HIGHLIGHTS From SFVA Department of Medicine

13 VA Specialties

The VA Department of Medicine is made up of 13 specialties. UCSF medical students, residents and fellows rotate through the VA which provides nearly one third of all of the University's medical training. The SFVAHCS has no free-standing training programs of its own; every aspect is fully integrated with UCSF. 

San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center

 

13

specialties

130+

Faculty

 

27M+

VA DOM Research funding

 

Abraham Lincoln Quote

 

Message from Our Chief

Ken McQuaid

 


Cardiology


Emergency Medicine


Endocrinology and Metabolism


Gastroenterology


General Internal Medicine


Geriatrics and Palliative Care


Hematology and Oncology


Hospital Medicine


Infectious Diseases


Nephrology


Occupational and Environmental Medicine


Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine


Rheumatology


AFFILIATED SITES

Center for Healthcare Improvement & Medical Effectiveness (CHIME)


Kidney Health Research Collaborative (KHRC)


 

 

As Chief of the San Francisco VA Medical Service, I am proud to be a steward of one of the preeminent institutions within the Veterans Health Administration. In patient care, education, and research, SFVAHCS Medical Service physicians are committed to programmatic excellence in order fulfill our mission to serve and honor America’s veterans. Since joining the VA in 1992, I have solemnly committed myself to this purpose. My father was a WWII navy veteran. My mother-in-law’s first husband was a pilot who was killed on the last day of WWII. I’m named after my ‘Uncle Kenny’ who died in Africa shortly after the war, and my younger brother is a 20-year army veteran who fought in the Gulf War. We treat the veterans as if they were our own family – because they are.

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Kenneth R. McQuaid, MD
Marvin H. Sleisenger Endowed Chair
Professor and Vice-Chairman, UCSF Department of Medicine