Shira Shavit, MD

Executive Director, Transitions Clinic Network
San Francisco, CA

Shira Shavit, MD is a Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California in San Francisco and the Executive Director of the Transitions Clinic Network. For nearly two decades, Dr. Shavit has been redefining national best practices for the care for chronically-ill individuals and communities impacted by mass incarceration. Under her leadership, the TCN Model grew from the flagship program in San Francisco, where she continues to treat patients, to 48 health systems nationwide. In California, Dr. Shavit oversees a statewide network of 21 primary care systems that proved instrumental in supporting the increased number of individuals releasing from prison during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her team's efforts have resulted in 10,000 people with chronic conditions receiving coordinated care from all prisons statewide to community health systems, a historic first in the state.  In addition to providing clinical care to people returning from incarceration, Dr. Shavit has provided technical assistance to numerous counties and states to improve health outcomes, cut health care costs, and support healthy integration of individuals reentering their communities. She has also served as an expert consultant to reform healthcare systems in the California State prisons in collaboration with the Federal Receivership (2006-2011). Dr. Shavit graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, completed her MD at Rush University in Chicago, and completed her residency training at the University of California, San Francisco. She is a recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leader Award (2010), completed a CHCF Health Care Leadership Fellowship (2022), and was recently recognized with a UCSF Chancellor's Award for Public Service (2022). Additionally, she is a member of the California Department of Health Care Services CalAIM Justice-Involved Initiative Stakeholder Group.