Viridiana Garcia is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine and Course Director of the Health Professions Education Longitudinal Didactics for the Internal Medicine Residency program. She divides her time between clinical and educational roles.
Viridiana completed her BS in Life Sciences and MS in Science of Health Care Delivery at Arizona State University and received her MD from the University of Arizona. She completed her internship, residency, and chief residency at UCSF before joining UCSF's Division of Hospital Medicine as faculty.
Clinically, she works as an academic hospitalist at UCSF Health where she attends on the direct care and teaching services. During her time at UCSF, Viridiana has been involved in leadership roles within the Residency Diversity Committee with a focus on recruitment of UIM medical students to UCSF. Her academic interests include teaching in the clinical environment, rounds leadership, and effective clinical coaching.