Diane Sliwka, MD


Dr. Diane Sliwka serves as medical director of the Patient and Provider Experience for UCSF Medical Center. In this role, she aims to improve the healthcare experience at UCSF by working with physicians to better their communication skills with patients.

Sliwka received a bachelor degree in biology from Dartmouth College and medical degree from University of Connecticut School of Medicine, after which she completed an internal medicine residency at Maine Medical Center. Subsequently, she worked as a clinician educator and hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston where she completed the Rabkin Fellowship in medical education with an academic focus on simulation education. In 2008, Sliwka founded the UCSF Hospitalist Procedure Service along with an educational procedures curriculum for house staff. She has completed leadership training through the UCSF Institute for Physician Leadership and now serves as a pod advisor in the IPC-UCSF Fellowship for Hospitalist Leaders through the Center for Health Professions. She continues to serve in clinical, teaching, administrative and quality roles. Sliwka is a professor of medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine at UCSF.

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University of Connecticut School of Medicine 2002


Maine Medical Center 2005


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 2007

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Neeman N, Quinn K, Shoeb M, Mourad M, Sehgal NL, Sliwka D. Postdischarge focus groups to improve the hospital experience. Am J Med Qual. 2013 Nov-Dec; 28(6):536-8.
  2. Mourad M, Ranji S, Sliwka D. A randomized controlled trial of the impact of a teaching procedure service on the training of internal medicine residents. J Grad Med Educ. 2012 Jun; 4(2):170-5.
  3. Mourad, Michelle, Sumant Ranji, and Diane Sliwka. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Impact of a Teaching Procedure Service on the Training of Internal Medicine Residents. 2012; 2(4):170-175.

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