Kevin Grumbach, MD

Family practice physician

Dr. Kevin Grumbach is a family practice doctor who provides primary care. He chairs the Department of Family and Community Medicine in the UCSF School of Medicine.

Grumbach earned his medical degree and completed a residency in family medicine at UCSF. He completed a healthy policy fellowship at the UCSF Institute for Health Policy Studies.

Grumbach is one of the nation's leading researchers and policy analysts in primary care and the health care workforce. He co-authored the best-selling textbook Understanding Health Policy: A Clinical Approach and the book Improving Primary Care: Strategies and Tools for a Better Practice.

Grumbach is a member of the Institute of Medicine. He served on the health policy advisory committee for the presidential campaign of Barack Obama. In 2009, California Campus Compact honored him with the Richard E. Cone Award for Excellence and Leadership in Cultivating Community Partnerships in Higher Education. He was recognized in part for his work in San Francisco on the Bayview Hunters Point Health and Environmental Assessment Task Force.


Family Medicine Center at Lakeshore
1569 Sloat Blvd., Suite 333
San Francisco, CA 94132
Phone: (415) 353-9339
Fax: (415) 353-3450

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UCSF 1985


UCSF, Family Medicine 1989


UCSF, Health Policy 1991

Selected Research and Publications

  2. Knox M, Willard-Grace R, Huang B, Grumbach K. Maslach Burnout Inventory and a Self-Defined, Single-Item Burnout Measure Produce Different Clinician and Staff Burnout Estimates. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 Jun 04.
  3. Olayiwola JN, Willard-Grace R, Dubé K, Hessler D, Shunk R, Grumbach K, Gottlieb L. Higher Perceived Clinic Capacity to Address Patients' Social Needs Associated with Lower Burnout in Primary Care Providers. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2018; 29(1):415-429.
  4. Dehlendorf C, Grumbach K, Schmittdiel JA, Steinauer J. Corrigendum to "Shared decision making in contraceptive counseling" [Contraception (2017) 95:452-455]. Contraception. 2017 11; 96(5):380.
  5. Dehlendorf C, Anderson N, Vittinghoff E, Grumbach K, Levy K, Steinauer J. Quality and Content of Patient-Provider Communication About Contraception: Differences by Race/Ethnicity and Socioeconomic Status. Womens Health Issues. 2017 Sep - Oct; 27(5):530-538.
  6. Mukhtar NA, Kathpalia P, Hilton JF, Lau G, Yu A, Grumbach K, Nguyen TT, Chan D, Khalili M. Provider, Patient, and Practice Factors Shape Hepatitis B Prevention and Management by Primary Care Providers. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2017 Aug; 51(7):626-631.
  7. Sharma AE, Grumbach K. Engaging patients in primary care practice transformation: theory, evidence and practice. Fam Pract. 2017 Jun 01; 34(3):262-267.
  8. Grumbach K, Vargas RA, Fleisher P, Aragón TJ, Chung L, Chawla C, Yant A, Garcia ER, Santiago A, Lang PL, Jones P, Liu W, Schmidt LA. Achieving Health Equity Through Community Engagement in Translating Evidence to Policy: The San Francisco Health Improvement Partnership, 2010-2016. Prev Chronic Dis. 2017 03 23; 14:E27.
  9. Dehlendorf C, Fitzpatrick J, Steinauer J, Swiader L, Grumbach K, Hall C, Kuppermann M. Development and field testing of a decision support tool to facilitate shared decision making in contraceptive counseling. Patient Educ Couns. 2017 Jul; 100(7):1374-1381.
  10. Romano MJ, Grumbach K. Perspectives in Primary Care: Family Medicine in a Divided Nation. Ann Fam Med. 2017 Jan; 15(1):4-6.
  11. Dehlendorf C, Grumbach K, Schmittdiel JA, Steinauer J. Shared decision making in contraceptive counseling. Contraception. 2017 May; 95(5):452-455.
  12. Rajkomar A, Yim JW, Grumbach K, Parekh A. Weighting Primary Care Patient Panel Size: A Novel Electronic Health Record-Derived Measure Using Machine Learning. JMIR Med Inform. 2016 Oct 14; 4(4):e29.
  13. DeVoe JE, Barnes K, Morris C, Campbell K, Morris-Singer A, Westfall JM, Grumbach K. The Personal Doctoring Manifesto: A Perspective from the Keystone IV Conference. J Am Board Fam Med. 2016 Jul-Aug; 29 Suppl 1:S64-8.
  14. Walker KO, Stewart AL, Grumbach K. Development of a survey instrument to measure patient experience of integrated care. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016 06 01; 16:193.
  15. Dehlendorf C, Henderson JT, Vittinghoff E, Grumbach K, Levy K, Schmittdiel J, Lee J, Schillinger D, Steinauer J. Association of the quality of interpersonal care during family planning counseling with contraceptive use. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 07; 215(1):78.e1-9.
  16. Chen RM, Grumbach K. In Reply to Rasouli and Willson. Acad Med. 2015 Dec; 90(12):1583.
  17. Chen RM, Petterson S, Bazemore A, Grumbach K. Are Time-Limited Grants Likely to Stimulate Sustained Growth in Primary Care Residency Training? A Study of the Primary Care Residency Expansion Program. Acad Med. 2015 Sep; 90(9):1278-83.
  18. Davis A, Gilchrist V, Grumbach K, James P, Kallenberg R, Shipman SA. ADVANCING THE PRIMARY/SPECIALTY CARE INTERFACE THROUGH ECONSULTS AND ENHANCED REFERRALS. Ann Fam Med. 2015 Jul-Aug; 13(4):387-8.
  19. Grumbach K. To be or not to be comprehensive. Ann Fam Med. 2015 May-Jun; 13(3):204-5.
  20. Willard-Grace R, Dubé K, Hessler D, O'Brien B, Earnest G, Gupta R, Shunk R, Grumbach K. Panel management, team culture, and worklife experience. Fam Syst Health. 2015 Sep; 33(3):231-41.

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