Megha Garg, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

I am a hospitalist at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, caring for veterans on inpatient services including medicine teaching wards, the Faculty Hospitalist Service, surgical co-management, medicine consults and procedures. I serve as Associate Chief of the SFVA Division of Hospital Medicine. I am affiliate faculty at the Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF.

As a clinician-educator, I am involved in the UCSF School of Medicine Bridges curriculum. I am Director of the first year medical student course focused on health disparities, social justice, and health policy, "Health and the Individual/Health and Society." Additionally, I have an interest in physician advocacy, and have developed and teach an advocacy curriculum to the UCSF Internal Medicine residents.
Education
2017 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
Chief Residency, - Internal Medicine, Brown University
Residency, - Internal Medicine, Brown University
MPH, - Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health
MD, - , University of Miami
Honors and Awards
  • Accepted to Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, University of California, San Francisco, 2019
  • Elected Fellow, American College of Physicians, 2018
  • Haffenreffer Family Housestaff Excellence Award, Brown University, 2014
  • Resident of the Month, Brown University, 2013
  • Outstanding Service Award, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 2011
  • Zuckerman Fellow, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, 2009-2010
  • Scholarship for Outstanding Accomplishments and Contributions to the University, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 2009
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, University of Miami, 2005
Publications
  1. Rapid transition of a preclinical health systems science and social justice course to remote learning in the time of coronavirus.
  2. Readability of Online Patient Educational Materials for Coronary Artery Calcium Scans and Implications for Health Disparities.
  3. Hospital Medicine Management in the Time of COVID-19: Preparing for a Sprint and a Marathon.
  4. Will the Effect of New Federal Breast Density Legislation Be Diminished by Currently Available Online Patient Educational Materials?
  5. Attitudes Toward Advocacy Do Not Match Actions: A Cross-sectional Survey of Residents and Fellows.
  6. Readability of Online Patient Educational Materials Related to Breast Lesions Requiring Surgery.
  7. Why Aren't More Primary Care Residents Going into Primary Care? A Qualitative Study.
  8. Examining the Reading Level of Internet Medical Information for Common Internal Medicine Diagnoses.
  9. CD20-negative diffuse large B-cell lymphoma presenting with lactic acidosis.
  10. Resident duty hours: a survey of internal medicine program directors.
  11. Optimizing the transplant dose of a human neuronal cell line graft to treat SCI pain in the rat.