UCSF Chancellor: Sam Hawgood, MBBS

Deeply Rooted

UCSF Magazine sat down with newly appointed Chancellor Sam Hawgood to learn about how he found the magic at UCSF more than 30 years ago, starting with one fateful meeting.

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The chancellor has outlined five key priorities to guide UCSF in its pursuit of continued excellence.


Striving for the Best Patient Care

UCSF Medical Center and its health care professionals are consistently ranked among the nation’s best. When a patient needs complex treatment, UCSF is the place to go.

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Leveraging Innovative Science to Benefit Patients

UCSF’s success is measured in part by the visible impact scientists and scholars make daily to improve health worldwide.

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Training Clinicians for the 21st Century

Being a world-class university requires a strong educational culture, as well as an innovative curriculum and modern teaching tools.

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Making People a Priority

UCSF strives to recruit and retain the very best employees by creating a supportive environment and cultivating strong and capable managers.

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Preparing for Financial Challenges Ahead

To achieve UCSF’s mission and vision, the University must have a well-run institution that prizes excellence across the enterprise.

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Future of UCSF

UCSF and the Ebola Response

UCSF experts are working in a variety of ways to try to help the worldwide effort to contain Ebola. The Chancellor has issued guidance for those who are interested in volunteering in response efforts.
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UCSF 2.0: Charting the Course Forward

Leaders are exploring five key themes as they map the future of UCSF, fueled by ideas generated by an innovative campus gaming event.
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News about the Chancellor

Chancellor Highlights UCSF Strengths in Era of Change

UCSF is poised at “a key inflection point” in its history and must be prepared to swing in new directions, Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS, said in his inaugural State of the University speech.

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UC President and Chancellor Welcome Incoming Class

Several hundred incoming students gathered last week in the Millberry Union Gym for a warm welcome to UCSF by Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS, as well as special guest UC President Janet Napolitano.

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UC Regents Confirm Sam Hawgood as UCSF’s 10th Chancellor

Sam Hawgood, MBBS, was confirmed July 17 as UCSFs 10th chancellor in a unanimous vote by the UC Board of Regents.

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