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Prof Sam Hawgood

University of California
San Francisco

Sam Hawgood, MBBS, is the 10th Chancellor of University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor, overseeing a multi-billion-dollar enterprise which includes the top public recipient of research funds from the National Institutes of Health, a nationally ranked medical center, and San Francisco's second-largest employer of more than 30,000 faculty and staff.

UCSF includes highly ranked graduate schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy, a graduate-level biomedical research division, the UCSF Health system and UCSF Dental Center. It has longstanding affiliations with Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health System.

Hawgood and his leadership team guide UCSF's innovation ecosystem, driving scientific discovery, clinical research, and advances in patient care. Together with the UCSF Health President and CEO, Hawgood leads UCSF's growing health care network.

A native of Australia, Hawgood graduated with First Class Honors from the University of Queensland in Brisbane with a degree in medicine and surgery (MBBS). He spent the next year working at a hospital in Hong Kong and traveled through China, South Asian countries, and Russia. He then trained in pediatrics as a resident, followed by specialization in neonatology as a fellow. Early clinical experiences led him to focus his research on the proteins associated with pulmonary surfactant where he gained an international reputation in neonatology research.

Hawgood maintained an active presence in clinical medicine at UCSF for almost 30 years, including serving first as division chief of the Division of Neonatology, then as chair of Department of Pediatrics and physician-in-chief of the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, and later dean of the University's nationally ranked School of Medicine.

Under Hawgood's tenure as chancellor, UCSF revenues have increased dramatically, enabling the institution to retain its leadership in biomedical science and education and commitment to patient and its public mission.

Academic Hour with Prof Sam Hawgood
Beyond Biomedical Sciences: Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Human & Population Health (Click to view more)
Date: Wednesday, 26 October 2022  |  Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Venue: The Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, Academia (and online)