Dr. Sumant Ranji completed his Internal Medicine residency training at the University of Chicago, and served as Chief Medical Resident at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. He joined UCSF in 2002 as a fellow in hospital medicine and clinical research, and subsequently joined the faculty of the Division of Hospital Medicine at UCSF Health. His work focuses on improving the quality and safety of care for hospitalized patients and educating residents and medical students.
Dr. Ranji was named Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital in 2016. In this role, he directs the division's activities in the clinical care of hospitalized patients - including planning and leading the hospital medicine service's response to the COVID-19 pandemic - and is responsible for the mentorship and development of the division's 40 faculty and staff. Under his leadership, the division has focused on improving care for vulnerable and marginalized patients by implementing innovative clinical services, leading educational and quality improvement programs, and conducting impactful research.
Dr. Ranji remains active in clinical teaching and education for students and residents around quality improvement, patient safety, and high value care. He served as associate program director for the UCSF Internal Medicine residency from 2007-2016, directing educational programs in systems improvement and developing experiential learning approaches to engage residents in improving the quality of care for hospitalized patients. He continues to mentor students, residents, and faculty interested in careers in health care systems improvement.
Dr. Ranji's academic interests are in patient safety, quality improvement, and high-value care for hospitalized patients. He has published widely on quality improvement initiatives to improve the safety of transitions in care, with a particular focus on the role of residents in improving quality and safety. He is an an Associate Editor of BMJ Quality and Safety (http://qualitysafety.bmj.com) and previously served as Associate Editor for AHRQ Patient Safety Net. His clinical responsibilities include attending on the ward and medical consult services at San Francisco General Hospital.