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Anand Habib, MD, MPhil

Postdoctoral Fellow

Contact Information

Anand Habib, MD, MPhil

Mailing Address

  • Yale School of Medicine

    333 Cedar Street, Sterling Hall of Medicine IE-68

    New Haven, CT 06510

    United States


Anand Habib, MD MPhil is an attending physician in hospital medicine and currently a Postdoctoral Fellow (2023-2025) in the Yale National Clinician Scholars Program (formerly RWJF Clinical Scholars Program).

Originally from Houston, Anand studied Biology and International Security Studies at Stanford, explored medical anthropology at Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship, and earned his MD at Harvard. He subsequently completed internal medicine residency and worked as a clinical hospitalist at UCSF, during which time he served as the Division of Hospital Medicine’s interim director of Social Medicine. He has previously worked as a community health fellow at a clinic in rural Haiti, collaborated with colleagues at Cambridge Health Alliance to pilot culturally informed cooking classes as part of chronic disease management for elderly Haitian individuals, and spearheaded a national survey of thoracic oncologists to better understand how prognostic uncertainty affects prognostic discussions with patients who have advanced lung cancers.

His practice is grounded in the belief that health outcomes are the material manifestation of social inequalities and that health care is a human right. Medicine is therefore a vehicle for pragmatic solidarity in the fight for health equity and social justice.

His research interests include:

1) Interrogating the phenomena of medical debt and financially toxic out-of-pocket costs with the aim of understanding whether policies like out-of-pocket cost caps and subsidies mitigate against patients' subjective and objective financial hardship.

2) Investigating avenues through which hospital admissions can be used as opportunities to more systematically screen and refer patients to community-based resources to address unmet social needs.

3) Medical epistemology as viewed through the lens of medical journals - namely, improving the racial/ethnic and gender diversity of authors, peer reviewers, and editors and high-impact factor medical journals.

Education & Training

  • Resident
    University of California San Francisco (2022)
  • Intern
    University of California San Francisco (2020)
  • MD
    Harvard University
  • MPhil
    University of Oxford , Medical Anthropology
  • BS
    Stanford University, Biology (2011)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2022)


  • Going the Extra Mile
    Aurora, CO, United States 2023
    Society of General Internal Medicine National Conference
  • Bladder Mass with Rapidly Progressive Pelvic Lymphadenopathy: Masquerading as Malignancy
    Nashville, TN, United States 2022
    SHM Converge National Conference
  • Lying in Wait: GI Bleed due to Newly Diagnosed Meckel’s Diverticulum in a 91-Year Old
    Due to COVID-19 pandemic, this conference was held via Zoom. 2022
    Society of General Internal Medicine California-Hawaii and Northwest Regional Meeting
  • Prevalence of prognostic uncertainty and impact on prognostic discussions in thoracic oncology
    San Francisco, CA, United States 2019
    ASCO Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium
  • Survival after Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in an Older, Fit Cohort of Patients with Advanced Myelodysplastic Syndromes: the MDS-TAO Study.
    San Diego, CA, United States 2018
    American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting
  • Blind Spot: Meditations on the Mundanity of Mor(t)ality
    New York, NY, United States 2018
    Medical Student Ethics Conference

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Finalist, Scientific Abstract CompetitionSociety of Hospital Medicine2022
Albert Schweitzer FellowshipAlbert Schweitzer Foundation2017
Rhodes ScholarshipRhodes Trust2012
Award of ExcellenceStanford Alumni Association2011
Walk the Talk Service Leadership AwardStanford University, Haas Center for Public Service2011
J.E. Wallace Sterling Award for Scholastic AchievementStanford University2011
Dean's Award for Academic AccomplishmentStanford University2011
President's Award for Academic Excellence in the Freshman YearStanford University2008
National Merit ScholarNational Merit Scholarship Foundation2007

Professional Service

Journal of General Internal MedicineEditorial Fellow2023 - 2025
Society of General Internal MedicineMember2023 - Present
Expert Review of Medical Devices1 paper2023 - Present
Journal of General Internal MedicineReviewer2023 - Present
University of California San Francisco School of MedicineContent development and instructor for this MS3 medicine core clerkship didactic session - "A Value-Based Approach to Anemia"2022 - 2023
American College of PhysiciansMember2022 - 2023
Society of Hospital MedicineMember2022 - 2023
University of California San Francisco School of MedicineI have served as a facilitator for several small group sessions throughout the medical school curriculum including - 1) Core Inquiry Curriculum small group facilitator (MS1s, 04/2023), 2) Diagnostic Reasoning Block small group facilitator for sessions on “impact of goals of care on diagnosis” and “physical exam as diagnostic reasoning” (MS2s, 12/2022), 3) value-based approach to anemia didactic instructor (MS3, medicine core clerkship, bimonthly 10/2022-06/2023), and 4) introduction to career launch small group facilitator for “having difficult conversations” and “clinical reasoning” (MS4s, 03/2023) as well as “clinical ethics” (04/2023) and cardiology clinical reasoning sessions (05/2023).2022 - 2023
Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes1 paper2022 - Present
BMJ2 papers2021 - Present
Peer-to-Peer Support Group, UCSF Internal Medicine ResidencyMember2020 - 2022
JAMA Internal MedicineEditorial Fellow2020 - 2022
UCSF Internal Medicine Residency CouncilI offered feedback on residency program changes including initiatives to address work-hour issues and to re-structure rotations to optimize resident experience.2020 - 2021
UCSF Committee of Interns and Residents (SEIU health Care)Elected Union Delegate2020 - 2021
American Society of Clinical OncologyMember2019 - 2020
"Training the Eye: Improving the Art of Physical Diagnosis, " Harvard Medical SchoolTeaching Assistant for "Training the Eye: Improving the Art of Physical Diagnosis" - course taught by Dr. Joel Katz and Dr. Shahram Khoshbin2018 - 2019
Massachusetts Medical SocietyMember2017 - 2019
Minority Affairs Section, Massachusetts Medical SocietyMember2017 - 2018
Public Health Committee, Massachusetts Medical SocietyMember2017 - 2018
Student Leadership Committee, Harvard Medical School Center for Primary CareCommittee Member2015
Multicultural Affairs Committee, Harvard Medical SchoolMember2014 - 2016
National Advisory Board, Stanford University Haas Center for Public ServiceBoard Member2010 - 2011
Stanford Office of Community Health Patient Advocacy Program and Mayview Community Health Centerhelped with patient rooming, administration of health questionnaires, and worked on projects designed to improve patient self-efficacy in management of hypertension and diabetes.2009 - 2011
Project Dosti (through Stanford University)This was a sponsored educational endeavor through which I taught 3 health education sessions (hand hygiene, nutrition, exercise) to middle and high school students at AGN K-12 School (Konganapuram, Tamil Nadu, India)2008
Science in Service (Haas Center for Public Service, Boys and Girls Club of Peninsula)I undertook short after school science activities for elementary school children.2008 - 2009
Health Education for Life Program (Stanford University)10-week health education program for elementary and middle school students in East Palo Alto and East Menlo public schools neighboring Stanford University2008 - 2009

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