Dr. Ryan Laponis is an Associate Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine (DGIM) at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and serves as Program Director of the Primary Care/General Internal Medicine Residency. He is a graduate of the UCSF Teaching Scholars Program and is a member of the Academy of Medical Educators. Dr. Laponis has a particular interest and experience in teaching communication skills. He is a core faculty member in UCSF’s Center for Faculty Education. He is a certified Relationship-Centered Communication facilitator for UCSF’s Center for Enhancement of Communication in Healthcare, teaching learners across the UCSF Campus. Nationally, he is a Fellow of the Academy of Communication in Healthcare.


University of California San Francisco