Melissa Bachhuber, MD

Associate Professor

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 (
2018 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
Teaching Scholars Program, 2013 - , University of California, San Francisco
Residency, 2009 - School of Medicine - Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
MD, 2006 - School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin
Honors and Awards
  • Cooke Award for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, UCSF Academy of Medical Educators, 2015
  • Kaiser Excellence in Teaching Award, Nominee, UCSF, 2014-2015
  • Excellence in Teaching, UCSF Academy of Medical Educators, 2014
  • AOA, UW-Madison, 2006
  1. Twelve tips for delivering successful interprofessional case conferences.
  2. Systems-Oriented Workplace Learning Experiences for Early Learners: Three Models.
  3. An interprofessional home visit curriculum for high-risk patients.
  4. Transitional care challenges of rehospitalized veterans: listening to patients and providers.