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Michael Cabana, MD, MPH


Medical School: University of Pennsylvania -  Medicine

Internship:  Johns Hopkins - Pediatrics

Residency: Johns Hopkins -  Pediatrics

Fellowship: Johns Hopkins - Clinical Scholars Program

Other Degrees:
Wharton School of Business - MA (Public Policy & Management)

Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene & Public Health - MPH (Epidemiology)


General Pediatrics


Michael Cabana is Chief of General Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is a core faculty member at the Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF.

Dr. Cabana completed his undergraduate medical training through the combined program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Wharton School of Business, where he earned a master’s degree in public policy and management. Dr. Cabana trained in pediatrics at the Harriet Lane Service at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. He continued at Johns Hopkins as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, where he completed his Masters in Public Health at the same institution. In 2005, Dr. Cabana joined the faculty at UCSF.

Dr. Cabana’s health services research interests include understanding variation in physician practice as it relates to quality of care, particularly in asthma. His work has focused on physician use of clinical practice guidelines, primary care referrals to subspecialists, as well as the primary prevention of asthma. Dr. Cabana is former co-director of the Physician Asthma Care Education (PACE) Project, which was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to improve the quality of physician asthma education.

Dr. Cabana’s clinical interests include asthma, pediatric health services research, quality care, primary prevention of asthma, practice variation, probiotics, physician prescribing patterns and physician practice patterns. His community health interest is high school mentoring.

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