Rachel Nosowsky

Chief Counsel, UCSF Health

Rachel Nosowsky is the first chief counsel for UCSF Health. As a member of the executive team, she is responsible for helping to shape UCSF Health’s strategy and policy, including by aligning business strategies with legal requirements and reducing legal risk. She steers the health system’s legal operations as well as that of the student health and counseling center on the UCSF campus.

Nosowsky has worked for more than two decades in public academic medicine. She has held leadership positions in numerous professional organizations, including the University HealthSystem Consortium (now Vizient), American Health Law Association, and California Lawyers Association’s Business Law Section Health Law Committee. She became the University of California’s deputy general counsel in 2012, overseeing legal services for the university’s health systems, health sciences faculty practice plans, health professions schools, and student health and counseling services. She also served as chief counsel to UC Health and worked with the Office of the President, UC Legal – Office of the General Counsel, and UC Health leaders systemwide to advance the shared clinical, teaching and research missions.

Nosowsky earned her bachelor’s degree from Carleton College and her law degree from UC Berkeley School of Law. Throughout her career, she has worked to advance and elevate the legal profession and to mentor other attorneys, including those who have been historically underrepresented or marginalized in the field.