Shira Shavit, MD

Executive Director, Transitions Clinic Network
San Francisco, CA

Shira Shavit 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 over a decade, Dr. Shavit has been redefining national best practices for the care for chronically-ill individuals and communities impacted by incarceration. Dr. Shavit also directs and sees patients in the Transitions Clinic program in San Francisco's and the Medical Discharge Planning clinic at San Quentin State Prison. In addition to providing clinical care to returning prisoners, Dr. Shavit has provided technical assistance to many counties and states to improve health outcomes, cut health care costs, and support healthy integration of individuals returning home from incarceration.  She also worked as a consultant to reform healthcare systems in the California State prisons in collaboration with the Federal Receivership (2006-2011). She is a recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leader Award (2010). 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 currently a CHCF Health Care Leadership Fellow.