Message from the Dean

“The Dean's office at ZSFG is responsible for the longstanding affiliation between UCSF, the San Francisco Department of Public Health, and the City and County of San Francisco. Our community includes approximately 2,400 UCSF employees and 3,500 SFDPH employees. At the General, all the physicians are UCSF faculty and UCSF trainees receive a third of their training at the General.

In addition to our academic mission of advancing health by providing clinical care, teaching, and research, I aspire to ensure that ZSFG is a model workplace for faculty, staff, and trainees, building on our commitment to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion. It is my vision that we catalyze optimal health and wellbeing for the underserved and eliminate health disparities through our academic work and partnership with SFDPH."

— Vice Dean, Elena Fuentes-Afflick, MD, MPH