Faculty ProfilesDenise Davis, MD
3333 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
My clinical responsibilities include seeing patients at the San Francisco VA Medical Center ambulatory care clinic. I serve as an Associate Director of the Center of Excellence in Primary Care Education at the San Francisco VA where I teach workshops on topics ranging from basic communication skills to mentoring trainees across racial and ethnic differences. My local and national education practice includes teaching and coaching students, trainees and physicians in communication skills that increase quality, safety and improve patient experience. I also serve as Specialist for minority students at the UCSF School of Medicine and as a member of the Academy on Communication in Healthcare Diversity Committee.
Education and Training
|Location||Degree or Training||Specialty||Date|
|American Academy on Communication in Healthcare||Faculty Development Training||2010|
|Kaiser Foundation Hospital San Francisco||Residency||Internal Medicine||1989|
|Kansas University Medical Center||Internship||internal medicine||1982|
|University of Missouri-Kansas City six year combined BA/MD program||BA/MD||School of Medicine||1981|
Clinician-patient communication, empathy in the clinical setting, faculty development, feedback, medical education, mentoring and coaching, partnering with resistant learners, patient centered care, professionalism, race and relationships in health care, remediation, skillful negotiation of cultural differences, team building and group facilitationAwards and Honors
Gold Headed Cane Society, UCSF, 2017
VA Superstar Award, San Francisco VA, 2014
Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Teaching Award, UCSF, 2013
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2013
Consumer Checkbook Top Doctor, 2008
Extraordinaire Award, African American Museum and Library, Oakland, CA, 2007
Henry J. Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching, UCSF, 2005
Recent Articles (5)
Denise L. Davis. Communication Rx. Culture and Diversity Chapter 14. 2017; 149-158.
Calvin Chou, Adina Kalet. Remediation in Medical Education. Chapter 15 "Feedback in Remediation". 2013.
Denise L. Davis. Simple But Not Always Easy: Improving Doctor -Patient Communication. Journal of Communication In Healthcare. 2010; 3(December):240-245.