Amin Azzam MD, MA

Clinical Professor
Joint Medical Program

Amin Azzam is a Clinical Professor whose focus is innovations in health professional education.

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.

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