Pat Cornett, MD


Dr. Patricia Cornett is a hematologist who cares for patients with noncancerous disorders affecting the blood.

After earning her medical degree at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, Cornett completed a residency in internal medicine as well as a fellowship in hematology and oncology at the Letterman Army Medical Center.

Cornett belongs to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology and Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine. She is the associate chair for education in the UCSF Department of Medicine. She also plays a leadership role in the school's innovative Bridges Curriculum, which seeks to prepare medical students to flourish in the rapidly evolving world of medicine.


Hematology and Blood and Marrow Transplant
400 Parnassus Ave., 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Existing Patients: (415) 353-2421
Fax: (415) 353-2467

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

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Medical College of Pennsylvania 1980


Letterman Army Medical Center, Internal Medicine 1983


Letterman Army Medical Center, Hematology and Oncology 1986

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Kerkhoff AD, Patrick L, Cornett P, Kleinhenz ME, Brondfield S. Severe piperacillin-tazobactam-induced hemolysis in a cystic fibrosis patient. Clin Case Rep. 2017 Dec; 5(12):2059-2061.
  2. Wang S, Drye BD, Cornett PA. The Team Approach to Advanced Cancer Care-Redefining the Gold Standard. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Aug 01; 176(8):1062-3.
  3. Kohlwes J, O'Brien B, Stanley M, Grant R, Shunk R, Connor D, Cornett P, Hollander H. Does Research Training During Residency Promote Scholarship and Influence Career Choice? A Cross-Sectional Analysis of a 10-Year Cohort of the UCSF-PRIME Internal Medicine Residency Program. Teach Learn Med. 2016 Jul-Sep; 28(3):314-9.
  4. Stanley M, O'Brien B, Julian K, Jain S, Cornett P, Hollander H, Baron RB, Kohlwes RJ. Is Training in a Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Associated with a Career in Primary Care Medicine? J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Sep; 30(9):1333-8.
  5. Kohlwes J, Cornett P. Screening for Alcohol Misuse; Veterans Speak! J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Aug; 30(8):1054-5.
  6. Barrett JC, Alweis R, Frank M, O'Connor A, McConville JF, Adams ND, Arfons L, Bernard S, Bradley T, Buckley JD, Cohen E, Cornett P, Elkins S, Kopelman R, Luther VP, Petrusky J, McNeill DB, Omar B, Palapiano N, Roth T, Satko S, Fried ED, Muchmore EA. Adoption of a Uniform Start Date for Internal Medicine Fellowships and Other Advanced Training: An AAIM White Paper. Am J Med. 2015 Sep; 128(9):1039-43.
  7. Hauer KE, Soni K, Cornett P, Kohlwes J, Hollander H, Ranji SR, Ten Cate O, Widera E, Calton B, O'Sullivan PS. Developing entrustable professional activities as the basis for assessment of competence in an internal medicine residency: a feasibility study. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Aug; 28(8):1110-4.
  8. Hauer KE, Kohlwes J, Cornett P, Hollander H, Ten Cate O, Ranji SR, Soni K, Iobst W, O'Sullivan P. Identifying entrustable professional activities in internal medicine training. J Grad Med Educ. 2013 Mar; 5(1):54-9.
  9. Kohlwes RJ, Cornett P, Dandu M, Julian K, Vidyarthi A, Minichiello T, Shunk R, Jain S, Harleman E, Ranji S, Sharpe B, O'Sullivan P, Hollander H. Developing educators, investigators, and leaders during internal medicine residency: the area of distinction program. J Grad Med Educ. 2011 Dec; 3(4):535-40.
  10. Laponis R, O'Sullivan PS, Hollander H, Cornett P, Julian K. Educating generalists: factors of resident continuity clinic associated with perceived impact on choosing a generalist career. J Grad Med Educ. 2011 Dec; 3(4):469-74.
  11. Parsons ML, Cornett PA. Sustaining the pivotal organizational outcome: magnet recognition. J Nurs Manag. 2011 Mar; 19(2):277-86.
  12. Shunk R, Dulay M, Julian K, Cornett P, Kohlwes J, Tarter L, Hollander H, O'Brien B, O'Sullivan P. Using the american board of internal medicine practice improvement modules to teach internal medicine residents practice improvement. J Grad Med Educ. 2010 Mar; 2(1):90-5.
  13. Parsons ML, Cornett PA. Foreword. Healthy workplaces in acute care hospitals. Crit Care Nurs Q. 2009 Jul-Sep; 32(3):175.
  14. Cornett PA, O'Rourke MW. Building organizational capacity for a healthy work environment through role-based professional practice. Crit Care Nurs Q. 2009 Jul-Sep; 32(3):208-20.
  15. Parsons ML, Clark P, Marshall M, Cornett PA. Team behavioral norms: a shared vision for a healthy patient care workplace. Crit Care Nurs Q. 2007 Jul-Sep; 30(3):213-8.
  16. Dhaliwal G, Cornett PA, Tierney LM. Hemolytic anemia. Am Fam Physician. 2004 Jun 01; 69(11):2599-606.
  17. Eisenberg P, MacKintosh FR, Ritch P, Cornett PA, Macciocchi A. Efficacy, safety and pharmacokinetics of palonosetron in patients receiving highly emetogenic cisplatin-based chemotherapy: a dose-ranging clinical study. Ann Oncol. 2004 Feb; 15(2):330-7.
  18. Murphy EL, Busch MP, Tong M, Cornett P, Vyas GN. A prospective study of the risk of transfusion-acquired viral infections. Transfus Med. 1998 Sep; 8(3):173-8.
  19. Larson-Presswalla J, Rose MA, Cornett P. Empathic learning: an innovative teaching strategy to improve attitudes toward caring for persons with HIV/AIDS. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 1995 May-Jun; 6(3):19-22.
  20. Velanovich V, LaPorta AJ, Garrett WL, Richards TB, Cornett PA. Pseudomembranous colitis leading to toxic megacolon associated with antineoplastic chemotherapy. Report of a case and review of the literature. Dis Colon Rectum. 1992 Apr; 35(4):369-72.

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