Mark J. Pletcher, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, In Residence, Departments of Epidemiology & Biostatistics (Division of Clinical Epidemiology) and Medicine
UCSF Box 0560
185 Berry Street, Lobby 5, Suite 5700
San Francisco, CA 94107-1762
Dr. Pletcher received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College, his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, and his Master's degree in public health (Epidemiology) from the University of California, Berkeley. He completed an Internship, Residency, and Clinical Research Fellowship at UCSF in the Division of General Internal Medicine, and the Advanced Training in Clinical Research Certificate Program through the UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics prior to joining the faculty. He maintains a secondary appointment and an active clinical practice in the Department of Medicine.
Principal Research Interests
- Risk prediction and clinical decision-making
- Atherosclerosis and prevention of coronary heart disease
- Prediction of ventricular arrhythmia and prevention of sudden death
- Proteomics, telomeres, and biomarker research
- Pain, prescription opioid abuse, and clinical decision-making in treatment of pain
Principal Teaching Activities
- Assistant Director, Training in Clinical Research Program
- Course Director, Biostatistics 212: Introduction to Statistical Computing for Clinical Research
- Course Director, Epidemiology 230: Advanced Training in Clinical Research Seminar
Selected Current University & Public Service Activities
- Director, Consultation Services Program, UCSF Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
- Coordinator, Departmental Seminars and "Pizza Seminars"
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