April 08, 2015
UC San Francisco’s Robert Wachter, MD, a leading national expert on patient safety who helped pioneer hospital medicine, has landed at number one on Modern Healthcare magazine’s annual list of the most influential physician executives.
April 01, 2015
Robert Wachter chronicles the challenges of digitizing medicine and health care — and the potential technology holds — in his new book, 'The Digital Doctor.'
October 21, 2014
UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood will lead a town hall meeting on Friday, Oct. 24 to discuss the University’s response to the Ebola epidemic.
October 17, 2014
The new UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay held a “Day in the Life” exercise to prepare staff for the Feb. 1 opening day of the three hospitals.
February 03, 2014
Leaders of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland spoke at a special grand rounds to discuss the nature of the affiliation between the two hospitals.
November 13, 2012
A comprehensive survey of genital injuries over the last decade involving mishaps with consumer products — like overzealous zipping — that brought adults to U.S. emergency rooms reveals that such accidents are common and may be preventable, according to doctors at UCSF.
November 07, 2012
Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who successfully landed a jetliner in New York's Hudson River in 2009, shared lessons from the aviation industry with UCSF leaders, physicians and health sciences students that he said could greatly improve patient safety.
April 13, 2012
A UCSF professor and medical student are working together to develop a mobile application that can rapidly identify pills based on color, shape, and imprint to provide real-time identification of drugs in the field or emergency room.
April 11, 2012
It’s a brave new world online. As the influence of social media widens, the lines between users’ personal and professional lives are blurring. Doctors are no exception. According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
, violations of online professionalism are prevalent among physicians. The study found that 92 percent of state medical boards in the United States have received reports of violations ranging from inappropriate contact with patients to misrepresentation of credentials.