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San Francisco: Administrative Officers


Chief Campus Officers
Prior to 1954, the deans of the various schools on the San Francisco campus reported directly to the President of the University. An administrative advisory committee composed of deans and administrative chiefs, with the dean of the School of Medicine as chairman, was established in 1954 to supervise the campus. In 1958, the title of chairman was changed to provost, and in 1964, to chancellor. source

John Bertrand deCusance Morant Saunders, 1964-66
John Bertrand deCusance Morant Saunders became chief executive of the San Francisco campus in 1956. Born in Grahamstown, South Africa, on July 2, 1903, he was educated at St. Andrew's College, Grahamstown, and at the Union of South Africa's Rhodes College. He received his medical degree from the University of Edinburgh in 1925 and was made a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, in 1930.

In 1931, Dr. Saunders came to the University (Berkeley) as an assistant professor of anatomy. In 1933, he was appointed lecturer in medical history and bibliography and became chairman of that department in 1937. From 1938 to 1956 he was professor of anatomy and chairman of the Department of Anatomy, Berkeley and San Francisco campuses, then served as dean of the School of Medicine from 1956 to 1963. Dr. Saunders was named provost in 1958 and in 1964 became the first chancellor. On July 1, 1966, Dr. Saunders resigned as chancellor in order to assume the newly created Regents Chair of Medical History at San Francisco. source

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Willard C. Fleming, 1966-69
Willard C. Fleming was born in Sausalito, California, on October 11, 1899. He received his D.D.S. degree from the University (San Francisco) in 1923 and in that same year became a member of the faculty at San Francisco. In 1935, Dr. Fleming was made assistant dean and in 1939, dean of the School of Dentistry. He retired from this position on September 1, 1965, then became dean of students at San Francisco on October 1, 1965. On July 1, 1966, Dr. Fleming was appointed chancellor of the San Francisco campus in 1966 and served until 1969. source

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Philip R. Lee, 1969-72
Philip R Lee became chancellor in 1969. He resigned in 1972 to create the UCSF Institute for Health Policy Studies, the first of its kind in the United States. While at UCSF, he served as Professor of Social Medicine at the UCSF School of Medicine, and as Co-Director of the Institute of Health and Aging at the School of Nursing. As one of the nation's foremost authorities in the study of equal access to health care, he was a frequent adviser to federal health policy makers. He served as the first President of the Health Commission for the City and County of San Francisco, having been appointed by Mayor Feinstein to head the commission at its founding in 1985. In 1986, he was appointed chair of the Physicians Payment Review Commission established by the U.S. congress. As a Professor Emeritus of Social Medicine, he currently serves as Special Assistant to the Dean of the School of Medicine. source

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Francis A. Sooy, 1972-82
Francis A. Sooy spent 50 years of his life associated with the University of California - from his undergraduate years at Berkeley, to his graduation in the top 10% of his medical school class at UCSF, to becoming chair of the Department of Otolaryngology in 1967, to his tenure as chancellor from 1972-1982. He was also head of the statewide Academic Senate from 1969-70. After his service as chancellor, Dr. Sooy returned to private practice and teaching responsibilities at UCSF. source

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Julius R. Krevans, 1983-93
Before his appointment as chancellor in 1982, Julius R. Krevans served as Dean of the School of Medicine from 1971-82. He was also active on the boards and committees of numerous national foundations, government agencies, and organizations including the National Academy of Science's Institute of Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine. He served as the chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges from 1980-81, helping to develop public policy for this organization. He was also a director of the Clinical Scholar program, a director of both the James Picker and Bank America-Giannini Foundation, and a member of the Association of American Physicians. source

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Joseph B. Martin, 1993-97
Before his appointment as chancellor, Joseph B. Martin served as Dean of the School of Medicine at UCSF from 1989-1993. He is credited with recruiting a number of distinguished physicians and scientists to UCSF. He held an appointment as Professor of Neurology and is internationally recognized for his work in the fields of neuroscience and neurology. His research focuses on the use of molecular genetics to better understand the causes of neurological diseases. He is now the dean of the faculty of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. source

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Haile T. Debas, 1997-98
An internationally renowned surgeon, scientist, and teacher, Haile T. Debas agreed to accept the appointment of chancellor for a one-year term from 1997-98. He served simultaneously as chancellor and Dean of the UCSF School of Medicine, a position he still holds. He previously served as Chair of the UCSF Department of Surgery from 1987 until his appointment as Dean in 1993. source

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J. Michael Bishop, 1998-
J. Michael Bishop was born in York, Pennsylvania on February 22, 1936. He studied at Gettysburg college and later attended Harvard Medical School. He began his research as a postdoctoral fellow in the Research Associate Training Program at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He went on to study in Germany before joining the faculty at UCSF in 1968. He began his career there as an Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, and later earned a full professor ship in that department and in the department of Biochemistry and Biophysics. He serves as Director of the G.W. Hooper Research Foundation and of the Program in Biological Sciences. He is a member of a number of Health and Science societies and a recipient of several awards, including the 1989 Nobel Prize in Medicine. He became the Chancellor of UCSF on July 1, 1998. source

 
 
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