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Sam Hawgood

MBBS, Postdoc Alum
Sam Hawgood is the chancellor and the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor at UCSF. He was dean of the UCSF School of Medicine and vice chancellor for medical affairs from 2009-2014, after assuming the role of interim dean in December 2007. His distinguished career at UCSF includes serving as chair of the Department of Pediatrics and associate director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute. Dr. Hawgood joined UCSF as a research fellow in 1982, and maintained his laboratory through 2015. His focus on the proteins associated with pulmonary surfactant has led to a multi-disciplinary Program Project Grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, which has supported his work continuously since then and gained him an international reputation in neonatology research. He maintained an active presence in clinical medicine, including serving first as division chief of the Division of Neonatology, then as chair of Pediatrics and physician-in-chief of the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital prior to becoming dean. From 2004 through 2014 he was also president of the UCSF Medical Group, the faculty association that represents more than 1,800 physicians.As chancellor, Dr. Hawgood oversees the entire $5.45 billion UCSF enterprise, which also includes top-ranking schools of dentistry, nursing and pharmacy, as well as a graduate division and affiliated hospitals. A native of Australia, he graduated medical school with First Class Honors from the University of Queensland in Brisbane. He trained in pediatrics as a resident, followed by specialization in neonatology.

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