VICTORIA E. RAND, M.D.
VICTORIA E. RAND, M.D.
Victoria Rand, M.D. is dedicated to taking exceptional care of patients. She specializes in patient-centered care and subscribes to the model that one size does not fit all. Patient-centered medicine does not have to mean just medicine centered. She has always had a passion for integrative medicine.
While on faculty at the University of California, San Francisco, she also trained in 5 Element Worsley-Styled Acupuncture and lectured widely on topics in Holistic Medicine/Women’s Health/and Acupuncture. She completed her training with the Institute for Functional Medicine and is an IFM certified practitioner. She continues to develop her skills through the Institute for Functional Medicine and completed an additional advanced development program with them.
Dr. Rand has always believed that there was more to treating patients than what she learned in medical school and her residency. After finally realizing she could no longer practice in the traditional confines of a 10-minute office visit with the overuse of pharmaceuticals, she came to the conclusion that Functional Medicine offered a better and broader way to practice. By activating nature and your own body’s ability to heal, she has tapped into the greatest pharmacy out there.
She feels honored to be able to practice in this way!
Dr. Rand received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 1987 with dual majors in Biopsychology and Art History.
She subsequently earned her medical degree at the Cornell University Medical College in New York City in 1991, where she garnered the prize for top honors in Internal Medicine and was elected to the coveted Alpha Omega Alpha national honor medical society.
After graduation from Cornell, she relocated to the University of California at San Francisco, where she completed a residency in Internal Medicine in 1994 followed by a fellowship in General Internal Medicine in 1995. During her residency at UCSF, Dr. Rand was awarded the Outstanding House Staff Teaching Award in 1993, as well as the Scholarship for Excellence in Medical Teaching at UCSF and the Association of Clinical Professors Award. Upon completion of her internal medicine fellowship at UCSF, Dr. Rand remained on staff at that institution, gaining experience as an academic internist, researcher, hospitalist, and clinician-educator.
She has lectured extensively and edited numerous chapters on a variety of topics, including treatments for menopause, herbal supplement use, women’s health, hormone replacement therapy, alternative medicine applications, and acupuncture. In 1996-1999, she studied Traditional Five Element Acupuncture and maintained a part-time acupuncture practice from 1999-2008.
In 2006 Dr. Rand was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, in recognition of her numerous academic contributions.
In her 25 year career as an internal medicine she has done both primary care and hospitalist medicine as well as academic and private practice internal medicine. She has worked with varied populations such as the homeless, the incarcerated, and the elderly in her career.