Catherine R. Lucey, MD, MACP | Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

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Catherine R. Lucey, MD, MACP, is the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost at UCSF.


Catherine R. Lucey, MD, MACP, Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost

Catherine R. Lucey, MD, MACP, a practicing physician and leading national voice on medical school education, took the helm as Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost (EVCP) in January 2023.

As EVCP, Dr. Lucey leads both UCSF’s robust research enterprise as well as its highly ranked academic programs, comprising four professional schools and the Graduate Division. She works in close collaboration with the Chancellor and the leadership team to develop and implement campus priorities and vision, maintain the University’s status as an international leader in health sciences education and research, and oversee external partnerships representing UCSF’s best interests across the University of California system, at the UC Office of the President, and beyond.

Renowned for her leadership, Dr. Lucey was Vice Dean for Education and Executive Vice Dean for the School of Medicine, reporting to Dean Talmadge E. King, Jr. In these roles, she directed the undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education programs of the School of Medicine and the Office of Medical Education. A champion of diversity, equity, and inclusion, Dr. Lucey also was on the executive management team for the School of Medicine’s Differences Matters Initiative and oversaw other strategic projects across the campus.

Her national portfolio of work has included membership on the National Academy of Medicine, the Board of Directors of the Association of American Medical Colleges, and the American Board of Medical Specialties. Additionally, she served as Chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine. In these roles, she has worked to influence the direction of academic medicine and the continuum of medical education in ways aligned with UCSF’s approach to education, culture, and community.

Dr. Lucey joined UCSF in 2011 from The Ohio State University, where she was Vice Dean for Education for the College of Medicine and Associate Vice President for Health Sciences Education for the Office of Health Sciences. She completed her residency in internal medicine at UCSF, including service as Chief Resident at the UCSF-affiliated San Francisco General Hospital (now named Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center).

She earned her medical degree from Northwestern University School of Medicine.