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Armond M. Esmaili



Armond M. Esmaili is a hospitalist, a specialist in the care of hospitalized patients. He divides his time among patient care, hospital operations leadership and medical education. He provides care on the inpatient wards and also supervises teams of medical students and residents. As medical director of the Respiratory Isolation Unit at UCSF's Parnassus Heights campus, he leads and oversees all care of patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infections. He is also assistant director for the Division of Hospital Medicine's direct-care Goldman Medical Service, helping to oversee clinical operations and system improvement efforts.

Esmaili has scholarly interests and experience in patient safety, care transitions for hospitalized patients, innovation in care delivery, improving communication with patients and health systems leadership.

Esmaili earned his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, where he majored in human science, graduated as valedictorian and was a national finalist for a Rhodes scholarship. He earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he was a Health Justice Scholar, a track focused on how doctors can help eliminate inequities in health care. He completed his residency in internal medicine at UCSF, with additional training in quality improvement and health policy. He then served as chief resident at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He joined the UCSF faculty in 2019.

  • Education

    Georgetown University School of Medicine, MD, 2015

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Internal Medicine, 2018

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

I strive to provide care with warmth and compassion, and to create a health system that delivers the level of care providers want for their families.