Renee Yuen-Jan Hsia, MD, MSc
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Elected 2019

Renee Y. Hsia, MD, MSc, is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Health Policy at the University of California San Francisco. She is Associate Chair of Health Services Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine, and also a member of the Philip R. Lee Institute of Health Policy Studies. She is the founder and director of The Policy Lab of Acute Care and Emergencies – The PLACE – at UCSF. She has had over 140 publications in peer-reviewed journals, and her pioneering work has been highlighted in print media such as the New York Times, national radio such as NPR, and network television. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; and the American Heart Association. Dr. Hsia has received numerous awards, including the Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine Early Career Faculty Award, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Young Investigator Award, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Physician Faculty Scholars Award, and has been invited on visiting professorships to multiple universities. She has mentored more than 50 trainees ranging from pre-medical students to junior faculty on projects, the majority of which have resulted in publications as well as oral and poster presentations at national meetings. Dr. Hsia works clinically at the San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, and speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, and French. She received her undergraduate degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University; her medical degree from Harvard Medical School; her master’s training in health policy, planning, and financing at the London School of Economics and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; and her residency training in emergency medicine at Stanford University.

Honors / awards

ASCI / Marian W. Ropes, MD, Award (2024) For her scientific contributions to understanding the relationship between access to emergency care and disparities in the health care system. More
National Academy of Medicine (2021)