Veronica Yank, MD



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.

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

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University of California San Francisco School of Medicine 2003


University of Washington School of Medicine 2006

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Lorig K, Ritter PL, Laurent DD, Yank V. Building Better Caregivers: A Pragmatic 12-Month Trial of a Community-Based Workshop for Caregivers of Cognitively Impaired Adults. J Appl Gerontol. 2017 Nov 01; 733464817741682.
  2. Yank V, Agarwal S, Loftus P, Asch S, Rehkopf D. Crowdsourced Health Data: Comparability to a US National Survey, 2013-2015. Am J Public Health. 2017 Aug; 107(8):1283-1289.
  3. Rosas LG, Lv N, Azar K, Xiao L, Yank V, Ma J. Applying the Pragmatic-Explanatory Continuum Indicator Summary Model in a Primary Care-Based Lifestyle Intervention Trial. Am J Prev Med. 2015 Sep; 49(3 Suppl 2):S208-14.
  4. Ma J, Yank V, Lv N, Goldhaber-Fiebert JD, Lewis MA, Kramer MK, Snowden MB, Rosas LG, Xiao L, Blonstein AC. Research aimed at improving both mood and weight (RAINBOW) in primary care: A type 1 hybrid design randomized controlled trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2015 Jul; 43:260-78.
  5. Yank V, Tribett E, Green L, Pettis J. Learning from marketing: Rapid development of medication messages that engage patients. Patient Educ Couns. 2015 Aug; 98(8):1025-34.
  6. Fitzgerald JD, Johnson L, Hire DG, Ambrosius WT, Anton SD, Dodson JA, Marsh AP, McDermott MM, Nocera JR, Tudor-Locke C, White DK, Yank V, Pahor M, Manini TM, Buford TW. Association of objectively measured physical activity with cardiovascular risk in mobility-limited older adults. J Am Heart Assoc. 2015 Feb 18; 4(2).
  7. Rosas LG, Thiyagarajan S, Goldstein BA, Drieling RL, Romero PP, Ma J, Yank V, Stafford RS. The effectiveness of two community-based weight loss strategies among obese, low-income US Latinos. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2015 Apr; 115(4):537-50.e2.
  8. Buford TW, Hsu FC, Brinkley TE, Carter CS, Church TS, Dodson JA, Goodpaster BH, McDermott MM, Nicklas BJ, Yank V, Johnson JA, Pahor M. Genetic influence on exercise-induced changes in physical function among mobility-limited older adults. Physiol Genomics. 2014 Mar 01; 46(5):149-58.
  9. Yank V, Xiao L, Wilson SR, Stafford RS, Rosas LG, Ma J. Short-term weight loss patterns, baseline predictors, and longer-term follow-up within a randomized controlled trial. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Jan; 22(1):45-51.
  10. Xiao L, Huang Q, Yank V, Ma J. An easily accessible Web-based minimization random allocation system for clinical trials. J Med Internet Res. 2013 Jul 19; 15(7):e139.
  11. Xiao L, Yank V, Wilson SR, Lavori PW, Ma J. Two-year weight-loss maintenance in primary care-based Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle interventions. Nutr Diabetes. 2013 Jun 24; 3:e76.
  12. Ma J, Xiao L, Yank V. Variations between obese Latinos and whites in weight-related counseling during preventive clinical visits in the United States. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Aug; 21(8):1734-41.
  13. Blonstein AC, Yank V, Stafford RS, Wilson SR, Rosas LG, Ma J. Translating an evidence-based lifestyle intervention program into primary care: lessons learned. Health Promot Pract. 2013 Jul; 14(4):491-7.
  14. Ma J, Yank V, Xiao L, Lavori PW, Wilson SR, Rosas LG, Stafford RS. Translating the Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle intervention for weight loss into primary care: a randomized trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jan 28; 173(2):113-21.
  15. Beavers KM, Hsu FC, Serra MC, Yank V, Pahor M, Nicklas BJ. The effects of a long-term physical activity intervention on serum uric acid in older adults at risk for physical disability. J Aging Phys Act. 2014 Jan; 22(1):25-33.
  16. Yank V, Stafford RS, Rosas LG, Ma J. Baseline reach and adoption characteristics in a randomized controlled trial of two weight loss interventions translated into primary care: a structured report of real-world applicability. Contemp Clin Trials. 2013 Jan; 34(1):126-35.
  17. Yank V, Laurent D, Plant K, Lorig K. Web-based self-management support training for health professionals: a pilot study. Patient Educ Couns. 2013 Jan; 90(1):29-37.
  18. Xiao L, Yank V, Ma J. Algorithm for balancing both continuous and categorical covariates in randomized controlled trials. Comput Methods Programs Biomed. 2012 Dec; 108(3):1185-90.
  19. Knowles JW, Assimes TL, Kiernan M, Pavlovic A, Goldstein BA, Yank V, McConnell MV, Absher D, Bustamante C, Ashley EA, Ioannidis JP. Randomized trial of personal genomics for preventive cardiology: design and challenges. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2012 Jun; 5(3):368-76.
  20. Logan AC, Yank V, Stafford RS. Off-label use of recombinant factor VIIa in U.S. hospitals: analysis of hospital records. Ann Intern Med. 2011 Apr 19; 154(8):516-22.

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