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, 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.
  2. Rushakoff JA, Kornberg Z, Shah AD, Rushakoff RJ. Virtual glucose management service: a novel resident educational tool. Med Educ. 2017 Aug 30.
  3. Wallia A, Umpierrez GE, Rushakoff RJ, Klonoff DC, Rubin DJ, Hill Golden S, Cook CB, Thompson B. Consensus Statement on Inpatient Use of Continuous Glucose Monitoring. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2017 Sep; 11(5):1036-1044.
  4. Rushakoff RJ, Sullivan MM, MacMaster HW, Shah AD, Rajkomar A, Glidden DV, Kohn MA. Association Between a Virtual Glucose Management Service and Glycemic Control in Hospitalized Adult Patients: An Observational Study. Ann Intern Med. 2017 May 02; 166(9):621-627.
  5. Kim TY, Woeber KA, MacMaster HW, Rushakoff RJ. Peripheral IV Insulin Infusion Infiltration Presenting as "Insulin Resistance". Crit Care Med. 2016 Nov; 44(11):e1137-e1140.
  6. Parekh J, Roll GR, Wisel S, Rushakoff RJ, Hirose R. Effect of moderately intense perioperative glucose control on renal allograft function: a pilot randomized controlled trial in renal transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2016 Oct; 30(10):1242-1249.
  7. Nguyen CT, Seto A, Rushakoff R, MacMaster HW. Pharmacists' Impact on Glycemic Control Among Surgical Patients at a Large Academic Institution. Clin Diabetes. 2016 Apr; 34(2):105-8.
  9. Shah AD, Rushakoff RJ. Patient Self-Management of Diabetes Care in the Inpatient Setting: Con. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2015 May 18; 9(5):1155-7.
  10. Rushakoff RJ, Rushakoff JA. Evolution of the curbside consult commentary on transforming the endocrine consult: asynchronous provider consultations. Endocr Pract. 2015 May; 21(5):554-6.
  11. Shah AD, Fox RK, Rushakoff RJ. Falsely Decreased HbA1c in a Type 2 Diabetic Patient Treated with Dapsone. Endocr Pract. 2014 Nov; 20(11):e229-32.
  12. Rushakoff RJ, Sullivan MM, Seley JJ, Sadhu A, O'Malley CW, Manchester C, Peterson E, Rogers KM. Using a mentoring approach to implement an inpatient glycemic control program in United States hospitals. Healthc (Amst). 2014 Sep; 2(3):205-10.
  13. Shah A, Sullivan MM, Rushakoff RJ. A New "Twist" on Insulin Pen Administrat ion Errors. Endocr Pract. 2014 Jun; 20(6):617.
  14. Neinstein A, MacMaster HW, Sullivan MM, Rushakoff R. A detailed description of the implementation of inpatient insulin orders with a commercial electronic health record system. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2014 Jul; 8(4):641-51.
  15. Draznin B, Gilden J, Golden SH, Inzucchi SE, Baldwin D, Bode BW, Boord JB, Braithwaite SS, Cagliero E, Dungan KM, Falciglia M, Figaro MK, Hirsch IB, Klonoff D, Korytkowski MT, Kosiborod M, Lien LF, Magee MF, Masharani U, Maynard G, McDonnell ME, Moghissi ES, Rasouli N, Rubin DJ, Rushakoff RJ, Sadhu AR, Schwartz S, Seley JJ, Umpierrez GE, Vigersky RA, Low CC, Wexler DJ. Pathways to quality inpatient management of hyperglycemia and diabetes: a call to action. Diabetes Care. 2013 Jul; 36(7):1807-14.
  16. Kimmel B, Sullivan MM, Rushakoff RJ. Survey on transition from inpatient to outpatient for patients on insulin: what really goes on at home? Endocr Pract. 2010 Sep-Oct; 16(5):785-91.
  17. Sullivan MM, O'Brien CR, Gitelman SE, Shapiro SE, Rushakoff RJ. Impact of an interactive online nursing educational module on insulin errors in hospitalized pediatric patients. Diabetes Care. 2010 Aug; 33(8):1744-6.
  18. Weinberg ME, Bacchetti P, Rushakoff RJ. Frequently repeated glucose measurements overestimate the incidence of inpatient hypoglycemia and severe hyperglycemia. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2010 May 01; 4(3):577-82.
  19. Aggarwal R, Weinberg V, Small EJ, Oh W, Rushakoff R, Ryan CJ. The mechanism of action of estrogen in castration-resistant prostate cancer: clues from hormone levels. Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2009 Oct; 7(3):E71-6.
  20. Masharani U, Rushakoff RJ. Update on systemic management of diabetes. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2009; 49(2):13-33.

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