San Francisco

Our program site is known for training in study methodology, including very active and educational weekly Works-in-Progress session. Implementation science certificate program, affiliation with UCSF School of Medicine and UCSF School of Nursing, including affiliated hospitals and faculty. Cross disciplinary research collaboration, highly interprofessional fellowship (physician, nurse, psychologist, and pharmacist). Also opportunities to learn and teach QI methods with trainees along with opportunities for clinical program development and evaluation.

In addition to nurse and physician fellows/scholars, our site also includes fellows/scholars from Clinical psychology and Pharmacy.

Faculty at our VAQS site are sought after for mentorship, particularly for academic careers, geriatrics and palliative care research, research and innovative models of care for people with multimorbidity and quality improvement in mental health. 

Fellows come to our VAQS site to gain an expertise in study design and research methodology, implementation science and clinical program evaluation.

Our alumni are healthcare leaders in a wide variety of settings. SF-VAQS alumni hold leadership positions at VAs (San Francisco VA, Puget Sound VA), numerous academic medical centers (UCSF, University of Calgary, Harvard-MGH), Public health systems (Denver Health, Los Angeles Care Health Plan), Schools of Nursing (UCSF, University of Virginia) as well as the non-profit organizations (American Association of Retired Persons).

Senior Faculty Scholars

   Jessica Eng, MD

Margaret Wallhagen, PhD, GNP-BC, AGSF, FGSA, FAAN

Sharya Vaughan Bourdet, PharmD, BCPS

Faculty Scholars

Victoria Tang, MD, MAS 

Sei Lee, MD, MAS
Senior Scholar Emertius 

Tim Carmody, PhD
Senior Scholar Emertius 

First Year Fellows

Irene Cole, RN, PhD, COS-C

Kenneth Lam, MD

Anna Oh, MSN, MPH, RN

Joanna Sells, PhD, MS

Second Year Fellows

Amy Lu, MD



Nancy Dudley, PhD, MSN

Lea Vella, PhD, MPH


Joseph Grasso, PhD

Heather Greysen, RN, MS, ANP-BC, PhD

Laura Petrillo, MD


Roya Fathi, MD

Rafael Romo, PhD, MSN

Elizabeth Wahl, MD


Amy Hsu, MD

Linda Park, PhD

Victoria Tang, MD


Jessica Eng, MD

David Schopfer, MD

Jeanette Broering, BSN, MS, MPH, PhD


Christine Welles, MD, MAS


Caroline Stephens, PhD, SMS, APRN, BC

Nicholas Moy, MD

Gabriela Schmajuk, MD, MS


Francis A. Wolf, MD


Christine Kistler, MD


Leslie Kernisan, MD


Sei Lee, MD


Serge Lindner, MD


Jayna Holroyd-Leduc, MD


Kenneth Chuang, MD

Alex Li, MD


Michael Steinman, MD


Edgar Pierluissi, MD

Erwin Tan, MD


Elizabeth Burton, MD

Michael Ming, MD