Kevin Grumbach, MD, is professor and chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is the co-director of the UCSF Center for Excellence in Primary Care, co-director of the Community Engagement and Health Policy Program for the UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and vice president for population health for the UCSF Health system. He is widely published on topics such as primary care physician supply and access to care, innovations in the delivery of primary care, and racial and ethnic diversity in the health. With Tom Bodenheimer, he co-authored the books “Understanding Health Policy: A Clinical Approach” and “Improving Primary Care: Strategies and Tools for a Better Practice.”


Dr. Grumbach is a member of the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and is a member of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He served on the Primary Care Payment Models Work Group for the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network. He practices family medicine at the Family Health Center at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and the Lakeshore Family Medicine Center at UCSF Health.


Recent Posts by Kevin Grumbach

Moving The Needle On Primary Care: Covered California’s Strategy To Lower Costs And Improve Quality

Covered California, a state health insurance exchange, has taken advantage of its role as a purchaser to work with health plans and clinicians to implement policies to emphasize and enhance the role of primary care.

Rebuilding Primary Care: A Call For Federal Action (Part 2)

Editor’s Note: There is widespread agreement that the nation’s primary care infrastructure is woefully inadequate. For example, at the Senate hearing on his nomination to be Secretary of Health and Human Services, Sen. Tom Daschle spoke of health care as a pyramid, with primary care at the...

Rebuilding Primary Care: A Call For Federal Action (Part 1)

Editor’s Note: There is widespread agreement that the nation’s primary care infrastructure is woefully inadequate. For example, at the Senate hearing on his nomination to be Secretary of Health and Human Services, Sen. Tom Daschle spoke of health care as a pyramid, with primary care...