Department Leadership

Peter Sokolove, MD 

Chair, UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Peter Sokolove is Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Throughout his career, he has worked to improve the quality of emergency care through education, research, and health policy development.

Dr. Sokolove served as a 2012-2013 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow through the Institute of Medicine in Washington, DC. In that capacity, he worked as health policy staff for the United States Senate Committee on Finance (Senator Max Baucus – Chairman), focusing primarily on Medicare physician payment system reform.

Prior to joining UCSF, Dr. Sokolove was Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs in the Department of Emergency Medicine at University of California, Davis, where he served as the residency program director for more than 10 years. He has lectured widely on a range of topics and has been recognized with multiple national educational awards for his commitment to excellence in academic emergency medicine.

Dr. Sokolove has authored publications in the areas of clinical care, medical education, and health policy. He is past Chair of the Faculty at UC Davis School of Medicine and serves on the Editorial Board of Academic Emergency Medicine. Dr. Sokolove has served in various leadership positions within emergency medicine organizations at the state and national levels and is Past President of the California Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Dr. Sokolove received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and his B.S. from the University of California, Los Angeles. He completed residency training in emergency medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Sokolove is board certified in emergency medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

 

Christopher Colwell, MD

Division Chief at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

 

Malini K Singh, MD, MPH 

Vice Chief, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Emergency Department

Dr. Malini K Singh is an Assistant Clinical Professor in Medicine at UCSF School of Medicine and the Interim Chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital where she is a board certified emergency physician.

Dr. Singh served as the medical director of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital for 3 years prior to becoming Interim Chief and has been an attending in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital for 8 years. 

Prior to joining UCSF, Dr. Singh was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an attending physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Dr. Singh received her MD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and her BS from the University of Oregon. She completed her residency training in emergency medicine at Jacobi\Montefiore Medical Centers, Albert Einstein School of Medicine in the Bronx, New York.  She then pursued and completed her Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from the Harvard School of Public Health in the area of healthcare management. 

Dr. Singh’s interests include the education of medical students and residents, quality improvement in the areas of operations and health care delivery in the emergency department as well as patient flow and resource management. She also has an interest in increasing public education and awareness around common emergencies and when to engage the emergency response system. 

 

Steven Bin, MD

Interim Chief of Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

 

Ellen Weber, MD

Vice Chair of Administration