Dr. McPhee is a physician of internal medicine at the University of California, San Francsico (UCSF). Dr. McPhee completed his medical education in 1976 and his residency in 1979, both at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Following his residency, he completed a research fellowship in general internal medicine before joining the UCSF campus in 1980.
Dr. McPhee primary research concern is in cancer prevention and control, focusing on community-based collaborations and interventions. In addition to serving as a community advisor for AANCART, he is also actively involved in many other community programs. In 1986, Dr. McPhee co-founded and then served as Executive Director of the UCSF Vietnamese Community Health Promotion Project (VCHPP) also known as Suc Khoe La Vang! (Health is Gold!). VCHPP’s work spans across different health issues, including cervical and breast cancer screening, Hepatitis B vaccination, colorectal cancer, and nutrition. VCHPP has been recognized both locally and nationally for its effort in reducing health disparities.
In addition to his research activity in cancer prevention and control, Dr. McPhee also researches end-of life and palliative care. He has worked with more than 125 hospitals to establish a palliative care consultation service. From 2000-2008, Dr. McPhee co-authored a bimonthly series titled “Perspectives on Care at the Close of Life” that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Finally, Dr. McPhee has served as editor for several medical textbooks and references, has written over 40 books, and published over 175 scientific articles in peer-reviewed medical literature.