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Mary Whooley, MD

Professor
School of Medicine
550 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94158
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Mary Whooley
Education and Training

Yale University, Bachelor of Arts - 1987 Psychology

Boston University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine - 1991 Medicine

University of California, San Francisco, Internship and Residency - 1995 Internal Medicine

University of California, San Francisco, Chief Residency - 1996 Internal Medicine

University of California, San Francisco, Postdoctoral Fellowship - 1998 Health Services Research

University of California, San Francisco, Training Certificate - 2013 Implementation Science

American Board of Preventive Medicine, Subspecialty Certification - 2016 Clinical Informatics

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

Awards and Honors

Elected to Membership, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 1991

Krevans Award for Clinical Excellence, UCSF Department of Medicine, 1992

Keith Johnson Award, UCSF Department of Medicine, 1993

Young Investigator Award, American Society Bone & Mineral Research, 1997

Career Development Award, VA Health Services Research & Development, 1998

Physician Faculty Scholars Award, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2001

Beeson Faculty Scholars Award, American Federation for Aging Research, 2001

Hellman Award for Early Career Faculty, University of California, San Francisco, 2002

Advanced Career Development Award, VA Health Services Research & Development, 2004

Resident Research Mentorship Award, UCSF Department of Medicine, 2006

Herbert Weiner Early Career Award, American Psychosomatic Society, 2006

Outstanding Mentor of the Year, SF Bay Area Clinical Research Symposium, 2009

Elected to Fellowship, American Heart Association (AHA), 2009

Elected to Membership, American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), 2011

Elected to Fellowship, American College of Cardiology (ACC), 2011

Elected to Membership, Association of American Physicians (AAP), 2014

Stephen B. Hulley Award for Excellence in Teaching, UCSF Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, 2015

Research Professor Award, Academy of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, 2018

Michael L. Pollock Established Investigator Award, American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, 2019

Harold S. Luft Award for Mentoring in Health Services and Health Policy Research, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF, 2020
Overview
Mary Whooley MD FACP FAHA FACC FAMIA is a primary care physician, implementation scientist, Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, and Director of the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Medical Effectiveness (CHIME) at the San Francisco VA and UCSF. Her work focuses on applying health services research methods (including data science, implementation science, and program evaluation) to accelerate the adoption of evidence-based practices within the VA's national learning healthcare system. Most recently, she and her colleagues completed a PCORI-funded study that demonstrated similar functional outcomes among patients undergoing virtual (versus traditional facility-based) cardiac rehabilitation programs. Dr. Whooley is currently Director of the VA Measurement Science QUERI, Principal Investigator (PI) of the 20-year Heart and Soul Study, and Site PI for the Million Veterans Program at the San Francisco VA. She also serves as Director of the UCSF Clinical Research Informatics Postdoctoral (CRISP) fellowship and has received numerous mentoring awards.