Michelle Schneidermann, MD | Co-Chair
Dr. Schneidermann has served on the UCSF faculty at Zuckerberg San Francisco General in the Department of Medicine since 2003. She considers herself an academic hospitalist with primary care roots, interested in how vulnerable and marginalized patients transition from the inpatient service back to the community. She is the co-chair of the Care Transitions Taskforce. At Zuckerberg San Francisco General, Dr. Schneidermann oversees the hospital’s care transitions efforts. She is involved in designing, implementing, and evaluating a variety of care transitions projects including a formal intervention based on elements of Project Red, targeting multicultural seniors with limited English proficiency. She also served on the governing board of the CMS funded Community Care Transitions Project, and is the Medical Director of San Francisco’s Medical Respite which provides transitional and recuperative care for discharged homeless patients.
Larissa Thomas, MD, MPH | Co-Chair
Dr. Thomas is a UCSF faculty hospitalist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General in the Division of Hospital Medicine. She serves as co-chair for the Care Transitions Taskforce and is also the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Site Director for the UCSF Internal Medicine Residency Program. Her interests include improving care of vulnerable populations through programmatic innovation in transitions of care, medical education, and physician well-being and burnout prevention. She served as coordinator for a post-hospitalization clinic for patients without access to follow-up, and was the site coordinator for the Hospital Medicine Reengineering Network (HOMERUN) Transitions of Care project at Zuckerberg San Francisco General.
Karishma Oza, MPH | Analyst
Karishma Oza is the Care Transitions Analyst with UCSF at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Division of Hospital Medicine. She provides an analytic and programmatic role for several multidisciplinary Zuckerberg San Francisco General Care Transitions projects aimed at improving discharge planning for patients, increasing safety and clinical effectiveness around post-discharge care, and reducing preventable readmissions to the hospital. Her interests include: innovations in care, population health, health equity, health technology, and increasing access to care.