March 10, 2015

New Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean of Medicine Appointed

I am delighted to share with you that Dr. Howard Federoff will be joining UCI as vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine. He is a nationally renowned clinical and research leader at Georgetown University and a groundbreaking investigator for neurological disorders. 

In this new position, Dr. Federoff will provide vision and direction for UCI’s health enterprise, overseeing and guiding the development of UC Irvine Health. In addition to leading the School of Medicine, he will provide strategic direction for the clinical programs of UC Irvine Medical Center and all affiliated patient care centers and will ensure the alignment of the clinical enterprise and the physicians’ practice plan with the university’s academic and research missions. He also will provide guidance on the development and integration of UCI’s health-related academic programs in nursing science, public health and pharmaceutical sciences. He will begin July 1.

Dr. Federoff brings unique and exceptional abilities to this position during an important moment in UCI’s distinguished story. Dr. Federoff’s background, experience and leadership skills will ensure that UCI accelerates its contributions to human health and provides the people of this region with world-class patient care.

I want to thank chair Bruce Tromberg and his committee for their excellent work in conducting a thorough and comprehensive national search, which has been so successfully concluded. I especially wish to acknowledge the extraordinary service of Dr. Roger Steinert, who has served as interim dean of the School of Medicine since Dr. Ralph Clayman retired from the position in July 2014.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Federoff to the UCI community.

Chancellor Howard Gillman