Vanessa Thompson, MD


Vanessa Thompson, MD is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. She practices clinically as a primary care provider at the Richard Fine People's Clinic and regularly attends on the resident inpatient medical service at ZSFG. She is a clinician-educator with medical education roles as a coach for the School of Medicine and as a member of the Program for Clinician Educator Sucess (PROcess) program in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Thompson served as an Associate Program Director for Curriculum and Mentoring for UCSF's Internal Medicine residency from 2018-2022. Dr. Thompson is committed to diversity and equity and is a co-founder of the Women in Leadership Development (WILD) program for the Department of Medicine. She was inducted into the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators in 2020.
2020 - Teaching Scholars Program, University of California
2018 - Harvard Macy Program for Medical Educators, Harvard University
2017 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
BA, - History, Trinity College
Residency, - Internal Medicine, Primary Care, University of California
MD, - Medicine, Global Health, University of California
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  1. Klein R, Koch J, Snyder ED, Volerman A, Simon W, Jassal SK, Cosco D, Cioletti A, Ufere NN, Burnett-Bowie SM, Palamara K, Schaeffer S, Julian KA, Thompson V. Association of Gender and Race/Ethnicity with Internal Medicine In-Training Examination Performance in Graduate Medical Education. Journal of general internal medicine 2022. PMID: 35710653

  2. Klein R, Ufere NN, Schaeffer S, Julian KA, Rao SR, Koch J, Volerman A, Snyder ED, Thompson V, Ganguli I, Burnett-Bowie SM, Palamara K. Association Between Resident Race and Ethnicity and Clinical Performance Assessment Scores in Graduate Medical Education. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges 2022. PMID: 35583954

  3. Santhosh L, Harleman E, Venado A, Farrand E, E Gilbreth M, Keenan BP, Thompson VV, Shah RJ. Strategies for forming effective women's groups. The clinical teacher 2020. PMID: 33058547

  4. Soran C, Laponis R, Summerville S, Thompson V, Eastburn A, O'Sullivan P, Julian KA. Identifying Entrustable Professional Activities for Internal Medicine Residents in Ambulatory Continuity Practice. Journal of general internal medicine 2019. PMID: 31637647

  5. Keenan B, Santhosh L, Thompson V, Harleman E. The Complex Problem of Women Trainees in Academic Medicine. Journal of hospital medicine 2019. PMID: 30811328

  6. Connor DM, Elkin GD, Lee K, Thompson V, Whelan H. The Unbefriended Patient: An Exercise in Ethical Clinical Reasoning. Journal of general internal medicine 2015. PMID: 26438516

  7. Thompson V, Medard B, Taseera K, Chakera AJ, Andia I, Emenyonu N, Hunt PW, Martin J, Scherzer R, Weiser SD, Bangsberg DR, Tien PC. Regional anthropometry changes in antiretroviral-naïve persons initiating a Zidovudine-containing regimen in Mbarara, Uganda. Volume 27 of Issue 7. AIDS research and human retroviruses 2011. PMID: 21128866

  8. Thompson VV, Ragland KE, Hall CS, Morgan M, Bangsberg DR. Provider assessment of eligibility for hepatitis C treatment in HIV-infected homeless and marginally housed persons. AIDS (London, England) 2005. PMID: 16251820