Sirisha Narayana, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor

Sirisha Narayana cares for patients on the inpatient medicine direct care and teaching services at Moffitt-Long Hospital. Her academic interests rest in complex medical decision-making and uncertainty, ethics, and medical education. She is the Academy of Medical Educators Endowed Chair in Excellence in Foundational teaching. Additionally, she is the Director of the Diagnostic Reasoning block in the School of Medicine, the Director of Education for Hospital Medicine, and the Associate Director of the Acting Internship in Medicine.

Jeffrey Newman, MD, MPH

Institute for Health & Aging

Dr Newman's long term research interests are the prevention and control of chronic disease, the use of information systems to improve quality of medical care, and collaboration with community organizations & public health.

His focus is on brain health and advance care planning - especially collaboration among primary care, geriatrics, and palliative care.

Vivienne Newman, MD


Eni ObadanUdoh, DDS, MPH, DSc

Associate Professor
Preventive & Restor Dent Sci

Simon Outram

Research Specialist
UCSF Bioethics

Colin Partridge, MD

Professor Emeritus

Ann Petru, MD


Ann Petru, MD is a Pediatric Infectious Diseases physician who has been working at Children’s Hospital Oakland since completing her residency there. She was involved in many clinical trials in the 1980s and 1990s, then started to focus more on HIV and AIDS as that epidemic started to affect children.

Kathryn Phillips, PhD

Clinical Pharmacy

Kathryn A. Phillips, PhD, is Professor of Health Economics and Health Services Research in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at UCSF. A leader in the application of new technologies to improve healthcare, she is the Founding Director of the UCSF Center for Translational and Policy Research on Precision Medicine (TRANSPERS). She is a core faculty member in the UCSF Philip R.

Julie Saba, MD, PhD

Professor In Residence


Narayan Sankaran, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

I’m a cognitive neuroscientist and neuroethicist. Currently, I’m a postdoctoral fellow in the Kavli Center for Ethics, Science, and the Public at UC Berkeley. Previously, I was a postdoc in the Lab of Edward Chang within the Department of Neurological Surgery at UCSF.

Janet Shim, PhD

Social Behavioral Sciences

Areas of Interest: Sociology of health and illness; social inequalities in health; science, technology, and medicine studies; race, gender, and class; qualitative research methods.

Wade Smith, MD, PhD

Prof of Clinical Neurology

Dr. Smith is a neurologist with training in Neurocritical Care and Vascular Neurology. He cares for patients with acute stroke and subarachnoid hemorrhage among all neurovascular conditions. His research interests are in developing methods to rapidly triage stroke patients to appropriate immediate care using biometrics, endovascular stroke therapy and cerebral concussion. He studies the HeadPulse- minute movements produced by the heart beat on the head. Alterations in the HeadPulse provide diagnostic tools for stroke, brain injury and other neurological conditions.