Dr. Bauer has been a clinician-investigator in the Division of General Internal Medicine at UCSF since 1992, where he maintains a general medicine practice (Mt Zion), teaches students, residents and junior faculty, and is active in clinical research. As an executive member of the San Francisco Coordinating Center, he direct the Endpoints and Medication Coding Groups. He currently serves as the Director of the CTSI-funded K Scholar Program which provides clinical and translational research training, mentoring and funding to promising UCSF faculty from all schools and departments. Prior to the K program he started and directed the CTSI-funded Resident Research Training Program at UCSF. His own research interests include the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and other skeletal disorders, clinical biomarkers, and thyroid dysfunction. Dr. Bauer is a standing member of the NIH Neurologic, Aging, and Musculoskeletal Epidemiology (NAME) Study Section, a member of the California Technology Assessment Forum, and a Trustee for the National Osteoporosis Foundation.