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Karen E. Hauer


Lover of running, hiking in Marin and time with family

Dr. Karen Hauer is an internal medicine specialist who provides primary care.

Hauer studies medical education, and is an associate dean at UCSF. Her research focuses on innovative ways to train and assess medical students so that they become outstanding doctors.

Hauer earned her medical degree from UCSF, where she also completed a residency in internal medicine. She earned a doctorate in medical education from UCSF and Utrecht University in the Netherlands.

Hauer is married to a physician, and they have three children. A native of Marin County, she enjoys being outdoors, running, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.

  • Education

    UCSF and Utrecht University, PhD, Medical Education, 2015

    UCSF, 1993

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Internal Medicine, 1997

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

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My goals are to provide outstanding, patient-centered primary care, and to train UCSF students to become compassionate and well-rounded doctors.

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    91 Ratings
    Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
    90 Ratings
    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
    88 Ratings
    Knew the important information about your medical history
    90 Ratings
    The provider showed respect for what you had to say
    91 Ratings
    The provider spent enough time with me
    91 Ratings