Sarah French, MD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Sarah French is a rheumatologist who specializes in caring for patients with complex systemic rheumatic diseases, including lupus and scleroderma. She serves as co-director of the UCSF Scleroderma Clinic.

One focus of French's research is scleroderma's effects on the heart and lungs; another is improving care for patients with osteoporosis.

French earned her medical degree at UCSF. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine and returned to UCSF to complete a fellowship in rheumatology, serving as chief fellow.
Fellowship, 06/2020 - Rheumatology, University of California, San Francisco
Residency, 06/2017 - Internal Medicine, Stanford University
M.D., 06/2014 - School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  1. Barth KE, Spottiswoode N, Hurabielle C, Subbaraj L, COMET Consortium, Calfee CS, Matthay MA, French S, Connolly A, Hewitt SM, Vannella KM, Barnett C, Langelier CR, Patterson S. Clinical and biological heterogeneity of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in adults following SARS-CoV-2 infection: a case series. Frontiers in medicine 2023. PMID: 37484839

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

  3. Liu S, Chung MP, Ley B, French S, Elicker BM, Fiorentino DF, Chung LS, Boin F, Wolters PJ. Peripheral blood leucocyte telomere length is associated with progression of interstitial lung disease in systemic sclerosis. Thorax 2021. PMID: 34272332

  4. French S, Choden S, Schmajuk G. Quality Measures and Quality Improvement Initiatives in Osteoporosis-an Update. Current osteoporosis reports 2019. PMID: 31782030

  5. French S, Amsallem M, Ouazani N, Li S, Kudelko K, Zamanian RT, Haddad F, Chung L. Non-invasive right ventricular load adaptability indices in patients with scleroderma-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension. Pulmonary circulation 2018. PMID: 29938590

  6. French S, DuBois SG, Horn B, Granger M, Hawkins R, Pass A, Plummer E, Matthay K. 131I-MIBG followed by consolidation with busulfan, melphalan and autologous stem cell transplantation for refractory neuroblastoma. Volume 60 of Issue 5. 2012. PMID: 23024113

  7. Chen C, Pande K, French SD, Tuch BB, Noble SM. An iron homeostasis regulatory circuit with reciprocal roles in Candida albicans commensalism and pathogenesis. Volume 10 of Issue 2. 2011. PMID: 21843869

  8. Noble SM, French S, Kohn LA, Chen V, Johnson AD. Systematic screens of a Candida albicans homozygous deletion library decouple morphogenetic switching and pathogenicity. Volume 42 of Issue 7. 2010. PMID: 20543849