Sam Hawgood, MBBS, is Chancellor and Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor at UC San Francisco. As Chancellor, Hawgood oversees the entire $5.4 billion UCSF enterprise, which includes top-ranked schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy, as well as a graduate division and affiliated hospitals. A native of Australia, Hawgood received his medical degree, with First Class Honors, from the University of Queensland in Brisbane. He trained in pediatrics as a resident, followed by specialization in neonatology. Hawgood joined UCSF as a research fellow in 1982, and maintained his laboratory through 2015, conducting studies of pulmonary surfactant that gained him an international reputation in neonatology research. He served as chair of the Department of Pediatrics, then as dean of the UCSF School of Medicine, where he oversaw an organization with an operating budget of more than $1.7 billion, nearly 8,000 faculty and staff, and more than 3,500 medical and graduate students, residents, fellows and postdoctoral scholars. Under his leadership, UCSF’s medical school became the top recipient of research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), with many of the school’s departments also leading the nation in NIH funding. During that time, the school also became the only medical school in the nation to rank in the top five in both research and primary care education in US News & World Report’s annual assessment of graduate schools, a distinction it retains today. UCSF’s clinical faculty provides world-class medical care at UCSF Medical Center, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland, Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, and the San Francisco VA Health Care System. Hawgood is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Association of American Physicians, and he has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
Sessions as a Speaker
- UCSF Mission Bay Campus