Pamela M. Ling


Physician-scientist fighting tobacco while wearing great shoes

Dr. Pamela Ling is an internal medicine specialist and primary care doctor. She has a special interest in caring for underserved urban populations.

Ling's research investigates the intersection of tobacco use, media and social marketing as relates to young people. Her work focuses on understanding how tobacco marketing encourages youths and young adults to begin using tobacco, and how to apply the same strategies to improve tobacco control programs.

Ling earned her medical degree and completed a residency in medicine at UCSF. She then earned a master of public health degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She completed a fellowship at the UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies.

Ling is a member of the American Public Health Association and Society of General Internal Medicine.

  • Education

    UCSF, 1996

    UC Berkeley, MPH, 2000

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Medicine , 1999

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies , 2002

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title


I aspire to use science, creativity and compassion to care for our patients and fight for social justice.

Clinics I work with

General Internal Medicine at Post Street

1545 Divisadero St., First and Second Floors
San Francisco, CA 94115

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

Social Media Intervention to Stop Nicotine and Cannabis Vaping Among Adolescents

7-day point prevalence abstinence (PPA) from all tobacco products will be assessed over the course of the study. Participants reporting no vaping in the past 7 days will be coded as abstinent. Those reporting 7-day abstinence and ...