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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

  • Academic Title


  • Languages


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
    83 Ratings
    About our process
    Jul 17, 2023
    I haven't had an in-person annual checkup appointment in years with Dr Hauer due to the pandemic and scheduling challenges on my side. I was impressed with how thorough Dr Hauer was at getting a full and complete picture of all the things going on in my life that can impact health. And how sensitive and thoughtful she was in discussing some of the next steps around what I need to do to further improve my health. I have always appreciated Dr Hauer's professionalism and knowledge so I was not surprised with how this visit went - just want to say that I was really happy to have this thorough time for my checkup with her.
    Apr 30, 2023
    I'd love to recommend her to others but I don't think she can take on any more patients.
    Mar 31, 2023
    Dr.Hauer is one of the best
    Mar 19, 2023
    Dr. Karen Hauer is what you would want in a physician that cares for you. She's thoughtful kind and very compassionate regarding your health.
    Mar 10, 2023
    Dr. Hauer very professional dealing with me got time to listen my request. Offers if I need refills to be addressed before seeing my new PCP
    Feb 10, 2023
    Dr Hauer is a rock star and her staff is great.
    Nov 05, 2022
    Dr. Hauer is wonderful and cares for me as her patient. I stay with my insurance because she is my PCP.
    Sep 07, 2022
    Dr Hauer has been both mine and my husband's primary care doctor for about 20 years. She has been the best doctor I've ever had and I feel very fortunate to have her. She is patient and caring. Also unlike some doctors I have seen in the past she is never condescending.
    Aug 11, 2022
    Good experience
    Jul 22, 2022
    Very good!
    Apr 17, 2022
    Dr. Hauer is a superb clinician who gives me great advice and is very empathetic. I could not ask for a bette physician.
    Mar 18, 2022
    Dr. Hauer is a superb physician both skilled and caring .
    Dec 14, 2021
    Dr. Hauer is a very caring professional and knowledgable physician. I am always satisfied with her care.
    Dec 14, 2021
    Excellent doctor! Always follows through!
    Dec 10, 2021
    An outstanding care provider! One of the very best at UCSF.

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