Meet Sam Hawgood
A renowned neonatologist, scientist and educator, Sam Hawgood has a career at UCSF that’s spanned more than 30 years, taking the helm of the University in 2014.
Driving UCSF’s Mission
Chancellor awards recognize individuals who work tirelessly to advance our core mission areas, while demonstrating a strong dedication to community and diversity.
Prevention is Key
Have you gotten your flu shot? Chanceller Hawgood was one of the first to get his this year - something more important this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“UCSF is a destination for diverse ideas, an engine of unparalleled innovation, and a fertile ground for scientific discoveries that are illuminating the mysteries of life.

As Chancellor, I've vowed to champion this special, collaborative culture and empower our people to advance health worldwide.”

— Sam Hawgood, MBBS                 

Featured News

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Safety Task Force Issues Recommendations

The UCSF Safety Task Force has released its first report, making nine recommendations on how UCSF can improve upon its policies and practices to ensure they are unbiased, just and fair-minded.

2020 State of the University art

2020 State of the University

In his 7th annual address, Chancellor Hawgood highlighted the extraordinary response of UCSF’s frontline care workers, researchers, educators, learners, and staff to the COVID-19 pandemic and the University’s renewed commitment to combatting systemic racism.


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160,000 Donors. 280,000 Gifts to UCSF.

In October 2020, Chancellor Sam Hawgood reported the successful close of UCSF: The Campaign. “Our donors helped fortify UCSF’s future by investing in our people, ensuring the work we all do each day will continue to advance human health in the Bay Area, in our nation, and around the world."

Explore the impact