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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.

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    76 Ratings
    About our process
    Oct 20, 2023
    Dr Ling is an exceptional listenervery caring and is detailed about my medical hxincludes me and my family in decisions and seems to genuinely care about my health challenges. I respect Dr Ling's medical TX and recommendations highly. I am extremely pleased with her as my main Dr.
    Sep 12, 2023
    Dr Ling is simply the best. Her knowledge patience and empathy are top notch.
    Sep 12, 2023
    Fantastic thoughtful caring and with great expertise!
    Sep 08, 2023
    Dr. Ling has been my primary care provider/internist for 20 years. She is an exceptional physician - caring knowledgeable up-to-date personable. Readily available and promptly replies to messages. Follows up on and integrates any medical care I've received outside of UCSF. I always feel better after seeing her and more motivated to work extra hard to take care of my health.
    Jul 21, 2023
    Dr Ling is an impressive health care professional. Her insights and communication skills are optimal. I feel privileged to have her as my PCP. Excellent on all fronts!
    Jun 11, 2023
    Dr. Ling gets it covered all the bases. Excellent. The elderly patient had just had a scary fall down some stairs. Dr. Ling addressed this concern.And reviewed medications list checked patient's foot circulation ordered an MRI for stroke prevention etc.
    May 07, 2023
    Apr 16, 2023
    Dr Ling is the best doctor ever had nothing more to ask for.
    Apr 15, 2023
    Very good service
    Apr 08, 2023
    Dr. Ling is a wonderful person as well as an excellent PCP. I know that I can trust her and value her approach to my health care needs.
    Jan 09, 2023
    Dr. LIng is an outstanding clinician. She has been my PCP for about 15 years. It always amazes me how much detail about me she knows and understands.
    Nov 09, 2022
    I am so happy with my PCP. She is easy to talk to and a good listener. Always helpful in finding the right treatment is important to me.
    Oct 14, 2022
    Dr. Ling is an outstanding health professional! She's thoughtful respectful caring and the kind of critical thinker that every patient should have in their health care team!
    Sep 26, 2022
    She is very good for me at long time
    Sep 17, 2022
    Outstanding; took time went over my list very thorough exam shared decision making overall superb physician
    Sep 06, 2022
    Dr Ling is the best in every way. She is very professional in her knowledge of my condition and is always eager to hear about my concerns and needs.
    Sep 04, 2022
    This was an overall good experience.
    Jul 22, 2022
    Dr Ling is the best!
    May 18, 2022
    My PCP reviewed my lab reports my medications and all my current health care concerns. I don't know what I would do without her advice knowledge and support.
    Apr 30, 2022
    Dr. Ling did her best to answer my concerns. She did send me a very prompt response to my blood work results and her comments were very encouraging to me for my overall health!
    Apr 22, 2022
    Always a great experience with Dr. Ling!