Internal Medicine Residency Program
Sara Swenson, MD, Associate Director, Adult Medicine
Sara Swenson, MD, FACP, Director of Assessments and Evaluations, Associate Director, Adult Medicine
Dr. Swenson graduated from Princeton University and Yale University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in primary care internal medicine at Albert Einstein School of Medicine in the Bronx, New York where she served as Chief Resident in the Residency Program in Social Medicine. In 1998, she joined the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where she received several awards for excellence in teaching and clinical care. At UCSF, she co-facilitated the Primary Care Residency’s Behavioral Medicine course and taught medical students and primary care residents. She also completed a general internal medicine research fellowship.
In 2006, Dr. Swenson joined the Family Health Center at CPMC. She enjoys directing the evidence-based medicine curriculum, maintaining her primary care practice, and teaching and mentoring residents. Prior to her current role as Director of Assessments and Evaluations, she served from 2008-2012 as Associate Program Director. The CPMC residents awarded her the CPMC Teacher of the Year Award in 2008. Dr. Swenson is actively involved in the national Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine, has served on the APDIM survey committee since 2010, and is a member of the American College of Physicians and the Society of General Internal Medicine. Her additional interests include faculty development in teaching, evaluation, and direct observation and engaging and mentoring residents in scholarly work. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her partner, Julie, and two children Ben and Pilar.