Sunita Mutha, MD

Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine & Director of Healthforce Center
+1 415 502-4991

Dr. Mutha currently serves as the Center for the Health Professions’ Interim Director. In addition, she is a Professor in the Department of Medicine and Director of the Clinic Leadership Institute (CLI) at the Center for the Health Professions at the University of California, San Francisco.

Her scholarly work focuses on educational and organizational approaches to improving the quality of care for diverse populations, and recent efforts focus on the intersection between quality improvement and health care disparities. She is a member of the Joint Commission’s Expert Advisory Panel guiding the development of hospital standards for culturally competent patient-centered care. She was previously a member of the National Quality Forum’s Cultural Competence Steering Committee and NCQA’s CLAS Award program’s expert panel. She is the lead author of a nationally distributed curriculum, “Toward Culturally Competent Care: A Toolbox for Teaching Communication Strategies” and has conducted faculty development trainings in cultural competence for over 850 individuals from a range of health professions backgrounds, including medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, mental health and allied health.

Dr. Mutha is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and served for six years as a member of the Board of Directors for Brown and Toland Medical Group, a comprehensive, multi-specialty independent practice association (IPA) in the San Francisco Bay Area. A practicing internist, she is actively involved in educational activities for UCSF primary care residents and has been the recipient of several teaching awards. Following a residency, she completed a fellowship in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program at Stanford University.