Rachel Bystritsky, MD

Assistant Professor

Rachel Bystritsky is an infectious disease specialist who sees patients at the UCSF Medical Center. She received her MD from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 2012 and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center where she went on to be a chief resident. She completed Infectious Disease Fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco, where she has remained on faculty. Her clinical activities include seeing outpatients at the UCSF Infectious Disease Clinics and attending on the inpatient infectious diseases consult services at Parnassus, Mission Bay and Mount Zion. She serves as the Medical Director of the UCSF Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy Program.
06/2015 - Internal Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center
MD, 05/2012 - , Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  1. Bystritsky R, Gruenberg K, Abdoler E, Hilts-Horeczko A, Doernberg SB. Inter-rater reliability assessment of antibiotic prescription quality by infectious diseases physicians, fellows, and pharmacists. 2023. PMID: 38156222

  2. Otani IM, Tang M, Wang L, Anstey KM, Hilts-Horeczko A, Li F, Le VP, Lee M, Bystritsky R, Mulliken JS, Wattier RL, Blumenthal KG, Doernberg SB. Impact of an Inpatient Allergy Guideline on β-Lactam and Alternative Antibiotic Use. 2023. PMID: 37182569

  3. Bystritsky RJ, Chow FC. Infectious Meningitis and Encephalitis. 2022. PMID: 34798976

  4. Bystritsky RJ. Cellulitis. 2021. PMID: 33494874

  5. Luther VP, Shnekendorf R, Abbo LM, Advani S, Armstrong WS, Barsoumian AE, Beeler CB, Bystritsky R, Cherabuddi K, Cohen S, Hamilton KW, Ince D, Justo JA, Logan A, Lynch JB, Nori P, Ohl CA, Patel PK, Pottinger PS, Schwartz BS, Stack C, Zhou Y. Antimicrobial Stewardship Training for Infectious Diseases Fellows: Program Directors Identify a Curriculum Need. 2018. PMID: 29668905

  6. Bystritsky R, Chambers H. Cellulitis and Soft Tissue Infections (Japanese Version). 2018. PMID: 32755383

  7. Bystritsky R, Chambers H. Cellulitis and Soft Tissue Infections. Volume 168 of Issue 3. 2018. PMID: 29404597

  8. Tanner J, Lin Y, Kornblum J, Herzig CT, Bystritsky R, Uhlemann AC, Lowy FD. Molecular characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates obtained from the Rikers Island Jail System from 2009 to 2013. Volume 52 of Issue 8. 2014. PMID: 24899033