HIGHLIGHTS From SFVA Department of Medicine


13 Specialties at the VA

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. 

SFVA Grand Rounds for Department of Medicine

SFVA Medicine Grand Rounds





Clinical Innovations 


Patient Aligned Care Teams

Integrated Perioperative Care


Cutting Edge Research

Center for Healthcare Improvement & Medical Effectiveness (CHIME)

Kidney Health Research Collaborative (KHRC)

Integrated Pain Team in Primary Care


Educational Programs

Center of Excellence in PC Education

VALOR Clerkship Experience

SFVAHCS Office of Education


The SFVA Division of Cardiology strives to provide the highest level medical care in a veteran-centric manner. Our faculty include world-renowned experts, who have chosen to focus their clinical care to veterans.

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Emergency Medicine

The San Francisco VA Emergency Department sees 19-20,000 patients annually and has acute STEMI and stroke treatment capability.  There are 15 acute care beds and 8 fast-track designated rooms staffed by a blended group of providers in both emergency and internal medicine. 

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Endocrinology and Metabolism

The Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism's mission is to provide world-class endocrinology care in the clinic and lead the endocrine field in research.

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The SFVA GI Division provides GI specialty care to veterans throughout northern California. We offer the full spectrum of gastroenterology and hepatology diagnostic and therapeutic services, and are deeply committed to providing the highest quality care and educational experience for learners.

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General Internal Medicine

The faculty and staff of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the San Francisco VA provide high quality primary and preventive health care; have developed pioneering primary care training programs designed to train the best doctors and allied health staff and conduct innovative population-based and epidemiological research.

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Geriatrics and Palliative Care

The vision of the Division of Geriatrics is to transform health care to optimize aging and improve well-being—no matter an individual's health or situation.

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Hematology and Oncology

The SFVA Division of Hematology/Oncology's multidisciplinary team of physicians and diverse staff provide outstanding, high-quality care to the veterans of Northern California.  Our academic interests include clinical trials research, outcomes research, quality improvement, medical informatics and education.   

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Hospital Medicine

The SFVA Division of Hospital Medicine faculty provide high quality, comprehensive, compassionate, and patient-centered inpatient care to veterans throughout the hospital.  They demonstrate commitment to excellence through administrative roles, clinical and educational innovations & leadership, patient safety & quality, and extensive research endeavors.

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Infectious Diseases

The Division of Infectious Diseases is dedicated to the highest standards of clinical care and teaching, as well as research leading to new approaches to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious disease.

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The SFVA Division of Nephrology faculty have diverse academic interests including clinical research, basic science research and education and are deeply committed to providing the best possible nephrology care to veterans and their families. 

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Occupational and Environmental Medicine

The mission of the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine is to advance the field of occupational and environmental health through research, education, and service to patients and the community.

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Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine

The SFVA Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care is dedicated to excellence and innovation in the care of veteran patients with lung diseases, critical illness, and sleep disorders.   We offer a full spectrum of pulmonary and sleep, diagnostic and therapeutic services and are deeply committed to providing the highest quality care to our veterans.  

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The Division of Rheumatology aims to provide outstanding clinical care while advancing the discipline of rheumatology through cutting edge research and training of the next generation of academic rheumatologists.

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The San Francisco VA Health Care System (SFVAHCS)

The San Francisco VA Health Care System is a comprehensive network that provides health services to veterans through the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) and six community-based outpatient clinics in Santa Rosa, Eureka, Ukiah, Clearlake, San Bruno and downtown San Francisco.

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NCIRE - the Veterans Health Research Institute

NCIRE – The Veterans Health Research Institute has one mission and one goal: Advancing Veterans Health. We are a scientific community of clinicians and researchers and we partner with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) to bring the power of modern medicine to the health of our nation’s Veterans.

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Message From The Chief 

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VA DOM Research funding


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