Sarah Alba-Nguyen, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine
+1 415 476-7479

Sarah Alba-Nguyen, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, where she also serves as Associate Residency Program Director and departmental Director for GME Diversity. She is a member of the LCOE Administrative Core Faculty and is the co-director of two LCOE programs, the Academic and Leadership Academy (ALAS) and the Resident Mentoring Program (SALUD). Dr. Alba-Nguyen is a clinical faculty member in the UCSF Division of Hospital Medicine, where she attends on the direct patient care, teaching, and consulting medicine services.



Association of Gender and Race/Ethnicity with Internal Medicine In-Training Examination Performance in Graduate Medical Education.

Journal of general internal medicine

Klein R, Koch J, Snyder ED, Volerman A, Simon W, Jassal SK, Cosco D, Cioletti A, Ufere NN, Burnett-Bowie SM, Palamara K, Schaeffer S, Julian KA, Thompson V

Association Between Resident Race and Ethnicity and Clinical Performance Assessment Scores in Graduate Medical Education.

Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges

Klein R, Ufere NN, Schaeffer S, Julian KA, Rao SR, Koch J, Volerman A, Snyder ED, Thompson V, Ganguli I, Burnett-Bowie SM, Palamara K

Avoiding the Virtual Pitfall: Identifying and Mitigating Biases in Graduate Medical Education Videoconference Interviews.

Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges

Marbin J, Hutchinson YV, Schaeffer S

Resident Physician Experiences With and Responses to Biased Patients.

JAMA network open

de Bourmont SS, Burra A, Nouri SS, El-Farra N, Mohottige D, Sloan C, Schaeffer S, Friedman J, Fernandez A

Association of Gender With Learner Assessment in Graduate Medical Education.

JAMA network open

Klein R, Ufere NN, Rao SR, Koch J, Volerman A, Snyder ED, Schaeffer S, Thompson V, Warner AS, Julian KA, Palamara K

Gender Bias in Resident Assessment in Graduate Medical Education: Review of the Literature.

Journal of general internal medicine

Klein R, Julian KA, Snyder ED, Koch J, Ufere NN, Volerman A, Vandenberg AE, Schaeffer S, Palamara K

Demographics of carotid atherosclerotic plaque features imaged by computed tomography.

Journal of neuroradiology. Journal de neuroradiologie

Chien JD, Furtado A, Cheng SC, Lam J, Schaeffer S, Chun K, Wintermark M

Introduction to the medical professions through an innovative medical student-run pipeline program.

Journal of the National Medical Association

Nair N, Marciscano AE, Vivar KL, Schaeffer S, LaMont E, Francois F

Carotid atherosclerosis does not predict coronary, vertebral, or aortic atherosclerosis in patients with acute stroke symptoms.


Adraktas DD, Brasic N, Furtado AD, Cheng SC, Ordovas K, Chun K, Chien JD, Schaeffer S, Wintermark M

The triple rule-out for acute ischemic stroke: imaging the brain, carotid arteries, aorta, and heart.

AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology

Furtado AD, Adraktas DD, Brasic N, Cheng SC, Ordovas K, Smith WS, Lewin MR, Chun K, Chien JD, Schaeffer S, Wintermark M

Perfusion CT Imaging Follows Clinical Severity in Left Hemispheric Strokes.

European neurology

Furtado AD, Smith WS, Koroshetz W, Dillon WP, Furie KL, Lev MH, Vittinghoff E, Schaeffer S, Biagini T, Hazarika O, Wintermark M

High-resolution CT imaging of carotid artery atherosclerotic plaques.

AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology

Wintermark M, Jawadi SS, Rapp JH, Tihan T, Tong E, Glidden DV, Abedin S, Schaeffer S, Acevedo-Bolton G, Boudignon B, Orwoll B, Pan X, Saloner D

Perfusion-CT assessment of the cerebrovascular reserve: a revisit to the acetazolamide challenges.

Journal of neuroradiology. Journal de neuroradiologie

Smith LM, Elkins JS, Dillon WP, Schaeffer S, Wintermark M

Semi-automated computer assessment of the degree of carotid artery stenosis compares favorably to visual evaluation.

Journal of the neurological sciences

Wintermark M, Glastonbury C, Tong E, Lau BC, Schaeffer S, Chien JD, Haar PJ, Saloner D