Melissa Bachhuber, MD


Melissa R. Bachhuber, MD is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at UCSF. She practices primary care and hospital medicine at the San Francisco VA and also serves as an attending on the inpatient wards and primary care clinic. She is a member of the Core Faculty for the VA Center of Excellence for Primary Care Education which focuses on providing internal medicine residents and advanced nurse practitioner students with longitudinal training in team-based, interprofessional patient care. Dr. Bachhuber has expertise in curricular development in interprofessional, case-based conferences. In her work with medical students she serves as a UCSF School of Medicine Coach ( where she engages in teaching and mentoring medical students longitudinally in quality improvement and clinical skill development. Dr. Bachhuber was appointed as the SFVA Deputy Associate Chief of Staff for Education in 2013 and continues to serve in this role. She was a member of the School of Medicine 2013-2014 Teaching Scholars Program.
2018 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
Teaching Scholars Program, 2013 - , University of California, San Francisco
Residency, 2009 - School of Medicine - Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
MD, 2006 - School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin
Honors and Awards
  • Excellence in Innovative Teaching Modalities, UCSF School of Medicine, Class of 2023, 2021
  • Cooke Award for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, UCSF Academy of Medical Educators, 2015
  • Kaiser Excellence in Teaching Award, Nominee, UCSF, 2014-2015
  • Excellence in Teaching, UCSF Academy of Medical Educators, 2014
  • AOA, UW-Madison, 2006
  1. O'Brien BC, Patel SR, Pearson M, Eastburn AP, Earnest GE, Strewler A, Gager K, Manuel JK, Dulay M, Bachhuber MR, Shunk R. Twelve tips for delivering successful interprofessional case conferences. Volume 39 of Issue 12. Medical teacher 2017. PMID: 28685632

  2. O'Brien BC, Bachhuber MR, Teherani A, Iker TM, Batt J, O'Sullivan PS. Systems-Oriented Workplace Learning Experiences for Early Learners: Three Models. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges 2017. PMID: 27254010

  3. Patel S, Bachhuber M, O'Brien B. An interprofessional home visit curriculum for high-risk patients. Medical education 2013. PMID: 24117584

  4. Stephens C, Sackett N, Pierce R, Schopfer D, Schmajuk G, Moy N, Bachhuber M, Wallhagen MI, Lee SJ. Transitional care challenges of rehospitalized veterans: listening to patients and providers. Population health management 2013. PMID: 23560514