Associate Professor
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Ellen Laves, MD is the Associate Program Director for the Pediatrics Residency Program and the ZSFG Pediatric Residency Site Director. In her role as Associate Program Director, she is responsible for the development of the residency core didactic curriculum which is delivered via noon conferences and academic half days. As ZSFG Pediatric Residency Site Director, Ellen has led curricular and rotational changes at ZSFG and is responsible for program evaluation and improvement.

Ellen completed her internship and residency in pediatrics at UCSF. In addition she has completed the UCSF Teaching Scholars Program. This additional training has enhanced her skills in teaching, curricular design and assessment, as well as educational scholarship. She is a member of the Academy of Medical Educators and has been awarded the UCSF Pediatric Residency Faculty Teaching Award. She was awarded the 2018 Holly Smith Award for her service to the UCSF School of Medicine

Education and Training

, 2018 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
, 2016 Teach for UCSF Certificate in General Teaching, University of California, San Francisco
Fellow, 2016 Teaching Scholars Program, University of California, San Francisco
Residency, 2012 School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco


Johng SS, Gribben V, Laves E. Visual Diagnosis: An Infant with Ulcerative Lesions of the Posterior Oropharynx. Pediatr Rev. 2020 Aug; 41(8):e31-e33.
Pantell MS, Hessler D, Long D, Alqassari M, Schudel C, Laves E, Velazquez DE, Amaya A, Sweeney P, Burns A, Harrison FL, Adler NE, Gottlieb LM. Effects of In-Person Navigation to Address Family Social Needs on Child Health Care Utilization: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 06 01; 3(6):e206445.
Elattma A, Laves E, Taber B, Karvonen KL, Herrera MC, Bakken EH. Using Provider Incentives and an Opt-Out Strategy in a Successful Quality Initiative to Increase Chlamydia Screening. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2020 06; 46(6):326-334.
Gottlieb L, Hessler D, Long D, Laves E, Burns A, Amaya A, Schudel C, Sweeney P, Adler N. Are acute care settings amenable to addressing patient social needs: A sub-group analysis. Am J Emerg Med. 2018 11; 36(11):2108-2109.
Gottlieb LM, Hessler D, Long D, Laves E, Burns AR, Amaya A, Sweeney P, Schudel C, Adler NE. Effects of Social Needs Screening and In-Person Service Navigation on Child Health: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Pediatr. 2016 11 07; 170(11):e162521.
Laves E, Atigapramoj N. UCSF Pediatric Emergency Medicine Procedures Manual, AgileMD, San Francisco, CA. 2015.
Lord M, Laves E, Pollard TD. Cytokinesis depends on the motor domains of myosin-II in fission yeast but not in budding yeast. Mol Biol Cell. 2005 Nov; 16(11):5346-55.