Amy Whittle, MD

Amy Whittle, MD is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UCSF. Her areas of interest include children with special health care needs, mental health and developmental disorders, doctor-patient communication, and social determinants of health. She is a clinician at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and attends in primary care, urgent care, and the special needs clinics. She is the associate medical director of integrated care at the Children's Health Center. She is the director of the Physicians in Community and Behavior and Development rotations, required parts of the pediatric residency curriculum. She developed a curriculum to teach pediatric residents about SBIRT (screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment) for substance use. She is the founding Medical Director of the San Francisco Medical-Legal Partnership, a collaboration between the Pediatric department at SFGH and Bay Area Legal Aid that places an attorney directly into the medical clinics. Dr. Whittle was a member of the School of Medicine 2012-2013 Teaching Scholars Program.
2019 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
Residency, 2009 - Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco
M.D., 2006 - , Weil Medical College of Cornell University
B.A., 1996 - , Yale University
Honors and Awards
  • Excellence in Teaching, UCSF Academy of Medical Educators, 2017
  • 415 Top Doctors - Pediatricians, Marin Magazine, 2016
  • Teaching Award for Clinical Faculty, UCSF Medical School Class of 2015, 2015
  • Core Clerkship Teaching Award Finalist, Associated Students of the School of Medicine, UCSF, 2014
  • Excellence in Teaching, UCSF Academy of Medical Educators, 2013
  • Grossman Award, UCSF Pediatric Residency, 2009
  1. Addressing adolescent substance use in an urban pediatric federally qualified health center.
  2. Teaching Death Disclosure: A Mixed-Method Comparison of Resident Self-Assessment and Standardized Patient Assessment.
  3. Texts for Talking: Evaluation of a Mobile Health Program Addressing Speech and Language Delay.
  4. Addressing Adolescent Substance Use: Teaching Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) to Residents.