Chris Cassel was selected as the UCSF Presidential Chair for 2018-19

Dr. Christine Cassel has been selected as a UCSF Presidential Chair for 2018-19 and will be joining the Department of Medicine for the year as a visiting professor. Chris will spend about 30% of her time on-site, working on a variety of projects related to medical ethics, professionalism, medical education, and the future of healthcare in a digital world.

This is a bit of a coming home, since Chris was a resident at the old Children’s Hospital of SF program and completed a fellowship in bioethics at UCSF. Since leaving here, she has had a number of academic leadership roles, including as Chief of General Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago, Chair of the Department of Geriatrics at Mt. Sinai, and Dean at Oregon Health & Sciences University. In 2003, she left academia to assume a series of leadership roles with national organizations, including as President and CEO of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the ABIM Foundation (where she spearheaded the Choosing Wiselycampaign), President and CEO of the National Quality Forum, and, most recently, Planning Dean for the new Kaiser Permanente Medical School in Southern California.

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