Nathaniel Gleason, MD, is the interim Executive Medical Director for Primary Care at UCSF Health. He is Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine where he practices as a primary care physician and teaches medical students and residents. He attended UCSF for his medical degree and residency training in General Internal Medicine.
Dr. Gleason developed an eConsult program at UCSF, offering primary care providers timely access to specialist expertise and allowing patients to avoid the travel, work absence, and other costs associated with a visit to the specialist’s office. With funding from the UC Office of the President and a Medicare innovation grant with Association of American Medical Colleges, Dr. Gleason led dissemination of this eConsult platform across all UC Health Systems and additional Academic Medical Centers nationally. The implementation grants provided firsthand experience leading teams at each campus to understand barriers and facilitators of adoption of innovations by clinicians and patients. Dr. Gleason is a clinical informatics lead at the UCSF Center for Digital Health Innovation, focusing new programs that improve access to timely, high-value care in the outpatient setting.