Dr. Lei Choi joined UCSF Health in 2015 as the Medical Director of the Lean Transformation Office and a practicing physician in the UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine.
Dr. Choi graduated from Princeton University in 1992 and received an M.D degree from Duke University School of Medicine. She completed an Internal Medicine residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and earned a Master of Public Health degree, with distinction, from Tufts Medical Center.
While at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Choi served as the Acting Chief of the Division of General Medicine and the Director of the Adult Asian Health Initiative. In these positions, she actively engaged in the optimization of healthcare access for the Boston Asian immigrant community.
In 2004, Dr. Choi relocated to San Francisco with her family, and built a thriving primary care practice in Pacific Heights. She joined the core internal medicine teaching faculty at Sutter Health California Pacific Medical Center, and launched a residency-wide curriculum for patient safety and quality improvement. This work directly increased resident and fellow engagement in clinical and operational initiatives throughout the organization.
Dr. Choi was appointed Director for Lean Healthcare across the Sutter Health San Francisco campuses in 2013. Over the course of two years, she played a critical role in the successful adoption of a comprehensive Lean system throughout the Bay Area for Sutter Health. She is dedicated to coaching Lean behaviors, developing innovative problem solvers throughout the organization, and advancing the delivery of highly reliable patient-centered care.