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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.

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    46 Ratings
    About our process
    May 24, 2023
    Prompt kind informative
    Apr 21, 2023
    She is wonderful
    Feb 25, 2023
    Dr. Doernberg is the epitome of excellence - knowledgeable caring patient and excellent communication skills. She sees and treats the whole person.
    Feb 17, 2023
    Dr. Doernberg is very easy toTalk with. She is very clear in her discussion and plan of care!
    Dec 21, 2022
    Dr. Doernberg Is a TOP DOC! Always professional great listener thorough In considering possible cause and solutions regarding unclear health challenges. She treats patients as if they were personally Important to her!
    May 31, 2022
    I would have appreciated an after-visit summary and an InterpretationOf my test tesults.
    May 08, 2022
    Fortunate to have her as part of my medical team. Very smart and kind.

    Selected research