Meg McNamara
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Dr. Margaret (Meg) McNamara is HS Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Program Director of the Pediatric Residency at University of California San Francisco. She is committed to training a diverse cadre of pediatricians to advance clinical care of children, scientific research to benefit children’s health, and child health equity. Dr. McNamara served as Chief of Pediatrics at UCSF/Mount Zion and led several projects related to violence prevention and childhood exposure to domestic violence prior to shifting her focus to medical education. She introduced health coaching and entrustable professional activities into early medical education when she was Co-Director of UCSF’s Foundations of Patient Care. Dr. McNamara played a key role in curriculum development for the UCSF Bridges Clinical Microsystem Clerkship and was ZSFG Site Director and Director of Preceptorships. She also served as the residency's Associate Program Director of Mentorship and Professional Development and as a longstanding mentor for the Pediatric Leaders Advancing Health Equity (PLUS) program. Dr. McNamara’s clinical focus is on care of the underserved; she works as a general pediatrician in the Children’s Health Center at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.

Education and Training

, 2017 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
, 2012 , UCSF/Coro Leadership Collaborative
Residency, 1993 Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco
M.D., 1990 School of Medicine, University of Connecticut


McNamara M, Bodenheimer T. . Training medical students in health coaching skills. AMEE MedEdPublish. 2019.
Chen HC, McNamara M, Teherani A, Cate OT, O'Sullivan P. Developing Entrustable Professional Activities for Entry Into Clerkship. Acad Med. 2016 Feb; 91(2):247-55.