Niraj Sehgal, MD, MPH

Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine, School of Medicine

Niraj Sehgal is an Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Quality & Safety in the Department of Medicine. His work focuses on improving healthcare delivery systems through the development of education and training programs and the engagement of trainees and providers in systems innovation. He speaks locally and nationally on topics related to quality, safety, and leadership development.

At UCSF, Niraj spends his time caring for hospitalized patients and supervising trainees, directing quality and safety programs within the Department of Medicine and UCSF Medical Center, and working at the UCSF Center for Health Professions. For the latter, he directs two physician leadership programs that train professionals to manage and lead change in their organizations and a third program that provides similar training to an interdisciplinary group of hospital-based providers.

Niraj is a graduate of Washington University and Rush Medical College, and earned a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley. He completed a Residency and served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at Stanford University, and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Stanford Prevention Research Center. He was also a selected fellow and graduate of the California Healthcare Foundation Leadership Program. In 2009, Niraj was recognized for his teaching and mentoring excellence through induction into UCSF’s Academy of Medical Educators.