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
  1. The Changing Face of HIV Care: Expanding HIV Training in an Internal Medicine Residency Program.
  2. Shining a Light on Overnight Education: Hospitalist and Resident Impressions of the Current State, Barriers, and Methods for Improvement.
  3. Hepatitis C Screening: The Downstream Dissemination of Evolving Guidelines in a Resident Continuity Clinic.
  4. Discharge Rounds: Implementation of a Targeted Intervention for Improving Patient Throughput on an Inpatient Medical Teaching Service.
  5. Adherence to standard of care in the diagnosis and treatment of suspected bacterial meningitis.
  6. Lupus flare: an uncommon presentation of disseminated gonorrhea.
  7. Disseminated BCG: Complications of Intravesical Bladder Cancer Treatment.
  8. Emerging pathogen: a case and review of Raoultella planticola.
  9. A depiction of imported malaria in Connecticut.
  10. Infectious mimicry complicates diagnosis in hemophagocytic syndrome caused by anaplastic large-cell lymphoma.
  11. Justifying research risks in a clinical trial for treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.
  12. Diagnosis and fine localization of deletion region in Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome patients.