Welcome to the UCSF Infectious Disease (ID) division.

We are based at three sites: the UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus, the San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH), and the San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center (SFVAMC). Our division includes 40 full-time faculty, 17 trainees, and 65 administrative and research staff at these three different UCSF teaching hospitals. The Division is dedicated to the highest standards of clinical care and teaching, as well as, research leading to new approaches to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious disease. Our mission is to maintain the high standard of excellence associated with UCSF by delivering outstanding patient care, developing cutting edge research, and training future leaders in Infectious Disease through our ACGME-certified ID fellowship training program.


UCSF consists of three primary teaching hospitals and clinical sites: UCSF (Parnassus and Mt Zion Medical Centers), San Francisco General Hospital, and The San Francisco Veterans Administration Hospital. The Parnassus ID division was created in 1986 under the direction of Dr. Richard Locksley as Division Chief. In the same year, the fellowship programs between the three sites were combined into one program. Dr. Locksley stepped down from this position in 2003 and Dr. Joanne Engel was appointed Division Chief of ID at Parnassus in 2005. The ID division at the VAMC was led by Dr. Peter Jensen until 2009, at which time Dr. Harry Lampiris was appointed acting chief. Dr. Henry (Chip) Chambers has served as ID Chief at SFGH since 1992.