Recent Appointments

reprinted from Issue 24, Spring 2017 of Frontiers of Medicine (PDF)

Michael Chen

Michael Chen

Michael Chen was appointed associate chair for finance for the UCSF Department of Medicine. He is responsible for departmental finances, clinical revenue, the faculty compensation plan and research administration. Chen earned his law degree from UC Berkeley’s Boalt School of Law and has served at UCSF in various roles, including division manager of the Division of Hematology/Oncology, director of finance for the medical service at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG) and chief financial officer of the Department of Medicine.

Mitchell Feldman, MD, MPhil

Mitchell Feldman, MD, MPhil

Mitchell Feldman, MD, MPhil, was appointed chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine based at UCSF Health sites, leading a diverse faculty of more than 70 clinicians, educators and researchers. He earned his BA from Johns Hopkins, an MPhil from Cambridge University and completed his medical degree and internal medicine residency at UCSF. His research has focused on the identification and management of behavioral issues in medical patients and mentorship in academic medicine. Feldman is co-editor of the Journal of General Internal Medicine and lead editor of Behavioral Medicine: A Guide for Clinical Practice. He has also served as associate vice provost for faculty mentoring at UCSF since 2006, establishing the UCSF Faculty Mentoring Program.

Beth Harleman, MD

Beth Harleman, MD

Beth Harleman, MD, was appointed associate chair for faculty experience for the Department of Medicine. She will lead efforts to recruit and retain exceptional faculty, expand faculty development and promote satisfaction, engagement and diversity throughout the Department. Harleman completed her medical degree, internal medicine residency and chief residency at UCSF. A general internist based at ZSFG, Harleman co-created and ran the UCSF School of Medicine capstone course, Coda. She also served as associate chair for strategic planning for the Department, promoting leadership, integration and collaboration across the Department. A dedicated educator, Harleman also continues to serve as associate program director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Maria Novelero, MA, MPA

Maria Novelero, MA, MPA

Maria Novelero, MA, MPA, was appointed associate chair for administration for the UCSF Department of Medicine. She oversees human resources, academic affairs, space, information technology, facilities, communications and leadership of the central administration and division manager teams. Novelero earned master’s degrees in international affairs and finance from Columbia University and in public policy from Osaka University. She previously served as administrator for the UCSF Division of Hospital Medicine, helping to advance efforts in quality, safety, value and “lean” methodology. In 2017, she received the Holly Smith Award, the highest service award given by the UCSF School of Medicine.




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