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Leah Rorvig, MD, MS

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Family Community Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco CA 94110
Phone415-476-1669
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    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CAFellowship, Division of Geriatrics2018Geriatric Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CAResidency, Family & Community Medicine2017Family Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CAMD2014
    University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CAMS2012Joint Medical Program; Health and Medical Sciences; Qualitative Research
    Columbia University, New York City, NYBA2003Women's and Gender Studies
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    Family Health Center at ZSFG2017Family Health Center Award for Exemplary Service, awarded to one resident annually
    UCSF School of Medicine2014Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
    UCSF School of Medicine2014Sadie E. Berkove Fellowship, awarded annually to three outstanding women graduates
    UC Berkeley/UCSF Joint Medical Program2012Commencement speaker
    Columbia University Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality2003Departmental honors awarded to undergraduate thesis

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    Dr. Rorvig is a family doctor and geriatrician dedicated to the care of older adults and persons with disabilities. Currently she works as a geriatrician for the Family Health Center at San Francisco General Hospital. In this role she sees patients in clinic, at home, and by video. Dr. Rorvig also sees patients for geriatrics consultation. She is the director of the geriatrics curriculum for the UCSF Family & Community Medicine Residency.

    Dr. Rorvig's research focuses on evaluating health care quality in the California Correctional Health Care Services system. She serves as the director of health education of Amend at UCSF, an institute focused on changing correctional culture to improve the health of those who live and work in U.S. jails and prisons. During the COVID-19 pandemic her work has had a particular focus on educating health care providers about the rights of incarcerated patients who require acute care in community hospitals.

    Besides clinical medicine, Dr. Rorvig's primary professional interest is the well-being of trainees and physicians. She leads the geriatrics fellowship resiliency curriculum and has facilitated resiliency sessions for medical students and family medicine residents.

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    1. Prisons and COVID-19: A Desperate Call for Gerontological Expertise in Correctional Healthcare. Gerontologist. 2020 Jul 24. Prost SG, Novisky MA, Rorvig L, Zaller N, Williams B. PMID: 32706885.
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    2. Correctional Facilities In The Shadow Of COVID-19: Unique Challenges And Proposed Solutions. Health Affairs Blog. 2020. Brie Williams, Cyrus Ahalt, David Cloud, Dallas Augustine, Leah Rorvig, David Sears. View Publication.
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