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Allison Brashear, M.D., M.B.A.
Dean, School of Medicine

Acting Vice Dean Research

Brashear became dean of the UC Davis School of Medicine in July 2019. She oversees one of the nation’s top research, academic and medical training institutions, with more than 3,100 faculty and staff, 460 students, and 818 trainees in graduate medical education. She also oversees 25 departments and 15 centers.

William Cahill, M.D.
Associate Dean, Veterans Affairs

Cahill serves as the Associate Dean of Veteran Affairs and is volunteer clinical faculty at the Department of Neurology.

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Colleen E. Clancy, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Personnel

Clancy is Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel and a professor of pharmacology. The Office of Academic Personnel oversees School of Medicine and Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing academic personnel-related activities.

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Anuurad Erdembileg, M.D., Ph.D., M.A.S.
Assistant Dean, Research
Director, School of Medicine Office of Research

Erdembileg administers several Office of Research units and support programs involving subjects such as grant facilitation, research operations, and bridge and matching funds. He oversees an annual research operating budget of $10 million.

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Tonya Fancher, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Dean, Workforce Innovation and Community Engagement
Interim Associate Dean, Student and Resident Diversity

Fancher serves as the Associate Dean for Workforce Innovation and Community Engagement, overseeing the School of Medicine’s efforts to create a physician workforce to meet the needs of the region and the state.

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Susan Guralnick, M.D.
Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education

Guralnick serves as the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, in addition to being a professor of pediatrics.

Angela Haczku

Angela Haczku, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Translational Research

Haczku serves as the Associate Dean for Translational Research at the UC Davis School of Medicine. She also directs the translational lung biology program in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.

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Mark Henderson, M.D.
Associate Dean, Admissions
Vice Chair for Education

Henderson serves as Associate Dean for Admissions and Vice Chair for Education for the UC Davis School of Medicine, and is a professor of internal medicine.

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Sharad Jain, M.D.
Associate Dean, Students

Jain is the Associate Dean of Students at the School of Medicine, providing leadership, support and innovation for the development and implementation of all student affairs programs.

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Jana Katz-Bell, M.P.H.
Senior Assistant Dean, Strategic Initiatives

Jana Katz-Bell is the senior assistant dean for strategic initiatives at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and the UC Davis School of Medicine. She oversees programs that bridge the two schools while collaborating with UC Davis Health.

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Larisa Kure, M.P.A.
Executive Assistant Dean, Administration and Finance

Larisa Kure is the executive assistant dean for administration and finance in the School of Medicine, Office of the Dean. As a key strategic partner to the dean, Kure oversees and leads the planning and achievement of major initiatives in budget development and implementation, fiscal and business operations, physical resources management, information technology, research administration policy formulation, and organizational development.

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Kristin Olson, M.D.
Associate Dean, Curriculum

Olson is the Associate Dean for Curriculum, while also serving as an associate professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

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Chong Porter
Associate Vice Chancellor, Advancement

Porter is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences Development and Alumni Relations, responsible for enhancing the culture of philanthropy at UC Davis Health and expanding donor support through alumni relations and community engagement.

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Gurmeet “Roy” Rai, M.B.A.
Assistant Dean, Medical Education

Rai oversees all administrative aspects of the medical education programs, such as outreach/pipeline programs, Undergraduate Medical Education, Graduate Medical Education, the Center for a Diverse Healthcare Workforce, and student and resident diversity.

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Elissa Roeser, M.B.A.
Assistant Dean, Chief of Staff

Elissa Roeser is the Assistant Dean, Chief of Staff in the School of Medicine (SOM), Office of the Dean. In her role, Roeser serves as a strategic and business planning partner to the dean, provides guidance and oversight to high-priority leadership initiatives, and leads the core administrative team in the dean’s office.

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Brent Seifert, J.D.
Assistant Dean, Academic Personnel

Seifert oversees the academic advancement process, faculty professional and leadership development, and human resource management strategies with overall responsibility for the recruitment, development and retention of highly qualified academic scientists and clinicians.

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Mark Servis, M.D.
Vice Dean, Medical Education

Servis is responsible for all aspects of undergraduate medical education, including medical school admissions, financial aid and student wellness. He also works closely with faculty on curriculum.

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Ruth Shim, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Dean, Diverse and Inclusive Education

Ruth Shim, M.D., M.P.H., is the Luke & Grace Kim Professor in Cultural Psychiatry and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis. She also serves as Associate Dean of Diverse and Inclusive Education at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. Dr. Shim’s research focuses on mental health disparities and inequities, and she provides clinical psychiatric care in the UC Davis Early Diagnosis and Preventative Treatment Clinic.

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Steve Telliano
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Strategic Communications

Telliano serves as the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Strategic Communications, overseeing the overall strategy and professional staff in media relations, marketing, brand management, digital outreach and internal communications.

Hendry Ton, M.D., M.S.

Hendry Ton, M.D., M.S.
Associate Vice Chancellor, Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Ton is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; a clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and director of education at the UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities.

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Sandhya Venugopal, M.D.
Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education

Venugopal serves as the Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education, and also directs the heart station/ECG laboratory in the Division of Cardiology.

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Ted Wun, M.D.
Associate Dean, Research
Director, Clinical and Translational Science Center

Wun is the Associate Dean for Research at the School of Medicine. He is also the director of the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center, and chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology.

Contact Us

Location Office of the Dean, School of Medicine
Mailing address UC Davis Education Building
4610 X Street, Suite 3101
Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone 916-734-7131
FAX 916-734-7055