Message from our Chief


At the UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine at ZSFG, our mission is to improve the health of vulnerable and underserved populations by developing and supporting Chiefgeneral internal medicine innovators in patient-centered care, scientific discovery, medical education and public policy.  We accomplish this by:

  • Patient Care: Providing an innovative primary  care clinical service to complex patients that is of the highest quality, patient-centered and culturally compassionate
  • Research: Leading scientific discovery to advance health for vulnerable populations
  • Education: Developing innovative education to support and develop the next generation of leaders in the care of the underserved
  • Public Policy and Advocacy: Serving as trusted and influential leaders and community partners in shaping public policy to advance health of vulnerable populations

Neda Ratanawongsa, MD 

UCSF Associate Professor of Medicine
Interim Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine 
San Francisco General Hospital 
University of California, San Francisco