Judith Hellman, M.D. is the William L. Young, M.D. Endowed Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is an ICU physician-scientist doing basic-translational research on sepsis and inflammation. She did residencies in Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology, an ICU fellowship, and a post-doctoral T32-funded research fellowship in sepsis. She was on faculty at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital between 1997-2008 and joined the UCSF faculty in 2008. Dr. Hellman’s lab studies immunologic mechanisms and immunomodulation in sepsis and injury, focusing on innate immunity, organ injury and endothelial dysfunction, and on the immune modulating effects of components of Cannabis, of a class of lipids known as vanilloids, and of the endocannabinoid and endovanilloid systems.


2018 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
M.D., 1989 - School of Medicine, Columbia University