UCSF School of Medicine Vice Dean's Office at ZSFG

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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 work together providing real-time benefit to patients and state of the art opportunities for physicians and other providers. 


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


Celebrating our Doctors!

Download the screensaver below and follow the QR code for exceptional UCSF physician award winners and to save big with UCSF discounts. For help with screensaver, right click on image and save it. Follow instructions for Windows or Mac.

2023 Doctors' Day screensaver ZSFG
Doctors' Day at ZSFG Downloadable Screensaver


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




UCSF 150 ZSFG Classic White




UCSF 150 ZSFG Classic Grey

Highlighted Topics:

2023 UCSF Staff Engagement Survey   

The UCSF Staff Engagement 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 will provide department managers and teams actionable items to improve the daily experiences of staff. The survey was taken between April 11-May 5.

LEARN MORE: Staff Engagement SURVEY  

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.



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.


 Learn More: Department of Medicine Newsletter