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Medical Education

Dean Team

Talmadge E. King, Jr., MD
Dean, School of Medicine

Dr. Talmadge E. King, Jr. was named dean of the UCSF School of Medicine and vice chancellor for medical affairs in May of 2015. He began his career at UCSF in 1997 as chief of Medical Services at San Francisco General Hospital. Since 2006, he has served as chair of the UCSF Department of Medicine, the largest department in the school, with approximately 29 percent of the school's full-time faculty. A physician-scientist, King’s research has focused on inflammatory and immunologic lung injury. He is best known for his pioneering work in the management of the interstitial pneumonias, a scarring process that often leads to death. His bibliography comprises more than 300 publications and he has co-edited eight books, including the acclaimed reference book, "Interstitial Lung Disease," now in its fifth edition.

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Catherine R. Lucey, MD
Vice Dean for Medical Education

Catherine Reinis Lucey, MD, is vice dean for education. She directs the undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education programs of the School of Medicine and the Office of Medical Education. Dr. Lucey comes to UCSF from Ohio State University where she was vice dean for education for the College of Medicine and associate vice president for health sciences education for the Office of Health Sciences. She is a member of the AAMC MR5 committee, charged with overseeing the revision of the Medical College Admission Test process. Dr. Lucey completed her residency in internal medicine, including service as chief resident, at the UCSF-affiliated San Francisco General Hospital, after earning her medical degree from the Northwestern University School of Medicine.

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Karen Hauer, MD
Associate Dean of Competency Assessment and Professional Standards

Dr. Hauer is Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean of Competency Assessment and Professional Standards. Prior to that, she served as Director of Internal Medicine Clerkships at UCSF. She is completing a PhD in Medical Education through a joint program with UCSF and the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. She enjoys clinical teaching and assessment, with a focus on lifelong learning. She earned an undergraduate degree at Stanford University and completed medical school, internal medicine residency, and chief residency at UCSF. She is a practicing general internist in primary care and hospital medicine.

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Lee Jones, MD
Associate Dean for Students

Dr. Lee Jones, MD, is a professor of clinical psychiatry and Associate Dean for Students. A nationally recognized expert in enhancing the learning environment for medical students, Dr. Jones has taken critical national leadership roles to design and advance strategies that enhance the culture of equity and inclusion in all medical schools. He currently chairs the AAMC Group on Student Affairs National Steering Committee and the AAMC Task Force on redesign of the Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE). An expert in holistic admissions, Dr. Jones has served as a national leader on medical education and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), as well as for the Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians diversity initiative. In addition, he has been an active participant in faculty and student educational initiatives designed to enhance care of LGBTQI patients, including the creation of a series of video interviews for the AAMC on the topic of Enhancing Institutional Culture and Climate for LGBT and DSD Populations. His passion for medical education was evident as one of the five founding mentors of our Student Advisory Colleges. While at UCSF, he received numerous teaching awards from both students and residents and was inducted into the Academy of Medical Educators and AOA Honor Society.


Alma Martinez, MD
Director of Outreach and Academic Advancement

Dr. Alma Martinez, professor of pediatrics and a member of the UCSF faculty since 1994, took on the role of director of outreach and academic advancement in 2005. Dr. Martinez has not only served on the admissions committee, she has been an active member on the school's diversity task force. She has worked to develop new ways to attract students from underrepresented communities into medicine and dentistry. In her position, she works with School of Medicine leadership and the admissions team to make sure that UCSF creates and maintains a welcoming and supportive environment for an increasingly diverse group of students.

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John A. Davis, PhD, MD
Associate Dean for Curriculum

Dr. John Davis is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Clinician-Educator in the Division of Infectious Diseases. His clinical focus is in infectious diseases of the immunocompromised host, including those living with HIV or who have received solid-organ or bone-marrow transplants, and on health of sexual and gender minorities (LGBT health). His educational focus is on curriculum development and innovation, and aspects of LGBT issues related to medical education including instruction, assessment, and learning environment.

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David Wofsy, MD
Associate Dean for Admissions

Dr. Wofsy received his undergraduate degree from Harvard (1968), his MD from the University of California, San Diego (1974), and his medical residency training and rheumatology fellowship training from the University of California, San Francisco. He joined the UCSF faculty in 1980. He is currently Professor of Medicine and Microbiology/Immunology at UCSF. Dr. Wofsy also serves as Associate Dean for Admissions for the UCSF School of Medicine. He has served on numerous NIH study sections, and on the Arthritis Advisory Committee of the Food and Drug Administration.

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