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Kevin Grumbach, M.D.

Kevin Grumbach, MD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and Chief of Family and Community Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital. He is the Director of the UCSF Center for California Health Workforce Studies, Co-Director of the UCSF Center for Excellence in Primary Care, and Co-Director of the Community Engagement Program for the UCSF Clinical Translational Science Institute. His research on topics such as primary care physician supply and access to care, innovations in the delivery of primary care, and racial and ethnic diversity in the health professions have been published in major medical journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA and cited widely in both health policy forums and the general media. With Tom Bodenheimer, he co-authored the best-selling textbook on health policy, Understanding Health Policy - A Clinical Approach, and the book, Improving Primary Care – Strategies and Tools for a Better Practice, published by McGraw Hill. He received a Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Health Resources and Services Administration Award for Health Workforce Research on Diversity, and the Richard E. Cone Award for Excellence and Leadership in Cultivating Community Partnerships in Higher Education, and is a member of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Grumbach has served as a campaign surrogate and member of the health policy advisory committee for the Barack Obama presidential campaign, an advisor to President-Elect Obama’s health transition team, and an advisor to Congressional Committees and government agencies on primary care and health reform.

Dr. Grumbach practices family medicine at the Family Health Center at San Francisco General Hospital.