Dear Members of the UCSF Community:

I am writing to inform you that one of UCSF’s biggest champions, Chancellor Emeritus Julius “Julie” R. Krevans, MD, died peacefully in Maine on July 12. A distinguished physician, educator, and transformative leader, Dr. Krevans led UCSF into greatness while serving as dean of the School of Medicine from 1971 to 1982 and as chancellor from 1982 to 1993.

During his eleven-year tenure as UCSF’s fifth chancellor, he nurtured the University’s remarkable growth and development across its missions of education, research, patient care, and community service. He also strengthened UCSF’s community outreach programs and advanced efforts to draw more women and minority students to careers in health sciences.

Renowned for his leadership in health policy and medical education, Dr. Krevans received numerous honors and awards. In 1993, he was awarded the UCSF Medal, the University’s highest honor, for his extraordinary contributions locally and nationally over more than two decades.

UCSF will host a memorial tribute to honor Chancellor Emeritus Krevans later this year. Information will be made available via Pulse of UCSF.

Please read more about his illustrious career and achievements at


Sam Hawgood, MBBS
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor