The department is divided into five divisions and an Organized Research Unit (ORU). There are six vice chairs providing leadership across the spectrum of clinical services and research. Two vice chairs focus on overlapping thematic areas of basic research (Marco Conti, MD) and clinical and translational research (open). Two vice chairs serve as the department leaders on campus sites other than the UCSF/Parnassus campus: UCSF/Mission Bay(Elena Gates, MD) and SFGH (Rebecca Jackson, MD). One vice chair leads our clinical programs (Marcelle Cedars, MD). One vice chair leads our Patient Safety and Quality Assurance program (Mari-Paule Thiet, MD); Miriam Kuppermann, PhD, MPH is our vice chair for Clinical and Translational Research.
To ensure the highest quality activities within our educational component, three faculty members serve as education program directors in the areas of medical student education (Patricia Robertson, MD) and residency (Meg Autry, MD).