Faculty Profiles

David Sears, MD
Assistant Professor

350 Parnassus
San Francisco, CA 94117

Dr. Sears completed an internal medicine residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and an infectious diseases fellowship at UCSF. Following fellowship, he joined the Division of HIV Medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center where he was named the Associate Program Director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship and oversaw the development of a new curriculum for fellows. Since returning to UCSF, Dr. Sears has directed a number of medical education initiatives at the 360 Positive Care Center where he precepts trainees and cares for HIV-positive patients. Dr. Sears also serves as the faculty sponsor of the UCSF medical students' HIV Interest Group and as a committee member of the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) Medical Students Program. In addition to providing HIV primary care, Dr. Sears attends on the infectious diseases consult services at the Parnassus and Mission Bay campuses.

Education and Training

Location Degree or Training Specialty Date
University of California San Francisco Fellowship Infectious Diseases 2013
New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Residency Internal Medicine 2010
Alpert Medical School at Brown University M.D. 2007

Recent Articles (10)

Sears D, Schwartz BS. Candida auris: An emerging multidrug-resistant pathogen. Int J Infect Dis. 2017 Oct; 63:95-98.

Spier AB, Kurtz J, Sears D. A novel case of lymphangiomatosis in HIV. Exp Mol Pathol. 2017 04; 102(2):251-254.

Sserwanga A, Sears D, Kapella BK, Kigozi R, Rubahika D, Staedke SG, Kamya M, Yoon SS, Chang MA, Dorsey G, Mpimbaza A. Anti-malarial prescription practices among children admitted to six public hospitals in Uganda from 2011 to 2013. Malar J. 2015 Aug 27; 14:331.

Mpimbaza A, Sears D, Sserwanga A, Kigozi R, Rubahika D, Nadler A, Yeka A, Dorsey G. Admission Risk Score to Predict Inpatient Pediatric Mortality at Four Public Hospitals in Uganda. PLoS One. 2015; 10(7):e0133950.

Sears D, Mpimbaza A, Kigozi R, Sserwanga A, Chang MA, Kapella BK, Yoon S, Kamya MR, Dorsey G, Ruel T. Quality of inpatient pediatric case management for four leading causes of child mortality at six government-run Ugandan hospitals. PLoS One. 2015; 10(5):e0127192.

Sears D, Kigozi R, Mpimbaza A, Kakeeto S, Sserwanga A, Staedke SG, Chang M, Kapella BK, Rubahika D, Kamya MR, Dorsey G. Anti-malarial prescription practices among outpatients with laboratory-confirmed malaria in the setting of a health facility-based sentinel site surveillance system in Uganda. Malar J. 2013 Jul 19; 12:252.

Neuberg GW, Stephenson KE, Sears DA, McConnell RJ. Internet-enabled thyroid hormone abuse. Ann Intern Med. 2009 Jan 06; 150(1):60-1.

Sears D, Cabrera-Rodriguez C, Ortiz-Mejia F, Anderson B, Stein M. Sexual risk behaviour among HIV-positive patients at an urban clinic in Santiago, Dominican Republic. AIDS Care. 2008 Feb; 20(2):191-7.

Sears D. Perspectives from Brown medical students and a medical resident. The Warren Alpert medical school in the Dominican Republic. Med Health R I. 2007 Nov; 90(11):351-2.

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