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Catherine Lucey, MD Appointed as Executive Vice Dean

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Post Date: 05/26/2017

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Dean Talmadge E. King, Jr., MD, announced the appointment of Catherine Lucey, MD, as the Executive Vice Dean for the School of Medicine. She will continue to serve in her important role as Vice Dean for Education.

"Catherine's dedication supports the SOM belief that we can only thrive when all have the opportunity to succeed, and her efforts are making our curriculum, patient care and campus culture more equitable," said Dean King.

Dean King has charged Dr. Lucey with defining and implementing our SOM vision, missions and goals; leading the SOM strategic planning process; advising on a strategic engagement plan to ensure effective communication with diverse stakeholders; and representing the SOM and Dean’s Office.

Since Dr. Lucey rejoined UCSF in 2011, she has been an exemplary leader and a catalyzing force in transforming medical student education through our new Bridges Curriculum. UCSF School of Medicine strives to be a model to the world, and is proud to receive national and international recognition because of our medical education team’s expansive and inclusive vision. Together, the SOM is already elevating a generation of 21st century physicians in a step toward fulfilling our promise of a better future for our learners, patients and communities.

As part of Dean King's leadership team, Dr. Lucey provides invaluable advice, counsel and insight into complex problems that fall within and outside of her educational scope. She has led and served on numerous search committees and taken on institutional work, such as the annual visioning and implementation of the SOM Leadership Retreat. Her deep commitment to breaking down barriers to diversity, equity and inclusivity is changing the SOM and UCSF at large, while serving as an example for other institutions.

Dr. Lucey’s national portfolio of work includes membership on the Board of Directors for the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), where she has been able to influence the direction of Academic Medicine and the continuum of medical education in ways aligned with UCSF’s approach to education, culture and community.

Dean King said, "I have come to rely on Catherine’s counsel and I am excited to partner with her as we build towards the SOM’s future."