Therese Chan Tack, DO

Assistant Professor

Dr. Therese Chan Tack is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine and Physician Lead of Telehealth Programs for UCSF Health. She is closely involved in COVID-19 telehealth expansion across UCSF and its affiliates. She authored the Telehealth Communication Tips resource for providers, which has garnered 1000+ views and is used in residency and student training. She has helped launch initiatives like but not limited to Patient Entered Vitals, On-demand Video Interpreting, and Remote Patient Monitoring. In addition, she uses her LEAN training to consult with departments to improve their video visit workflows. She has presented work at regional and nationals conferences including the UC Tech Summit, UC Annual Telehealth Symposium, and ACP Physician Leadership program.

She currently serves on:
UCSF Disparities Taskforce Committee
UCSF Collaboration Tools Sub-Committee
UC Virtual Care Collaborative Workgroup
Epic Telehealth Advisory Council

She previously led the Division of General Internal Medicine (DGIM)'s telehealth expansion efforts in 2019, having launched and developed video visits at UC Primary Care since 2017.

She led quality improvement (QI) projects in outpatient colorectal cancer screening and hypertension management. The effort led to regional and national level poster awards at SGIM and ACP.

She is an internal medicine specialist who provides primary care to adult patients and teaches residents. She joined DGIM at UCSF in 2016. Before joining UCSF, she practiced primary care, urgent care, and hospital medicine with Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, a Stanford University affiliate. She was recognized with their residency preceptor award.

She completed residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center and served as Chief Resident. She earned a Master of Public Health degree at UC Berkeley with a focus in Health Policy and Management.
Education
2021 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California, San Francisco
2019 - Lean Champion, University of California, San Francisco
MPH, 2012 - Health Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley
Chief Residency, 2011 - Internal Medicine, Loma Linda Veterans Healthcare System
Residency, 2010 - Internal Medicine, Loma Linda University Medical Center
DO, - Medicine, Midwestern University
Honors and Awards
  • SOM Faculty Development Fund Award, University of California San Francisco, 2021
  • ACP American Association Physician Leadership Program, American College of Physicians, 2020
  • 415 Top Doctors, Internal Medicine, Marin Magazine, 2020
  • Exceptional Physician Honorable Mention, University of California San Francisco, 2020
  • Clinical Vignette National Abstract Competition Finalist, Society of General Internal Medicine, 2019
  • Ron Rankin Booster Grant, UCSF Partners in Care, 2019
  • Young Achievers, Early Career Physician National Abstract Competition Finalist, American College of Physicians, 2018
  • Best of the Bay, Reader’s Choice Best Doctors, San Francisco Bay Guardian, 2018
  • ACLGIM LEAD Fellow, Society of General Internal Medicine, 2018
  • SOM Faculty Development Fund Award, University of California San Francisco, 2018
  • Outstanding Resident Preceptor Award, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, 2015
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