Office of the Vice Chancellor and Dean
Healing sick and injured people is both an enormous responsibility and honor. Each year at UC Davis Health System, we care for tens of thousands of patients and train hundreds of students and residents to be compassionate, skilled caregivers. My leadership teams and I are committed to values-based leadership, which includes inclusivity, collaboration and integrity.
This is an exciting time at UC Davis Health System as we are creating a new roadmap for our future. Our next strategic plan will focus on six pillars: transforming care, transforming education, accelerating innovative research, improving population health, changing culture, and setting priorities.
As Vice Chancellor for Human Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine, I am excited to lead UC Davis Health System forward. And because I am committed to inclusion excellence, I value the partnership of our talented faculty, students, residents and staff, as well as our local and global communities. Together, we are forging new paths in research, health-professional education and patient care.
Julie A. Freischlag, M.D., FACS
Vice Chancellor for Human Health Sciences
Dean, School of Medicine
UC Davis School of Medicine is one of the nation's leading medical schools, recognized for its research and primary-care programs. Ranked 34th in National Institutes of Health funding in 2013, it is designated as one of the nation’s inaugural Clinical Translational Science Centers.
A few highlights include:
- A national reputation for life-changing biomedical discoveries
- A passion for clinical care and a commitment to engaging people from underserved communities and advancing rural health
- Fully accredited master’s degree programs in public health and in informatics
- A combined M.D.-Ph.D. program that is training the next generation of physician-scientists to conduct high-impact research and translate discoveries into better clinical care
The Dean’s Departments and Offices include:
- Academic Personnel
- Office of Medical Education
- Office of Research
- Office of Sponsored Programs
- Faculty Development
- Faculty Senate
To learn more, visit the medical school site.
UC Davis Medical Center, based in Sacramento, Calif., is a nationally renowned academic medical center where clinical practice, teaching and research converge to advance human health.
A few highlights:
- A 619-bed multispecialty academic medical center
- Serves 33 counties covering a 65,000-square-mile area north to the Oregon border and east to Nevada
- Recognized as one of the “Most Wired” hospitals in the U.S.
- Recognized by The Leapfrog Group as a “Top Hospital” for delivery of high-quality care
- Ranked Sacramento's top hospital by U.S. News & World Report
Centers of excellence include:
- UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive centers nationwide
- State-of-the-art emergency departments that include the region's only Level I adult and pediatric trauma centers
- The internationally recognized UC Davis MIND Institute, devoted to finding treatments and cures for neurodevelopmental disorders
- UC Davis Children's Hospital, a nationally ranked pediatric hospital with more than 120 physicians in 33 pediatric subspecialties
- A pioneering telehealth program, which gives remote, underserved communities access to academic specialty and subspecialty care
To learn more, visit the medical center site.
The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis cultivates academic excellence and addresses urgent, societal needs through leadership development, interprofessional education, transformative research, cultural inclusiveness and innovative technology. The school plays a critical role in preparing nurse leaders who will shape the future of health care and inform health policy.
The School of Nursing has five research focus areas: chronic disease management, health technology, pain management, Healthy People and Healthy Systems. Faculty come from a wide range of backgrounds including nursing, business administration, sociology, gerontology, medicine, information technology and psychology. School of Nursing students engage in classroom and clinical environments with students in the School of Medicine, health informatics and other health-related programs.
A few highlights include:
- Offers five graduate-degree programs, including Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Science ― Leadership, Master of Health Services ― Physician Assistant Studies, Master of Science ― Nurse Practitioner and Master’s Entry Program in Nursing.
- When full enrollment is reached by 2022, the school is projected to serve roughly 420 students in all programs.
- Established in March 2009 with a $100 million commitment from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
To learn more, visit the School of Nursing’s website.
The Practice Management Group (TPMG) represents all organized medical group practices of UC Davis Health System’s primary and specialty care faculty physicians. The group's purpose is to serve the health system’s missions through high-quality, cost-effective care delivery. By delegation from the Office of the Vice Chancellor and Dean, TPMG has shared responsibility for the clinical operations of the health system's professional practice activities.
The formation of TPMG is an important step in formalizing the leadership of the health system's medical group practices and in refining the role of its group practice in achieving the health system's research, teaching, patient care and community engagement goals. Its primary goal is to maintain a clinical practice that distinguishes UC Davis Health System as a leading faculty and academic health center.
Specific goals of TPMG include:
- Increasing efficiency of practice and revenue
- Decreasing practice expenses
- Reducing silos and improving integration
- Identifying areas to increase quality
- Aligning incentives
David H. Wisner is the executive director of the Practice Management Group, overseeing faculty practice operations as well as the overall vision and strategic direction of TPMG and its day-to-day activities. Wisner collaborates with the leadership of the School of Medicine and medical center to set and achieve joint strategic goals across the health system.