UCSF Health Governance Committees
UCSF Health Policy Committees
School of Medicine and UCSF Health Town Halls 

UCSF Health Governance Committees

The UCSF Health Leadership Council has three standing committees. Each has three faculty positions with three-year terms.

In addition, the Graduate Medical Education (GME) Committee evaluates program changes, holistically, and makes timely decisions with adherence to funding guidelines, implements the funding mechanism to match trainee activity, and determines how existing growth from FY22-FY24 will be accounted for.

Leadership Council
The Leadership Council is UCSF Health’s governing board. The Council is co-chaired by the President and CEO of UCSF Health and the Dean of the School of Medicine (SOM). Membership includes the UCSF Health Executive Team, UCSF School of Medicine Clinical Chairs, select SOM Vice Deans, Dean of the School of Nursing and a representative from the Academic Senate. 

Executive Committee
The Executive Committee addresses issues that arise between Leadership Council meetings.  It serves as a sounding board for management on emerging issues, challenges and initiatives, providing insight and guidance to UCSF Health leaders.

Membership includes the UCSF Health President and CEO and his direct reports, the Dean of the SOM, the Vice Dean for Administration and Finance and four elected clinical chairs. Each chair is elected for a four-year term, and there must be one chair from each of these departments: 

  • Non-surgical: dermatology, family & community medicine, medicine, neurology, pediatrics, physical therapy, psychiatry  
  • Surgical: neurosurgery, obstetrics & gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, surgery, urology 
  • Hospital-based: anesthesia, emergency medicine, laboratory medicine, pathology, radiation oncology, radiology and biomedical imaging

Strategy, Finance and Faculty Practice Advisory Committees 
These committees report to the Leadership Council and provide guidance on key areas of UCSF Health’s strategy and investments. Each committee includes:

  • Ex officio membership from UCSF Health and the SOM Dean’s Office.
  • Three elected clinical chairs who serve three-year terms
  • Three appointed non-chair faculty who serve three-year terms
  • One or two appointed SOM chief administrative officers who serve three-year terms

Appointments are based on the recommendation of clinical chairs with the goal of ensuring representation across different department types as defined above. 

UCSF Health Policy Committees


Meeting Frequency


Faculty Practice Advisory Committee (FPAC) Monthly The FPAC will report to the UCSF Health System Leadership Council and will advise, oversee, review, and make recommendations on the mechanics of the clinical funds flow model and faculty practice operations.
Finance Monthly The Finance Committee is an advisory board focused on aligning the UCSF Health System financial policies and performance targets with the System’s mission and strategic goals. The Committee reports and makes recommendations to the Leadership Council, escalating complex, large-scale, and strategic issues, as needed for direction and adjudication. 
Quality, Safety and Experience Monthly The Quality, Safety and Experience Committee (QSEC) will convene operational, clinical, and SOM leadership to monitor standards and performance with the goal of ensuring patient safety, enhancing clinical quality and elevating patient experience.
Strategy Monthly The Strategy Committee reports and makes recommendations to the Leadership Council, evaluating and prioritizing complex, large-scale and strategic issues, as needed for direction and adjudication. 

School of Medicine and UCSF Health Town Halls 

As we implement our revised funds flow, we would like to provide a forum to share updates on the many related initiatives and provide an opportunity for you to ask questions.

April 24, 2024
UCSF Health Governance Committees

This session features Josh Adler (Chief Clinical Officer, UCSF Health) and Talmadge King (Dean, UCSF SOM) providing updates on UCSF Health Governance Committee structure, elections, and decision-making processes. Special guests Matt Aldrich, Department of Anesthesia, Strategy Committee; Peter Oishi, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty Practice Advisory Committee; and Jen Perkins, Department of Medicine, Finance Committee, joined to speak about their experiences serving on the aforementioned committees.
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March 12, 2024
Funds Flow Updates

This session features Maye Chrisman (Vice Dean for Administration and Finance, SOM), Josh Adler (Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs, SOM and Chief Clinical Officer, UCSF Health) and Peter Sokolove (Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine and Chair, Faculty Practice Advisory Committee) providing an update on the revised funds flow between UCSF Health and the SOM. They discuss the process to design the new approach and implementation rollout.
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February 8, 2024
Net Promoter Survey Results and Ongoing Improvement Efforts

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Over the coming months, we will discuss topics including: UCSF Health finances and updates on the Dignity hospitals acquisition, as well as our affiliates network, and their impact on physicians.

Please save the following dates (webinar links are forthcoming):

  • Thursday, May 30, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
  • Tuesday, June 11, 1:00 – 2:00 pm