+ Biography

Susan P. Ehrlich, MD, MPP

Dr. Ehrlich is the Chief Executive Officer of the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center and a Professor of Medicine with the University of California, San Francisco. ZSFG is a 397-bed acute care hospital and a key part of the San Francisco Health Network and the San Francisco Department of Public Health. ZSFG is owned and operated by the City and County of San Francisco, and through its long-standing affiliation with the University of California, San Francisco, serves as a major academic teaching site, the City’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, and its only 24/7 psychiatric emergency department. With its almost 6,000 DPH and UCSF staff and providers, annually ZSFG serves more than 100,000 patients, provides more than 20% of the City’s inpatient care, psychiatric emergency and inpatient services, and almost 365,000 full-scope ambulatory primary and specialty care visits. ZSFG serves all San Franciscans and is focused on its most vulnerable citizens, with the vast majority of its patients on Medicaid, Medicare or uninsured.

Prior to her appointment at ZSFG, Dr. Ehrlich served as the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Medical Officer, Vice President of Ambulatory Care Services, founding Medical Director of the Ron Robinson Senior Care Center and Assistant Health Officer for the San Mateo County Health System. Dr. Ehrlich also has extensive background and knowledge of public health policy and finance at all levels of government, having served as Budget and Planning Director for the San Francisco Department of Public Health and a health care analyst within the California State Legislative Analyst’s Office. She is a Lean-certified physician executive with extensive expertise leading and transforming public health care organizations serving diverse and vulnerable populations. During 2019 she led ZSFG’s Epic go-live and beginning in early 2020 its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Ehrlich received her BA in Public Policy Studies from Duke University, her Master’s in Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and her MD from the University of California, San Francisco. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and completed her primary care internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a Harvard University-affiliated training hospital. She previously served as the Chair of the Board for the California Association of Public Hospitals, and Chair of the Board for America’s Essential Hospitals. She currently is a Trustee for the California Hospital Association. She continues to practice primary care internal medicine at the Richard Fine People’s Clinic on the ZSFG campus.

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