Paul Brunetta, MD

Co-director, Fontana Tobacco Treatment Center

Dr. Paul Brunetta co-founded the Fontana Tobacco Treatment Center at UCSF Medical Center, which aims to help people quit smoking through classes and individual consultations with health care professionals trained in treating tobacco addiction. Brunetta also serves as a principal medical director at Genentech within Global Product Development in Immunology. His research focuses on the development of novel therapeutics for immunologic disease and improved evaluations and drug approvals for rare diseases, such as anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) associated vasculitis.

Brunetta received an undergraduate degree in biology at Johns Hopkins University and medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine. Subsequently, he completed an internal medicine residency at UCSF. He was a medical Chief Resident at SFGH prior to completing a pulmonary and critical care fellowship at UCSF, where he is now an adjunct associate professor.


Fontana Tobacco Treatment Center
1701 Divisadero Street, Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 885-7895

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Tufts University 1990


UCSF, Internal Medicine 1993


UCSF, Pulmonary and Crtical Care Medicine 1998