Molly Kantor, MD

Assistant Professor

Molly Kantor is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. She graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Molecular Biology and certificate in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy from Princeton University. She received her MD from Harvard Medical School and completed internship and residency in internal medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. After completing residency, she joined the faculty of the University of California, San Diego in the Division of Hospital Medicine. At UCSD, Molly had roles in quality improvement, patient safety, medical education, and clinical care. She led quality improvement projects on reducing daily laboratory test ordering, development of a physician performance dashboard, and served as the physician co-chair of the Safe Medication Practice subcommittee. She served as the Associate Clerkship Director for the UCSD Hillcrest site for the third-year medical student clerkship with responsibilities in curriculum development, formal teaching in a monthly lecture, evaluation of clerkship students, and clerkship administration.

Molly joined the faculty at UCSF in 2017. She serves as the Assistant Director of the UCSF Health Medical Service, helping to lead clinical operations of the teaching wards. Clinically, Molly attends on the inpatient teaching wards and direct care medicine service. She is involved in quality improvement projects on reducing length of stay, advanced care planning, high value care, and diagnostic errors. She teaches medical students and residents on the teaching wards. Her academic interests include quality improvement, patient safety, high-value care, diagnostic errors, medical informatics, clinical operations, and medical education.
2018 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
06/2015 - internal medicine internship and residency, Stanford University School of Medicine
MD, 05/2012 - medicine, Harvard Medical School
BA, 06/2008 - molecular biology, public policy, Princeton University
Honors and Awards
  • Nominee, 2017 Kaiser Excellence in Teaching Award, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, 2017
  • Winner in Clinical Vignettes, 2016 Research, Innovations, and Clinical Vignettes Poster Competition, Society of Hospital Medicine National Meeting, 2016
  • First Place–Best Poster in Innovations, Society of General Internal Medicine, California Hawaii Regional Meeting, 2015
  • Charles Dorsey Armstrong Award for Clinical Excellence in Patient Care, Stanford University Internal Medicine Residency, 2015
  • Outstanding Research Abstract, Selected for Oral Presentation, Society of General Internal Medicine, California-Hawaii Regional Meeting, 2014
  • Yale/Stanford Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholar, Yale Schools of Medicine, Stanford Schools of Medicine, 2014
  • First Place Runner-Up in Quality Improvement, American College of Physicians, Northern California Chapter, 2013
  • National Essay Contest Winner, Costs of Care, 2011
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Princeton University, 2008
  • Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence 2005-2006, Princeton University, 2006
  1. The Importance of Emotional Intelligence When Leading in a Time of Crisis.
  2. Prevalence and characterisation of diagnostic error among 7-day all-cause hospital medicine readmissions: a retrospective cohort study.
  3. Not Your Garden-Variety Bacteremia: Gardnerella in an Immunocompromised Man.
  4. Anti-MDA5-Positive Dermatomyositis Presenting as Fever of Unknown Origin.
  5. Pending Studies at Hospital Discharge.
  6. Quality improvement in academic medical centres: a resident perspective.
  7. Transient global amnesia associated with a unilateral infarction of the fornix: case report and review of the literature.
  8. Pending studies at hospital discharge: a pre-post analysis of an electronic medical record tool to improve communication at hospital discharge.
  9. Comparison of Computer-based Clinical Decision Support Systems and Content for Diabetes Mellitus.
  10. The role of rigorous scientific evaluation in the use and practice of complementary and alternative medicine.