dean Schillinger, MD

University of california, San Francisco


Dean Schillinger, MD, is professor of medicine in residence at UCSF and chief of the UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (SFGH). He is a practicing primary care physician at SFGH, an urban public hospital, where he sees patients, teaches in the primary care residency program and conducts research related to healthcare for vulnerable populations. An internationally recognized expert in health communication science, Dr. Schillinger focuses on literacy, health communication, and chronic disease prevention and management. Dr. Schillinger served as chief of the Diabetes Prevention and Control Program for the California Department of Public Health from 2008-2013.