Mission and Vision
Our mission is to provide the highest quality and equitable clinical care while advancing education, research, and innovation in academic hospital medicine. Our vision is to be the best division of hospital medicine by promoting excellence, integrity, equity, innovation, and professional satisfaction among our faculty, trainees, and staff.
Message from Our Chief
Brad Sharpe, MD
Chief of Hospital Medicine
Faculty, fellows, staff
Diversity and Inclusion
The Division of Hospital Medicine shares UCSF Health's commitment to diversity and inclusion. UCSF is taking steps to assure all patients, students, staff and their families that our commitment to providing the highest quality care for everyone, including those who are undocumented, remains unchanged. All are welcome.
HEAL and Navajo Nation
The UCSF HEAL Initiative has been working in Navajo Nation since 2015, with 52 fellows + alumni working here before, during, and after the crisis. The UCSF HEAL Initiative is the largest global health fellowship in the US and formed to train, transform, and accompany front line health workers committed to the underserved. UCSF HEAL has 150 fellows and alumni spanning 19 partner sites in 9 countries and Navajo Nation (Diné Bikéyah). Since 2015, HEAL has partnered with Navajo Nation, the largest reservation in the US, to support the leadership and transformation of local leaders.
In April, May and June, to amplify our efforts in the time of COVID crisis and to respond to President Nez’s call for health worker reinforcements, UCSF & HEAL sent a solidarity team of 40 physicians and nurses to Navajo Nation. Over 100 UCSF clinicians volunteered within 24 hours to join this team, signaling a deep passion in this solidarity effort. These 40 nurses and physicians worked alongside our 50 HEAL fellows and alumni and remarkable local leadership in the 5 largest hospitals serving Navajo patients.
DHM solidarity team members included: Abhi Kole, Aylin Ulku, Bassem Ghali, Archna Eniasivam, Ethel Wu (clinical), Sriram Shamasunder & Sangeeta Tripathi (leadership & partnership) and Meg Tremblay (contact tracing).
UCSF goes to NYC
On April 11, 2020, a team of UCSF doctors and nurses traveled to NYC to help our colleagues at New York Presbyterian (NYP) for one month. As of the evening of April 9, NYP had 2,520 inpatients with COVID-19 at its hospitals, a sharp contrast to our experience in the Bay Area. We thank you for your service to our greater national community!
Division of Hospital Medicine Patient and Family Advisory Council
To further our efforts toward improving patient-centered care, DHM has started a Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC)—a group of patients, family members and caregivers who, together with our dedicated staff, will work in partnership to ensure that your voice is heard and that your needs and concerns are the focus of changes moving forward.
Learn about our Fellowship Programs:
Academic Hospital Medicine Fellowship is designed to teach key skills in leadership, quality improvement, patient safety, curricular development, and medical education and teaching.
Clinical Informatics Fellowship is a two-year ACGME program for those interested in advancing the use of informatic technology to improve healthcare.
HEAL UCSF GHHM
The Health, Equity, Action, Leadership/Global Health Hospital Medicine aims to train diverse cohorts of health professionals to become leaders in global health equity.