Catherine Lucey is New UCSF Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Catherine Lucey, MD, a key campus leader who has been instrumental in UCSF’s success over the past decade, has been named executive vice chancellor and provost, beginning in January 2023.

As vice dean for education and executive vice dean of the School of Medicine, Lucey has helped oversee every aspect of UCSF’s mission: education, patient care, research and public service. She is a practicing physician, a leading national voice on medical school education and a key member of the leadership group under Dean Talmadge E. King, Jr., MD.

Lucey co-chaired the highly successful UCSF: The Campaign, led a redesign of the medical school curriculum and co-chaired the Differences Matter initiative. When the pandemic struck, she was part of a core group that found ways to sustain UCSF’s educational mission through the disruption.

“Catherine is a brilliant, engaging person, and she has represented UCSF in its very best light,” said Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS, who recruited her to UCSF in 2011 as vice dean for education, when he was still dean of the School of Medicine. “She understands the drive toward collaboration in science that propels so much of our best work. She is an advocate for faculty