Adrienne Green, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Adrienne Green is a Clinical Professor of Medicine, Chief Medical Officer for UCSF Medical Center and Vice President for Patient Safety and Accreditation for UCSF Health. In her role as CMO, Dr. Green is responsible for alignment of all adult inpatient and hospital based services with the mission and vision of UCSF Health and the academic missions of the UCSF campus. She is responsible for ensuring the highest level of quality, safety, efficiency, patient and provider experience for adult services at UCSF, and for doing so in a fiscally responsible manner. As VP for Patient Safety and Accreditation, Dr. Green provides leadership and oversight for all accreditation activities for UCSF Health and is accountable for establishing and maintaining a culture of patient safety and leading the organization's efforts to achieve zero harm to patients.

Prior to assuming the role of CMO in January 2016, Dr. Green was the Associate CMO from 2007-2015. Other leadership roles have included Medical Directorship of the UCSF Transfer Center, Case Management and the Hospital Medicine Service at UCSF Mt. Zion Hospital. In these roles, Dr. Green has provided physician oversight and leadership in many arenas including UCSF’s robust root cause analysis program, many patient throughput improvement efforts and implementation of the clinical aspects of UCSF’s first accountable care organizations. In 2014 and 2015, Adrienne led UCSF Health’s response to the Ebola epidemic including the opening of a Highly Infectious Care Unit which is a CDC designated facility.

The inpatient to outpatient care transition is of particular interest to Dr. Green and she leads UCSF’s Excellence in Transitions of Care and Post-Acute Strategies programs, highlights of which include leading a collaborative for the entire UC system which demonstrated a 3% reduction in readmissions in 2015 and developing a collaborative in partnership with 6 bay area post-acute facilities to ensure high quality care across the continuum for UCSF patients.

Dr. Green received a B.A. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Wesleyan University in 1987, her M.D. from Hahnemann University School of Medicine in 1994 and completed a residency and chief residency in internal medicine at Stanford University Hospital in 1998. A practicing Hospitalist at UCSF since 1998, Dr. Green is the recipient of the Society of Hospital Medicine Award for Clinical Excellence and the UCSF Exceptional Physician Award. Dr. Green is a member of the board of directors for Hospice by the Bay.
Honors and Awards
  • Award for Clinical Excellence, Society of Hospital Medicine, 2007
  • Exceptional Physician, UCSF Medical Center, 2005
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