Teresa Cheng, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address4150 Clement St
San Francisco CA 94121
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    Cornell UniversityBA05/1985
    Stony Brook School of MedicineMD05/1989
    Boston University Internal Medicine Residency06/1992
    Boston University School of Public HealthMSc01/2010Health Services
    Boston University Fellowship General Internal Medicine06/2009
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    Society of General Internal Medicine - New England Region2017Excellence as Clinician Educator
    Boston University Dept of Medicine 2016Excellence in Teaching

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    Teresa M. Cheng MD, MSc is an Associate Professor at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center and board-certified internal medicine physician based out of the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) since 2017. Her clinical roles include telehealth primary and urgent care with rural populations in California and Nevada and inpatient ward attending at SFVAMC. She is the educational site director for the Downtown VA internal medicine residency program which serves homeless and vulnerable veterans. She is also associate director for the longitudinal telehealth urgent care resident rotation.

    Dr. Cheng earned her medical degree at SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine. She did her internal medicine residency at Boston University (BU) /Boston Medical Center. After working in primary care and clinic administration in a federally qualified community health center, she did a fellowship in general internal medicine and a Master of Science in health services at Boston University with tracks in medical education and women's health.

    Following her fellowship, she held several educational leadership positions in BU and brought many innovations in teaching and curriculum, including new curriculum in simulation training, EBM teaching and health care systems. In addition, she is an active mentor of medical students, residents and junior faculty in the areas of medical education and scholarship and received in 2016 the Department of Medicine teaching award and in 2017 the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) Regional award for excellence in medical education.

    From 2013 to 2020, she was a member of the national American Board of Internal Medicine Exam Committee. Since 2020, she has been appointed to the ABIM test approval committee.

    She is also actively involved with national and regional SGIM at the leadership level. Dr. Cheng has strong interest in mentorship and Asian American Pacific Islander issues and is currently faculty advisor for the UCSF chapter of Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)

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    1. Milestones-based direct observation tools in internal medicine resident continuity clinic. BMC Med Educ. 2017 Dec 04; 17(1):240. Berz JPB, Cheng T, Quintiliani LM. PMID: 29202742; PMCID: PMC5715641.
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    2. Limited adoption of current guidelines for clinical breast examination by primary care physician educators. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2015 Jan; 24(1):11-6; quiz 16-7. Cheng TM, Freund KM, Winter M, Orlander JD. PMID: 25405388.
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