Neda Ratanawongsa, MD
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Address||1001 Potrero Ave, SFGH 10|
San Francisco CA 94143
|Society of General Internal Medicine||2008||Milton W. Hamolsky Junior Faculty Award|
Neda Ratanawongsa, MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations. She is Chief Medical Informatics Officer for CarelinkSF Ambulatory Electronic Health Record at San Francisco Health Network. Dr. Ratanawongsa focuses her research, teaching, administrative, and clinical work on enhancing communication and therapeutic alliances between patients and providers in safety net health care settings. Her work focuses on using health information technology to enhance communication and shared decision-making in the treatment and prevention of chronic medical conditions, particularly with electronic health record implementation in safety net clinics. Dr. Ratanawongsa is a mixed methods researcher, with expertise in survey research, qualitative research, and conversational analysis. She has developed, implemented, and evaluated curricula at the undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education levels. Nationally, she has served on committees with the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) and American Academy on Communication in Healthcare (AACH) and chaired the 2014 SGIM Annual Meeting in San Diego.
Dr. Ratanawongsa received her undergraduate and medical degrees at Harvard, then came to UCSF for residency and chief residency in internal medicine. She completed a Masters in Public Health and General Internal Medicine Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University and joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center as an Assistant Professor and Assistant Residency Program Director. She joined as UCSF General Internal Medicine and Center for Vulnerable Populations faculty in 2008.
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