a Master Clinician. "She is a born teacher and has an infectious interest in endocrinological problems."

— Margaret Wheeler, MD

Explore Patient Care:

Patient Care UCSF
Tue Jun 27

ZSFG Medicine Grand Rounds

Update on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
12pm - 1pm | Carr Auditorium

+ Add to calendar

Tue Jul 04

No ZSFG Medicine Grand Rounds 7/4/2017

No ZSFG Medicine Grand Rounds 7/4/2017

Tue Jul 11

ZSFG Medicine Grand Rounds

12pm - 1pm | Carr Auditorium

+ Add to calendar

View all events