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David Sears


Infectious disease physician

Dr. David Sears is an infectious disease specialist who cares for patients living with HIV and those with infectious diseases.

One area of Sears' research is evaluating health care quality in outpatient HIV clinics and in the California Correctional Health Care Services system.

Sears earned his medical degree from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He completed a residency in internal medicine at New York – Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and a fellowship in infectious diseases at UCSF.

Sears is passionate about medical education and has directed a number of educational initiatives at the UCSF 360 Wellness Center, where he instructs trainees in addition to caring for HIV-positive patients. He serves as faculty sponsor for the UCSF medical students' HIV interest group and on the committee of the HIV Medicine Association Medical Students Program. In 2019, he received an award for teaching excellence from the UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators.

  • Education

    Warren Alpert Medical School, 2007

  • Residencies

    New York – Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2010

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Infectious Diseases, 2013

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    62 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 10, 2023
    There's a lot of emphasis in continuing ed about "working across difference" but in this relationship the challenge appears to be a provider struggling to work with someone who is the same. What happens when the patient is also a highly educated white professional who grew up speaking English and understands science? And who feels empowered to make his own health care decisions based on facts? The consults seem geared towards people who aren't expected to understand what's happening or to think critically. It's unfortunate as this individual is clearly worthy of the many awards already bestowed and it should be a blessing to have such an accomplished practicioner. I never have these problems with my dentist optometrist chiropractor personal trainer etc. Why here...?
    Oct 25, 2023
    Dr. Sears has a very sensitive knowledgeable personable compassionate thoughtful bedside manner. I respect him deeply.
    Oct 11, 2023
    I apologize I wasn't my best
    Sep 15, 2023
    Dr. Sears gets my highest rating possible.
    Jul 20, 2023
    Dr. Sears has been my hero and champion throughout the years. I'm so very grateful to have him on my team !'n
    Jul 19, 2023
    Dr. Sears is by far the best primary care provider I've ever had. He's compassionate thorough nonjudgmental and a good listener. I hope he never leaves this practice.
    May 05, 2023
    Excellent service over all.
    May 03, 2023
    The doctor was very attentive and caring listening g and responding to me and any questions I had in a professional and thoughtful manner.
    Apr 19, 2023
    The best system of care
    Mar 01, 2023
    Feel lucky to have Dr. Sears as my physician
    Mar 01, 2023
    Dr. Sears is probably the best doctor I've ever had.
    Feb 17, 2023
    Dr. Sears is by far the best PCP I've ever had. He listens he explains he discusses treatment options in easy to understand ways he's nonjudgmental in short he cares.
    Feb 01, 2023
    Dr Sears is A+++
    Nov 04, 2022
    The visit was basically routine. There were only a few things I was wondering about and my analysis of them were proven to be correct. I was happy to learn that they were not anything to be worried about at least presently.
    Nov 02, 2022
    Couldn't be happier to have Dr. Sears as my primary care provider.
    Sep 25, 2022
    An excellent system of care -the best
    Sep 14, 2022
    Dr. Sears is extraordinary.
    Sep 11, 2022
    My physician is someone gives me hope. Not only helping my health also helps me to believe in myself and that what is l need now.
    Jul 09, 2022
    Dr Sears has always been very attentive and will find out any information that he doesn't already have.
    Jun 03, 2022
    Dr. Sears was concerned about a biopsy that was taken almost a month before seeing him and was concerned about the appearance. He took a photograph sent it to my dermatologist and within 24 hours I received a phone call from the dermatologist about how to go forward with the wound prescribed an ointment for it and discussed seeing him in the office in person within two weeks to discuss it further to see if we need to change to an oral medication. He was going to prescribe doxycycline to me based on what he saw but prior to the count phone conversation he already read on my chart that I was allergic to that medication and made the decision to not go ahead and prescribe it for me. That showed a lot of prayer concern and was really appreciated that he knew my health record even before we started having a conversation over the phone.
    Apr 27, 2022
    Best PCP I've ever had
    Mar 05, 2022
    Excellent physician