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Melissa Bachhuber, MD
M_MED-DGIM-VAMC
Associate Professor

4150 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94121


Melissa R. Bachhuber, MD is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at UCSF. She practices primary care and hospital medicine at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and also serves as an attending on the inpatient wards and primary care clinic. She is a member of the Core Faculty for the VA Center of Excellence for Primary Care Education which focuses on providing internal medicine residents and advanced nurse practitioner students with longitudinal training in team-based ambulatory patient care. Dr. Bachhuber develops curricula in interprofessional, case-based conferences. In her work with medical students she engages in direct teaching and mentoring through courses such as Foundations of Patient Care and VALOR. Dr. Bachhuber was appointed as the SFVA Deputy Associate Chief of Staff for Education in 2013 and continues to serve in this role. She is a member of the School of Medicine 2013-2014 Teaching Scholars Program. Dr. Bachhuber is delighted to serve as a UCSF SOM Coach starting in AY 17-18 (http://meded.ucsf.edu/mse/coaching-program).

Education and Training

Location Degree or Training Specialty Date
University of California, San Francisco Teaching Scholars Program 2013
University of California, San Francisco Residency School of Medicine - Internal Medicine 2009
University of Wisconsin MD School of Medicine and Public Health 2006

Awards and Honors

2015   Cooke Award for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, UCSF Academy of Medical Educators, 2015
2014   Kaiser Excellence in Teaching Award, Nominee, UCSF, 2014-2015
2014   Excellence in Teaching, UCSF Academy of Medical Educators, 2014
2006   AOA, UW-Madison, 2006

Recent Articles (5)

O'Brien BC, Patel SR, Pearson M, Eastburn AP, Earnest GE, Strewler A, Gager K, Manuel JK, Dulay M, Bachhuber MR, Shunk R. Twelve tips for delivering successful interprofessional case conferences. Med Teach. 2017 Jul 07; 1-7.

O'Brien BC, Bachhuber MR, Teherani A, Iker TM, Batt J, O'Sullivan PS. Systems-Oriented Workplace Learning Experiences for Early Learners: Three Models. Acad Med. 2017 May; 92(5):684-693.

Patel S, Bachhuber M, O'Brien B. An interprofessional home visit curriculum for high-risk patients. Med Educ. 2013 Nov; 47(11):1138-9.

Stephens C, Sackett N, Pierce R, Schopfer D, Schmajuk G, Moy N, Bachhuber M, Wallhagen MI, Lee SJ. Transitional care challenges of rehospitalized veterans: listening to patients and providers. Popul Health Manag. 2013 Oct; 16(5):326-31.

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