Alka Kanaya, MD


This provider is on sabbatical from July 2017 to July 2018. She will not see patients during this time.


General Internal Medicine
1545 Divisadero St., First and Second Floors
San Francisco, CA 94115
New Patient Appointments:
(844) 727-8273 (PCP-UCSF)
Office: (415) 353–7900
Fax, First Floor: (415) 353–2583
Fax, Second Floor: (415) 353–2640

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

Board Certification

Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

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UCSF School of Medicine 1995


UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine 1998


UCSF, Epidemiology/General Internal Medicine 2001

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Bhupathiraju SN, Guasch-Ferré M, Gadgil MD, Newgard CB, Bain JR, Muehlbauer MJ, Ilkayeva OR, Scholtens DM, Hu FB, Kanaya AM, Kandula NR. Dietary Patterns among Asian Indians Living in the United States Have Distinct Metabolomic Profiles That Are Associated with Cardiometabolic Risk. J Nutr. 2018 Jun 10.
  2. Chiang JM, Stanczyk FZ, Kanaya AM. Vitamin D Levels, Body Composition, and Metabolic Factors in Asian Indians: Results from the Metabolic Syndrome and Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America Pilot Study. Ann Nutr Metab. 2018 Mar 08; 72(3):223-230.
  3. Kanaya AM. India's Call to Action-Prioritize Chronic Cardiovascular Disease. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Mar 01; 178(3):373-374.

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