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    Kevin Grumbach, M.D.

    Kevin Grumbach, MD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and Chief of Family and Community Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital. He is the Director of the UCSF Center for California Health Workforce Studies, Co-Director of the UCSF Center for Excellence in Primary Care, and Co-Director of the Community Engagement Program for the UCSF Clinical Translational Science Institute. His research on topics such as primary care physician supply and access to care, racial and ethnic diversity in the health professions, and the impact of managed care on physicians have been published in major medical journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA and cited widely in both health policy forums and the general media. With Tom Bodenheimer, he co-authored what has become the best-selling textbook on health policy, Understanding Health Policy - A Clinical Approach, and the recent book, Improving Primary Care – Strategies and Tools for a Better Practice, both published by McGraw Hill-Lange. He received a Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Health Resources and Services Administration Award for Health Workforce Research on Diversity, and in 1997 was elected a member of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences.

    Dr. Grumbach is co-chair of the UCSF University-Community Partnership Council, and a founding member of the California Physicians’ Alliance, the California chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program.

    Dr. Grumbach practices family medicine at the Family Health Center at San Francisco General Hospital.


    The Collapsing Primary Care Foundation: Why It Matters and What to Do About It

    Presentation Date

    May 24, 2007

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