Mary Margaretten, MD


Dr. Margaretten is a clinician-educator and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. She is the Clinical Director of Rheumatology at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital where she teaches medical students, residents, and fellows in the rheumatology outpatient clinic and in-patient consult service. Dr. Margaretten is committed to serving vulnerable patients while supporting the three traditional domains of academic medicine – clinical care, research, and education. Her academic interests are improving clinical reasoning skills to enhance physician problem-solving and quality improvement research. In 2016 she was selected as an inaugural Coach for the UCSF School of Medicine Bridges Curriculum. She is a member of the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators and Council of Master Clinicians.
M.A.S. in Clinical Research, 2009 - Graduate Division (Advance Training in Clinical Research), University of California, San Francisco
M.D., 2003 - School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Residency, - School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Honors and Awards
  • Council of Master Clinicians, UCSF Department of Medicine, 2022
  • COVID-19 Clinical Service Recognition Award, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, Department of Medicine, 2022
  • Member, Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, UCSF School of Medicine, 2021
  • Ira M. Goldstein Award for Outstanding Teaching in Rheumatology, UCSF Division of Rheumatology, 2017
  • Henry J. Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching, UCSF School of Medicine, 2017
  • Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Teaching Award, UCSF School of Medicine, 2015
  • Engleman Award for Excellence in Arthritis Research, UCSF Division of Rheumatology, 2013
  1. Zack T, Dhaliwal G, Geha R, Margaretten M, Murray S, Hong JC. A Clinical Reasoning-Encoded Case Library Developed through Natural Language Processing. 2022. PMID: 36071325

  2. Strait A, Graf J, Margaretten M, Yazdany J, Goglin S. Race, Ethnicity and Disparities in Rheumatology Educational Materials. 2021. PMID: 33768717

  3. Yang M, Margaretten M. Recurrent Eye and Ear Pain in an Older Patient. 2022. PMID: 35622372

  4. Aguirre A, Urisman A, Margaretten M. Starting off on the right foot: A 22-year-old woman with leg swelling. 2021. PMID: 34197038

  5. Dietz BW, Winston LG, Koehler JE, Margaretten M. Copycat. 2021. PMID: 34731540

  6. French S, Lang U, Margaretten M. A 21-Year-Old Woman with Joint Pain and Skin Ulceration. 2020. PMID: 31961480

  7. Goglin SE, Margaretten ME. Malar Rash. 2021. PMID: 34233099

  8. Aguirre A, Trupin L, Margaretten M, Goglin S, Noh JH, Yazdany J. Using process improvement and systems redesign to improve rheumatology care quality in a safety net clinic. 2020. PMID: 32062597

  9. DeQuattro K, Urisman A, Margaretten M. A 36-Year-Old Man with Renal Failure, Fevers, and Hypocomplementemia. Volume 71 of Issue 4. 2018. PMID: 30295438

  10. Mandal J, Margaretten M. Tuberculosis of the Finger. Volume 379 of Issue 12. 2018. PMID: 30231233

  11. Patterson SL, Jafri K, Narvid JA, Margaretten M. A Young Woman With Sudden Urinary Retention and Sensory Deficits. Volume 70 of Issue 4. 2018. PMID: 29125903

  12. Katz P, Margaretten M, Gregorich S, Trupin L. Physical Activity to Reduce Fatigue in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Randomized Controlled Trial. 2017. PMID: 28378441

  13. Margaretten M. Neurologic Manifestations of Primary Sjögren Syndrome. 2017. PMID: 29061239

  14. Katz P, Margaretten M, Schmajuk G, Yazdany J, Yelin E. Reply. Volume 69 of Issue 3. 2017. PMID: 28129462

  15. Katz P, Margaretten M, Trupin L, Schmajuk G, Yazdany J, Yelin E. Role of Sleep Disturbance, Depression, Obesity, and Physical Inactivity in Fatigue in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Volume 68 of Issue 1. 2016. PMID: 25779719

  16. Scheibe MM, Imboden JB, Schmajuk G, Margaretten M, Graf JD, Chen AH, Yelin EH, Yazdany J. Efficiency Gains for Rheumatology Consultation Using a Novel Electronic Referral System in a Safety-Net Health Setting. Volume 67 of Issue 8. 2015. PMID: 25623810

