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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. has been dean of the UCSF School of Medicine and vice chancellor for medical affairs since July of 2015. He began his career at UCSF in 1997 as chief of Medical Services at Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. From 2006 to 2015, he 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.


UCSF School of Medicine Vice Deans


joshua adler

Joshua Adler, MD

Dr. Adler is vice dean for clinical affairs. He has a direct relationship to the clinical department chairs to ensure the alignment of the clinical, research and education missions of UCSF and physician involvement in operational decision making. Dr. Adler is executive vice president for physician services at UCSF Health, a practicing internist and a professor of clinical medicine. Prior to his current position, he served as chief medical officer at UCSF Medical Center and medical director of ambulatory care at UCSF.

Dr. Adler earned a medical degree at UC San Diego Medical School and completed a residency in internal medicine at UCSF, followed by a chief resident year at the San Francisco Veteran Affairs Medical Center.


Sue Carlisle, MD, PhD

Dr. Carlisle is the vice dean for Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, responsible for managing UCSF’s affiliation with the City and County of San Francisco, as well as oversight of the hospital’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 the hospital.

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.


maye chrisman

Maye Chrisman, MBA

Ms. Chrisman is vice dean for administration and finance. She directs the financial, administrative and clinical business affairs of the school, overseeing business operations, personnel management and strategic planning. Ms. Chrisman joined UCSF in 2003, and most recently served as associate chair for finance and administration in the Department of Medicine for eight years. Prior to joining UCSF, Ms. Chrisman worked in strategy consulting and educational technology. She received the 2014 Chancellor Award for Exceptional University Management. Ms. Chrisman earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated magna cum laude with an AB in economics from Harvard College.


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

Catherine Lucey, MD

Dr. Lucey is executive vice dean for the School of Medicine and vice dean for education. She is responsible for defining and implementing the School of Medicine 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 School of Medicine and Dean’s Office. As 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.

Prior to joining UCSF, Dr. Lucey was vice dean for education for the College of Medicine and associate vice president for health sciences education for the Office of Health Sciences at the Ohio State University. 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 Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, 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.

keith yamamoto

Keith R. Yamamoto, PhD

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 an international leader in studying the mechanisms of signaling and gene regulation by intracellular receptors.

Dr. Yamamoto was named UCSF's first vice chancellor for science policy and strategy in 2015. He leads UCSF’s efforts to anticipate the needs of an increasingly dynamic biomedical research endeavor and to optimally position the university, both by working within the university and by influencing and shaping science policy at the state and national levels and beyond. He served previously as vice chancellor for research and will continue in that role until a new appointee is named.