Cristina Brickman, MD

Infectious disease physician

Dr. Cristina Brickman is an infectious disease specialist. She treats patients both in the Infectious Disease Clinic at Parnassus and the ANCRE clinic, where she specializes in the evaluation and treatment of anal dysplasia. She also treats inpatients at UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay several weeks a year.

Brickman is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. She received her M.D. from Columbia University. She completed a residency in internal medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in infectious diseases at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is expected to receive her Master's of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2015.

As part of her master's degree, Brickman completed two research projects: The first evaluated the treatment and outcomes of HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancer in patients with HIV and the second looked at the association between depression and sexual risk behavior, also in patients with HIV. Currently, Brickman's research work focuses on the epidemiology of HPV infection and its progression to malignancy, particularly in patients with HIV. Her work is aimed at identifying risk factors associated with progression of dysplasia to invasive cancer. She is also interested in studying anal cancer risk in both the very young and old in high-risk populations, with the goal of optimizing screening practices for anal cancer.


Anal Neoplasia Clinic, Research and Education (ANCRE) Center
1701 Divisadero, Suite 480
San Francisco CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7100
Fax: (415) 353- 4298

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

Infectious Disease at Parnassus
400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0327
Phone: (415) 353-2626
Fax: (415) 353-2568

Hours: Thursday
8:20 – 11:40 a.m.

Board Certification

Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

More about Cristina Brickman


Columbia University School of Medicine 2007


NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center 2010


Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 2014

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Brickman C, Propert KJ, Voytek C, Metzger D, Gross R. Association Between Depression and Condom Use Differs by Sexual Behavior Group in Patients with HIV. AIDS Behav. 2017 Jun; 21(6):1676-1683.
  2. Gowda C, Coppock D, Brickman C, Shaw PA, Gross R. Determinants of HIV Transmission Risk Among HIV-Infected Persons Engaged in Care. AIDS Educ Prev. 2016 Oct; 28(5):440-452.
  3. Brickman, C. Chandrasekar, PH, ed. Infections in the Immunosuppressed Patient: An Illustrated Case-Based Approach. Can we Inject to Protect?. 2016; 348-351.

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