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Rena K. Fox


Hepatitis specialist

Dr. Rena Fox is an internal medicine specialist and an expert in hepatitis C, making her one of the few doctors in the country with this distinct combination of qualifications. She cares for patients with general health needs as well as those with viral hepatitis and liver disease. She teaches internal medicine residents as part of her primary care practice.

As a researcher, Fox studies liver diseases such as hepatitis C and fatty liver disease, and factors such as which populations tend to be affected. Contributing to large studies conducted across multiple centers, she also researches long-term outcomes for patients with liver disease, such as hepatocellular carcinoma (the most common type of liver cancer) and cirrhosis.

Fox earned her medical degree at the University of California, San Diego and completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Washington. She completed a UCSF fellowship in general internal medicine with a particular interest in hepatitis C, receiving training from UCSF hepatologists in viral hepatitis.

Fox is internationally recognized as an educator. She lectures around the country and has been working with the Department of Veterans Affairs for more than a decade, developing educational tools and national policies on hepatitis C. She also serves as medical editor of the VA's viral hepatitis and liver disease website.

Fox serves on the faculty of UCSF's Hepatitis C Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes), which remotely supports providers in underserved and rural areas by offering information and guidance on hepatitis C screening and care via telemedicine.

  • Education

    UC San Diego School of Medicine, 1997

  • Residencies

    University of Washington, Internal Medicine, 2000

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, General Internal Medicine, 2001

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title


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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    238 Ratings
    About our process
    Jul 07, 2023
    Dr. Fox was attentive and thoughtful. She came up with a good strategy to help control the symptoms I have been having. I would definitely recommend her to other patients
    Jul 07, 2023
    Dr.Fox is an excellent doctor who show great compassion for her patients.
    Jun 14, 2023
    Dr. Fox was caring considerateand extremely detail oriented!
    Jun 06, 2023
    I'm very lucky to have Dr. Fox as my care provider. I feel my care is extremely well taken care of.
    May 23, 2023
    Dr Fox is the best doctor anyone could wish for. She's thorough efficient organized and listen to my all my concerns.
    May 09, 2023
    I have been in this clinic for more than 20 years. The best clinic in San Francisco.
    Apr 11, 2023
    Excellent Care Provider professionalism knowledge base and attention to my medical history and needs
    Mar 14, 2023
    My provider spent extra time listening to my concerns and worries.
    Feb 22, 2023
    I have been a patient at UC for more than 30 years. I don't understand what I did to be treated this way.
    Feb 22, 2023
    Rena Fox MD is the finest physician I could hope to have on my side. Inspiring Doctor
    Feb 03, 2023
    Excellent provider!
    Jan 25, 2023
    I've been with my provider for years and from day one she's always treated me with respect and honesty and always explained everything so I could understand it.
    Jan 24, 2023
    Got excellent advice from Dr Rena Fox and showed sincere care for my health
    Jan 20, 2023
    Dr. Fox is the best MD ever
    Jan 10, 2023
    Dr.Fox is always a very professional caring doctor who is worth waiting for and I value her opinion and concerns for my care and the fact that she includes me in all details of my care.
    Dec 20, 2022
    I understand my chronic health issues and Dr Fox is very good and concerned. She listens to me which helps my treatment
    Dec 16, 2022
    Dr Fox listens then explains then suggests. She is the doctor we all want and need.
    Nov 30, 2022
    Best doctor ever! Empathetic and informative.
    Nov 30, 2022
    The provider had less than 10 minutes with me because she was so backed up with other patients.
    Nov 29, 2022
    Definitely refer to anyone everyone!
    Nov 18, 2022
    Dr Fox is always prepared to answer all questions. I feel confident under her care and lucky to have her as my Primary Care Physician .
    Nov 12, 2022
    I like Dr. Fox. She is a very nice and thorough doctor. She made sure that my medications are all up-to-date/reordered. And she always check If my Immunization records are up-to-date as well since this was the first time in a long time (due to pandemic) that we saw each other face to face.
    Nov 03, 2022
    Rena Fox is a fabulous physician that we are so lucky to have.
    Oct 12, 2022
    I love Dr. Fox! She really hears my health concerns and helps me get resolution.
    Oct 06, 2022
    I trust Dr fox
    Sep 28, 2022
    Dr Fox considerate good listener includes me in plan of care and repeats back the plan
    Sep 15, 2022
    Probably the best doctor on the planet!
    Sep 08, 2022
    Consistently an outstanding Dr whom I hv complete faith. Excellent communicator.
    Aug 30, 2022
    My PCP is very thorough about my medical needs. She studies my chart & follows up on all my medical concerns.
    Jul 29, 2022
    Thankyou for the assistance!
    Jul 12, 2022
    Dr Rena Fox is the best
    May 31, 2022
    Always feel that my care is exceptional
    May 16, 2022
    Not sure how to schedule the Orthotics follow-up appointment...
    Apr 19, 2022
    Excellent provider
    Apr 02, 2022
    Dr Fox is too busy to recommend
    Mar 24, 2022
    My provider was great I had 100% trust in her felt safe and in good care . She answered all questions. Explained everything and made sure I understood. Everything
    Mar 10, 2022
    Mar 03, 2022
    Dr. Fox involved me in the decision process inviting me to decide how to proceed as to multiple issues while ensuring I had the information required to make informed decisions. I am grateful for her approach.
    Feb 16, 2022
    Terrific person and terrific care
    Jan 27, 2022
    I liked that she told me when to expect to hear from her about test results. That sets my expectations appropriately.
    Jan 24, 2022
    She's my best doctor. Caring understanding and knowledgeable. I do not change insurance because of her.
    Jan 05, 2022
    Dr. Rena Fox is an excellent and very knowledgeable physician and among the very best I have experienced in the medical profession.
    Dec 19, 2021
    Dr.Fox takes excellent care of me and includes me in every step of my care. Dr. Fox has great compassion for her patients
    Nov 19, 2021
    The best doctor I have ever worked with!
    Nov 09, 2021
    Dr. Rena Fox is an extraordinary primary care physician.
    Nov 09, 2021
    After I complained about the long wait Dr Fox was standoffish and not very personal
    Oct 21, 2021
    The best doctor ever !
    Oct 20, 2021
    Extra concerned for my family health issues.
    Sep 13, 2021
    I had good experiences with this provider in the past but this was not good at all. I left the office feeling so defeated and scared just because I wanted to change my birth control. I understand the risks the doctor was explaining to me but I never got onto hormonal birth control for mood regulation bleeding etc. I don't want to have to be stuck with it because I could have mood changes or bleeding changes when I was perfectly fine with that before I was on birth control at all.