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Anna Chodos, MD
Assistant Professor

1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110

Dr. Anna Chodos is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General and the Division of Geriatrics, both within the Department of Medicine at UCSF. Her clinical work is in both general primary care and in outpatient specialty care in geriatrics, and her academic work is focused on understanding the unmet needs of older adults who are seen in primary care in the safety net and improving clinical programs. She is the Co-Principal Investigator of the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program, which is training health care providers and social service providers in geriatrics principles. She is also the medical director of the outpatient Geriatrics Consult Service at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Chodos is also passionate about inspiring trainees to pursue primary care and geriatrics, and is a faculty mentor for the Primary Care Progress chapter at UCSF. Dr. Chodos attended medical and public health school at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed an Internal Medicine Primary Care residency at UCSF-Zuckerberg San Francisco General and a Geriatrics clinical and research fellowship at UCSF. She is board certified in Geriatrics and Internal Medicine.

Education and Training

Location Degree or Training Specialty Date
University of California, San Francisco Fellowship Division of Geriatrics 2014
University of California, San Francisco Certificate Medicine (Advance Training in Clinical Research) 2013
University of California, San Francisco Residency Internal Medicine, Primary Care, ZSFG 2011
University of California, San Francisco Residency Department of Medicine - Primary Care 2011
Harvard University M.P.H. School of Public Health 2008
Harvard University M.D. School of Medicine 2008


advocacy, community-based participatory research, consult geriatrics, dementia, elder abuse, implementation science, interdisciplinary research collaboration, older adults, poverty in older adults, primary care, safety net, socioeconomically disadvantaged groups, writing for advocacy

Awards and Honors
2015   Richard J. Haber Excellence in Teaching in Primary Care Award, Division General Internal Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, UCSF, 2015
2014   Tideswell, Practice Change Leader, University of California, San Francisco, 2014
2013   Institute for Incentives in Health Care Award, Division of Geriatrics, Dept of Medicine, UCSF, 2013
2012   Excellent Subspecialty Clinical Fellow, Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, UCSF, 2012
2011   Reza Gandjei Humanism Award, UCSF Department of Medicine, 2011
2011   Hartford Foundation as a Center of Excellence Scholar, John A. Hartford Foundation, 2011-2015
2006   Zuckerman Fellow, Harvard Center for Public Leadership, Kennedy School of Government, 2006-2007

In the News

Recent Articles (11)

Possin KL, Merrilees J, Bonasera SJ, Bernstein A, Chiong W, Lee K, Wilson L, Hooper SM, Dulaney S, Braley T, Laohavanich S, Feuer JE, Clark AM, Schaffer MW, Schenk AK, Heunis J, Ong P, Cook KM, Bowhay AD, Gearhart R, Chodos A, Naasan G, Bindman AB, Dohan D, Ritchie C, Miller BL. Development of an adaptive, personalized, and scalable dementia care program: Early findings from the Care Ecosystem. PLoS Med. 2017 Mar; 14(3):e1002260.

Chodos AH, Kushel MB, Greysen SR, Guzman D, Kessell ER, Sarkar U, Goldman LE, Critchfield JM, Pierluissi E. Hospitalization-Associated Disability in Adults Admitted to a Safety-Net Hospital. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Dec; 30(12):1765-72.

Chodos AH, Lee SJ. Journalists, district attorneys and researchers: why IRBs should get in the middle. BMC Med Ethics. 2015 Mar 29; 16:19.

Chodos AH, Ahalt C, Cenzer IS, Myers J, Goldenson J, Williams BA. Older jail inmates and community acute care use. Am J Public Health. 2014 Sep; 104(9):1728-33.

Turchin A, Shubina M, Chodos AH, Einbinder JS, Pendergrass ML. Effect of board certification on antihypertensive treatment intensification in patients with diabetes mellitus. Circulation. 2008 Feb 05; 117(5):623-8.

Sarween N, Chodos A, Raykundalia C, Khan M, Abbas AK, Walker LS. CD4+CD25+ cells controlling a pathogenic CD4 response inhibit cytokine differentiation, CXCR-3 expression, and tissue invasion. J Immunol. 2004 Sep 01; 173(5):2942-51.

Eggena MP, Walker LS, Nagabhushanam V, Barron L, Chodos A, Abbas AK. Cooperative roles of CTLA-4 and regulatory T cells in tolerance to an islet cell antigen. J Exp Med. 2004 Jun 21; 199(12):1725-30.

Walker LS, Chodos A, Eggena M, Dooms H, Abbas AK. Antigen-dependent proliferation of CD4+ CD25+ regulatory T cells in vivo. J Exp Med. 2003 Jul 21; 198(2):249-58.

Walker LS, Ausubel LJ, Chodos A, Bekarian N, Abbas AK. CTLA-4 differentially regulates T cell responses to endogenous tissue protein versus exogenous immunogen. J Immunol. 2002 Dec 01; 169(11):6202-9.

Ausubel LJ, Chodos A, Bekarian N, Abbas AK, Walker LS. Functional tolerance is maintained despite proliferation of CD4 T cells after encounter with tissue-derived antigen. Dev Immunol. 2002 Sep; 9(3):173-6.

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