Kevin Grumbach, MD

Family practice physician

Dr. Kevin Grumbach, chair of Family and Community Medicine in the UCSF School of Medicine, cares for patients at the UCSF Family Medicine Center at Lakeshore. In addition to providing primary care, he's one of the nation's leading researchers and policy analysts in primary care and the health care workforce. He co-authored the best-selling textbook on health policy, "Understanding Health Policy - A Clinical Approach" and the book, "Improving Primary Care – Strategies and Tools for a Better Practice."

Grumbach is a member of the Institute of Medicine, and was a member of the health policy advisory committee for the Barack Obama presidential campaign. In February 2009, he was named California Campus Compact's recipient of the Richard E. Cone Award for Excellence and Leadership in Cultivating Community Partnerships in Higher Education. He was recognized in part for his work on the Bayview-Hunters Point Health and Environmental Assessment Task Force in San Francisco.


Family Medicine Center at Lakeshore
1569 Sloat Blvd., Suite 333
San Francisco, CA 94132
New Patient Appointments:
(844) 727-8273 (PCP-UCSF)
Phone: (415) 353-9339
Fax: (415) 353-3450

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

First Thursday of the month, open 9:45 a.m.; third Thursday of the month, open 9:25 a.m.

Board Certification

Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine

Academic Title

Chair, Family and Community Medicine

More about Kevin Grumbach


UCSF School of Medicine 1985


UCSF Medical Center, Family Practice 1989


UCSF Medical Center, Family Practice 1991

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Knox M, Willard-Grace R, Huang B, Grumbach K. Maslach Burnout Inventory and a Self-Defined, Single-Item Burnout Measure Produce Different Clinician and Staff Burnout Estimates. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 Jun 04.
  2. Weidner A, Alexander C, Grumbach K, Gilchrist V, Davis A, Noland P. WHERE WE'VE BEEN & WHERE WE WANT TO GO: ADFM'S 40TH BIRTHDAY MEETING. Ann Fam Med. 2018 May; 16(3):272-273.
  3. Olayiwola JN, Willard-Grace R, Dubé K, Hessler D, Shunk R, Grumbach K, Gottlieb L. Higher Perceived Clinic Capacity to Address Patients' Social Needs Associated with Lower Burnout in Primary Care Providers. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2018; 29(1):415-429.

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.