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Hemal Kanzaria, MD MSc

Professor, UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine;  Chief of Performance Excellence, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center

Dr. Hemal Kanzaria, MD, MSc, is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where he holds the Terry A. Patinkin, MD, Endowed Professorship in Health Equity. He is the Chief of Performance Excellence at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG), where his focus is on organizational strategy and performance improvement. Prior to his current role, he served as the Director of Complex Care Analytics for the San Francisco Health Network (2015-2019) and the Medical Director for the Department of Care Coordination at ZSFG (2019-2023). He is also the founding Co-Director of the Department of Emergency Medicine Section of Social Emergency Medicine and Health Equity, and serves on the Board of Directors for the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation. Dr. Kanzaria is a health services researcher and an Associate Director at the UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative, where he co-leads the research hub COORDINATE HOME – CrOss-sectOR Data INtegrAtion to End HOMElessness. He is also Core Faculty in the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations and Affiliated Faculty at the UCSF Institute for Health Policy Studies and the California Policy Lab. A graduate of Brown University, UCSF School of Medicine, and the UCLA School of Public Health, Dr. Kanzaria’s training includes an emergency medicine residency at UCSF/ZSFG. He is an alum of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program and the California Health Care Foundation Leadership Program. Dr. Kanzaria is a practicing emergency physician at UCSF/ZSFG, and lives in San Francisco with his wife, Dr. Alissa Detz, MD, and their two daughters.

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