David Chia, MD

Assistant Professor

Dr. David Chia is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed his residency training at the Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program. He subsequently joined the core faculty of the Yale School of Medicine. He was the Firm Chief of Waterbury Hospital with the Yale Primary Care Residency Program before becoming the Associate Program Director of Inpatient Education for the Yale-Waterbury Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Dr. Chia is currently an academic hospitalist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, where he is Site Director for the Residency, Director of Clinical Innovations and Associate Director of the Faculty Inpatient Service. His academic interests include quality improvement, curricular innovation, point-of-care ultrasound, and global health.
MSc, - Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
BA, - , University of Minnesota
MD, - , University of Minnesota
Residency, - Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine
Honors and Awards
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, UCSF Academy of Medical Educators, 2018
  • Teacher of the Year Award, Yale Waterbury Internal Medicine Residency Program, 2017
  • George Thornton Teacher of the Year Award, Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program, 2015