Rena K. Fox, MD

CTAF Chair; University of California, San Francisco

Titles and Affiliations:

  • Professor of Medicine at UCSF

Dr. Fox has been on the faculty in the division of general internal medicine at UCSF for 16 years. Dr. Fox is the sole faculty member at UCSF who is both a general internist and an expert in hepatitis C, a combination of skills that is equally rare nationwide. She is internationally recognized as an educator; has given lectures across the U.S.; and has worked with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for a decade on hepatitis C educational tools, national policies, and as the medical editor of the VA Viral Hepatitis website. As part of the US Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Hepatitis Action Plan, she serves on a national advisory board with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create an online hepatitis C curriculum to educate the country’s physicians. Before joining the CTAF Panel, she twice served as a clinical expert for the Forum at meetings on the newest treatments for hepatitis C.

As a researcher, she studies hepatitis C epidemiology and clinical outcomes, including hepatocellular carcinoma and cirrhosis. Dr. Fox maintains a large patient panel as a primary care physician in the UCSF Division of General Medicine and as a specialist in the UCSF Liver Clinic. Dr. Fox received her undergraduate degree at Stanford University, earned her MD at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and did her internal medicine residency at the University of Washington, and was a fellow in general medicine at UCSF, where she received her training from UCSF hepatology faculty in viral hepatitis.