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Michelle Mourad


Vice Chair, Department of Medicine
Promoter of quality, safety and the patient experience

Dr. Michelle Mourad is an internal medicine specialist whose focus is patients in the hospital. She serves as vice chair of the UCSF Department of Medicine.

Mourad's research is on the science of improving hospital quality, safety and value through changes in how providers deliver care. She studies patient transitions (when a patient moves from one health care provider or setting to another), patient and provider satisfaction, reducing costs and using informatics (information technology) to improve care.

Mourad earned her medical degree from New York University. At UCSF, she completed a residency in internal medicine, followed by a fellowship in hospital medicine.

Mourad is a fellow of the Society of Hospital Medicine and American College of Physicians. In her free time, she enjoys being with her two young sons, who continually remind her of the importance of laughter, love and being jumped on.

  • Education

    New York University School of Medicine, 2006

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Internal Medicine, 2008

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Hospital Medicine, 2009

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