School of Medicine Leadership
Susan Murin, M.D., MSc., M.B.A.
Interim Dean, School of Medicine
Murin is the Interim Dean for the UC Davis School of Medicine. In her role, she leads the school in its mission areas of education, research, clinical care, and community. Dr. Murin 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.
Brenda K. Betts
Assistant Vice Chancellor,
Health Sciences Development and Alumni Relations
Betts is the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences Development and is responsible for all fundraising and alumni relations activities within the School of Medicine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jorge A. García, M.D., M.S.
Associate Dean, Diverse and Inclusive Learning Communities
García is a Health Sciences clinical professor of Internal Medicine and the inaugural associate dean for Diverse and Inclusive Learning Communities at the UC Davis School of Medicine (SOM).
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Location||Office of the Dean, School of Medicine|
|Mailing address||UC Davis Education Building
4610 X Street, Suite 3101
Sacramento, CA 95817