Robert Bartz, MD, PhD

Family practice physician

Dr. Robert Bartz is a family practice physician at UCSF Primary Care at Laurel Village. He provides primary care to patients of all ages. He has special interests in disease prevention, healthy aging, men's health and chronic disease management. He earned a medical degree and a Master of Science in preventive and administrative medicine from the University of Wisconsin—Madison and completed his family medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin—St. Mary's Hospital program.

Bartz practiced primary care medicine in Wisconsin and Florida before moving to the Bay Area. After completing a clinical research fellowship at Stanford, he was a member of the UCSF primary care faculty at Lakeshore for nearly 10 years. He subsequently worked in the Marin County Division of Aging and in a primary care clinical practice in southern Marin before returning to UCSF in the fall of 2016. He is board certified in family medicine and is a health sciences associate clinical professor in the UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine.


Primary Care at Laurel Village
3490 California Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94118
New Patient Appointments:
(844) 727-8273 (PCP-UCSF)
Office: (415) 514-6200
Fax: (415) 514-6410

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – noon, 1 – 5 p.m.

Academic Title

Associate Professor

More about Robert Bartz


University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine 1981
University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.S., Preventive and Administrative Medicine 1988
UCSF, Ph.D., History of Health Sciences 2005


University of Wisconsin-Madison, Family Medicine 1985


Stanford University, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program 1991

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Chesla CA, Skaff MM, Bartz RJ, Mullan JT, Fisher L. Differences in personal models among Latinos and European Americans: implications for clinical care. Diabetes Care. 2000 Dec; 23(12):1780-5.
  2. Fisher L, Chesla CA, Skaff MM, Gilliss C, Mullan JT, Bartz RJ, Kanter RA, Lutz CP. The family and disease management in Hispanic and European-American patients with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2000 Mar; 23(3):267-72.
  3. Fisher L, Chesla CA, Skaff MA, Gilliss C, Kanter RA, Lutz CP, Bartz RJ. Disease management status: a typology of Latino and Euro-American patients with type 2 diabetes. Behav Med. 2000; 26(2):53-66.
  4. Bartz R. Beyond the biopsychosocial model: new approaches to doctor-patient interactions. J Fam Pract. 1999 Aug; 48(8):601-7.
  5. Fisher L, Chesla CA, Bartz RJ, Gilliss C, Skaff MA, Sabogal F, Kanter RA, Lutz CP. The family and type 2 diabetes: a framework for intervention. Diabetes Educ. 1998 Sep-Oct; 24(5):599-607.

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