Joshua S. Adler, MD

Chief Medical Officer, UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

Dr. Josh Adler is Chief Medical Officer of UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. As Chief Medical Officer, he oversees the quality, safety, and effectiveness of medical care and the integration of patient care, education and research. He also oversees care coordination, clinical resource management, compliance, medical staff affairs, quality assurance and risk management. Prior to taking his current position as Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Adler served for seven years as the Medical Director of Ambulatory Care at UCSF, overseeing 95 ambulatory care practices. Dr. Adler is a practicing internist and professor of clinical medicine at UCSF.

He earned a medical degree at UC San Diego Medical School and completed a residency in internal medicine at UC San Francisco, followed by a chief resident year at the San Francisco Veteran Affairs Medical Center. In the VA system, he served as Assistant Chief of Medicine, Assistant Chief of Staff and Chief Medical Officer of the six-hospital Sierra Pacific VA Network. At the San Francisco VA, he directed the implementation of an electronic medical information system.