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Josh Bamberger

Joshua Bamberger, MD, MPH, Clinical Professor in Family and Community Medicine, UCSF

Josh Bamberger

Joshua Bamberger, MD, MPH led the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s housing and health system of care from 1991 to 2018. During his time with DPH, Dr. Bamberger coordinated all medical and behavioral health services at the health department’s supportive housing programs which grew from one building in 1999 to 43 buildings today serving over 1750 tenants. In 2006, he helped establish the Housing and Urban Health Clinic the first integrated health clinic designed to serve people in supportive housing. From August 2012 to January 2013, he was a Special Advisor to the Executive Director of the United States Interagency on Homelessness, the Federal government’s homeless policy agency. From 2015 to 2019, Dr. Bamberger was the Chief Medical Consultant for Mercy Housing, one of the largest developers of supportive housing in the United States. In 2018-2019, Dr. Bamberger worked with Kaiser Permanente to develop a plan to address homelessness among seniors in Oakland. Presently, Dr. Bamberger is a primary care physician at the Downtown VA health clinic. In 2019-20, Dr. Bamberger joined UCSF as Professor of Family and Community Medicine and as the Associate Director of the UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative but returned to the SF Health Department to serve people experiencing homelessness impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Dr. Bamberger has been practicing family medicine with people living with poverty since 1989 and is a Clinical Professor in Family and Community Medicine at UCSF.