Robert Rushakoff, MD


A renowned expert in diabetes, Dr. Robert Rushakoff is medical director of the UCSF Diabetes Center at Mount Zion. He also is medical director for Inpatient Diabetes, or the care of hospitalized diabetic patients, at UCSF Medical Center. He earned a medical degree and master's degree in pharmacology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed a residency in internal medicine at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. He completed an endocrinology fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

In addition to caring for patients, Rushakoff is a member of the Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Lab at Mount Zion where he studies the use of the Internet to train doctors and patients in diabetes management. His research has been published in medical journals. He is a professor of medicine at UCSF.


Diabetes Clinic at Mount Zion
2200 Post St., Suite C-418
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 885–3868
Fax: (415) 885–7724

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Medical College of Wisconsin 1982


Mount Zion Hospital, Internal Medicine 1985


Cedar-Sinai Medical Center, Endocrinology 1987

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Rushakoff RJ, Macmaster HW. Improving Emergency Insulin Administration. JAMA. 2018 May 08; 319(18):1937.
  2. Rushakoff RJ, Rushakoff JA, Kornberg Z, MacMaster HW, Shah AD. Remote Monitoring and Consultation of Inpatient Populations with Diabetes. Curr Diab Rep. 2017 Sep; 17(9):70.
  3. Rushakoff JA, Kornberg Z, Shah AD, Rushakoff RJ. Virtual glucose management service: a novel resident educational tool. Med Educ. 2017 11; 51(11):1174-1175.

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