The UCSF Division of Hospital Medicine is dedicated to providing safe, high-quality, evidence-based, efficient, cost conscious, and patient-centered clinical care. All of the physicians in the Division are "specialists" in the care of hospitalized patients. We are always available to respond to any clinical situation or answer questions from patients, families, or other healthcare providers. Our hospitalists are experts in the coordination of inpatient care and work collaboratively across all disciplines. We value our strong relationships with nurses, pharmacists, therapists, case managers, and social workers. We also believe strongly in communicating with primary care doctors and making sure the transition out of the hospital happens smoothly and safely.
We currently have hospitalists caring for patients on eight different inpatient services. The Moffitt-Long Medical Service is our main general medicine teaching service while the Mt. Zion Medical Service is a general medicine non-resident service. The Medicine Consultation Service at Moffitt-Long Hospital evaluates and treats medical problems in patients hospitalized on non-Medicine services. Our Palliative Care Service consults on inpatients with advanced illness and can assist with symptom control, communication about goals of care, or referral to community resources (such as hospice). The Comanagement with Neurosurgery Service (CNS) manages acute and chronic medical problems in patients hospitalized on UCSF Medical Center's busy adult Neurological Surgery service. The Procedure Service is a teaching service which performs procedures in hospitalized patients. The Oncology Hospitalist Service and Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Hospitalist Service are are sub-specialty services where a hospitalist works closely with a cancer or heart failure expert, respectively, in the care of patients. In addition, we have two faculty hospitalists here each night, providing direct clinical care to hospitalized patients on multiple services as well as supervising housestaff. We are proud to have a attending faculty-level physician available in the hospital 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.