Hemal Kanzaria, MD

Associate Professor
School of Medicine
1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110
Hemal Kanzaria
Education and Training

Brown University, BSc - 2003 Environmental Science, Community Health

University of California, San Francisco, M.D. - 2008 Medicine

University of California, Los Angeles (Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program), M.Sc. - 2014 Health Policy and Management

Rona Consulting Group, San Francisco, CA, 2017 Lean Black Belt Certification

University of California, San Francisco, CA 2020 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

Hemal Kanzaria, MD, MSc, is the Department of Care Coordination (DoCC) Medical Director at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG) and an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where he holds the Terry A. Patinkin, MD, Endowed Professorship and co-directs the section of Social Emergency Medicine and Health Equity. At ZSFG, he is responsible for leading the design and implementation of care coordination, social services, and utilization management activities. Previously, he led the implementation of the Emergency Department (ED) information exchange across the SF Department of Public Health and the development of a novel multi-disciplinary Social Medicine team to address patients’ health-related social needs.

Dr. Kanzaria is a health services researcher, and is a Faculty Lead at the UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative, Core Faculty in the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations, and Affiliated Faculty at the UCSF Institute for Health Policy Studies and the California Policy Lab. His research focuses on patient engagement, health-related social needs, frequent users of the health care system, and delivery system transformation. He has published extensively on these topics and his work has been featured widely in the media.

A graduate of Brown University, UCSF School of Medicine, and the UCLA School of Public Health, Dr. Kanzaria’s training includes an emergency medicine residency at UCSF/ZSFG. He is an alum of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program and the California Health Care Foundation Leadership Program. Dr. Kanzaria is a practicing emergency physician at UCSF/ZSFG, and lives in San Francisco with his wife, their two daughters and rescue dog.