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Mark Pletcher, M.D.



General Internal Medicine at Sutter Street
1701 Divisadero St., Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94115
New Patient Appointments:
(844) 727-8273 (PCP-UCSF)
Office: (415) 353-7999
Fax: (415) 353-7901

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. — 5 p.m.

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UCSF Medical School 1998


UCSF, Internal Medicine 2001

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Brooks GC, Vittinghoff E, Iyer S, Tandon D, Kuhar P, Madsen KA, Marcus GM, Pletcher MJ, Olgin JE. Accuracy and Usability of a Self-Administered 6-Minute Walk Test Smartphone Application. Circ Heart Fail. 2015 Sep; 8(5):905-13.
  2. Gunderson EP, Quesenberry CP, Ning X, Jacobs DR, Gross M, Goff DC, Pletcher MJ, Lewis CE. Lactation Duration and Midlife Atherosclerosis. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Aug; 126(2):381-90.
  3. Whitman IR, Pletcher MJ, Vittinghoff E, Imburgia KE, Maguire C, Bettencourt L, Sinha T, Parsnick T, Tison GH, Mulvanny CG, Olgin JE, Marcus GM. Perceptions, Information Sources, and Behavior Regarding Alcohol and Heart Health. Am J Cardiol. 2015 Aug 15; 116(4):642-6.
  4. Odden MC, Pletcher MJ, Coxson PG, Thekkethala D, Guzman D, Heller D, Goldman L, Bibbins-Domingo K. Cost-effectiveness and population impact of statins for primary prevention in adults aged 75 years or older in the United States. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Apr 21; 162(8):533-41.
  5. Phillips KA, Ladabaum U, Pletcher MJ, Marshall DA, Douglas MP. Key emerging themes for assessing the cost-effectiveness of reporting incidental findings. Genet Med. 2015 Apr; 17(4):314-5.
  6. Fontil V, Bibbins-Domingo K, Kazi DS, Sidney S, Coxson PG, Khanna R, Victor RG, Pletcher MJ. Simulating Strategies for Improving Control of Hypertension Among Patients with Usual Source of Care in the United States: The Blood Pressure Control Model. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Mar 7.
  7. Pletcher MJ, Lo B, Grady D. Criteria for waiver of informed consent for quality improvement research-reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Jan 1; 175(1):143.
  8. Phillips KA, Trosman JR, Kelley RK, Pletcher MJ, Douglas MP, Weldon CB. Genomic sequencing: assessing the health care system, policy, and big-data implications. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 Jul; 33(7):1246-53.
  9. Auer R, Vittinghoff E, Kiefe C, Reis JP, Rodondi N, Khodneva YA, Kertesz SG, Cornuz J, Pletcher MJ. Change in physical activity after smoking cessation: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study. Addiction. 2014 Jul; 109(7):1172-83.
  10. Pletcher MJ, Lo B, Grady D. Informed consent in randomized quality improvement trials: a critical barrier for learning health systems. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 May; 174(5):668-70.
  11. Yaffe K, Vittinghoff E, Pletcher MJ, Hoang TD, Launer LJ, Whitmer R, Coker LH, Sidney S. Early adult to midlife cardiovascular risk factors and cognitive function. Circulation. 2014 Apr 15; 129(15):1560-7.
  12. Gunderson EP, Chiang V, Pletcher MJ, Jacobs DR, Quesenberry CP, Sidney S, Lewis CE. History of gestational diabetes mellitus and future risk of atherosclerosis in mid-life: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2014; 3(2):e000490.
  13. Pletcher MJ, Pignone M, Earnshaw S, McDade C, Phillips KA, Auer R, Zablotska L, Greenland P. Using the coronary artery calcium score to guide statin therapy: a cost-effectiveness analysis. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2014 Mar; 7(2):276-84.
  14. Fontil V, Pletcher MJ, Khanna R, Guzman D, Victor R, Bibbins-Domingo K. Physician underutilization of effective medications for resistant hypertension at office visits in the United States: NAMCS 2006-2010. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Mar; 29(3):468-76.
  15. Grewal SK, Haas AF, Pletcher MJ, Resneck JS. Compliance by California tanning facilities with the nation's first statewide ban on use before the age of 18 years. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 Dec; 69(6):883-889.e4.
  16. Shin J, Pletcher MJ. Risk of emergent bradycardia associated with the use of carvedilol and metoprolol in routine clinical practice. Am J Med. 2013 Sep; 126(9):805-810.e5.
  17. Raynor LA, Schreiner PJ, Loria CM, Carr JJ, Pletcher MJ, Shikany JM. Associations of retrospective and concurrent lipid levels with subclinical atherosclerosis prediction after 20 years of follow-up: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study. Ann Epidemiol. 2013 Aug; 23(8):492-7.
  18. Pletcher MJ, Sibley CT, Pignone M, Vittinghoff E, Greenland P. Interpretation of the coronary artery calcium score in combination with conventional cardiovascular risk factors: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Circulation. 2013 Sep 3; 128(10):1076-84.
  19. Shin J, Gonzales M, Pletcher MJ. Risk of emergent bradycardia associated with initiation of immediate- or slow-release metoprolol. Pharmacotherapy. 2013 Dec; 33(12):1353-61.
  20. Pignone M, Earnshaw S, McDade C, Pletcher MJ. Effect of including cancer mortality on the cost-effectiveness of aspirin for primary prevention in men. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Nov; 28(11):1483-91.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.