Assistant Professor, UCSF and Interim Co-Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science, and Health Policy


Megha Garg, MD, MPH, serves as the Interim Co-Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science, and Health Policy, focused on collaborative efforts between the two institutions on education, research, and clinical training and service.

Dr. Garg is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and the Associate Chief of Hospital Medicine at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Her clinical work includes attending on the inpatient teaching service, surgical co-management, and the Faculty Hospitalist Service. She is affiliate faculty at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF.

She is also the course director for a first-year UCSF School of Medicine course titled “Health and the Individual/Health and Society,” focused on social justice and health systems science content, and is helping to build the anti-oppression curriculum at the medical school. Her scholarly work includes research on physician advocacy, social justice education, and care of socially complex patients.

Dr. Garg received her undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Miami through the Honors Program in Medicine, an accelerated BS/MD program. She also has a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. After her internal medicine residency and chief residency at Alpert Medical School at Brown University, she joined the UCSF faculty in 2015.

For a full list of Dr. Garg’s publications, projects, and awards please visit her UCSF profile.


  1. University of Miami


  2. Harvard School of Public Health


  3. Brown University

    Chief Residency

Selected Scholarship

  1. Rapid transition of a preclinical health systems science and social justice course to remote learning in the time of coronavirus December 25, 2020

    Med Educ Online

  2. Left Ventricular Compression and Hypotension Due to Acute Colonic Pseudo-Obstruction December 2020

    Fed Pract

  3. Readability of Online Patient Educational Materials for Coronary Artery Calcium Scans and Implications for Health Disparities September 15, 2020

    J Am Heart Assoc

  4. Hospital Medicine Management in the Time of COVID-19: Preparing for a Sprint and a Marathon May 15, 2020

    J Hosp Med.

  5. Will the Effect of New Federal Breast Density Legislation Be Diminished by Currently Available Online Patient Educational Materials? October 27, 2020

    Acad Radiol.

  6. Attitudes Toward Advocacy Do Not Match Actions: A Cross-sectional Survey of Residents and Fellows April 1, 2019

    R I Med J

  7. Readability of Online Patient Educational Materials Related to Breast Lesions Requiring Surgery April 29, 2019


  8. Why Aren't More Primary Care Residents Going into Primary Care? A Qualitative Study December 31, 2016

    J Gen Intern Med

  9. Examining the Reading Level of Internet Medical Information for Common Internal Medicine Diagnoses June 2016

    Am J Med.

  10. CD20-negative diffuse large B-cell lymphoma presenting with lactic acidosis March 2015

    Am J Hematol