Sirisha Narayana, MD

HS Asst. Clinical Professor
533 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94117

Sirisha Narayana cares for patients on the medicine direct care and teaching services, and the medicine consult service, at Moffitt-Long hospital. She is the Director of Education for the Division of Hospital Medicine, the Associate Director of the Diagnostic Reasoning (DR.) block in the School of Medicine, and a coach in the School of Medicine's Bridges coaching program. She leads efforts to facilitate clinical management feedback for internal medicine residents and hospital medicine faculty, and studies the effects of longitudinal patient follow-up and informed self-assessment on physician medical decision-making. Apart from supervising and teaching students and residents clinically on the wards, Sirisha teaches about bedside teaching to medicine residents on their teaching elective. She is a residency RAD advisor and an MS4 confidential career advisor.

Sirisha also serves on the UCSF Ethics Committee and the Ethics consult service, and is the physician co-lead for the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Care rounds. She is a co-director of the Division of Hospital Medicine's Social Medicine Core, which aims to improve the care of vulnerable populations, address issues of diversity/equity/inclusion for trainees and faculty alike, and engage faculty in issues of health policy and advocacy.

Awards and Honors

2017   Outstanding Resident Teaching Award, UCSF Dept of Ob/Gyn, 2017
2016   Excellence in Teaching Award, UCSF Academy of Medical Educators, 2016
2016   Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award, UCSF School of Medicine, Class of 2016, 2016
2014   Herbert S. Waxman Clinical Scholar, American College of Physicians, 2014
2012   Resident Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Washington, School of Medicine, 2012

Recent Articles (6)

Narayana S, Rajkomar A, Harrison JD, Valencia V, Dhaliwal G, Ranji SR. What Happened to My Patient? An Educational Intervention to Facilitate Postdischarge Patient Follow-Up. J Grad Med Educ. 2017 Oct; 9(5):627-633.

Narayana S, McGee S. Bedside Diagnosis of the 'Red Eye': A Systematic Review. Am J Med. 2015 Nov; 128(11):1220-1224.e1.

Narayana S, Wong CJ. Office-based screening of common psychiatric conditions. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2015 Mar; 38(1):1-22.

Narayana S, Wong CJ. Office-based screening of common psychiatric conditions. Med Clin North Am. 2014 Sep; 98(5):959-80.

Ho PP, Kanter JL, Johnson AM, Srinagesh HK, Chang EJ, Purdy TM, van Haren K, Wikoff WR, Kind T, Khademi M, Matloff LY, Narayana S, Hur EM, Lindstrom TM, He Z, Fiehn O, Olsson T, Han X, Han MH, Steinman L, Robinson WH. Identification of naturally occurring fatty acids of the myelin sheath that resolve neuroinflammation. Sci Transl Med. 2012 Jun 06; 4(137):137ra73.

Kanter JL, Narayana S, Ho PP, Catz I, Warren KG, Sobel RA, Steinman L, Robinson WH. Lipid microarrays identify key mediators of autoimmune brain inflammation. Nat Med. 2006 Jan; 12(1):138-43.