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Robert Rushakoff, M.D.


A renowned expert in diabetes, Dr. Robert Rushakoff is medical director of the UCSF Diabetes Center at Mount Zion. He also is medical director for Inpatient Diabetes, or the care of hospitalized diabetic patients, at UCSF Medical Center. He earned a medical degree and master's degree in pharmacology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed a residency in internal medicine at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. He completed an endocrinology fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

In addition to caring for patients, Rushakoff is a member of the Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Lab at Mount Zion where he studies the use of the Internet to train doctors and patients in diabetes management. His research has been published in medical journals. He is a professor of medicine at UCSF.


Diabetes Clinic at Mount Zion
2200 Post St., Suite C-418
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 885–3868
Fax: (415) 885–7724

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Medical College of Wisconsin 1982


Mount Zion Hospital, Internal Medicine 1985


Cedar-Sinai Medical Center, Endocrinology 1987

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Shah AD, Rushakoff RJ. Patient Self-Management of Diabetes Care in the Inpatient Setting: Con. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2015; 9(5):1155-7.
  2. Rushakoff RJ, Rushakoff JA. Evolution of the curbside consult commentary on transforming the endocrine consult: asynchronous provider consultations. Endocr Pract. 2015 May; 21(5):554-6.
  3. Shah AD, Fox RK, Rushakoff RJ. Falsely Decreased HbA1c in a Type 2 Diabetic Patient Treated with Dapsone. Endocr Pract. 2014 Nov 1; 20(11):e229-32.
  4. Shah A, Sullivan MM, Rushakoff RJ. A New "Twist" on Insulin Pen Administrat ion Errors. Endocr Pract. 2014 Jun; 20(6):617.
  5. Neinstein A, MacMaster HW, Sullivan MM, Rushakoff R. A detailed description of the implementation of inpatient insulin orders with a commercial electronic health record system. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2014 Jul; 8(4):641-51.
  6. Draznin B, Gilden J, Golden SH, Inzucchi SE. Pathways to quality inpatient management of hyperglycemia and diabetes: a call to action. Diabetes Care. 2013 Jul; 36(7):1807-14.
  7. Kim S, Rushakoff RJ, Sullivan M, Windham H. Hyperglycemia control of the nil per os patient in the intensive care unit: introduction of a simple subcutaneous insulin algorithm. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2012; 6(6):1413-9.
  8. Kimmel B, Sullivan MM, Rushakoff RJ. Survey on transition from inpatient to outpatient for patients on insulin: what really goes on at home? Endocr Pract. 2010 Sep-Oct; 16(5):785-91.
  9. Sullivan MM, O'Brien CR, Gitelman SE, Shapiro SE, Rushakoff RJ. Impact of an interactive online nursing educational module on insulin errors in hospitalized pediatric patients. Diabetes Care. 2010 Aug; 33(8):1744-6.
  10. Weinberg ME, Bacchetti P, Rushakoff RJ. Frequently repeated glucose measurements overestimate the incidence of inpatient hypoglycemia and severe hyperglycemia. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2010 May; 4(3):577-82.
  11. Aggarwal R, Weinberg V, Small EJ, Oh W, Rushakoff R, Ryan CJ. The mechanism of action of estrogen in castration-resistant prostate cancer: clues from hormone levels. Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2009 Oct; 7(3):E71-6.
  12. Masharani U, Rushakoff RJ. Update on systemic management of diabetes. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2009; 49(2):13-33.
  13. Wesorick D, O'Malley C, Rushakoff R, Larsen K, Magee M. Management of diabetes and hyperglycemia in the hospital: a practical guide to subcutaneous insulin use in the non-critically ill, adult patient. J Hosp Med. 2008 Sep; 3(5 Suppl):17-28.
  14. Shojania KG, Ranji SR, McDonald KM, Grimshaw JM, Sundaram V, Rushakoff RJ, Owens DK. Effects of quality improvement strategies for type 2 diabetes on glycemic control: a meta-regression analysis. JAMA. 2006 Jul 26; 296(4):427-40.
  15. Rushakoff RJ, Woeber KA. Evaluation of a "formal" endocrinology curbside consultation service: advice by means of internet, fax, and telephone. Endocr Pract. 2003 Mar-Apr; 9(2):124-7.
  16. Earle KE, Rushakoff RJ, Goldfine ID. Inadvertent sulfonylurea overdosage and hypoglycemia in an elderly woman: failure of serum hypoglycemia screening. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2003; 5(3):449-51.
  17. Rushakoff RJ, Lewis SB. Case of pseudohypoglycemia. Diabetes Care. 2001 Dec; 24(12):2157-8.
  18. Liddle RA, Gertz BJ, Kanayama S, Beccaria L, Gettys TW, Taylor IL, Rushakoff RJ, Williams VC, Coker LD. Regulation of pancreatic endocrine function by cholecystokinin: studies with MK-329, a nonpeptide cholecystokinin receptor antagonist. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1990 May; 70(5):1312-8.
  19. Liddle RA, Rushakoff RJ, Morita ET, Beccaria L, Carter JD, Goldfine ID. Physiological role for cholecystokinin in reducing postprandial hyperglycemia in humans. J Clin Invest. 1988 Jun; 81(6):1675-81.
  20. Melmed S, Rushakoff RJ. Ectopic pituitary and hypothalamic hormone syndromes. Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 1987 Sep; 16(3):805-21.

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.