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Dean, UCSF School of Medicine
Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs, UCSF

Dr. Talmadge King MD
Talmadge E. King, Jr., MD

Dr. Talmadge E. King, Jr. was named dean of the UCSF School of Medicine and vice chancellor for medical affairs in May of 2015. He began his career at UCSF in 1997 as chief of Medical Services at San Francisco General Hospital. Since 2006, he has served as chair of the UCSF Department of Medicine, the largest department in the school, with approximately 29 percent of the school's full-time faculty.

A physician-scientist, King’s research has focused on inflammatory and immunologic lung injury. He is best known for his pioneering work in the management of the interstitial pneumonias, a scarring process that often leads to death. His bibliography comprises more than 300 publications and he has co-edited eight books, including the acclaimed reference book, "Interstitial Lung Disease," now in its fifth edition.

King graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College and earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School, followed by a residency at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals in Atlanta, Ga. and a pulmonary fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver.

He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Association of American Physicians, American Clinical and Climatological Association and the Fleischner Society. He is a master of the American College of Physicians and fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians. He won the 2007 Trudeau Medal, the highest honor of the American Lung Association and American Thoracic Society.

 

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.

 

 

Dr. Bruce Wintroub

Bruce U. Wintroub, MD

Dr. Wintroub has served UCSF for more than 32 years and has been chair of the Department of Dermatology since 1985. He was interim dean of the School of Medicine from September 2014 to June of 2015.

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 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.