Ryan Laponis, MD


Dr. Ryan Laponis is an internist in the General Internal Medicine Clinic at Mount Zion where he provides adult primary care and coordinates the care of his patients who have complex diseases. His goal is to develop care plans that meet the needs and values of his patients and to help them navigate the health care system. In his research, he focuses on medical education, particularly developing and evaluating curriculum that affects provider and patient communication, professionalism and the pursuit of primary care careers.

Laponis earned a medical degree at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, a professional medical organization that recognizes and advocates excellence in scholarship and medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at UCSF, where he served as chief resident in ambulatory medicine. He is a member of the Society of General Internal Medicine and is assistant program director of the UC Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program. He is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at UCSF.


General Internal Medicine
1545 Divisadero St., First and Second Floors
San Francisco, CA 94115
New Patient Appointments:
(844) 727-8273 (PCP-UCSF)
Office: (415) 353–7900
Fax, First Floor: (415) 353–2583
Fax, Second Floor: (415) 353–2640

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

Board Certification

Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Title

Associate Professor

More about Ryan Laponis


University of California Davis School of Medicine 2008


UCSF Medical Center 2011

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Dulay M, Laponis R, O'Brien BC, Gupta R, Ramanan RA, Julian K. An Intensive Continuity Clinic Immersion Experience for Interns: A Springboard to Confidence and Satisfaction With Continuity Clinic. J Grad Med Educ. 2017 Oct; 9(5):622-626.
  2. Sheu L, Laponis R, Julian K. Educating the Next Generation of Physicians in Interprofessional Collaboration. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 Aug; 31(8):823-5.
  3. Laponis R, O'Sullivan PS, Hollander H, Cornett P, Julian K. Educating generalists: factors of resident continuity clinic associated with perceived impact on choosing a generalist career. J Grad Med Educ. 2011 Dec; 3(4):469-74.

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