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

    Assistant professor

Clinics I work with

HIV/AIDS Program

350 Parnassus Ave., Suite 908
San Francisco, CA 94143

My reviews


Overall Experience
78 Reviews
Dr. Sears is by far the best primary care provider I've ever had. I've been able to talk open and honestly about any problem I've ever had and he always responds in a friendly nonjudgmental way providing me with the information I need to make informed decisions about my health. And he clearly views me as a whole person not just a collection of symptoms diagnoses or medical issues. He's exactly what a PCP should be.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
78 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
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Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
77 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
77 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
77 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
77 Reviews