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"I practice medicine for the whole person and

I love what I do"

Practicing for the whole person


I strongly believe that medicine is more than technology, because people are more than machines!  My goal is to care for the whole person, and I aim to foster a relationship with patients based on trust and mutual respect.


I have practiced medicine for over 20 years in diverse clinical settings and have held positions with large medical groups in the Bay Area.  I have also contributed to research in therapeutic device development in the field of hypertension.  I publish regularly in peer-reviewed journals and I serve as assistant clinical professor of medicine at UCSF.  I wrote a book that critically examines the theory and practice of "population medicine."


I am board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in the areas of cardiology and interventional cardiology.  I also hold a certification in bioethics with distinction from the National Catholic Bioethics Center.  

MY CURRICULUM VITAE is available here.

My work experience includes:

  • Director, coronary care unit, Kaiser San Francisco

  • Director, cardiac catheterization laboratory, Kaiser San Francisco

  • Staff physician, San Francisco Heart and Vascular Institute

  • Chief Medical Officer, Maya Medical

My education and training includes: 

  • BS in Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin (High Honors)

  • MD, University of Texas Medical School in Houston (AOA Honor Society)

  • Chief Medical Resident, University of Texas Medical School in Houston

  • Research Fellow, Gladstone Institutes for Cardiovascular Diseases

  • General and Interventional Cardiology Fellow, UCSF

  • Certification, National Catholic Bioethics Center

"Dr. Accad is thorough, informed, and importantly current in his knowledge...He is also very accessible via telephone, e-mail, and setting up appointments. Office services, follow-up, and general care are fantastic."

Don L., Corte Madera

Moving Mountains
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