Dr. Tracy Minichiello is a Professor of Medicine at University of California San Francisco and the Chief of Anticoagulation and Thrombosis Services at UCSF-affiliated San Francisco VA Hospital.
After completing her Internal Medicine Residency and Chief Residency at Yale, Dr. Minichiello pursued fellowship in Hospital Medicine at University of California San Francisco’s Moffitt-Long Hospital, where her research and clinical work were focused on venous thromboembolic disease. After spending 2 years in apprenticeship managing patients longitudinally with complex clotting disorders in UCSF’s Hematology division, she was appointed as Director of Inpatient and Outpatient Anticoagulation and Thrombosis services and served in that role for 6 years. In 2008 she accepted a position at San Francisco’s VA Medical Center as Chief of the Anticoagulation and Thrombosis services where she created a new inpatient anticoagulation program, overhauled the existing outpatient services and assumed care for all patients in hematology with thrombotic disorders. She developed the 1st VA-based electronic consultation program in anticoagulation to provide high level subspecialty consultation to clinicians practicing in remote areas and to improve access to care for the veterans they serve.
Dr. Minichiello serves as subject matter expert for the VA regionally and nationally, creating guidelines, protocols and teaching materials related to anticoagulation and thrombosis. She has authored numerous papers and chapters related to venous thromboembolic disease and anticoagulation and has been an invited speaker to many national meetings including the American College of Physicians, the Society of Hospital Medicine, and the Society of General Internal Medicine. As a clinical educator she provides consultative services for patients in and out of the hospital with thrombotic disorders, oversees clinical care of hematology fellows and residents and teaches UCSF faculty, fellows, residents, students, nurses and pharmacists at the bedside, in grand rounds, small groups, conferences and lecture series.