Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD

Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine, UCSF; Director, Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse Populations; and Assistant Director of Health Disparities, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center


Phone: (415) 476-5369 (voice)
Box 0320, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-0320

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Cancer Center Membership

Program Member » Tobacco Control» Cancer Control

Additional Websites


University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, B.S., 1974, Chemistry
University of Miami, Miami, FL, M.D., 1978, Medicine

Professional Experience

  • 1978-1981
    Resident, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
  • 1981-1983
    Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Fellow in General Internal Medicine, UCSF
  • 1983-1990
    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, UCSF
  • 1990-1996
    Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, UCSF
  • 1993-2005
    Co-Director, Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse Populations, UCSF
  • 1996-present
    Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, UCSF
  • 1997-present
    Director, Center for Aging in Diverse Communities
  • 1999-present
    Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, UCSF
  • 2005-present
    Director, Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse Populations, UCSF
  • 2006-present
    Associate Director for Health Care Disparities, Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCSF
  • 2011- 2015
    Member, Advisory Council, NIA

Honors & Awards

  • 1988-93
    Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Faculty Scholar in General Internal Medicine
  • 1991
    University of California/Health Net Wellness Lectureship Award
  • 1994
    Laureate Award, American College of Physicians Northern California
  • 1996
    Elected, American Society of Clinical Investigation
  • 2006
    Elected, Institute of Medicine

Selected Publications

  1. Fejerman L, Ahmadiyeh N, Hu D, Huntsman S, Beckman KB, Caswell JL, Tsung K, John EM, Torres-Mejia G, Carvajal-Carmona L, Echeverry MM, Tuazon AM, Ramirez C. Genome-wide association study of breast cancer in Latinas identifies novel protective variants on 6q25. Nat Commun. 2014; 5:5260.
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  2. Salgado MV, Mejia R, Kaplan CP, Perez-Stable EJ. Smoking behavior and use of tobacco industry sponsored websites among medical students and young physicians in Argentina. J Med Internet Res. 2014; 16(2):e35.
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  3. Ramirez A, Perez-Stable E, Penedo F, Talavera G, Carrillo JE, Fernández M, Holden A, Munoz E, San Miguel S, Gallion K. Reducing time-to-treatment in underserved Latinas with breast cancer: the Six Cities Study. Cancer. 2014 Mar 1; 120(5):752-60.
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  4. Moran A, Degennaro V, Ferrante D, Coxson PG, Palmas W, Mejia R, Perez-Stable EJ, Goldman L. Coronary heart disease and stroke attributable to major risk factors is similar in Argentina and the United States: the Coronary Heart Disease Policy Model. Int J Cardiol. 2011 Aug 4; 150(3):332-7.
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  5. Afable-Munsuz A, Ponce NA, Rodriguez M, Perez-Stable EJ. Immigrant generation and physical activity among Mexican, Chinese & Filipino adults in the U.S. Soc Sci Med. 2010 Jun; 70(12):1997-2005.
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  6. Chung S, Mehta K, Shumway M, Alvidrez J, Perez-Stable EJ. Risk perception and preference for prevention of Alzheimer's disease. Value Health. 2009 Jun; 12(4):450-8.
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  7. Grubbs V, Gregorich SE, Perez-Stable EJ, Hsu CY. Health literacy and access to kidney transplantation. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2009 Jan; 4(1):195-200.
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  8. Fejerman L, John EM, Huntsman S, Beckman K, Choudhry S, Perez-Stable E, Burchard EG, Ziv E. Genetic ancestry and risk of breast cancer among U.S. Latinas. Cancer Res. 2008 Dec 1; 68(23):9723-8.
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  9. Saha S, Fernandez A, Perez-Stable E. Reducing language barriers and racial/ethnic disparities in health care: an investment in our future. J Gen Intern Med. 2007 Nov; 22 Suppl 2:371-2.
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  10. Ziv E, John EM, Choudhry S, Kho J, Lorizio W, Perez-Stable EJ, Burchard EG. Genetic ancestry and risk factors for breast cancer among Latinas in the San Francisco Bay Area. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2006 Oct; 15(10):1878-85.
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  11. Feldman MD, Ong MK, Lee DL, Perez-Stable EJ. Realigning economic incentives for depression care at UCSF. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2006 Jan; 33(1):34-8.
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  12. Choudhry S, Coyle NE, Tang H, Salari K, Lind D, Clark SL, Tsai HJ, Naqvi M, Phong A, Ung N, Matallana H, Avila PC, Casal J, Torres A, Nazario S, Castro R, Battle NC, Perez-Stable EJ, Kwok PY, Sheppard D, Shriver MD, Rodriguez-Cintron W, Risch N, Ziv E, Burchard EG. Population stratification confounds genetic association studies among Latinos. Hum Genet. 2006 Jan; 118(5):652-64.
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  13. González Burchard E, Borrell LN, Choudhry S, Naqvi M, Tsai HJ, Rodriguez-Santana JR, Chapela R, Rogers SD, Mei R, Rodriguez-Cintron W, Arena JF, Kittles R, Perez-Stable EJ, Ziv E, Risch N. Latino populations: a unique opportunity for the study of race, genetics, and social environment in epidemiological research. Am J Public Health. 2005 Dec; 95(12):2161-8.
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  14. Perez-Stable EJ, Salazar R. Issues in achieving compliance with antihypertensive treatment in the Latino population. Clin Cornerstone. 2004; 6(3):49-61; discussion 62-4.
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  15. Walsh JM, Posner SF, Perez-Stable EJ. Colon cancer screening in the ambulatory setting. Prev Med. 2002 Sep; 35(3):209-18.
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  16. Horn-Ross PL, John EM, Lee M, Stewart SL, Koo J, Sakoda LC, Shiau AC, Goldstein J, Davis P, Perez-Stable EJ. Phytoestrogen consumption and breast cancer risk in a multiethnic population: the Bay Area Breast Cancer Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2001 Sep 1; 154(5):434-41.
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  17. Suarez L, Ramirez AG, Villarreal R, Marti J, McAlister A, Talavera GA, Trapido E, Perez-Stable EJ. Social networks and cancer screening in four U.S. Hispanic groups. Am J Prev Med. 2000 Jul; 19(1):47-52.
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  18. Benowitz NL, Perez-Stable EJ, Fong I, Modin G, Herrera B, Jacob P. Ethnic differences in N-glucuronidation of nicotine and cotinine. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 1999 Dec; 291(3):1196-203.
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  19. Wells AJ, English PB, Posner SF, Wagenknecht LE, Perez-Stable EJ. Misclassification rates for current smokers misclassified as nonsmokers. Am J Public Health. 1998 Oct; 88(10):1503-9.
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  20. Perez-Stable E, Boza R. The "blockade" of Cuba: setting the record straight. Am J Public Health. 1997 Dec; 87(12):2053-4.
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