Anna Chodos, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Dr. Anna Chodos is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General and the Division of Geriatrics, both within the Department of Medicine at UCSF. Her clinical work is in both general primary care and in outpatient specialty care in geriatrics. Her academic work is focused on understanding the unmet needs of older adults who are seen in primary care in the safety net and improving clinical programs. She is the Co-Principal Investigator of the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program, which is training health care providers and social service providers in geriatrics principles. She is also the Director of Whole Person Geriatrics for the San Francisco Health Network, with the task of improving ambulatory care medical for older adults, and the director of two clinics: the outpatient Geriatrics Consult Service and the Geriatrics-Neurology Cognitive Clinic at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. The Geriatrics-Neurology Cognitive Clinic is an interprofessional assessment and treatment clinic for adults with cognitive disorders and supported by the Global Brain Health Institute at UCSF. Dr. Chodos is also passionate about inspiring trainees to pursue primary care and geriatrics, and is a faculty mentor for the Primary Care Progress chapter at UCSF. Dr. Chodos attended medical and public health school at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed an Internal Medicine Primary Care residency at UCSF-Zuckerberg San Francisco General and a Geriatrics clinical and research fellowship at UCSF. She is board certified in Geriatrics and Internal Medicine.
Fellowship, 2014 - Division of Geriatrics, University of California, San Francisco
Certificate, 2013 - Medicine (Advance Training in Clinical Research), University of California, San Francisco
Residency, 2011 - Department of Medicine - Primary Care, University of California, San Francisco
Residency, 2011 - Internal Medicine, Primary Care, ZSFG, University of California, San Francisco
M.D., 2008 - School of Medicine, Harvard University
M.P.H., 2008 - School of Public Health, Harvard University
Honors and Awards
  • Richard J. Haber Excellence in Teaching in Primary Care Award, Division General Internal Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, UCSF, 2015
  • Tideswell, Practice Change Leader, University of California, San Francisco, 2014
  • Institute for Incentives in Health Care Award, Division of Geriatrics, Dept of Medicine, UCSF, 2013
  • Excellent Subspecialty Clinical Fellow, Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, UCSF, 2012
  • Hartford Foundation as a Center of Excellence Scholar, John A. Hartford Foundation, 2011-2015
  • Reza Gandjei Humanism Award, UCSF Department of Medicine, 2011
  • Zuckerman Fellow, Harvard Center for Public Leadership, Kennedy School of Government, 2006-2007
  1. Portacolone E, Chodos A, Halpern J, Covinsky KE, Keiser S, Fung J, Rivera E, Tran T, Bykhovsky C, Johnson JK. The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Lived Experience of Diverse Older Adults Living Alone With Cognitive Impairment. 2021. PMID: 33404634

  2. Rosenwohl-Mack A, Dubbin L, Chodos A, Dulaney S, Fang ML, Merrilees J, Portacolone E. Use of Services by People Living Alone With Cognitive Impairment: A Systematic Review. 2021. PMID: 33796795

  3. Louie JK, Scott HM, Lu W, Chodos A, DuBois A, Sturtz N, Stoltey J. COVID-19-Associated Deaths in San Francisco: the Important Role of Dementia and Atypical Presentations in Long-term Care Facilities. 2020. PMID: 32935309

  4. Piña-Escudero SD, Chodos A, Weinstein CA, Allen IE, Ávila-Funes JA, Ritchie C. Subjective cognitive decline and elder mistreatment in Mexican community-dwelling older adults. 2020. PMID: 33010789

  5. Fields J, Cemballi AG, Michalec C, Uchida D, Griffiths K, Cardes H, Cuellar J, Chodos AH, Lyles CR. In-Home Technology Training Among Socially Isolated Older Adults: Findings From the Tech Allies Program. 2020. PMID: 32141373

  6. Possin KL, Merrilees JJ, Dulaney S, Bonasera SJ, Chiong W, Lee K, Hooper SM, Allen IE, Braley T, Bernstein A, Rosa TD, Harrison K, Begert-Hellings H, Kornak J, Kahn JG, Naasan G, Lanata S, Clark AM, Chodos A, Gearhart R, Ritchie C, Miller BL. Effect of Collaborative Dementia Care via Telephone and Internet on Quality of Life, Caregiver Well-being, and Health Care Use: The Care Ecosystem Randomized Clinical Trial. 2019. PMID: 31566651

  7. Farrell TW, Catlin C, Chodos AH, Naik AD, Widera E, Moye J. Caring for Unbefriended Older Adults and Adult Orphans: A Clinician Survey. 2019. PMID: 31305222

  8. Verma A, Smith AK, Harrison KL, Chodos AH. Ethical Challenges in Caring for Unrepresented Adults: A Qualitative Study of Key Stakeholders. 2019. PMID: 31059129

  9. Possin KL, Merrilees J, Bonasera SJ, Bernstein A, Chiong W, Lee K, Wilson L, Hooper SM, Dulaney S, Braley T, Laohavanich S, Feuer JE, Clark AM, Schaffer MW, Schenk AK, Heunis J, Ong P, Cook KM, Bowhay AD, Gearhart R, Chodos A, Naasan G, Bindman AB, Dohan D, Ritchie C, Miller BL. Development of an adaptive, personalized, and scalable dementia care program: Early findings from the Care Ecosystem. 2017. PMID: 28323819

  10. Chodos AH, Kushel MB, Greysen SR, Guzman D, Kessell ER, Sarkar U, Goldman LE, Critchfield JM, Pierluissi E. Hospitalization-Associated Disability in Adults Admitted to a Safety-Net Hospital. Volume 30 of Issue 12. 2015. PMID: 25986139

  11. Chodos AH, Ahalt C, Cenzer IS, Myers J, Goldenson J, Williams BA. Older jail inmates and community acute care use. 2014. PMID: 25033146

  12. Turchin A, Shubina M, Chodos AH, Einbinder JS, Pendergrass ML. Effect of board certification on antihypertensive treatment intensification in patients with diabetes mellitus. 2008. PMID: 18212279

  13. Sarween N, Chodos A, Raykundalia C, Khan M, Abbas AK, Walker LS. CD4+CD25+ cells controlling a pathogenic CD4 response inhibit cytokine differentiation, CXCR-3 expression, and tissue invasion. 2004. PMID: 15322152

  14. Eggena MP, Walker LS, Nagabhushanam V, Barron L, Chodos A, Abbas AK. Cooperative roles of CTLA-4 and regulatory T cells in tolerance to an islet cell antigen. 2004. PMID: 15210748

  15. Walker LS, Chodos A, Eggena M, Dooms H, Abbas AK. Antigen-dependent proliferation of CD4+ CD25+ regulatory T cells in vivo. 2003. PMID: 12874258

  16. Walker LS, Ausubel LJ, Chodos A, Bekarian N, Abbas AK. CTLA-4 differentially regulates T cell responses to endogenous tissue protein versus exogenous immunogen. 2002. PMID: 12444125

  17. Ausubel LJ, Chodos A, Bekarian N, Abbas AK, Walker LS. Functional tolerance is maintained despite proliferation of CD4 T cells after encounter with tissue-derived antigen. 2002. PMID: 12885158