Dean Schillinger, M.D. is Professor of Medicine in Residence at the University of California San Francisco, and Chief of the UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG). He is a practicing primary care physician at ZSFG, an urban public hospital, where he sees patients, teaches in the primary care residency program, and conducts research. In his prior administrative roles, he has directed the Medi-Cal managed care clinic at ZSFG, the General Medicine Clinic at ZSFG, and has been the Director of Clinical Operations for the Department of Medicine. Dr. Schillinger also serves as Chief of the Diabetes Prevention and Control Program for the California Department of Public Health.
Author of over 130 scientific manuscripts, Dr. Schillinger carries out research related to healthcare for vulnerable populations, and is an internationally recognized expert in health communication science. His work focuses on literacy, health communication, and chronic disease prevention and management.