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.