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Neda Ratanawongsa MD, MPH

Chief Medical Informatics Officer, San Francisco Department of Public Health; Professor, UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations; Interim Chief, UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine

Neda Ratanawongsa, MD, MPH, is the Interim Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine at SFGH and the Chief Medical Informatics Officer for the San Francisco Department of Public Health. She is also a Professor in the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations. Researching the electronic health record (EHR) revolution in safety net care, she is strategizing how innovations in EHR design, implementation, and policy can support compassionate, effective health care for diverse patients. Dr. Ratanawongsa is a mixed methods researcher, with expertise in implementation research, qualitative research, and conversational analysis. She has developed, implemented, and evaluated curricula at the undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education levels. She has led national committees with the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) and Academy on Communication in Healthcare (ACH).

Dr. Ratanawongsa received her undergraduate and medical degrees at Harvard, then came to UCSF for residency and chief residency in internal medicine. She completed a Masters in Public Health and General Internal Medicine Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University and joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center as an Assistant Professor and Assistant Residency Program Director. She joined the UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine and UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations in 2008.

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