Meet our Faculty! CPMC takes pride in our professional, yet relaxed and friendly environment. Attending Physicians approachable and down-to-earth and there is a positive and dynamic interaction between residents. The number one thing that residents say they like most about the program (consistently noted on the annual house staff survey) is the friendly, supportive work environment provided by administrators, co-residents and interns, nurses, ancillary support and custodians. They also feel that their concerns and suggestions are taken very seriously by the Program Directors and members of the hospital leadership.
Randall S Edson, MD, MACP, FIDSA
Dr. Edson received his undergraduate degree as well as a Masters in Music from Yale University and an MD from the University of Iowa. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Infectious Diseases fellowship at the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education. He joined the Mayo Infectious Diseases faculty in 1982, serving as the Infectious Diseases fellowship director as well as Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine residency program for 25 years. While at Mayo, he was promoted to Professor of Medicine, and received multiple teacher of the year awards as well as the Mayo Distinguished Clinician award. Dr. Edson currently serves as the Chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Infectious Diseases Exam Committee.
Dr. Edson is a world renowned expert on medical knowledge acquisition and resident remediation, having published and presented widely on both topics. He counts among his greatest accomplishments helping many hundreds of residents succeed in their training and continues this longstanding tradition as the Program Director for California Pacific Medical Center.
Maggie So, MD, FACP
Associate Program Director
Dr. Maggie So is a native San Franciscan. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles for her undergraduate studies and then received her medical degree from New York Medical College. She came back to San Francisco and completed her residency at California Pacific Medical Center and received the graduating Resident of the Year award and also served as a Chief Resident. After working as a hospitalist in the East Bay she returned to California Pacific Medical Center in 2011 to join the Pacific Inpatient Medical Group. She now divides her time working as a hospitalist and an Associate Program Director. She loves teaching and working with residents and medical students on the inpatient medicine wards. Her areas of interest include resident wellness, bedside teaching and career guidance and mentorship. Dr. So also serves as Chair of the Residency Wellness Committee and site director for our visiting fourth year medical student clerkship program.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time exploring the city with her family, grilling up BBQ in the fog, and hosting parties.
Eugene Lee, MD, MPH, FACP
Associate Program Director & Clinical Informaticist
Eugene Lee is a Bay Area native who graduated from UCLA with a degree in Evolutionary Biology and obtained his MPH at the Yale School of Public Health in Health Policy and Administration. His medical degree is from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed his residency in primary care internal medicine at UC Davis where he also served as Chief Resident and clinical faculty.
In 2009 he joined the faculty primary care practice at California Pacific Medical Center becoming a provider and resident educator. He currently serves an Associate Program Director for the internal medicine residency and a clinical informaticist specializing in resident education, in/outpatient providers, optimization training, and utilizing the EHR for quality improvement/research.
His interests include preventive healthcare, health policy, outpatient procedures, technology, gardening, local history, and the wide variety of San Francisco food choices. He has a wealth of random, and sometimes useful, information.
Phillip Kennedy, MD, FACP
Associate Program Director
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Phil Kennedy to the residency leadership team!
Dr. Kennedy received his undergraduate degree from UC Davis and then attended medical school at UCLA; he completed his Internal Medicine residency training at the University of California, San Francisco and then worked as a Hospitalist for two years at Mills-Peninsula and Sequoia Hospital. California Pacific Medical Center was very fortunate when Dr. Kennedy joined the Pacific Inpatient Medical Group in 1998 and served as Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine from 2004-2018.
Dr. Kennedy is an outstanding clinician-educator who has garnered the admiration of his colleagues and generations of house staff who have had the privilege of working with him over the last twenty-two years; his teaching scores are among the highest of our faculty.
Lori Wong is a native of San Francisco and she has been part of the CPMC family for 33 years. All of her 33 years have been spent in the Department of Medicine and the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program. As the Program Administrator she works closely with the Program Directors and the Chief Residents to manage the residency program. She also works closely with the Chairman of Medicine and manages our fellowship program coordinators and medical student coordinator. The best part of her job though is working directly with the residents! Lori is a problem solver, confidant, and truly a mom at heart. She loves taking care of the interns and residents and even the Program Directors!
Lori’s interests are cooking, baking and card making. She loves trying new recipes and often brings in baked goods for the interns and residents and the office team. She is a grandmother of two beautiful little girls and is expecting a third little girl in March. She loves spending time with her family and spoiling her granddaughters.