Josette Rivera, MD

Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor


    Dr. Josette Rivera is a geriatrician and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). She received her medical degree from the University of Rochester and completed residency training in Primary Care Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview, followed by a clinical and research fellowship in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Rivera joined the Division of Geriatrics at UCSF in 2008, where she serves as an educator, program leader, and clinician, providing primary and palliative care to homebound older adults through the UCSF Housecalls Program.

    Dr. Rivera’s educational and research endeavors focus on interprofessional education and practice, particularly in the context of caring for older adults. Dr. Rivera co-leads the School of Medicine’s collaborations with the UCSF Center for Innovation in Interprofessional Education. She is the Deputy Director of the Northern California Geriatric Education Center, a federally supported program to train health professions faculty, students, and practitioners to provide optimal interprofessional health care to older adults. She is also the founding chair of the American Geriatrics Society Interprofessional Education and Practice Special Interest Group.