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Guy ​Micco, MD

Clinical Professor, Emeritus, UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program
  • Co-director, UC Berkeley Program for the Medical Humanities

Guy Micco is a co-director of the Program for Medical Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley, and clinical professor, emeritus, at the Joint Medical Program of UC Berkeley and the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine.
Phone: (510) 219-0373
Advising Available for JMP Students
Address: University Hall #570
Berkeley, CA 94720


Guy Micco is a physician who has combined teaching as a clinical professor, now emeritus, at UC Berkeley, with a part-time medical practice in internal medicine and hospice and palliative care. His interests include suffering, aging, and death; the interface of medicine and the humanities; and medical ethics. He is co-Director of the UC Berkeley Program for the Medical Humanities and former Director of the UC Berkeley Resource Center on Aging. For many years, while practicing primary care internal medicine in Berkeley, he was an ethics committee chair at Alta Bates-Summit Medical Center.

Research Interests

  • Suffering
  • Death
  • Aging / old age
  • The interface of medicine and the humanities
  • Medical ethics
  • The doctor-patient relationship


  • MD – University of California, San Francisco, 1974
  • BS – Loyola University, 1969


Courses Taught

    • HMS 202 A
    • Clinical Skills
    • HMS 200 B & C
    • Medical Curriculum
    • HMS 210
    • Readers' Theater
    • HMS 211
    • Narrative and Medicine
    • HMS 215
    • The Interdisciplinary Team: Improving the Care of Our Elders
    • HMS 240
    • The Death Course
    • HMS 200
    • Independent Study