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May 13, 6:30-8pm - Spicebox Kitchen with Dr. Linda Shiue




The next Book Club will be on May 25, 6:30-8pm, reading “God’s Hotel” by Dr. Victoria Sweet. UPDATE: Dr. Victoria Sweet will be joining us for the evening! Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from and ask questions of the author. Contact Molly Baldridge at for more information or to receive the invitation to the SFMMS Book Club



Stay tuned for more upcoming SFMMS events!

Previous Events

During this 1-hour, free webinar, Deb Phairas, President of Practice & Liability Consultants, LLC ( will address the top challenges facing physicians trying to remain independent or coming back into private practice from Hospital or Foundation employment.
Learning Objectives - During this webinar, attendees will learn::
• Specific strategies to implement in small private practices to remain strong and viable.
• Key Financial, A R and staffing ratios to maintain profitability
• How to run a “lean operation” to maintain net income
• The importance of marketing, internet presence and how to deal with Yelp, etc.

Date & Time: February 24, 2021 12:30-1:30pm PST

Event Recording: To view a recording of this webinar, click HERE

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Throughout its 152-year history, the San Francisco Marin Medical Society has celebrated our past and future Presidents with an Annual Gala. Although we are not able to celebrate this occasion in person this year, we invite you to attend our 2021 Passing of the Gavel virtual event to celebrate our outgoing President, Brian Grady, MD, on a successful term, and to welcome our new President, Monique Schaulis, MD. Click HERE to see a recording of the event.




Presenters, Linda Tenerowicz and Benjamin Tran from the California Pan Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN) conducted a high level overview of the state legislative process and the A to Z of how a bill becomes a law. Presented also covered an overview of opportunities to leverage the policymaking process through advocacy and engagement at the grassroots level. Lastly, presenters provided a summary of notable legislation that has recently been approved by the Governor, and what will be taking effect in January of 2021.



Date & Time: November 13, 2020 12-1pm PST

Event Recording: To view a recording of this webinar, click HERE

Event Materials: Presentation Slides

On October 28th, Dr. Kim Newell Green moderated a conversation with Dr. Ellen Chen, COVID-19 Testing Strategy and Healthcare Systems Lead for the CCSF Covid Command Center, Dr. Willi McFarland, SFDPH Director of the Center for Learning and Innovation, Isabel Ochoa, Deputy Director of Operations, Testing Branch, SF COVID Command Center, and Dr. Darpun Sachdev, Clinical Prevention Specialist, Disease Prevention and Control, SF Covid Command Center Director of Case Investigation and Contact Tracing Branch. They provided an update on COVID-19 data and the SFDPH strategy moving forward, clinical utilization best practices, an overview of testing technology, the best resources in San Francisco and Marin for accessing and ordering tests, as well as reporting and contract tracing protocols. 


Date & Time: October 28, 2020 6-7:30pm PST

Event Recording: To view a recording of this webinar, click HERE

Event Materials: Presentation Slides

graphicDuring these unprecedented times, there have and will continue to be many operational, HR, and telemedicine/technology changes needed to re-invent the “New Normal” of medical practice. New staffing and practice operations adaptations are necessary and “thinking outside the box” has become imperative.  On October 22nd, the San Francisco Marin Medical Society provided this FREE webinar with Debra Phairas, President of Practice & Liability Consultants, LLC to learn strategies to keep patients safe, secure, and still coming to your practice; project revenue/expense/net income for financial viability; and revamp operations, staffing and business development. Special thanks to our webinar sponsor, Cooperative of American Physicians.


Date & Time: October 22, 202012-1:00pm PST

Event Recording: To view a recording of this webinar, click HERE

Event Materials: