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Ralph Gonzales


Associate Dean for Clinical Innovation and Chief Innovation Officer
Designer of better health care delivery and trail runner

Dr. Ralph Gonzales is an internal medicine specialist who provides urgent care. He is associate director of the UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute's career development program and associate chair of ambulatory care and clinical innovation in the UCSF Department of Medicine.

Gonzales has many research interests, including management of respiratory tract infections, antibiotic use, diagnostic tests and clinical prediction rules, enhancing patient self-care, community-based health care interventions, common symptom evaluation and unexplained symptoms.

Gonzales earned his medical degree and completed a residency in internal medicine at UCSF.

  • Education

    UCSF, 1991

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Internal Medicine, 1995

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Languages


I believe in transforming the patient experience and health outcomes by leveraging technology through an engaged health care workforce.