Peter Chin-Hong, Associate Dean for Regional Campuses at University of California, San Francisco, is a medical educator who specializes in treating infectious diseases, particularly infections that develop in patients who have suppressed immune systems, such as solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients and HIV+ organ transplant recipients. He directs the immunocompromised host infectious diseases program at UCSF. His research focuses on donor derived infections in transplant recipients and molecular diagnostics of infectious diseases in patients with suppressed immune systems.
Chin-Hong earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from Brown University, before completing an internal medicine residency and infectious diseases fellowship at UCSF, where he is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Yearlong Inquiry Program in the School of Medicine. He is also an Inquiry Advisor to medical students. He was the inaugural holder of the Academy of Medical Educators Endowed Chair for Innovation in Teaching.
Chin-Hong is a member of the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators and is course director of the Pathogen and Host Defense course in the School of Medicine, and the Designing Clinical Research course in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha by the UCSF medical students. He is honored to have been the commencement speaker for the UCSF School of Medicine class of 2015. He has received several teaching awards including the UCSF Henry J. Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2009, Essential Core teaching awards from the classes of 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2014, and a Bridges Curriculum Foundations teaching award for the class of 2020. He is interested in curriculum development, workforce development and pipeline programs, mentoring across differences, small group learning and interprofessional education.
15 December 2020 | Season 1 | 32 mins 56 secs
covid-19, holiday travel, novel coronavirus, stay-at-home orders, travel, ucsf, vaccine
In this episode, Skipper chats with Dr. Peter Chin-Hong from UCSF about the novel coronavirus and COVID-19