Board and staff biographies
Dr. John Stobo (chairman), UC senior vice president for health sciences and services
John Stobo, M.D., has served as UC senior vice president for health sciences and services since October 2008. In this role he is responsible for systemwide coordination and communication among UC's health sciences schools and medical centers (collectively referred to as UC Health). He is responsible for policy development for UC's health system, and develops mechanisms for monitoring performance for the system's 16 health sciences schools and 10 hospitals on seven campuses. He also oversees strategic planning and advocacy efforts as well as the development of systemwide initiatives for UC Health. Stobo has more than 40 years of leadership experience in the clinical and academic health science fields. Previously, Stobo served as president at the University of Texas Medical Branch from 1997 to 2007 and as the William Osler Professor of Medicine and physician-in-chief of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Stobo earned his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., and his M.D. from the State University of New York in Buffalo, N.Y. He is a master of the American College of Physicians and a member of the Institute of Medicine.
Terry Belmont, UC Irvine Medical Center CEO
Terry Belmont is chief executive officer of UC Irvine Medical Center, where he oversees Orange County's only university hospital and Level I trauma center, the medical center's complex operating systems, and the delivery of high-quality health care for the county's residents. He was appointed CEO in December 2009 after serving as interim CEO since March 2009. Previously, Belmont served as CEO of Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Miller Children's Hospital and senior vice president at Kaiser Permanente. He has served as president and CEO of St. Joseph Hospital of Orange, Pacific Health Resources and California Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles. He has a master's in public health from UC Berkeley.
Dr. David Brenner, UC San Diego School of Medicine dean
David Brenner, M.D., is vice chancellor for health sciences and dean of the UC San Diego School of Medicine, a position he has held since 2007. A distinguished physician-scientist, Brenner leads the UC San Diego School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, UCSD Medical Center, and UCSD Medical Group. Brenner is a leader in the field of gastroenterological research, specializing in diseases of the liver. From 2003-2007, he worked at Columbia University Medical Center College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he was Samuel Bard Professor and chair of the Department of Medicine, a member of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, a member of the Columbia University Institute of Nutrition, and physician-in-chief of New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia. In 1993, he became professor and chief of the Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He first joined UC San Diego in 1985 as a gastroenterology fellow, later joining the medical school faculty and serving as a physician at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System. He earned his M.D. from Yale University School of Medicine.
Dr. Ralph Clayman, UC Irvine School of Medicine dean
Ralph Clayman, M.D., is dean of the UC Irvine School of Medicine. He was appointed dean in December 2009 after serving as interim dean since March 2009. Clayman joined UC Irvine in 2002 to start its Department of Urology. He came to UC Irvine from Washington University in St. Louis, where he was professor of surgery and radiology and medical director of the Midwest Stone Institute. There he and his colleagues pioneered techniques in less invasive therapies for kidney stones and performed the world's first removal of a tumor bearing kidney using a laparoscope. Clayman is world renowned for his expertise in minimally invasive surgery for kidney stone disease and kidney cancer. He is a graduate of Grinnell College in Iowa and the UC San Diego School of Medicine.
Dr. David Feinberg, UCLA Medical Center CEO
David Feinberg, M.D., M.B.A., is chief executive officer for the UCLA Hospital System and associate vice chancellor for UCLA Health Sciences. He oversees the hospital-based inpatient and outpatient operations of one of the leading academic health care systems in the United States. UCLA Hospital System includes Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA in Westwood, and Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital. Feinberg was named CEO and associate vice chancellor in 2007, after having served as medical director of the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital and head of the NPH Faculty Practice Group. Feinberg also is a clinical professor of psychiatry on the faculty of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He has a bachelor's degree in economics from UC Berkeley, an M.D. from Chicago Medical School and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.
Dr. Sam Hawgood, UC San Francisco School of Medicine dean
Sam Hawgood, M.B.B.S., is dean of the UC San Francisco School of Medicine. Hawgood is the former physician in chief of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, former chief of neonatology and former chair of pediatrics. As a neonatologist, he is an expert in caring for newborns with birth defects, in particular disorders related to lung development. As a researcher, Hawgood directed several studies to better understand the mechanisms and disorders of lung growth and stability, and has a special interest in the biology of the surfactant apoproteins. Hawgood, who joined UCSF in 1981, earned a medical degree at the University of Queensland in Australia and completed a residency in pediatrics at the Royal Children's Hospital in Brisbane, Australia.
