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Amy ​Garlin, MD

Associate Clinical Professor
Amy Garlin is an Associate Clinical Professor and a practicing Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease physician.
Address: 570 University Hall
2018 Oxford Street
Berkeley, CA 94720


Amy Garlin is an Associate Clinical Professor at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. An Alameda County native, Amy studied humanities and social sciences as an undergraduate. Deeply influenced by AIDS activism in the early 1990s, she graduated from UCSF committed to serving marginalized and vulnerable populations. After residency in Philadelphia and in urban and rural New Mexico, she completed a yearlong HIV clinical training fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and a year of general Infectious Disease training also at Massachusetts General Hospital. Returning home to the Bay Area, she acquired further training in medical education as a UCSF Teaching Scholar and through the AAMC LEAD Educational Leadership training program. She is an elected member of the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators and serves on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. She leads faculty development workshops for UCSF clinicians, is a certified Differences Matter trainer for UCSF and a certified TeamSTEPPS trainer for Interprofessional Education. Under her leadership, the JMP has pioneered innovative participatory and immersive clinical learning experiences and engaged with diverse pre-health pipelines. Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, and in HIV/AIDS, Dr. Garlin is an active and dedicated clinician caring for patients living with HIV or at risk for HIV, as well as trans* patients, in the largest inpatient and outpatient HIV/AIDS practice in the East Bay.

Research Interests

  • HIV/AIDS in Women
  • Racial Justice
  • Narrative Medicine
  • Death and Dying
  • Alternative and Complementary Medicine


  • Harvard Combined Infectious Disease Fellowship – General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 2003–2005
  • Residency in Internal Medicine – University of New Mexico, 2000–2003
  • Internship in Primary Care Internal Medicine – University of Pennsylvania, 1999–2000
  • MD – University of California, San Francsico School of Medicine, 1999
  • BA – Swarthmore College, 1993

Courses Taught

    • Foundational Medical Sciences
    • Advanced Studies in Patient Care and Clinical Systems
    • Principles of Infectious Diseases
    • Narratives and Medicine
    • Death: Transdisciplinary Lenses and Locations