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Hemal Kanzaria

Dr. Hemal KanzariaAssociate Professor of Emergency Medicine at UCSF; Medical Director, Department of Care Coordination at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

areas of expertise
  • Health systems improvement
  • Health equity
  • Medical and social care integration
  • Safety net care
  • Patient/stakeholder engagement
  • Health-related social needs
  • Performance improvement
  • University of California Los Angeles, MSc, Health Policy and Management
  • University of California San Francisco, Residency Training in Emergency Medicine
  • University of California San Francisco, MD
  • Brown University, BSc, Environmental Sciences and Community Health

Hemal Kanzaria, MD, MSc, is the Department of Care Coordination (DoCC) Medical Director at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG) and an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where he holds the Terry A. Patinkin, MD, Endowed Professorship. Dr. Kanzaria is a Faculty Lead at the UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative, Core Faculty in the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations, and an Affiliated Faculty at the UCSF Institute for Health Policy Studies, where his research focuses on patient engagement, health-related social needs, and health care delivery system transformation. He is the Co-Principal Investigator on the evaluation of San Francisco County’s Whole Person Care initiative to improve the health of patients experiencing chronic homelessness. He has published over 70 book chapters and peer-reviewed articles, including in JAMA and Health Affairs, and his work has been featured in The New York Times, SF Chronicle, Time Magazine, The Boston Globe, and National Public Radio. A graduate of Brown University, UCSF School of Medicine, and the UCLA School of Public Health, Dr. Kanzaria’s training includes an emergency medicine residency at UCSF/ZSFG. He is an alum of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program and the California Health Care Foundation Leadership Program. Dr. Kanzaria is a practicing emergency physician at UCSF/ZSFG, and lives in San Francisco with his wife, their two daughters and rescue dog.

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