Primary Care Providers


Elizabeth Hedelman, MD

Primary Care Physician
Diplomate, American Board of Family Practice
UC Davis Medical Center, Resident in Family Practice
University of Kansas Medical Center, MD
UC Santa Barbara, BA in Biological Sciences

Professional Experience
Dr Hedelman has worked as a physician in Student Health since 1995. Prior to joining UCSF in 2021, she worked in the Urgent Care and Primary Care Clinics at UC Berkeley’s University Health Services. She has special clinical interests in mental health, preventive medicine, and women’s health.


Lisa DiGiorgio-Haag, MSN, NP

Nurse Practitioner
University of Pennsylvania, BSN

Professional Experience
Lisa has been a Nurse Practitioner for over 30 years. For most of her NP career she has worked with a student health population. She has also worked in Adolescent Medicine at Juvenile Hall where she ran a research study focusing on sexual health. She also provided care to prostitutes in San Francisco at a specialty clinic and also at SFGH. As an RN Lisa worked in neurosurgery and pediatrics.

Special Area of Focus
Lisa started our IUD program here over 5 years ago and has placed over 400 IUDs to date. She has a specialty in Women’s Health and has counseled many patients regarding sexual satisfaction and concern. She had an audioblog called SexTalk which is available on our website.

Lisa is actively involved in our PrEP program, providing pre exposure prophylaxis to those who are at risk for HIV. She also enjoys providing primary care to all patients.

Other Interests
Lisa enjoys travel and has been to Europe, Asia, India many times and has also lived in China. She is a photographer and writer. She is married and has 2 boys.


Alexa Putrus, Sr. LVN

Licensed Vocational Nurse
City College of San Francisco

Professional Experience
Alexa started her nursing career at a small, but busy ENT office in Greenbrae, Ca where she was able to learn a multitude of skills that she now brings to UCSF Student Health and Counseling. Alexa strives to provide each of her patients with competent, compassionate, safe, and high-quality care.

Special Area of Focus
Alexa has a special interest in Women’s Health and has the goal of becoming an RN in Labor and Delivery.

Other Interests
Alexa enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her dog Buster. She enjoys reading, dancing, and weekend-trips. Summer time is where you’ll find her outdoors enjoying her favorite activities- boating, wakeboarding, and wake-surfing.