Medical Director-San Francisco Department of Public Health

Medical Director, Physician Specialist – 2230

Salary Range: $163,826.00 – $231,972.00/Year 

Under the general direction of the Medical Director, the Physician Specialist performs the following essential job functions:

  • Provides primary medical care to adult and pediatric patients with acute and chronic medical problems. This includes obtaining medical history, performing physician examinations, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests, initiating and monitoring treatments, and counseling patients on their medical condition and on preventive health maintenance practices in accordance with established procedures and protocols;
  • Documents all patient care in the electronic health record;
  • Participates in the Quality Improvement and Assurance activities;
  • Works effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and other community resources and agencies to coordinate care for patients;
  • Participates in staff meetings and in-service activities;
  • Participates in education and clinical supervision of other staff members including Family Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Medical Assistants and Health Workers, as well as UCSF medical students and residents on rotation;
  • Performs limited administrative responsibilities as assigned by the Medical Director; and
  • Performs other related duties as assigned/required.


  • Graduation from an approved medical school, possession of a Doctor of Medicine (M.D) or Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) degree, and completion of a recognized residency program in the respective specialty field; AND
  • Possession of a license to practice medicine issued by the California Medical Board; AND
  • Board Eligibility in the respective specialty.
  • Graduation from an approved medical school, possession of a Doctor of Medicine (M.D) or Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) degree, and completion of a recognized residency program in the respective specialty field;


  1. Some positions require a specialized Board Certification including, but not limited to: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatric, Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Should you possess Board Certification in a medical specialty, please indicate it/them on your employment application.
  1. This position requires possession of a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) license.

*Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately here: (Please Click Each Vacancy Highlighted in Red to Learn More About Each Facility/Location)


Save the Date
House of Delegates & Annual Scientific Meeting
Innovation & Overcoming Challenges
June 10-15, 2022
Patient Care Is Our Priority

Medical organizations throughout North America understand that our rigorous certification standards prove that ABPS Diplomates are capable of delivering the best patient care possible.

I feel truly blessed and grateful to be an internal medicine board-certified diplomate with the American Board of Physician Specialties. Their ongoing, steadfast commitment to physician board(s) enhancement, forward focused vision, and tenacity is second to none. ABPS has become a recognized choice in Physician Board Certification.

Adam Rench, MD
Internal Medicine
To be the best, you must measure yourself against the best. Achieving Board Certification in Emergency Medicine by the ABPS gave me the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the art of EM in an objective way. The high bar that ABPS sets for candidates to be allowed to take both the written and oral exam is a testament to ABPS's rigorous vetting of one's ability to practice Emergency Medicine at a high level. By maintaining these credentials, I've been able to instill confidence in my abilities at the department/employer level and ultimately with the patients that choose to seek emergency care at the facilities at which I practice.

Royce Mathew Joseph, MD
Emergency Medicine
The American Board of Physician Specialties has supported the entire field of Integrative Medicine in sponsoring our board. It has been so validating of the importance of prevention-oriented and holistic approaches to care while emphasizing the scientific basis of this specialty to have it recognized by ABPS. I am proud to have been one of the first groups to be board certified by ABPS in Integrative Medicine, leading the way for others committed to training in this specialty.

Myles Spar, MD
Integrative Medicine