Anesthesia Department Leadership Additions

As the department has grown to over 600 members, with well over 200 faculty, it has become clear to me that we need to increase the size of our leadership team.  There are increasing administrative responsibilities related to our clinical and academic footprint, beyond what a single vice-chair or service chief can manage.  To that end, I have put a lot of thought into how to better structure the department for the rapid growth of our missions, and I have asked the following faculty to assume the following leadership positions:

 

Associate Chair for Education:

Along with continued growth of the health system, our educational program has grown in size and complexity.  As you are aware, Manny Pardo will step down as Program Director as of June 30, 2019.  I have asked him to stay on as Vice Chair for Education, where he will oversee resident, student, and fellow educational programs.  Given the complexity of that role, and the critical importance of our residency program, I have asked Kristina Sullivan, MD, to serve as Associate Chair for Education.  We are all familiar with Kristina’s excellence in the clinical and education domains, and I look forward to working with her as we continue to improve the top residency program in the nation.

 

Associate Chair for Finance:

I have asked Marc Steurer, MD, MHA,  to serve as Associate Chair for Finance.  We are now a $130M a year entity within a $5B health system, with significant growth planned through our affiliations with Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, and Dignity Health.  We also have a complex funds flow relationship with UCSF Health, which requires complex financial analysis expertise.  Marc has deep experience with finance and operations from his time as Associate Chief and Interim Chief at ZSFG.  He recently completed a Masters in Healthcare Administration at the USC Price School of Public Policy.  Marc will partner with me, Romain Pirracchio, Carroll Schreibman, and the finance team to ensure our financial health as we face increasing challenges both at ZSFG and UCSF Health. I am particularly pleased that he will work to optimize integration between ZSFG and UCSF Health.  Marc will also join the medical staff at UCSF Health.

 

Associate Chair for Clinical Services, UCSF Health:

Our clinical footprint is expanding rapidly at UCSF Health.  We are beginning planning for the replacement hospital at Parnassus, and have increasing affiliations with both Marin General Hospital and Dignity Health.  We also have a need to expand ambulatory surgery, with multiple new sites planned.  I have asked Christina Inglis-Arkell, MDto serve as Associate Chair for clinical services.  Christy is a respected clinician, and has done an outstanding job managing Mount Zion Hospital.  She has been a key partner for me as we strategize around ambulatory services expansion.  Her expertise has been recognized by the Health System and multiple surgery services.  She will continue to work clinically at Mt Zion, Moffitt Long, and Mission Bay.

 

Please join me in congratulating Kristina, Christy, and Marc.