Committee Members

Dr. Robert “Bob” Wachter

Dr. Robert "Bob" Wachter

Chair of the Department of Medicine at UCSF

Dr. Robert M. Wachter is chair of the UCSF Department of Medicine, which leads the nation in grants from the National Institutes of Health and is consistently ranked as one of the nation's best. His primary interests are health care quality, safety and policy. He coined the term hospitalist in 1996 and is widely credited as the founder and academic leader of the hospitalist specialty in medicine, the fastest-growing specialty in U.S. medical history.

Wachter is an international leader in health care safety and quality. He has published more than 250 articles and six books on health care topics, including Understanding Patient Safety, the world's top-selling safety primer, now in its third edition. He is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

Wachter received his medical degree at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a residency in internal medicine, serving as chief resident, at UCSF. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at Stanford University, and he studied patient safety in England in 2011 as a Fulbright Scholar.

Wachter has received many honors for his contributions to medicine. In 2004, he received the John M. Eisenberg Award, the nation's top honor in patient safety. Modern Healthcare magazine has ranked him one of the 50 most influential physician-executives in the U.S. 13 times; he was number one on the list in 2015. His 2015 book, The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine's Computer Age, was a New York Times science bestseller. In 2016, he chaired a blue-ribbon commission advising the National Health Service of England on its digital strategy. He has served as chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine and as president of the Society of Hospital Medicine. At UCSF, he is the Holly Smith Distinguished Professorship in Science and Medicine as well as the Benioff Endowed Chair in Hospital Medicine.

Mr. Lloyd Dean

Mr. Lloyd Dean

CEO of CommonSpirit Health, parent of Dignity Health

Lloyd Dean is a nationally recognized leader within health care. As CEO of CommonSpirit Health, he is responsible for the organization's overall management, governance, strategy and direction. He has led CommonSpirit Health and Dignity Health through significant strategic, operational, and financial transformations to its current status as a leading health care organization recognized for high quality, compassionate care, operational excellence and successful financial results.

Prior to joining Dignity Health, Mr. Dean was executive vice president and COO of Advocate Health Care, a healthcare delivery system in Oak Brook, Illinois. During his tenure, Advocate Health Care was named one of the nation's Top 100 Integrated networks by Modern Healthcare magazine. Prior to Advocate, Mr. Dean was with the Upjohn Company, where he held executive positions in the Health Care Services Division. He received the prestigious W.E. Upjohn Award for his management and operational excellence.

Currently, Mr. Dean serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for Cytori Therapeutics, a leader in regenerative medicine and adult stem cell research and Chair of the Board of Directors for Committee on Jobs, a business-sponsored organization that strives to ensure the long-term economic vitality of San Francisco. He is a member of the Boards of Directors of Wells Fargo, Mercy Housing California, Bay Area Council, and Catholic Health Association. A strong advocate for health care reform, he has been actively engaged with President Obama and the White House Cabinet on healthcare issues.

Mr. Dean holds degrees in sociology and education from Western Michigan University and received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from the University of San Francisco. In 2012 he was ranked number 23 in Modern Healthcare's "100 Most Influential People in Healthcare" and is consistently named as one of the "Top 25 Minority Leaders in Healthcare." He was recently profiled by Fortune Magazine in its January 2013 issue.

Dr. Monica Gandhi

Dr. Monica Gandhi

Professor of Medicine and Associate Division Chief of the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine at UCSF & San Francisco General Hospital

Monica Gandhi MD, MPH is Professor of Medicine and Associate Division Chief (Clinical Operations/ Education) of the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine at UCSF/ San Francisco General Hospital. She also serves as the Director of the UCSF Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and the Medical director of the HIV Clinic at SFGH ("Ward 86"). Dr. Gandhi completed her M.D. at Harvard Medical School and then came to UCSF in 1996 for residency training in Internal Medicine. After her residency, Dr. Gandhi completed a fellowship in Infectious Diseases and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, both at UCSF. She also obtained a Masters in Public Health from Berkeley in 2001 with a focus on Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Dr. Gandhi's current research program is on identifying low-cost solutions to measuring antiretroviral levels in resource-poor settings, such as determining drug levels in hair and urine samples. Dr. Gandhi also works on pre-exposure prophylaxis and treatment strategies for HIV infection in women. .

Dr. Gandhi also has an interest at UCSF in HIV education and mentorship. She also served as the principal investigator of an R24 mentoring grant from the NIH focused on nurturing early career investigators of diversity in HIV research, from which launched the annual "Mentoring the Mentors" workshop for HIV researchers held annually by the UCSF CFAR to train mentors in specialized tools and techniques of effective mentoring. She is also the co-director of the CFAR Network of Integrated Clinical Systems (CNICS) Mentoring Program. She co-directs the HIV/ID Consult Service at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH), attends on the inpatient HIV/Infectious Diseases consult service, sees patients at Ward 86 as an HIV care provider, and serves as the Associate Director of the UCSF ID fellowship for Clinical Research.

Dr. Lillian Brown

Dr. Lillian Brown

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine at UCSF & San Francisco General Hospital at UCSF & San Francisco General Hospital

Dr. Lillian Brown is an assistant Professor of Medicine for the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine at UCSF & San Francisco General Hospital at UCSF & San Francisco General Hospital. Her research focuses on improving clinical outcomes among HIV-infected youth in sub-Saharan Africa and to study social network-informed approaches to support engagement in HIV care and improve HIV treatment outcomes. Brown receive her BA in Biology from Harvard University and her PhD and M.D. from the University of California. In 2018, she was awarded the Center for AIDS Research Excellence in Behavioral Research and in 2019, The Teri Liegler Young Scientist Career Award, both from UCSF.

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