Michael Steinman, MD
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
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.