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Michael Steinman, MD

Professor
School of Medicine
3333 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
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Education and Training

Harvard Medical School, MD - 1997

University of California, San Francisco, Residency - 2000 Internal Medicine

University of California, San Francisco, VA Quality Scholars Fellowship - 2002 Research

University of California, San Francisco, Clinical Fellowship - 2003 Geriatrics

University of California, San Francisco, CA 2018 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

Awards and Honors

Academic Senate Distinction in Mentoring Award, University of California San Francisco, 2014

Mid-career Mentoring Award, Society of General Internal Medicine, 2015

Elected member, American Society of Clinical Investigation, 2017
Overview
Dr. Steinman received his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and completed residency in primary care internal medicine at UCSF. He then joined the UCSF Division of Geriatrics for fellowships in the VA National Quality Scholars Program and the UCSF Clinical Geriatrics Fellowship. Dr. Steinman has been a member of the faculty in the UCSF Division of Geriatrics and at the San Francisco VA Medical Center since 2004.

Dr. Steinman is a national leader in identifying and improving the quality of medication prescribing in clinically complex older adults. He devotes most of his time to research, while also maintaining an active clinical practice in the geriatrics clinic and inpatient general medicine service at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Dr. Steinman's research program focuses on improving how medications are prescribed for older adults and is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and other funders. His research interests also include improving evaluation and care for older adults with multiple chronic conditions and he has a strong interest in mentorship and supporting career development for junior investigators.

Dr. Steinman is co-Principal Investigator of the US Deprescribing Research Network (https://deprescribingresearch.org/), an NIH-funded national research network for research on deprescribing medications in older adults. He is also Associate Director of the UCSF Pepper Center for Aging Research; Co-Director for Research and Director of Research Training for the UCSF Division of Geriatrics; VA Director of the UCSF National Clinician Scholars Program; and Interim Director of Research for the San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living (formerly known as the Jewish Home of San Francisco). He also has leadership roles with several national organizations, including service as co-chair of the American Geriatrics Society Beers Criteria guideline panel.