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Katherine Julian, MD Appointed Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education (GME)

Kathy Julian, MD

Kathy Julian, MD

We are excited to announce Dr. Katherine (Kathy) Julian, MD, as Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education (GME) at the UCSF School of Medicine, effective January 1, 2021. Dr. Julian, a professor of medicine, will succeed Robert (Bobby) Baron, MD, who will be stepping down from the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education role in December after serving our learners and faculty for over 14 years in this position. Dr. Baron will continue to work full time in the School of Medicine and continue to serve as Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education.

Dr. Julian brings a breadth of GME and medical education leadership experience to her new role as the Associate Dean. For the past five years, Dr. Julian has served as the Director of Outcomes and Optimization for the Office of Graduate Medical Education, overseeing accreditation for UCSF’s 98 ACGME-accredited residency and fellowship programs. She is currently the Director of Educational Programs and Associate Division Chief for Education in the Division of General Internal Medicine, the program director for the Primary Care General Internal Medicine Residency Program, the Associate Program Director for Ambulatory Affairs for the Medicine Residency Program, and the Fellowship Director for the General Medicine Clinician-Educator Fellowship Program.

Dr. Julian has co-authored more than thirty publications in medical education. A graduate of the Center for Faculty Educators Teaching Scholars Program, Dr. Julian also directed the Health Professions Educator Pathway, a program dedicated to expanding knowledge in health professions education. In recognition of her contributions to UCSF’s medical education community, she was inducted into the Academy of Medical Educators (AME) in 2006. Dr. Julian also chairs the AME's Excellence in Teaching Awards Committee.

Throughout her career, Dr. Julian has championed improving the pipeline of underrepresented trainees. A past Chair of the Equal Opportunity Academic Senate Committee, Dr. Julian led the implementation of a holistic residency application review in the Department of Medicine, thereby almost doubling the match of underrepresented in medicine residents.

Dr. Julian graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1991, received her MD from UCSF in 1996 and completed her internal medicine residency at UCSF in 2000. As a UCSF alumnus of our medical school and internal medicine residency program, Dr. Julian’s in-depth institutional knowledge paves the way for a seamless transition into her new Associate Dean role.

We are thankful for Dr. Baron’s longstanding leadership of our residency programs and look forward to Dr. Julian continuing UCSF’s excellence and innovation tradition.