UCSF School of Medicine Vice Dean's Office at ZSFG

UCSF Pride Hall Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
2024 Holly Smith Award for Exceptional Service
Is Your UCSF Space Green Certified?
Original Rivera and Kahlo Paintings Back at ZSFG

The University of California forged a partnership with the City and County of San Francisco in 1873 to provide health care services and train doctors.

Today, more than 2,400 UCSF physicians and staff from all four UCSF professional schools and the Division of Graduate Studies work side-by-side at the hospital with 3,500 employees of the San Francisco Department of Public Health.  ZSFG is one of UCSF’s primary teaching hospitals, where medical residents train under UCSF faculty and City staff.

UCSF at ZSFG offers the triple benefit of education, patient care, and research. Each of these endeavors is world-class, evident in the high number of teaching awards, research grants, and professional commendations showered upon the UCSF team at ZSFG. Best of all, the teaching, research, and clinical care are not isolated; but rather, work together providing real-time benefit to patients and state of the art opportunities for physicians and other providers. 



Upcoming Acknowlegements, Events, and Celebrations

  • Annual Learning Trainings ....................... Launching June 21, 2024
  • Engagement Town Hall Results .............. Available June 28, 2024
  • Compliance & Privacy Training................ Launching August 1, 2024


Featured UCSF Events at ZSFG


Past Event

Spring 2024 StoryCore


May 14, 2024 | 12:00pm-1:00 pm | ZSFG, Pride Hall, Rooms 1940/50

UCSF staff members located at or affiliated with ZSFG spoke about their professional journeys, lessons learned, and resources available at UCSF.


Jannot Ross, Director of Education, Anesthesia and Perioperative Care

Alanna Labat, MPH, FHC Program Manager, Family & Community Medicine

Webinar Recording



2024 UCSF Staff Engagement Survey by Gallup

The survey provides an opportunity to identify our strengths and improvement areas as a workplace, towards improving our own lives, those of our colleagues, and UCSF overall. 

UCSF is committed to this survey as an ongoing opportunity for all staff to help make positive changes in their workplace. UCSF senior leaders believe in the value of the survey and create positive action plans annually.

Questions and Measurements

Gallup's internationally-renowned research has identified 12 questions about engagement which indicates a hight-performing work environment, known as the "Q12." Particular wording is used, such as "I have a best friend at work," because research shows the specific language reveals qualities that differentiate teams on critical outcomes, such as productivity, safety, and retention.


March 30th was National Doctors Day!

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Doctors' Day at ZSFG Downloadable Screensaver

The Great Big Badge Swap

UCSF will be replacing all badge readers at all campus sites, including UCSF Health.  All UCSF badge holders will need to replace their badges with new ones that can work with the new badge readers. This is applicable for UCSF badge holders at ZSFG to receive building access to the new UCSF Pride Hall.  This will result in improved security for everyone in our UCSF community.  More informaiton and guidance available here


Highlighted Topics:

2024 Annual Learning and Compliance & Privacy Training

 Training is mandatory for all DPH and UCSF faculty, staff, and trainees who work at ZSFG or with DPH patients or data. Topics covered are required by federal and state law, regulatory agencies, and ZSFG policies and procedures. Continued access to DPH EPIC will be contingent upon completion of the Compliance & Privacy Training (Parts I and II). 


2024 UCSF Staff Engagement Survey 

The Survey helps us to understand our recent progress toward our shared goal of making UCSF an inclusive and supportive place to work for everyone. The anonymous survey results provide managers and teams actionable items to improve the daily experiences of staff.Results available end of June.


Dean's Seminar 

The ZSFG Dean's Seminar Series is an initiative created by Sue Carlisle, MD, PhD, former Vice Dean, UCSF School of Medicine at ZSFG, to promote interaction and collaboration between the ZSFG researchers and research groups.The seminar is currently on hiatus. 



ZSFG Dept. of Medicine Newsletter

The UCSF Vice Dean's Office at ZSFG is highlighted in the February 2023 Newsletter for advancing UCSF's mission at the ZSFG campus.


Celebrate the 150-year anniversary of the UCSF and ZSFG partnership

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UCSF 150 ZSFG Hospital photo

UCSF 150 ZSFG Historic photo