Sarah Doernberg


Infectious disease specialist
Runner, reader, mother

Dr. Sarah Doernberg specializes in treating infectious diseases, particularly serious bacterial infections, recurrent infections and infections associated with implanted devices. Her expertise also encompasses infections in immunocompromised patients and in people who have undergone bone marrow or organ transplantation.

In her research, Doernberg focuses on health care–associated infections and preventing the development of drug-resistant microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi.

Doernberg earned her medical degree at Yale School of Medicine. She completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in infectious diseases at UCSF. She also earned a master of advanced study degree through the UCSF Training in Clinical Research Program.

  • Education

    Yale School of Medicine, 2006

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2009

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, Infectious Diseases, 2011

  • Board Certifications

    Infectious Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

My mission is to provide compassionate, informed and thoughtful care for all my patients.

Clinics I work with

Infectious Diseases Clinic

400 Parnassus Ave., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Center of Excellence

400 Parnassus Ave., B1 Plaza Level
San Francisco, CA 94143

Decorative Caduceus

Screening for Colonization With Resistant Enterobacterales in Neutropenic Patients With Hematol...

Gram-negative BSI during the episode of neutropenia