  17. Andrews JS, Trupin L, Schmajuk G, Barton J, Margaretten M, Yazdany J, Yelin EH, Katz PP. Muscle Strength and Changes in Physical Function in Women With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Volume 67 of Issue 8. 2015. PMID: 25623919

  18. Murray SG, Schmajuk G, Trupin L, Lawson E, Cascino M, Barton J, Margaretten M, Katz PP, Yelin EH, Yazdany J. A population-based study of infection-related hospital mortality in patients with dermatomyositis/polymyositis. Volume 67 of Issue 5. 2015. PMID: 25331828

  19. Andrews JS, Trupin L, Schmajuk G, Barton J, Margaretten M, Yazdany J, Yelin EH, Katz PP. Muscle strength, muscle mass, and physical disability in women with systemic lupus erythematosus. Volume 67 of Issue 1. 2015. PMID: 25049114

  20. O'Donovan A, Cohen BE, Seal KH, Bertenthal D, Margaretten M, Nishimi K, Neylan TC. Elevated risk for autoimmune disorders in iraq and afghanistan veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. 2014. PMID: 25104173

  21. Margaretten ME, Katz P, Schmajuk G, Yelin E. Missed opportunities for depression screening in patients with arthritis in the United States. 2013. PMID: 23897128

  22. Yazdany J, Schmajuk G, Robbins M, Daikh D, Beall A, Yelin E, Barton J, Carlson A, Margaretten M, Zell J, Gensler LS, Kelly V, Saag K, King C. Choosing wisely: the American College of Rheumatology's Top 5 list of things physicians and patients should question. Volume 65 of Issue 3. 2013. PMID: 23436818

  23. Katz PP, Yazdany J, Trupin L, Schmajuk G, Margaretten M, Barton J, Criswell LA, Yelin EH. Sex differences in assessment of obesity in rheumatoid arthritis. Volume 65 of Issue 1. 2013. PMID: 22833513

  24. Aoife O'Donovan, Beth E. Cohen, Dan Bertenthal, Mary Margaretten, Karen Seal, Thomas C. Neylan. Association of posttraumatic stress disorder with increased prevalence of autoimmune disorders in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. 2012. PMID:

  25. Mary Margaretten, Laura Julian, Patricia Katz, Edward Yelin. Depression in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: description, causes and mechanisms. 2011. PMID:

  26. Katz P, Yazdany J, Julian L, Trupin L, Margaretten M, Yelin E, Criswell LA. Impact of obesity on functioning among women with systemic lupus erythematosus. Volume 63 of Issue 10. 2011. PMID: 21702085

  27. Barton JL, Trupin L, Schillinger D, Gansky SA, Tonner C, Margaretten M, Chernitskiy V, Graf J, Imboden J, Yelin E. Racial and ethnic disparities in disease activity and function among persons with rheumatoid arthritis from university-affiliated clinics. 2011. PMID: 21671414

  28. Margaretten M, Barton J, Julian L, Katz P, Trupin L, Tonner C, Graf J, Imboden J, Yelin E. Socioeconomic determinants of disability and depression in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. 2011. PMID: 20824800

  29. Margaretten M, Julian L, Katz P, Yelin E. Depression in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: description, causes and mechanisms. 2011. PMID: 22211138

  30. Margaretten M, Yelin E, Imboden J, Graf J, Barton J, Katz P, Julian L. Predictors of depression in a multiethnic cohort of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. 2009. PMID: 19877099

  31. Margaretten ME, Tierney LM, Dhaliwal G. Clinical problem-solving. A hard diagnosis. 2009. PMID: 19657126

  32. Margaretten ME, Ruben BS, Fye K. Systemic sulfa-induced Sweet's syndrome. 2008. PMID: 18576306

  33. Mary E. Margaretten, Jeffrey Kohlwes, Stephen Bent. Synovial Lactic Acid and Septic Arthritis—Reply. 2007. PMID:

  34. Margaretten ME, Kohlwes J, Moore D, Bent S. Does this adult patient have septic arthritis? 2007. PMID: 17405973