Announcing Jeffrey Critchfield, MD as Interim Vice Dean of the UCSF School of Medicine at ZSFG

April 22, 2024 | By UCSF School of Medicine

Dr. Jeffrey CritchfieldJeffrey Critchfield, MD will assume the role of Interim Vice Dean of the UCSF School of Medicine at ZSFG, effective July 1, 2024, when Elena Fuentes-Afflick, MD, MPH assumes the role of Chief Scientific Officer at the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Dr. Critchfield is a Professor of Medicine at UCSF in the Division of Hospital Medicine at ZSFG, where he serves as Chief Medical Experience Officer and Medical Director of Risk Management. After an early focus on basic science at NIH and UCSF, Dr. Critchfield’s diverse roles with trainees, faculty, and SFDPH staff have centered on improving the care of hospitalized patients across the care continuum and into the community. In addition to his faculty roles, Dr. Critchfield’s prior leadership roles include ZSFG Chief of Staff (2006-2008), founding Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine at the General (2008), and Chair of the UCSF Committee on Academic Personnel (2018-2019). Additionally, he served as a SFDPH HICS Commander at the COVID Command Center and collaborated with city department heads to coordinate San Francisco’s pandemic response (2020).

We appreciate Dr. Critchfield’s willingness to lead the Vice Dean’s Office at ZSFG in this interim capacity. We have no doubt that his commitment to the mission of serving the greater San Francisco community, while creating innovative programs and training the next generation of providers, will further strengthen the partnership between UCSF and the City and County of San Francisco.