Mark Laret, UC San Francisco Medical Center CEO
Mark Laret has been chief executive officer of UCSF Medical Center since April 2000. The medical center's hospitals and clinics provide both primary care and highly specialized care at two major sites in San Francisco - Parnassus Heights and Mount Zion - as well as clinics in several other locations. To accommodate growing demand, Laret is spearheading plans to build a $1.5 billion UCSF hospital complex in the Mission Bay section of San Francisco. Laret is a 30-year veteran of health care management and a national leader in health care initiatives and reform. Prior to joining UCSF, Laret served at UCLA Medical Center from 1980 to 1995 in a variety of leadership positions, including medical center deputy director and CEO of the 900-physician UCLA Medical Group. From 1995 to 2000, he was CEO of UC Irvine Medical Center, where he led a business turnaround that resulted in improvements in quality of care, patient satisfaction and financial performance. Laret earned a bachelor's degree at UCLA and a master's degree at the University of Southern California, both in political science.
Dr. G. Richard Olds, UC Riverside School of Medicine dean
G. Richard Olds, M.D., is vice chancellor of health affairs and the founding dean of the UC Riverside School of Medicine, which plans to enroll its first class in 2013. The school's mission is to train a diverse physician work force and developing research and health care delivery programs to improve the health of medically underserved populations. Before joining UC Riverside as dean in February, Olds chaired the Department of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Previously, he was a professor and chair of medicine at the MetroHealth Campus of Case Western Reserve University. Olds is an internationally recognized tropical disease authority. He earned his bachelor's degree from Willamette University in Salem, Ore., and his M.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He trained in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Dr. Claire Pomeroy, UC Davis School of Medicine dean
Claire Pomeroy, M.D., M.B.A., is chief executive officer of UC Davis Health System, UC Davis vice chancellor for human health sciences and dean of the School of Medicine. She is an expert in infectious diseases and a professor of internal medicine and microbiology and immunology. She oversees UC Davis Health System and all of its academic, research and clinical programs, including the School of Medicine, the new Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, the 800-member physician practice group and the 613-bed acute-care hospital known as UC Davis Medical Center. Pomeroy joined UC Davis in 2003 as executive associate dean of the School of Medicine. She held faculty positions at the University of Minnesota and the University of Kentucky prior to her move to UC Davis. Pomeroy received bachelor's and medical degrees from the University of Michigan, then completed her residency and fellowship training in internal medicine and infectious diseases at the University of Minnesota. She earned an M.B.A. from the University of Kentucky.
Ann Madden Rice, UC Davis Medical Center CEO
Ann Madden Rice is chief executive officer of UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. She is a nationally recognized expert in the management of health-care institutions. As CEO, Rice oversees more than 6,500 employees at the medical center, an acute-care teaching hospital licensed with more than 600 beds and an annual budget of over $1 billion. Rice came to UC Davis in October 2006. She previously served as the associate director and chief operating officer for the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. Previous positions include chief financial officer of the Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa, and vice president of fiscal services for the Central Vermont Medical Center in Barre, Vt. Rice has been a certified public accountant and holds a bachelor's degree in industrial administration from Iowa State University and a master's degree in accounting from the University of Iowa.
Paul Viviano, UC San Diego Health System CEO
Paul Viviano, M.P.H., has served as chief executive officer for UC San Diego Health System and associate vice chancellor for health sciences since June 1. He was most recently chairman and CEO of Alliance Healthcare Services -- the nation's largest provider of advanced outpatient diagnostic imaging services and a national leader of radiation oncology services, serving more than 1,300 hospitals. His prior positions include president and CEO of USC University Hospital and USC/Norris Cancer Hospital, a private research and teaching hospital staffed by faculty from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. He earned his bachelor's degree from UC Santa Barbara and master's degree in public administration-public health at UCLA.
Dr. A. Eugene Washington, UCLA School of Medicine dean
A. Eugene Washington, M.D., has served as vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences and dean of the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine since February 2010. He is an internationally renowned clinical investigator and health-policy scholar whose wide-ranging research has been instrumental in shaping national health policy and practice guidelines. As vice chancellor and dean, Washington oversees the UCLA Health System and the David Geffen School of Medicine, and serves as the principal spokesperson for health sciences at UCLA. Previously, he served as executive vice chancellor and provost for UC San Francisco, where he co-founded the Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse Populations. He also co-founded the UCSF-Stanford Evidence-based Practice Center and, from 1996 to 2004, chaired the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. Washington is a graduate of the UCSF School of Medicine and completed graduate studies at both UC Berkeley and Harvard schools of public health and residency training at Stanford University. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine.
Terry Leach, UC Center for Health Quality and Innovation executive director
Terry Leach is a health attorney and registered nurse who has served as the UC Office of the President's manager of health policy since 2007. She has a law degree from UC Berkeley, master's degree in fine arts from Bennington College in Vermont and a bachelor's degree in nursing from California State University, Sacramento. She has spent a decade working on health policy and has taught that subject at the University of Minnesota in the School of Public Health. As an attorney, she represented hospitals and medical staffs for several years, and has worked as a public health nurse in Spanish-speaking communities in the Central Valley, helping patients with chronic diseases learn how to care for themselves at home.
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