Diane Sliwka, MD is a Hospitalist and Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. In her role as Chief Physician Experience Officer at UCSF Health, she has led provider experience efforts organizationally since 2014. This role includes measurement of the provider work experience as well as individual, local and organizational efforts to improve well-being and the structural and systemic challenges for providers. Diane also co-chairs the University of California wide collaborative on physician well-being since 2019, is a member of the National CHARM Chief Wellness Officer Network, and has completed training in the Stanford Chief Wellness Officer Course.
Diane leads UCSF Health’s Center for Enhancement of Communication in Healthcare which provides relationship centered communication skills training for providers. She co-chairs the Health Equity Council at UCSF, leads clinical communications related to COVID pandemic. From 2012-until 2020 she served as Executive Medical Director for Patient Experience with a focus on physician engagement in improving the experience for patients at UCSF Health.
Diane received her bachelor degree in Biology from Dartmouth College and her medical degree from University of Connecticut School of Medicine after which she completed Internal Medicine Residency at Maine Medical Center. She then spent 2 years as a clinician educator and hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston where she completed the Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education with an academic focus on simulation education before transitioning to UCSF. She has completed leadership training through the UCSF Institute for Physician Leadership and the Coro Women’s Initiative at UCSF. She is faculty in the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare.