Armond M. Esmaili, MD is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine (DHM). He is the Medical Director of UCSF Health's Respiratory Isolation Unit (RIU) at Parnassus Heights and the Assistant Director of DHM's Goldman Medical Service. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and divides his time between patient care, hospital operations leadership, and medical education.
As a hospitalist, Armond directly cares for patients on the inpatient wards and also supervises teams of resident physicians and medical students. As the RIU Medical Director, he leads and oversees all efforts to care for patients with suspected and confirmed COVID-19. As the Assistant Director of the Goldman Medical Service, he helps lead and oversee the clinical operations and system improvement efforts of DHM's direct care hospitalist service. He has scholarly interests and experience in patient safety, care transitions for hospitalized patients, care delivery innovation, patient communication, and health systems leadership.
Armond received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University where he majored in Human Science, graduated as Valedictorian, and was a Rhodes Scholarship national finalist. He earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine where he was a Health Justice Scholar. He completed his medical internship and residency in Internal Medicine at UCSF with additional training in quality improvement and health policy in the residency’s Health Systems and Leadership pathway. He then served as UCSF Chief Resident at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Armond joined UCSF’s Division of Hospital Medicine as faculty in 2019.