Chair's Corner


Plan for the New Division of Clinical Informatics and Digital Transformation (DoC-IT) in the UCSF Department of Medicine

Health care’s digital revolution is gaining steam, as evidenced by enormous growth in funding for digital companies (both start-ups and digital giants such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Apple), the surge in telemedicine and virtual care, increased interest in digital transformation by health systems, trainees, and faculty, and more. UCSF has many important people, programs, centers in the digital space – such as BCHSI, CDHI, CTSI, Computational Precision Health, Epi/Biostat, SOLVE, and informatics-oriented groups and faculty in many departments.
May 11, 2023
Dr. Floyd Rector

In Memoriam: The Passing of Former Department Chair Floyd Rector, Jr., MD

Dear Colleagues: It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of Dr. Floyd Rector. Floyd died last month at his home in Sausalito, after a long illness. He was 93 years old. 
February 22, 2023
DEI in the DOM

DEI in the DOM

The Department of Medicine’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is both morally right and pragmatic: supporting a diverse environment in which all our people can do their best work allows us to perform better across all of our missions. While there is much more to do, we are proud of our efforts to build an environment where all our people are treated with dignity and respect. Below we share some highlights of our DEI work in the DOM.
February 06, 2023
Susan Runyan

In Memoriam: the passing of Dr. Susan Runyan, faculty member in the UCSF Division of Geriatrics

Dear Colleagues, It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of a cherished colleague, Dr. Susan Runyan, a faculty member in the UCSF Division of Geriatrics and a member of the San Francisco VA Health Care System (SFVAHCS) Geriatrics, Palliative, and Extended Care Service Line. Sue passed away on January 2, 2023 after being admitted to an ICU in Seattle following an accident while on holiday.
January 09, 2023