Mark Pletcher, MPH, MD

Internist

Dr. Mark Pletcher is an internist, primary care doctor and clinical epidemiologist.

Pletcher's research is focused on the prevention of cardiovascular disease. He studies how health technology and epidemiological methods can be used to improve cardiovascular health, prevent heart attacks and prevent strokes.

Pletcher received his medical degree from UCSF, where he also completed a residency and fellowship in internal medicine.

Pletcher is a member of the American Heart Association and the Society of General Internal Medicine. He is a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at UCSF.

Clinics

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

More about Mark Pletcher

Additional Languages

Spanish

Education

UCSF Medical School 1998

Residencies

UCSF, Internal Medicine 2001

Fellowships

UCSF, Internal Medicine 2003

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Reis JP, Auer R, Bancks MP, Goff DC, Lewis CE, Pletcher MJ, Rana JS, Shikany JM, Sidney S. Reis et al. Respond. Am J Public Health. 2018 Apr; 108(4):e12.
  2. Tison GH, Sanchez JM, Ballinger B, Singh A, Olgin JE, Pletcher MJ, Vittinghoff E, Lee ES, Fan SM, Gladstone RA, Mikell C, Sohoni N, Hsieh J, Marcus GM. Passive Detection of Atrial Fibrillation Using a Commercially Available Smartwatch. JAMA Cardiol. 2018 Mar 21.
  3. Pletcher MJ, Forrest CB, Carton TW. PCORnet's Collaborative Research Groups. Patient Relat Outcome Meas. 2018; 9:91-95.
  4. Auer R, Sidney S, Goff D, Vittinghoff E, Pletcher MJ, Allen NB, Reis JP, Lewis CE, Carr J, Rana JS. Lifetime marijuana use and subclinical atherosclerosis: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study. Addiction. 2018 May; 113(5):845-856.
  5. Moran AE, Pletcher MJ, Bibbins-Domingo K. Whom to Treat for High Blood Pressure-Time for a Precision Approach. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Jan 01; 178(1):37-38.
  6. Guo X, Li Z, Vittinghoff E, Sun Y, Pletcher MJ. Trends in rate of acute myocardial infarction among patients aged <30 years. Nat Rev Cardiol. 2018 Feb; 15(2):119.
  7. Yano Y, Reis JP, Levine DA, Bryan RN, Viera AJ, Shimbo D, Tedla YG, Allen NB, Schreiner PJ, Bancks MP, Sidney S, Pletcher MJ, Liu K, Greenland P, Lloyd-Jones DM, Launer LJ. Visit-to-Visit Blood Pressure Variability in Young Adulthood and Hippocampal Volume and Integrity at Middle Age: The CARDIA Study (Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults). Hypertension. 2017 12; 70(6):1091-1098.
  8. Guo X, Vittinghoff E, Vedantham V, Pletcher MJ, Lee BK. Trends in Hospitalizations for Cardiac Sarcoidosis in the United States, 2005-2011. Circ J. 2017 Oct 25; 81(11):1739-1741.
  9. Ishida JH, Auer R, Vittinghoff E, Pletcher MJ, Reis JP, Sidney S, Johansen KL, Bibbins-Domingo K, Peralta CA, Shlipak MG. Marijuana Use and Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate in Young Adults. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 Oct 06; 12(10):1578-1587.
  10. Heller DJ, Coxson PG, Penko J, Pletcher MJ, Goldman L, Odden MC, Kazi DS, Bibbins-Domingo K. Evaluating the Impact and Cost-Effectiveness of Statin Use Guidelines for Primary Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease and Stroke. Circulation. 2017 Sep 19; 136(12):1087-1098.
  11. Gelfand AA, Qubty W, Patniyot I, Grimes B, Pletcher MJ, Goadsby PJ, Cummings SR. Home-Based Trials in Adolescent Migraine: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Neurol. 2017 Jun 01; 74(6):744-745.
  12. Guo X, Vittinghoff E, Olgin JE, Marcus GM, Pletcher MJ. Volunteer Participation in the Health eHeart Study: A Comparison with the US Population. Sci Rep. 2017 May 16; 7(1):1956.
  13. Kramer H, Colangelo L, Lewis CE, Jacobs DR, Pletcher M, Bibbins-Domingo K, Chang A, Siscovick D, Shlipak M, Peralta CA, Bansal N, Muntner P, Liu K. Cumulative Exposure to Systolic Blood Pressure During Young Adulthood Through Midlife and the Urine Albumin-to-Creatinine Ratio at Midlife. Am J Hypertens. 2017 May 01; 30(5):502-509.
  14. Pletcher MJ, McCulloch CE. The Challenges of Generating Evidence to Support Precision Medicine. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Apr 01; 177(4):561-562.
  15. Nguyen KT, Olgin JE, Pletcher MJ, Ng M, Kaye L, Moturu S, Gladstone RA, Malladi C, Fann AH, Maguire C, Bettencourt L, Christensen MA, Marcus GM. Smartphone-Based Geofencing to Ascertain Hospitalizations. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2017 Mar; 10(3).
  16. Reis JP, Auer R, Bancks MP, Goff DC, Lewis CE, Pletcher MJ, Rana JS, Shikany JM, Sidney S. Cumulative Lifetime Marijuana Use and Incident Cardiovascular Disease in Middle Age: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study. Am J Public Health. 2017 Apr; 107(4):601-606.
  17. Pletcher MJ, Pignone M, Jarmul JA, Moran AE, Vittinghoff E, Newman T. Population Impact & Efficiency of Benefit-Targeted Versus Risk-Targeted Statin Prescribing for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Feb 10; 6(2).
  18. Block VJ, Lize A, Crabtree-Hartman E, Bevan CJ, Graves JS, Bove R, Green AJ, Nourbakhsh B, Tremblay M, Gourraud PA, Ng MY, Pletcher MJ, Olgin JE, Marcus GM, Allen DD, Cree BA, Gelfand JM. Continuous daily assessment of multiple sclerosis disability using remote step count monitoring. J Neurol. 2017 Feb; 264(2):316-326.
  19. Christensen MA, Bettencourt L, Kaye L, Moturu ST, Nguyen KT, Olgin JE, Pletcher MJ, Marcus GM. Direct Measurements of Smartphone Screen-Time: Relationships with Demographics and Sleep. PLoS One. 2016; 11(11):e0165331.
  20. Jones WS, Roe MT, Antman EM, Pletcher MJ, Harrington RA, Rothman RL, Oetgen WJ, Rao SV, Krucoff MW, Curtis LH, Hernandez AF, Masoudi FA. The Changing Landscape of Randomized Clinical Trials in Cardiovascular Disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Oct 25; 68(17):1898-1907.

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