Mark Pletcher, MPH, MD


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.


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

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UCSF Medical School 1998


UCSF, Internal Medicine 2001


UCSF, Internal Medicine 2003

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Jarmul J, Pletcher MJ, Hassmiller Lich K, Wheeler SB, Weinberger M, Avery CL, Jonas DE, Earnshaw S, Pignone M. Cardiovascular Genetic Risk Testing for Targeting Statin Therapy in the Primary Prevention of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2018 Apr; 11(4):e004171.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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