Joshua Adler, MD


Dr. Joshua Adler is a practicing internist and executive vice president for physician services at UCSF Health.

In his role as executive vice president, Adler's responsibilities include overseeing the quality, safety and coordination of patient care across the entire UCSF Health system and the management of its physicians. He also oversees population health, clinical resource management, regulatory compliance, medical staff affairs, clinical innovation and risk management.

Previously, Adler served as chief medical officer at UCSF Medical Center for six years and as medical director of UCSF ambulatory care for seven years.

After earning his medical degree at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, Adler completed a residency in internal medicine at UCSF. Following a year as chief resident at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, he continued to serve in the VA's Sierra Pacific Network as assistant chief of medicine, assistant chief of staff and chief medical officer.

Adler is a professor of clinical medicine and the vice dean for clinical affairs at UCSF School of Medicine. As vice dean, he works with the clinical department chairs to align UCSF's missions of patient care, research and education and to ensure that physicians remain involved in decision making at the operational level.


General Internal Medicine at Sutter Street
1701 Divisadero St., Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94115
New Patient Appointments:
(844) 727-8273 (PCP-UCSF)
Office: (415) 353-7999
Fax: (415) 353-7901

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

Board Certification

Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Title

Professor of Clinical Medicine

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UC San Diego School of Medicine 1990


UCSF, Internal Medicine 1993

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Sheu LC, Toy BC, Kwahk E, Yu A, Adler J, Lai CJ. A model for interprofessional health disparities education: student-led curriculum on chronic hepatitis B infection. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 May; 25 Suppl 2:S140-5.
  2. Aagaard EM, Nadler P, Adler J, Maselli J, Gonzales R. An interactive computer kiosk module for the treatment of recurrent uncomplicated cystitis in women. J Gen Intern Med. 2006 Nov; 21(11):1156-9.

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