Physician-Scientist Research Symposium 2024

Friday, May 17, 2024 | 1-6 p.m.

Mission Bay Conference Center in the William J. Rutter Center
1675 Owens Street, San Francisco

This event is in person only.

The creation of durable knowledge that can enhance human health demands testing at the bedside as well as in the laboratory. Physician-scientists are well-positioned to bridge the ever-widening distance between practicing clinicians and fundamental scientific disciplines. Unfortunately, over the last 30 years, as resources and institutionally-supported time dedicated to research have become increasingly scarce, proportionately fewer physician-scientists have committed to a research-intensive career. To apply the power of fundamental scientific discovery to human health, the supply of early-career physician-scientists must be sustained and replenished.

The Physician-Scientist Research Symposium aims to bring together physician-scientists from UCSF and Stanford University, with CZ Biohub San Francisco as the convergence point, in order to build a research community of early-career physician-scientists and advocate for the continued engagement of physicians in scientific discovery.

The symposium celebrates the research accomplishments of the CZ Biohub SF Physician-Scientist Fellows from UCSF and Stanford who have participated in a research training and career development program to develop their expertise and prepare them for careers as independent investigators.

In addition to research talks from our fellows, the symposium will feature a research and career retrospective keynote by Dr. Tippi MacKenzie, who is a Professor of Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, and the Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Institute for Regeneration Medicine. The symposium will be followed by a poster and networking session. We warmly invite early-career physician-scientists at UCSF and Stanford to join us and present a poster on their research.


Tippi MacKenzie, M.D.

  • Professor of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery
  • Benioff UCSF Professor in Children’s Health
  • Director, Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCSF
  • Co-Director, Center for Maternal-Fetal Precision Medicine
  • John G. Bowes Distinguished Professor in Stem Cell and Tissue Biology

SCHEDULE (all times in Pacific time)

12:30 - 1pm
1 - 1:15pm
Welcome Address and Introduction to Keynote Speaker
David Cornfield, M.D. Co-Director, CZ Biohub SF PSFP
Ann T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Pulmonary Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford
Arun Padmanabhan, M.D., Ph.D. Co-Director, CZ Biohub SF PSFP
Assistant Professor of Cardiology, Department of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
1:15 - 2 p.m.
Tippi MacKenzie, M.D.
2 - 2:45 p.m.
CZ Biohub SF Physician-Scientist Fellow Talks
2:45 - 3:15 p.m.
Coffee Break
3:15 - 4 p.m.
CZ Biohub SF Physician-Scientist Fellow Talks
4 - 4:45 p.m.
CZ Biohub SF Physician-Scientist Fellow Lightning Talks
4:45 - 5 p.m.
Closing remarks
David Cornfield, M.D.
Arun Padmanabhan, M.D., Ph.D.
5 - 6 p.m.
Poster Session and Networking Reception

Symposium organizers:

David Cornfield, M.D.
CZ Biohub SF Physician-Scientist Fellowship Program
Program Co-Director

Arun Padmanabhan, M.D., Ph.D.
CZ Biohub SF Physician-Scientist Fellowship Program
Program Co-Director

Catherine Tan
CZ Biohub SF Physician-Scientist Fellowship Program
Program Coordinator

Bill Burkholder, Ph.D.
CZ Biohub SF
Director, Scientific Program Management

Ben Warner
CZ Biohub SF
Program & Scientific Event Manager


Click here for more information about the Physician-Scientist Fellowship Program.