Transformation that works

Kevin Grumbach, MD

Chair and Professor,
UCSF Department of Family
and Community Medicine

Kevin Grumbach is Professor and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He is the Co-Director of the UCSF Center for Excellence in Primary Care, and Co-Director of the Community Engagement and Health Policy Program for the UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

Dr. Grumbach formerly directed the UCSF Center for California Health Workforce Studies. 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. He received the Health Resources and Services Administration Award for Health Workforce Research on Diversity and is a member of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Grumbach has testified before Congressional committees and the Medicare Payment Advisory Committee on health workforce and primary care policy, and served on health workforce advisory committees for federal and state agencies and foundations such as The California Endowment.

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