Topic Stewards

In an integrated curriculum such as the UCSF Bridges Curriculum, it is important to ensure the rich, appropriate, and integrated threads of key topics that are presented longitudinally. Topic Stewards serve the critical role of overseeing their topic throughout the curriculum. The goal is to provide students an integrated, developmentally appropriate educational experience that prepares them with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to enter any specialty and to have success in local and licensing assessments.


Topic Steward


Aenor Sawyer, MD

UCSF Skeletal Health Service

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery


Gerald Hsu, MD, PhD

Division of Hematology & Oncology Department of Medicine

Clinical Genomics & Precision Medicine

Teresa Sparks, MD

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Population Science (EBPS)

Lydia Zablotska, MD, PhD

Department of Epidemiology & Biostatics


Elizabeth Dzeng, MD, MPH, MPhil

Division of Hospital Medicine

Department of Medicine

Gender Differences & Healthcare Disparities

Aimee Medeiros, PhD

Department of Anthropology, History & Social Medicine

High-Value Care

George Sawaya, MD

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences


Emily Webb, MD

Abdominal Imaging Section

Department of Radiology


Mehrdad Matloubian, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine

LGBT Health

Gabriel Sarah, MD

Division of Pediatric Anesthesia

Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Care

Musculoskeletal system (MSK)

Nicole Schroeder, MD

UCSF Orthopaedic Hand Service

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery


Andrea Garber, PhD, RD

Division of Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine

Department of Pediatrics


Arthur Wood, MD

Division of Pain Medicine

Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Care


Marta Margeta, MD, PhD

Neuropathology Service

Department of Pathology

Raga Ramachandran, MD, PhD

Surgical Pathology Service

Department of Pathology


Jahan Fahimi, MD, PhD

Department of Emergency Medicine