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Rachel J. Bystritsky


Medical Director, Infectious Disease Clinic and Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy Program
Infectious disease physician

Dr. Rachel J. Bystritsky is an infectious disease specialist who focuses on serious bacterial and fungal infections as well as complex infections involving bones and joints or surgically implanted hardware. She provides patient consultations in both hospital and clinic settings. She serves as medical director of the UCSF Infectious Diseases Clinic and outpatient program delivering IV antibiotics patients at home or at a skilled nursing facility.

Bystritsky is interested in health care quality improvement and medical education. She also has an interest in antimicrobial stewardship, a term for efforts to optimize the use of antibiotics – and other agents that work against disease-causing organisms – in ways that improve outcomes for patients and combat the development of drug resistance.

Bystritsky earned her medical degree at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and completed a residency in internal medicine at New York – Presbyterian Hospital, serving as chief resident. She completed her fellowship in infectious diseases at UCSF.

  • Education

    Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 2012

  • Residencies

    New York – Presbyterian Hospital, Internal Medicine, 2015

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Infectious Diseases, 2018

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    100 Ratings
    About our process
    Feb 18, 2023
    She was very informative and easy to talk to and I enjoyed our conversation
    Jan 16, 2023
    I am so grateful to Dr Rachel. She goes way out of her way to check on me even to help me with infections that another doctor is helping me with. She goes way out of her way to help her patients and I'm very appreciative of that. You guys have a gem.
    Jan 14, 2023
    Good experience.
    Nov 22, 2022
    Being in Dr Bystritsky's care has been a gift. She has a fabulous demeanor that makes me feel both at ease and as if I was the only patient on her mind. She explains complicated issues in a way I can follow and her passion for her patients and expertise is inspiring as it is appreciated. She is one of the best doctors I have ever had.
    Aug 20, 2022
    Great Doctor and staff
    Aug 19, 2022
    Dr. Rachel us one of my fav doctors. She listens to me and takes my wants into consideration. She is wonderful!
    Jul 12, 2022
    Excellent doctor-- very happy that she's part of my UCSF medical team.
    May 27, 2022
    Dr. Bystritsky's compassion and expertise have been a gift to me these last few months. I feel incredibly safe and respected in her care. She is engaged always available and seems as committed to my overall well-being like family. I thank her daily in my prayers and feel incredibly confident that she will guide me along with my health plan with great care and curiosity. Her commitment to the work and to her patients is a gift.
    Apr 22, 2022
    I am beyond grateful for Dr. Bystritsky's expertise and care. Her vast knowledge and great compassion makes me feel safe and supported.
    Feb 13, 2022
    I had extreme confidence in my provider and felt her support.
    Jul 27, 2021
    She always very nice.
    Jul 09, 2021
    Good experience overall
    Jun 16, 2021
    May 13, 2021
    She gave no follow up information.
    May 07, 2021
    Every part of my experience with this appointment with this provider was excellent as has been the case for all appointments with her.
    Apr 29, 2021
    I was impressed by and grateful for the amount of time the provider took to try to really understand my health history and the current problem and get at a solution to it. I was also grateful for her obvious competence and thoroughness.

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