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Aaron Neinstein


Champion of diabetes care and health care technology

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

Neinstein studies new ways to leverage technology to treat diabetes. He seeks to empower patients and doctors to access, understand, use and share health information in day-to-day care, including outside of traditional medical settings. With specialists from other disciplines, he is part of an effort to guide the design, development, adoption and application of digital information services in health care delivery. The goals are to advance health care policy and create tools that facilitate connected, collaborative care.

As UCSF's vice president of digital health, Neinstein leads a diverse team focused on electronically transforming the delivery of care, developing virtual care models, and improving the care experience as well as access for patients. He helped implement UCSF's electronic medical records system and was a founder of Tidepool, a nonprofit organization that creates open-source software to empower people with diabetes. He was also appointed to serve on the federal Health Information Technology Advisory Committee.

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

  • 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.

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    59 Ratings
    About our process
    Apr 08, 2023
    Dr. Neinstein is an amazing provider. He works to enable me to make informed decisions while also providing solid guidance and involving me every step of the way.
    Mar 16, 2023
    Dr Neinstein is a prince along doctors. He really should train others.
    Mar 15, 2023
    Many thanks to Dr Neinstein!
    Feb 08, 2023
    My care proivider Dr. Neinstein is excellent provider. I trust and appreciate all he does for me. His team is also great.
    Jan 27, 2023
    Dr Neinstein is an amazing person and very knowledgeable doctor!Totally recommend him to others
    Jan 25, 2023
    Excellent clinician and doctor listened extremely well so many thanks!
    Jan 25, 2023
    I have recommended Dr Neinstein in the past and will continue to do so.
    Nov 16, 2022
    Dr. Neinstein is extremely compassionate and a great listener.
    Nov 11, 2022
    Excellent doctor! Listens explains and shows and expresses concern.
    Oct 19, 2022
    Felt very well listened to.
    Sep 07, 2022
    My physician (Dr. Neinstein) Is very personable and professional. He is approachable and made it easy to discuss my health condition. These days when most physicians are under pressure to limit visit times and focus on entering data on their laptops I felt Dr. Neinstein listened well and addressed my concerns.
    Aug 12, 2022
    Excellent care provider who cares for his patients and encourages patients to take responsibility and contact the care provider of any issues or concerns
    Aug 03, 2022
    Ver approachable easy to talk with!
    Jul 22, 2022
    Dr. N is the best endocrinologist in the State of California and in the Pacific Northwest. Period. Very patient-focused. Encyclopedic and cutting-edge medical knowledge.
    May 26, 2022
    He is a great doctor