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Amin ​Azzam, MD, MA

Health Sciences Clinical Professor, UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program
Amin Azzam is a clinical professor whose focus is innovations in health professional education.
Address: 2121 Berkeley Way #5201-2
Berkeley, CA 94720


Amin Azzam is a professor at 3 San Francisco bay area universities: 1) University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, 2) University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health, and 3) Samuel Merritt University. He has dedicated his career to innovations in health professional schools, including Problem Based Learning (PBL), Simulation Based Learning (SBL) and Open Educational Pedagogy (OEP). He remains clinically active—running long-term psychotherapy groups for patients with chronic illnesses. He lives in Oakland with his wife (June) and children (Remy and Margo). They enjoy camping, board games and international travel.

Research Interests

  • Teaching and learning styles in medical education
  • Role of "near-peers" in teaching
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • Small group instruction
  • Simulation-based Learning (SBL)
  • Interprofessional education (IPE)


  • MA – Education
    University of California, Berkeley, 2007
  • MD – Medical College of Virginia, 1999
  • BS – Neuroscience
    University of Rochester, 1994


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UCSF Profile