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Ryan Laponis


Communication skills educator and farmers market frequenter

Dr. Ryan Laponis is an internal medicine specialist who provides primary care to adults and coordinates care for his patients with complex diseases. His goals are to develop treatment plans that meet his patients' needs and values and to help them navigate the health care system.

In his research, Laponis focuses on medical education. He particularly works on developing and evaluating curricula related to communication between doctors and patients, professionalism and the pursuit of careers in primary care.

Laponis earned his medical degree at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, which recognizes excellence in scholarship and service. He completed a residency in internal medicine at UCSF, where he served as chief resident in ambulatory medicine.

Laponis is a member of the Society of General Internal Medicine and is assistant director of UCSF’s residency program in primary care internal medicine.

  • Education

    UC Davis School of Medicine, 2008

  • Residencies

    UCSF, 2011

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

I learn so much from my patients and appreciate the trust they afford me.

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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    115 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 15, 2023
    I'm so happy that Dr Laponis is my doctor.
    Nov 08, 2023
    Dr Laponis will always be my champion! The best and I bragged about him all the time.
    Oct 12, 2023
    Exact I ask for the blood test .Seem the DR not quite responding to my request
    Aug 09, 2023
    Jul 21, 2023
    Dr Laponis is excellent he is thoughtful and very responsive to my needs.
    Jul 06, 2023
    Dr. Laponis is amazing. He always makes sure I feel like he has the time and interest to address any and all concerns I have.
    Apr 21, 2023
    To all my magicians and relatives I have highly recommended.
    Apr 18, 2023
    Dr Laponis is a wonderful kind and knowledgeable doctor. I feel blest to have him as my doctor
    Apr 07, 2023
    Dr. Laponis is a trusted and respected physician. His diagnostic knowledge and attention to all aspects of my health care are informed professional and friendly. He is the key to various treatment plan options and is the one I consult in all matters before making medical decisions. With his direction and guidance I always feel like I'm getting the best care by someone who truly cares. I feel most fortunate to have Dr. Laponis as my physician.
    Mar 31, 2023
    Provider was an excellent listener who showed genuine interest concern and desire to accurately diagnose and treat my condition.
    Mar 09, 2023
    Dr Laponis proactively tracked my in-patient care with UCSF Neurology and has expertly managed and monitored all my UCSF discharge referrals.
    Mar 09, 2023
    Dr. L was great. Really enjoyed meeting him and felt he was extremely well qualified
    Mar 08, 2023
    Dr. Laponis has excellent bedside manner he listens intently and provides excellent advice and follow through.
    Feb 08, 2023
    Dr Laponis and staff are great
    Jan 19, 2023
    Dr. Laponis is exceptional on every level and a great mentor/role model for residents. Thank you for offering his medical care to patients.
    Nov 03, 2022
    The meeting dealt with my concerns but more than that Laponis' approach Is empowering! Information AND alternatives.
    Sep 21, 2022
    Dr. Laponis was amazing! He really listened to my concerns and came up with a solution for how to ease my pain.
    Sep 18, 2022
    I very much appreciate having Dr. Laponis as my primary doctor. I feel very fortunate.
    Sep 03, 2022
    Ryan and I are very comfortable with each other. Very respectful and easy to work with. I feel lucky to have him as part of the team that keeps me healthy
    Sep 01, 2022
    Dr Laponis is an excellent listener and communicator
    Aug 25, 2022
    Once we connected it was a good experience.
    Aug 12, 2022
    The best so glad I found him.
    Jun 11, 2022
    Well satisfied patient
    May 27, 2022
    Dr Laponis is a world class decision provider and human beingHe is one of the truly great physicians at UCSF
    May 18, 2022
    A new drug was prescribed and it was discussed thoroughly.
    Apr 09, 2022
    He was calm and friendly.
    Apr 01, 2022
    Dr. Ryan Laponis' opened the door to health care in the most compassionate humanistic learned and thorough manner.I who was phobic anxious and fearful for decades.Hence I avoided all medical care anticipating the worst possible scenarios.Dr. Laponis' assuaged my presumptions by listening understanding and advising/guiding me.A priceless and precious gift.I thank him!
    Mar 22, 2022
    As always a positive supportive experience. Dr. Laponis is an excellent doctor on all counts. And the supportive staff are very helpful and friendly.
    Feb 06, 2022
    My visit was very congenial and very helpful.