Chief Medical Informatics Officer at On Lok
An immigrant from Hong Kong at the age of twelve, Dr. Ben Lui and his family received health care from the very same health care safety net to which he has devoted his entire career since graduating from Yale Medical School and the SFGH Internal Medicine Primary Care Residency Program. He is currently the Chief Medical Informatics Officer for On Lok, an organization dedicated to serving and caring for frail seniors in its Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) which holistically addresses their medical and psychosocial needs. During his stint at the San Francisco Department of Public Health as Chief of Community Primary Care and Director of Community Integrated Health Care, Dr. Lui led system transformation work to enhance the health network’s capabilities to address patients’ social needs and to decrease health disparities. As Director of Chinatown Public Health Center, he served and advocated for a primarily immigrant population, most of whom were socioeconomically disadvantaged and culturally isolated. He believes health care is a right and not a privilege, and feels honored to work in the safety net to help those patients most in need.
Dr. Lui is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital. His board experience includes serving as President of the Board of Directors of NICOS Chinese Health Coalition, and as a board member of On Lok Senior Health Services. In addition, he is an active volunteer at his children’s school CAIS where he served as a member of its Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and is a Board Trustee.