Denise Connor, MD

Associate Clinical Professor

Denise Connor, MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the UCSF School of Medicine; she serves as the Associate Program Director for PRIME, an Area of Distinction for Internal Medicine residents, as well as the Director of the Diagnostic Reasoning Block, a capstone course for second-year medical students.

Dr. Connor pairs her scholarly interests in clinical reasoning and curriculum design with a focus on promoting diversity, equity and inclusion within medical education. Dr. Connor is a member of the LCOE Administrative Core Faculty and the co-director of the Academic and Leadership Academy (ALAS) Program.


Clinical Reasoning as a Core Competency.

Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges

Connor DM, Durning SJ, Rencic JJ

Off Trail, On Track: an Exercise in Clinical Reasoning.

Journal of general internal medicine

Zejnullahu K, Santhosh L, Mourad M, Connor DM

Diagnostic uncertainty: from education to communication.

Diagnosis (Berlin, Germany)

Santhosh L, Chou CL, Connor DM

A Curriculum for Diagnostic Reasoning: JGIM's Exercises in Clinical Reasoning.

Journal of general internal medicine

Subramanian A, Connor DM, Berger G, Lessing JN, Mehta N, Manesh R, Kohlwes J

Blind Obedience and an Unnecessary Workup for Hypoglycemia: A Teachable Moment.

JAMA internal medicine

Wang EY, Patrick L, Connor DM

When the Script Doesn't Fit: An Exercise in Clinical Reasoning.

Journal of general internal medicine

Wheeler DJ, Cascino T, Sharpe BA, Connor DM

Improving clerkship preparedness: a hospital medicine elective for pre-clerkship students.

Medical education online

Connor DM, Conlon PJ, O'Brien BC, Chou CL

The Unbefriended Patient: An Exercise in Ethical Clinical Reasoning.

Journal of general internal medicine

Connor DM, Elkin GD, Lee K, Thompson V, Whelan H

When less is more for the struggling clinical reasoner.

Diagnosis (Berlin, Germany)

Connor DM, Dhaliwal G

Impact of automatic orders to discontinue vancomycin therapy on vancomycin use in an antimicrobial stewardship program.

Infection control and hospital epidemiology

Connor DM, Binkley S, Fishman NO, Gasink LB, Linkin D, Lautenbach E

Kappa opioid receptors in the rostral ventromedial medulla of male and female rats.

The Journal of comparative neurology

Drake CT, De Oliveira AX, Harris JA, Connor DM, Winkler CW, Aicher SA