Emily Wistar

Emily Wistar, MD is a primary care physician at Potrero Hill Health Center, a primary care clinic run by the SF Department of Public Health. She completed UCSF’s Internal Medicine residency with a focus on primary care of underserved populations in 2015, and worked for 2 years after residency as a hospitalist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Emily received her BA from Swarthmore College in history and completed medical school at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

She joined the DISH Advisory Board in 2017. As a resident and as a physician in practice she saw the great toll that homelessness takes on her patients’ health and learned again and again that the first step towards meeting vulnerable patients’ healthcare needs is a roof over their heads. She has seen and continues to meet many patients personally impacted by DISH’s work and feels so lucky to be able to play a supporting role for the organization.

In her free time Emily enjoys long-distance running, thrift shopping, fancy coffee, and hiking in the redwoods with her husband, baby girl, and dog.