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Rebecca Conant, M.D.

Geriatrician and internist

Dr. Rebecca Conant is the founding director of the UCSF Housecalls program, which has provided in-home primary care to more than 300 frail, homebound elders since 2001. It provides medical and palliative care to elders who otherwise would not have access to care except through emergency services. Housecalls is operated as a nonprofit that does not charge additional fees for home care. Patients come from all socioeconomic backgrounds and neighborhoods in San Francisco. Eighty percent of the patients are poverty level or low income. Conant's leadership has inspired local foundations and donors to support the Housecalls program.

Conant also serves as the medical director for the UCSF Home Health Agency and provides clinical expertise and support for the clinicians in Bay Area home care services. She earned a medical degree at UCSF and stayed on for residency training in primary care and for a fellowship in geriatrics. Conant has received awards for her clinical care as well as her teaching. She is board-certified in internal medicine, geriatrics, and hospice and palliative medicine. She is an associate clinical professor of medicine at UCSF.

More about Rebecca Conant


UCSF School of Medicine 1996


UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine 1999


UCSF Medical Center, Geriatrics 2001

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Kao H, Conant R, Soriano T, McCormick W. The past, present, and future of house calls. Clin Geriatr Med. 2009 Feb; 25(1):19-34, v.
  2. Levinson B, Conant R, Schnur R, Das S, Packman S, Gitschier J. A repeated element in the regulatory region of the MNK gene and its deletion in a patient with occipital horn syndrome. Hum Mol Genet. 1996 Nov; 5(11):1737-42.

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