Search For People

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How to use directory@UCSF

Welcome to the UCSF web directory!

You can use this site to find contact information for people and departments affiliated with UCSF. To search for people use the “Search for people” tab. For departmental information, click on the “Search for departments” tab. Once on the desired search tab, enter your search term into the input field above the blue button and then click the button. All searching, whether for people or departmental information, is case-insensitive.

Searching For People

When searching for people your search term applies to people information and department names. This flexibility enables you to use a partial or whole department name to find all the members of a given department. Note that searching for a department name within the “Search for people” tab does not provide department information, only people information as related to the department(s) found. In general, the longer your search term is, the narrower your results will be.

When your search returns multiple results you will receive a list of abbreviated records. Click on a person’s name to see their individual record. Click on a person’s department name to find all people within that department. Clicking on a person’s email address will cause your browser to launch your computer's default email program to compose a message to the given email address. When your search returns a single result, the result list will be bypassed and you will receive a single individual's record. The links mentioned above behave the same when viewing an individual record.

To search for a person by name you may use all or part of his or her name. For example, to find a person named John Smith, you might use one of these searches:

  • john smith
  • j smith
  • john s
  • smith, john

Note that searching for Joe will not currently find people named Joseph because "joseph" does not begin with "joe." It will, however, find people named Joel or Joey.

Be specific. There are many people named Jen at UCSF, so to find the one you're looking for, you might try including a last initial or a department name. For some very general searches, especially for large departments, this directory may not even display all of the results. In that case, you will see a message explaining the situation and asking you to try a more specific search.

How To Update Your Entry

On the far right of the tab bar (where you choose the people or department search tabs) there is “Edit My Record” button. Clicking on this will allow you to log in, via MyAccess, to the the self-service section of the directory website. After logging in you will be presented with the edit page for your own directory entry. You will be able to edit your entire directory entry except for your name, title, department and email address. Initial address information must be entered by Human Resources, your departments’s Payroll/Personell Analyst or Business Officer. Those with a campus address may choose from a large selection of preformed campus addresses. Those with a private practice addresses will be able to enter their address information manually.

Searching For Departments

Your search term(s) will match departments by department name. While searching by department within the people search tab returns information regarding people related to the given department, searching by department within the department search tab yields departmental information. The results will contain physical addresses, website address, phone numbers, fax numbers and other department location and contact information.

To search for a department, first be sure you have selected the Search for departments tab. Then use all or part of the name of the department. For example, searching for cardio would return departments with names like Cardiology, Cardiovascular, Cardiothoracic, etc.

How To Update Department Listings

Department listing information may only be edited by directory administrators. To request changes to a department listing please open a ticket at help.ucsf.edu, or contact the IT Service Desk at (415) 514-4100.

Medical Center Personnel

Medical Center staff may not use the self-service features of this directory. To update your entry, please go to https://mcstaff.ucsfmedicalcenter.org/ to update your directory entry in the Medical Center Staff directory.

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