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Interim Dean, UCSF School of Medicine

bruce wintroub

Bruce U. Wintroub, MD

Dr. Wintroub was named interim dean of the School of Medicine in September 2014 and has served UCSF for more than 32 years. Most recently, he served as vice dean of the School of Medicine, a position he held for ten years. Dr. Wintroub is also a professor and has been chair of the Department of Dermatology since 1985. In addition to his work for UCSF, he is chair of the Dermatology Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides research support for emerging teachers and researchers in dermatology. Dr. Wintroub has helped raise more than $60 million for the organization.

Dr. Wintroub received his MD from Washington University in St. Louis and completed residencies and fellowships at Harvard Medical School (immunology and dermatology) and Peter Bent Brigham Hospital (internal medicine). Prior to joining UCSF in 1982, he was a Harvard Medical School faculty member for six years.


Executive Vice Dean, UCSF School of Medicine
Vice Chancellor for Research, UCSF

Keith R. Yamamoto, PhD

Executive Vice Dean Yamamoto oversees strategic planning as well as research activities at the school. After earning a PhD at Princeton, he came to UCSF in 1973. He served as chair of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology from 1994 to 2003. Dr. Yamamoto is regarded as an international leader in studying the mechanisms of signaling and gene regulation by intracellular receptors.

As the vice chancellor for research, he leads UCSF’s effort to advance innovative, collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to research across the university’s schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy, and its graduate programs in biological sciences.


UCSF School of Medicine Vice Deans


Sue Carlisle, MD, PhD

Dr. Carlisle is the vice dean for San Francisco General Hospital, responsible for managing UCSF’s affiliation with the City and County of San Francisco, as well as oversight of SFGH’s clinical services and growth, planning for the new hospital, solving seismic issues, expansion of MediCal under the Affordable Care Act, and supervision of educational and research programs at SFGH.

She completed her residencies in Medicine (1984) and Anesthesia (1990) at UCSF, after earning her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her PhD from Tulane University. Dr. Carlisle is a professor of anesthesia and medicine.


Neal H. Cohen, MD

Dr. Cohen (UCSF '71) is the vice dean responsible for international medical services, risk management, compliance and related special projects. Dr. Cohen is a professor of anesthesia and medicine.


Elena Fuentes-Afflick, MD, MPH

Dr. Fuentes-Afflick is vice dean for academic affairs and faculty development. She is responsible for overseeing all academic affairs in the School of Medicine, including the recruitment, development and advancement of a diversified academic workforce. She is also responsible for overseeing innovative programs for faculty orientation, career development, and leadership training. Dr. Fuentes-Afflick is a professor of pediatrics and of epidemiology and biostatistics.


Catherine Lucey, MD

Dr. Lucey is vice dean for education. She directs the undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education programs of the School of Medicine and the Office of Medical Education. Dr. Lucey comes to UCSF from the Ohio State University where she was vice dean for education for the College of Medicine and associate vice president for health sciences education for the Office of Health Sciences. She is a member of the AAMC MR5 committee, charged with overseeing the revision of the Medical College Admission Test process. Dr. Lucey completed her residency in internal medicine, including service as chief resident, at the UCSF-affiliated San Francisco General Hospital, after earning her medical degree from the Northwestern University School of Medicine.