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Mark Pletcher, M.D.

Internist

Clinics

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

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

More about Mark Pletcher

Additional Languages

Spanish

Education

UCSF Medical School 1998

Residencies

UCSF, Internal Medicine 2001

Selected Research and Publications

  1. 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 1; 33(7):1246-53.
  2. 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 1; 174(5):668-70.
  3. 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 Apr 1.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 1; 7(2):276-84.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Zeki Al Hazzouri A, Haan MN, Neuhaus JM, Pletcher M, Peralta CA, López L, Pérez Stable EJ. Cardiovascular risk score, cognitive decline, and dementia in older Mexican Americans: the role of sex and education. J Am Heart Assoc. 2013 Apr; 2(2):e004978.
  15. Newman TB, Pletcher MJ, Hulley SB. Re: Childhood lipid screening: evidence and conflicts. Pediatrics. 2013 Apr; 131(4):e1385-6.
  16. Khanna RR, Victor RG, Bibbins-Domingo K, Shapiro MF, Pletcher MJ. Missed opportunities for treatment of uncontrolled hypertension at physician office visits in the United States, 2005 through 2009. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Sep 24; 172(17):1344-5.
  17. Newman TB, Pletcher MJ, Hulley SB. Overly aggressive new guidelines for lipid screening in children: evidence of a broken process. Pediatrics. 2012 Aug; 130(2):349-52.
  18. He H, Zhao Z, Chen J, Ni Y, Zhong J, Yan Z, Li Y, Liu D, Pletcher MJ, Zhu Z. Metformin-based treatment for obesity-related hypertension: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. J Hypertens. 2012 Jul; 30(7):1430-9.
  19. Viera AJ, Lin FC, Hinderliter AL, Shimbo D, Person SD, Pletcher MJ, Jacobs DR. Nighttime blood pressure dipping in young adults and coronary artery calcium 10-15 years later: the coronary artery risk development in young adults study. Hypertension. 2012 Jun; 59(6):1157-63.
  20. Rodondi N, Locatelli I, Aujesky D, Butler J, Vittinghoff E, Simonsick E, Satterfield S, Newman AB, Wilson PW, Pletcher MJ, Bauer DC. Framingham risk score and alternatives for prediction of coronary heart disease in older adults. PLoS One. 2012; 7(3):e34287.

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