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Irina (Era) Kryzhanovskaya


East Coast transplant and eclectic foodie

Dr. Irina (Era) Kryzhanovskaya is an internist providing primary care to adult patients. She has a special interest in treating substance use disorders and addiction, and focuses as well on ensuring the safe and effective prescription of controlled substances in the clinic.

Kryzhanovskaya's research interests include increasing access to buprenorphine, a drug used to treat opioid use disorder. She is also studying how to improve retention of residents in primary care careers by providing role models and mentoring.

Kryzhanovskaya earned her medical degree from the University of Virginia. While completing a residency in internal medicine at UCSF, she served as chief resident at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

Kryzhanovskaya chairs UCSF's controlled substance review committee and serves as liaison for the clinical training program in internal medicine at UCSF's Parnassus campus. She is a member of the Society of General Internal Medicine and American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Kryzhanovskaya was born in Kiev, Ukraine. Her family moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, when she was 5 years old. She came to the West Coast to pursue her residency at UCSF.

  • Education

    University of Virginia, 2013

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Internal Medicine, 2016

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Languages


In addition to patient care, I am passionate about medical education and increasing interest in primary care careers among students and residents.

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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    52 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 24, 2023
    Dr.Kryzhanovskaya is an excellent physician. She listened to my concerns and answered all of my questions. She showed concern for my concerns and had solutions to my problems. She is always.professionalwarm and professional. I am fortunate to have her as my primmary physician.
    Nov 01, 2023
    Dr. K is an extraordinary physician.
    Aug 09, 2023
    Dr. K is a fabulous doctor. The retention of Primary care doctors will become more and more difficult the more you make their jobs overwhelming and under paid.
    May 03, 2023
    Dr. K was very patient thoughtful and friendly!
    Apr 22, 2023
    Always spends plenty of time and gives me lots of attention. Has good suggestions. Is knowledgeable.
    Mar 27, 2023
    Dr. K is one of only a very small amount of people at UCSF that doesn't make me feel like I'm a bother and a burden.
    Mar 10, 2023
    Dr. K. Showed genuine concern and interest. She listened closely to what I had to say. Her responses were thoughtful and on point.
    Jan 18, 2023
    Dr. K is tops!
    Dec 15, 2022
    Dr. K is an excellent physician! She listens to all of my questions and concerns responds with respect and competence and amazingly I never feel hurried!! During this last visit she proposed a new treatment carefully discussed all the risks and benefits and offered a research article to explain the treatment more fully. There is so much to cover in a medical visit and she seems to be on top of it all!
    Dec 08, 2022
    Extraordinary care visit for me and my wife. With Dr. K. "extraordinary" is "standard" care. Candid honest respectful dialogue with full opportunity to participate in all care decisions.
    Sep 27, 2022
    Care provider is an excellent listener includes me in decisions about my care is very competent and expresses warmth and understanding with regard to my medical concerns.
    Sep 20, 2022
    Unbelievably patient doctor. Listened very attentively and soothed my anxieties about deciding on how to proceed with my issue. she is the BEST.
    Jul 27, 2022
    I love dr k she is so compassionate and cares about each patient- has knowledge about your issues befor she enters the room and makes great referrals
    Jul 21, 2022
    Jun 07, 2022
    Excellent provider!
    May 27, 2022
    Dr. K was very patient and cared about everything I had to say. She also gave me informative answers to questions I had. She took the time to listen and make decisions after what I had to share.
    May 03, 2022
    Feb 18, 2022
    Extremely detailed and informative after visit notes which I appreciate.

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