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San Francisco VA Health Care System

 

Hospital Medicine

Our physicians (called "hospitalists") care for Veterans who have been admitted to the hospital for an illness or following a planned surgery. We work collaboratively on inter-disciplinary teams to provide high-quality, compassionate, and patient-centered care, and are committed to clear and timely communication with Veterans, their families, and primary doctors. Our hospitalists are active in research endeavors as well as numerous quality and patient safety initiatives. We are strongly committed to medical education and are highly integrated in teaching activities throughout the UCSF School of Medicine and residency training programs.

OUR SERVICES & ROLES

Faculty Hospitalist Service (FHS)  We directly care for Veterans with complex medical and psychosocial co-morbidities, hospitalized for acute and chronic illnesses, and often with special placement needs. 

Swing/Nocturnist  Our hospitalists are available 24/7 to assist in coverage of all hospitalized medical patients, new admissions, trainee supervision and assistance, and other medical emergencies. 

Medical Wards  Forty percent of all teaching medical teams (with resident and student trainees) are led by our hospitalist attending physicians throughout the year. 

Co-Management  We jointly care for and follow patients with complicated medical illnesses or perioperative complications with surgery teams in orthopedics, neurosurgery & podiatry. 

Medicine Consult  We provide 24/7 coverage for medical consults on inpatient teams. 

OUR PHYSICIANS

Lenny Lopez, MD, MDiv, MPH
Melissa Bachhuber, MD
Nathan Baskin, MD
Denise M. Connor, MD
Henry Crevensten, MD
Megha Garg, MD, MPH
Robin Goldman, MD
Heather Nye, MD, PhD
Erika Leemann Price, MD, MPH
Christina Quist, MD
Geoffrey Stetson, MD
Victoria Tang, MD, MAS
Healther Whelan, MD
Susan Wlodarczyk, MD
Charlie M. Wray, DO, MS
Josué Zapata, MD, MBA 

CONTACT NUMBERS

Megha Garg, MD, megha.garg@VA.gov, for questions on hospitalist employment opportunities
Heather Nye, MD, PhD, heather.nye@va.gov, for questions on co-managment issues

PATIENT RESOURCES

MOVE!® Weight Management Program

Tobacco Cessation Resources

More Tobacco Cessation Resources

Family Caregiver Resources

More Family Caregiver Resources

Healthy Living

PREPARE website, advance directives, identifying goals of care, starting the conversation

Educate patients/plan for later in life on health events such as hospitalizations, falls, and memory loss 

Tools to help understand risks and prognoses around medical issues/Palliative Care resources

Dementia Information and Resources

UCSF Memory and Aging Center, dementia information and resources

 

Contact Info

Location

  • San Francisco VA Medical Center
    Bldg. 203, 1st Floor

Contact Number(s)

  • 415-221-4810 Ext. 2-6477

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.