FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 16, 2000
Chuck McFadden (510) 987-9193
charles.mcfadden@ucop.edu

 

MICHAEL V. DRAKE, M.D., NAMED UC SYSTEMWIDE VICE PRESIDENT FOR HEALTH AFFAIRS

Michael V. Drake, M.D., has been appointed University of California systemwide vice president for health affairs, UC President Richard C. Atkinson announced today (March 16).

Drake is the Steven P. Shearing Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of California, San Francisco and vice chairman of the department of ophthalmology. He also serves as senior associate dean for admissions and extramural academic programs at UCSF, with responsibilities for the UCSF-Fresno Medical Education Program. The UCSF-Fresno program involves 110 fulltime faculty, 425 volunteer faculty, 200 residents and interns and five major hospital partners.

As systemwide vice president for health affairs, Drake will oversee education at UC’s five academic medical centers  UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC San Diego and UCSF. The university is the largest single producer of trained physicians in the United States.

"Michael Drake is an outstanding clinician and administrator, and we are fortunate that he will bring those skills to bear on the increasing challenges that face medical education both in California and the nation," Atkinson said.

Drake received his M.D. from UCSF in 1975 and his A.B. from Stanford University. He served his internship at Martin Luther King, Jr., General Hospital in Los Angeles and his residency at UCSF.  He served as chief of the vision care and research unit at UCSF’s Beckman Vision Center.


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