Diane Sliwka, MD

Diane Sliwka, MD is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. In her role as Medical Director of the Patient and Provider Experience for UCSF Medical Center, she has led physician engagement efforts organizationally since late 2012, and locally in the Division of Hospital Medicine since 2008. She received her bachelor degree in Biology from Dartmouth College and her medical degree from University of Connecticut School of Medicine after which she completed Internal Medicine Residency at Maine Medical Center. She then spent 2 years as a clinician educator and hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston where she completed the Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education with an academic focus on simulation education. In 2008, she launched the bedside teaching hospitalist procedure service at Moffitt/Long hospital and developed the educational curriculum for Internal Medicine housestaff in bedside procedures. She has completed leadership training through the UCSF Institute for Physician Leadership. She is medical director for the Goldman Medicine Service. Diane has spent the last several years working with faculty and residents on improving communication skills with patients, engaging physicians in patient experience improvement, and measuring and improving provider experience. She is a member of the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare.