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Payam Sazegar, M.D.

Family medicine specialist

Dr. Payam Sazegar is a family medicine specialist who cares for patients of all ages, from infants to children to seniors, at the Family Medicine Center at Lakeshore. He is particularly interested in preventive medicine, mental health, addictions and hospital medicine. In his research, he studies helping patients self-manage chronic disease, health care reform and reducing inequities in health care, and innovative approaches to medical education.

Sazegar earned a medical degree at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver and completed a residency at Vancouver Island Health Authority, an affiliate of UBC, in Victoria, B.C. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Society of Addiction Medicine, College of Family Physicians of Canada and Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Sazegar is an assistant clinical professor of family medicine at UCSF.


Family Medicine Center at Lakeshore
1569 Sloat Blvd., Suite 333
San Francisco, CA 94132
Phone: (415) 353-9339
Fax: (415) 353-3450

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

(second and fourth Wednesday of the month, open 9:30 a.m.)

More about Payam Sazegar


Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia 2006


University of British Columbia 2008

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Scott I, Sazegar P. Why community physicians teach students (or not): barriers and opportunities for preceptor recruitment. Med Teach. 2006 Sep; 28(6):563-5.
  2. Toone JR, Applegarth DA, Kure S, Coulter-Mackie MB, Sazegar P, Kojima K, Ichinohe A. Novel mutations in the P-protein (glycine decarboxylase) gene in patients with glycine encephalopathy (non-ketotic hyperglycinemia). Mol Genet Metab. 2002 Jul; 76(3):243-9.

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