Dr. Alicia Fernández, MD [invited]
University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
Alicia Fernandez, M.D., is Professor of Medicine at UCSF and a general internist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General where she practices primary care medicine and attends on the medical wards. Her research is in health and health care disparities, with a focus on diabetes, Latino health, immigrant health, and language barriers. A member of the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators, she received the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Professorship for Humanism in Medicine (2009-2013). Since 2014, Dr. Fernandez has been a member of the Board of Governors of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the National Academy of Science Roundtable on Health Literacy. She is co-editor of the Lange textbook (2016), Medical Management of Vulnerable and Underserved Patients. Dr. Fernandez received her BA at Yale, her MD at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed her residency, chief residency and fellowship at UCSF.
At UCSF, Dr. Fernandez serves as the health equity leader of the SOM Differences Matter initiative. She also directs the UCSF Latinx Center of Excellence, a HRSA and UCSF funded project to increase Latinx representation in academic medicine. Dr. Fernandez is co-PI of RISE (NHLBI R25HL126146), a national training program in implementation science for URM faculty; and core-PI of SF BUILD (U54MD009523) a joint capacity building program between UCSF and San Francisco State University.