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Joshua S. Adler


Executive Vice President, Physician Services, UCSF Health
Bay Area sports fan and hobbyist guitar player

Dr. Joshua Adler is a practicing internist and executive vice president for physician services at UCSF Health.

In his role as executive vice president, Adler's responsibilities include overseeing the quality, safety and coordination of patient care across the entire UCSF Health system as well as overseeing the management of its physicians. He also oversees population health, clinical resource management, regulatory compliance, medical staff affairs, clinical innovation and risk management.

Previously, Adler served as chief medical officer at UCSF Medical Center for six years and as medical director of UCSF ambulatory care for seven years.

After earning his medical degree at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, Adler completed a residency in internal medicine at UCSF. Following a year as chief resident at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System, he continued to serve in the VA's Sierra Pacific Network as assistant chief of medicine, assistant chief of staff and chief medical officer.

Adler is vice dean for clinical affairs at UCSF School of Medicine. In that role, he works with the clinical department chairs to align UCSF's missions of patient care, research and education. He also works to ensure that physicians remain involved in decision making at the operational level.

  • Education

    UC San Diego School of Medicine, 1990

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Internal Medicine, 1993

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine