Sunita Mutha, MD



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.

Board Certification

Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

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Albany Medical College 1988


University of Pittsburgh Hospital, Internal Medicine 1991


Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Internal Medicine 1994

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Lee JS, Nápoles A, Mutha S, Pérez-Stable EJ, Gregorich SE, Livaudais-Toman J, Karliner LS. Hospital discharge preparedness for patients with limited English proficiency: A mixed methods study of bedside interpreter-phones. Patient Educ Couns. 2017 Jul 24.
  2. Karliner L, Marks A, Mutha S. Reducing Health Care Disparities for Minority Women in the Era of the Affordable Care Act: Opportunities within Primary Care. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2016; 27(2):392-415.
  3. Wilson-Stronks A, Mutha S. From the perspective of CEOs: what motivates hospitals to embrace cultural competence? J Healthc Manag. 2010 Sep-Oct; 55(5):339-51; discussion 351-2.
  4. Karliner LS, Mutha S. Achieving quality in health care through language access services: lessons from a California public hospital. Am J Med Qual. 2010 Jan-Feb; 25(1):51-9.
  5. Assemi M, Mutha S, Hudmon KS. Evaluation of a train-the-trainer program for cultural competence. Am J Pharm Educ. 2007 Dec 15; 71(6):110.
  6. Karliner LS, Jacobs EA, Chen AH, Mutha S. Do professional interpreters improve clinical care for patients with limited English proficiency? A systematic review of the literature. Health Serv Res. 2007 Apr; 42(2):727-54.
  7. Jacobs E, Chen AH, Karliner LS, Agger-Gupta N, Mutha S. The need for more research on language barriers in health care: a proposed research agenda. Milbank Q. 2006; 84(1):111-33.
  8. Ogrinc G, Mutha S. A one-stop health care request. Am Fam Physician. 2004 Feb 01; 69(3):750-2.
  9. Ogrinc G, Headrick LA, Mutha S, Coleman MT, O'Donnell J, Miles PV. A framework for teaching medical students and residents about practice-based learning and improvement, synthesized from a literature review. Acad Med. 2003 Jul; 78(7):748-56.
  10. Ogrinc G, Mutha S, Irby DM. Evidence for longitudinal ambulatory care rotations: a review of the literature. Acad Med. 2002 Jul; 77(7):688-93.
  11. Stubblefield C, Mutha S. Provider-patient roles in chronic disease management. J Allied Health. 2002; 31(2):87-92.
  12. Kim LE, Jeffe DB, Evanoff BA, Mutha S, Freeman B, Fraser J. Improved compliance with universal precautions in the operating room following an educational intervention. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2001 Aug; 22(8):522-4.
  13. Mutha S, Norman G, O'Neil E. Medical practice 2010: how we get there. West J Med. 2000 Apr; 172(4):274-7.
  14. Jeffe DB, Mutha S, Kim LE, Evanoff BA, Fraser VJ. Evaluation of a preclinical, educational and skills-training program to improve students' use of blood and body fluid precautions: one-year follow-up. Prev Med. 1999 Nov; 29(5):365-73.
  15. Mutha S, Bellack JP, O'Neil EH. Academic health centers: a future of struggles and new identities. West J Med. 1999 Oct; 171(4):276-8.
  16. Kim LE, Evanoff BA, Parks RL, Jeffe DB, Mutha S, Haase C, Fraser VJ. Compliance with Universal Precautions among emergency department personnel: implications for prevention programs. Am J Infect Control. 1999 Oct; 27(5):453-5.
  17. Mutha S, Jeffe DB, Kim LE, L'Ecuyer PB, Evanoff BA, Fraser VJ. Healthcare workers' perceptions of occupational exposure. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1999 Sep; 20(9):592-3.
  18. Akduman D, Kim LE, Parks RL, L'Ecuyer PB, Mutha S, Jeffe DB, Evanoff BA, Fraser VJ. Use of personal protective equipment and operating room behaviors in four surgical subspecialties: personal protective equipment and behaviors in surgery. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1999 Feb; 20(2):110-4.
  19. Evanoff B, Kim L, Mutha S, Jeffe D, Haase C, Andereck D, Fraser V. Compliance with universal precautions among emergency department personnel caring for trauma patients. Ann Emerg Med. 1999 Feb; 33(2):160-5.
  20. Skeff KM, Mutha S. Role models--guiding the future of medicine. N Engl J Med. 1998 Dec 31; 339(27):2015-7.

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