Urmimala Sarkar, MD, MPH

Urmimala Sarkar MD, MPH is professor of medicine at UCSF in the Division of General Internal Medicine, associate chair of the Department of Medicine, associate director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations, and a primary care physician at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital’s Richard H. Fine People's Clinic.

With a focus on health equity, Dr. Sarkar employs new tools like digital/mobile health and social media platforms to address health disparities and improve the safety and quality of diabetes management and outpatient care for all. She has received funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, National Cancer Institute, Food and Drug Administration, California Health Care Foundation, Commonwealth Fund, and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to design, implement, and evaluate technology-enabled approaches to improve diabetes and other chronic condition management and patient safety. Additionally, she co-founded an initiative, UCSF S.O.L.V.E. Health Tech, that helps digital health companies adapt their products for marginalized populations.

Dr. Sarkar’s has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles and serves as an expert for multiple health policy and non-profit organizations. She is committed to catalyzing health equity scholarship by mentoring students, residents, fellows and junior faculty at UCSF and across the country.

Achieving optimal health for all

The AMA is confronting inequity at the system and community level to bring health equity to marginalized and minoritized communities in the U.S.