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Aaron Neinstein


Champion of diabetes care and health care technology

Dr. Aaron Neinstein is a specialist in hormonal disorders. He cares for patients with diabetes; those with disorders of the thyroid, adrenal, pituitary, ovaries or testes; and those with other metabolic issues.

Neinstein studies new ways to treat diabetes. He believes in empowering patients and physicians to access, share, understand and use health information in day-to-day care, including outside of traditional health care settings. His work in informatics, or information science, is part of an interdisciplinary effort guiding the design, development, adoption and application of information services in health care delivery. The goal is to advance health care policy and create tools that facilitate connected, collaborative care as well as advance health care systems that integrate innovative software.

At the UCSF Center for Digital Health Innovation, where Neinstein is director of clinical informatics, he leads a multidisciplinary team focused on digitally transforming delivery of care, developing and commercializing new technologies and enabling national synergy on digital health. In addition to helping implement UCSF's electronic health care records system, he was on the founding team of Tidepool, a nonprofit organization that creates open-source software to empower people with diabetes.

Neinstein earned his medical degree from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. He completed a residency in internal medicine at UCSF, where he also completed a fellowship in endocrinology.

  • Education

    Keck School of Medicine of USC, 2007

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Internal Medicine, 2010

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Endocrinology, 2013

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Clinical Informatics, American Board of Preventive Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

My goal is to learn about patients as individuals, hear their preferences, empower them with information and make the best choices with their help.

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    Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
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    Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
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    Knew the important information about your medical history
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    The provider showed respect for what you had to say
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    The provider spent enough time with me
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