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David Geffen School of Medicine Appoints Dean, Vice Chancellor of Health Sciences at UCLA

A. Eugene Washington Courtesy UCSF

A. Eugene Washington, MD, MSc, MPH, has been named as dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine and vice chancellor of health sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The appointment was effective February 1 of this year. Dr. Washington succeeds Gerald S. Levey, MD, who served as dean and vice chancellor for more than 15 years.

Dr. Washington joined UCLA from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where he was serving as executive vice chancellor and provost and professor of gynecology, epidemiology, and health policy. While at UCSF, Dr. Washington served in various roles, including chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and director of the UCSF Women's Reproductive Health Research Career Development Center. Additionally, he was co-founder and served as director of both the UCSF Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse Populations and the UCSF-Stanford Evidence-based Practice Center.

Dr. Washington's research has focused on prenatal genetic testing, screening and prevention of cervical cancer, and management of non-cancerous uterine conditions. A leader in health care policy analysis, he has worked to establish disease prevention policies and clinical guidelines predominately relevant to women's health issues.

Dr. Washington earned his MD at the UCSF School of Medicine. He completed an MSc at Harvard University School of Public Health and MPH at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health, and is an alumnus of Howard University. He completed residencies in preventive medicine at Harvard University and in gynecology and obstetrics at Stanford University. Prior to joining the faculty at UCSF, where he was a health policy scholar at the Institute for Health Policy Studies, Dr. Washington served at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US Public Health Service.

He has received numerous honors and awards, …

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