Josué Zapata is the Associate Chief of Staff for Quality, Safety, and Value and Associate Chief of the Medical Service at the San Francisco VA Health System as well as an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He is also a medical educator for students and residents and serves as a coach within the Bridges curriculum at the UCSF School of Medicine and helps direct the UCSF/Kaiser Undergraduate Research Internship.
Josué received his BA from New York University, where he was a Presidential Honors Scholar. He subsequently earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He completed his residency training in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and also served as Chief Resident.
Josué specializes in Hospital Medicine at the San Francisco VA where he cares for veterans with a variety of medical problems on the inpatient wards and during the perioperative period. He also helps lead the Quality Improvement Committee, serves on the Medical Executive Committee at the SFVA, and is an executive board member of the Bay Area Chapter of the Society of Hospital Medicine.
Josué's scholarly interests include quality and value improvement, leadership in academic medicine, medical education and professional development of trainees, and supporting diversity in healthcare. He is excited about improving the practice of medicine and optimizing patient outcomes through education, healthcare administration, and systems improvement.