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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.

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    138 Ratings
    Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
    136 Ratings
    Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
    135 Ratings
    Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
    133 Ratings
    Knew the important information about your medical history
    137 Ratings
    The provider showed respect for what you had to say
    137 Ratings
    The provider spent enough time with me
    135 Ratings