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Robert J. Rushakoff


Medical Director, UCSF Diabetes Clinic at Mount Zion

Dr. Robert Rushakoff is a renowned expert in diabetes, serving as medical director of the UCSF Diabetes Clinic at Mount Zion as well as medical director for inpatient diabetes care at UCSF.

Rushakoff is a member of the diabetes and endocrinology research lab at the UCSF Mount Zion campus, where he studies the use of the internet to train doctors as well as patients in managing diabetes. His research has been published in medical journals.

Rushakoff earned his medical degree and a master's degree in pharmacology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed a residency in internal medicine at UCSF, followed by an endocrinology fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

  • Education

    Medical College of Wisconsin, 1982

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Internal Medicine, 1985

  • Fellowships

    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Endocrinology, 1987

  • Board Certifications

    Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title


Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    326 Ratings
    About our process
    Mar 30, 2022
    He gave me recomendetion
    Mar 15, 2022
    As always A+ service from Dr. Rushakoff! For folks who have health issues it's really great to have such an excellent and caring physician As Dr. Rushakoff!
    Mar 10, 2022
    Dr Rushakoff is very good. He knows my situation well and speaks with me openly and honestly about my care and the options I have.
    Mar 01, 2022
    They are all very helpful and knowledgeable
    Feb 15, 2022
    Excellent Dr.
    Nov 30, 2021
    Couldn't be better
    Sep 12, 2021
    He is the best Diabetes Dr. In California.
    Sep 10, 2021
    Thank you.
    Aug 13, 2021
    A brilliant compassionate Doctor
    Jul 14, 2021
    I would not be under the care of any provider who would make decisions about my care on their own! I don't like the disrespectful question if my doctor is "friendly"?I visit doctors for their professional knowledge I'd expect a clerk to be "friendly"
    Jul 12, 2021
    He is the best diabetes Dr. In San Francisco.
    Jun 26, 2021
    He is an overall amazing doctor. Kind and empathetic.
    Jun 02, 2021
    by analzing my history and researching one of the drugs i was having difficulties with we were able to determine that the metformin i was taking was the problem and still manage to keep my A1C below 7.0. he is a very proactive doctor.
    Jun 02, 2021
    the best clinician I have ever met-- in terms of showing concern providing substantial explanation including research articles genuine insight courtesy and respect in helping me to make a well informed decision
    May 18, 2021
    Dr. Rushakoff was very polite respectful and explained everything thoroughly.
    May 12, 2021
    He is the best in the west!
    May 06, 2021
    Dr. Rushakoff is the best down-to-earth Doctor.
    May 04, 2021
    no bad experience at all
    Mar 15, 2021
    I love my diabetes dr and would recommend him for sure
    Mar 10, 2021
    Dr. Rushakoff is a great provider that exhibits excellent skills in endocrinology superior listening skills demonstrates empathy is personable is extremely understanding is patient. I am so glad he is my specialty provider !!
    Feb 23, 2021
    He gave me options when dealing with problems.
    Feb 17, 2021
    unclear visit
    Feb 08, 2021
    Dr.Rushakoff explains and took me from a 300 reading of Diabetes to a 80-110 reading. He explained the upside and downside of Diabetes. It was not with fear that he talked to me but with the outcomes. Dr.Rushakoff makes a patient feel good and installs faith.
    Jan 18, 2021
    i am newly diabetic and he has been patient and understanding with all my questionsconcerns and needs
    Nov 16, 2020
    reminds me of college chum.
    Oct 25, 2020
    He's really great and I appreciated how informative he was
    Sep 17, 2020
    First time meeting this provider. seem nice and concerned with my health issues.
    Sep 16, 2020
    I think he is one of the best diabetes doctor in USA.I am getting better and improve my health after receiving treatment from him.I really appreciate his care for me.
    Sep 11, 2020
    Very polite intelligent understandable friendly
    Sep 02, 2020
    this was a video visit
    Aug 04, 2020
    provider answered all my questions
    Jul 23, 2020
    Great care!
    Jul 13, 2020
    i am thankful
    Jul 10, 2020
    Very good.
    Jun 30, 2020
    Dr Rushakoff is the best!
    Jun 25, 2020
    Zoom conference was unsuccessful we ended up being on a phone conference for 10 minutes to visit recent blood test result and medication adjustment.
    May 28, 2020
    This was my first telehealth experience and it was with a new provider. Dr. Rushakoff's relaxed professional manner made this a very informative and relaxing visit for me. The use of telehealth was an excellent option during the Covid pandemic and could probably be successful during non-pandemic times.