Robert Baron, MS, MD


Dr. Robert Baron is a primary care doctor and vice chief of General Internal Medicine at UCSF Medical Center. He has a special interest in treating obesity and is the founder and director of the UCSF Weight Management Program. He also is interested in nutrition and preventive medicine.

Baron earned a master's degree in nutrition at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and a medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. He has directed the UCSF Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program since 1989. He is a professor of medicine and associate dean for Continuing Medical Education at UCSF.


General Internal Medicine at Sutter Street
1701 Divisadero St., Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94115
New Patient Appointments:
(844) 727-8273 (PCP-UCSF)
Office: (415) 353-7999
Fax: (415) 353-7901

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. — 5 p.m.

Weight Management Program
1701 Divisadero St., Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94143-0320
Phone: (415) 353-2105
Fax: (415) 353-7901

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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UCSF School of Medicine 1978


UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Baron R, Drucker K, Lagdamen L, Cannon M, Mancini C, Fischer-Cartlidge E. CE: Breast Cancer Screening: A Review of Current Guidelines. Am J Nurs. 2018 Jun 13.
  2. Baron RB. Treating Blood Pressure Correctly by Measuring It Correctly. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Apr 16.
  3. Hauer KE, Cate OT, Boscardin CK, Iobst W, Holmboe ES, Chesluk B, Baron RB, O'Sullivan PS. Ensuring Resident Competence: A Narrative Review of the Literature on Group Decision Making to Inform the Work of Clinical Competency Committees. J Grad Med Educ. 2016 May; 8(2):156-64.

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