Our Sites

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

Faculty Scholars

Emeritus Scholars

Tim Carmody, PhD

Sei Lee, MD, MAS

Second Year Fellows

Irene Cole, RN, PhD, COS-C

Kenneth Lam, MD

Anna Oh, MSN, MPH, RN

Joanna Sells, PhD, MS

First Year Fellows

Lulu Tsao, MD

Charlie Dharmasukrit, PhD, RN, CMSRN

Alumni

2020

  • Amy Lu, MD

2019

  • Daniel David, RN, MS, PhD
  • Kaitlin Willham, MD
  • Lauren Hunt, RN, MSN
  • Lori Holleran, PhD, MPH

2018

  • Lea Vella, PhD, MPH
  • Nancy Dudley, PhD, MSN

2017

  • Heather Greysen, RN, MS, ANP-BC, PhD
  • Joseph Grasso, PhD
  • Laura Petrillo, MD

2016

  • Elizabeth Wahl, MD
  • Rafael Romo, PhD, MSN
  • Roya Fathi, MD

2015

  • Amy Hsu, MD
  • Linda Park, PhD
  • Victoria Tang, MD

2014

  • David Schopfer, MD
  • Jeanette Broering, BSN, MS, MPH, PhD
  • Jessica Eng, MD

2013

  • Christine Welles, MD, MAS

2012

  • Caroline Stephens, PhD, SMS, APRN, BC
  • Gabriela Schmajuk, MD, MS
  • Nicholas Moy, MD

2011

  • Francis A. Wolf, MD

2010

  • Christine Kistler, MD

2009

  • Leslie Kernisan, MD

2006

  • Sei Lee, MD

2005

  • Serge Lindner, MD

2004

  • Jayna Holroyd-Leduc, MD

2003

  • Alex Li, MD
  • Kenneth Chuang, MD

2002

  • Michael Steinman, MD

2001

  • Edgar Pierluissi, MD
  • Erwin Tan, MD

2000

  • Elizabeth Burton, MD
  • Michael Ming, MD