Click on the pictures of our diverse faculty and see what they had to say about the keys to their success at UCSF.
Rosalind De Lisser, RN, MS, NP, Assistant Clinical Professor, Community Health Systems
Assistant Clinical Professor, Community Health Systems
"UCSF challenges the mind and pushes us to think beyond the limits. It is my optimism, enthusiasm, and ideals which make me successful here!"
Lenny Lopez, MD, MDiv, MPH, Associate Professor and Chief of Hospital Medicine, SFVA
Associate Professor and Chief of Hospital Medicine, SFVA
"The amazing mentoring network at UCSF has made all the difference in my career."
Oluwatobi Idowu, MD, Postdoctoral Scholar
Postdoctoral Scholar
"Diligence and Committment."
Teresa Villela, MD, Vice Chair, Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine
Vice Chair, Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine
"Wonderful colleagues; terrific family medicine residents; amazing staff at San Francisco General; and patients and families whose strength and resilience is inspiring."
Eveline Oestreicher Stock, MD, Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
"Mentorship...and the freedom to think independently in an empowering environment."
J. Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH, Assistant Prof of Clinical Family & Community Medicine
Assistant Prof of Clinical Family & Community Medicine
"I have been so fortunate to work with excellent UCSF mentors who are genuinely invested in my professional success, and privileged to mentor UCSF students and residents on their path to success."
Julio Leon Incio, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar
Postdoctoral Scholar
"My love for science."
Andrea Jackson, MD, MS, Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
"Finding community within UCSF and role models for all aspects of my life and career."
Marguerita Lightfoot, PhD, Professor
Professor
"UCSF is full of resources, I've just had to find the ways to connect those resources. It's required me talking to others, asking questions, and being persistent."
Carla M. Perissinotto, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Medicine-Geriatrics
Assistant Clinical Professor, Medicine-Geriatrics
"Being happy with the career I have chosen as I love taking care of underserved older adults. Having great colleagues and friends. Having family support."
Errol Lobo, MD, PhD, Professor/Vice-Chair/Medical Director Perioperative Services
Professor/Vice-Chair/Medical Director Perioperative Services
Hard work.
Jessica Opoku-Anane, MD, MS, Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
"Great mentorship, focus on the ultimate goal of taking good care of patients, and confidence given through belief in a power greater than myself."
Lee Atkinson-McEvoy, MD, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
"Finding mentors and reaching out to them with all of the transitions in my career. Working hard, taking on challenges and making sure that I am always giving my best."
Saul A. Villeda, PhD, UCSF Faculty Fellow Dept. of Anatomy
UCSF Faculty Fellow Dept. of Anatomy
UCSF fosters an environment that truly encourages outside the box thinking. This pioneering spirit coupled with an unparalleled collaborative scientific community has enabled me the freedom to tackle big questions head-on.
Evelyn Porter, MD, MS, Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
"Collaborative projects ."
Benjamin Edward Padilla, MD, Asst Professor of Clin Surgery, SURGERY
Asst Professor of Clin Surgery, SURGERY
"UCSF saw potential in me and gave me the opportunity to realize that potential. Through developing close relationships with mentors, I was able to make the most of that opportunity."
Mark W. Wilson, MD, Professor in Residence, Radiology & Biomedical Imaging
Professor in Residence, Radiology & Biomedical Imaging
"Major keys to my success at UCSF have been the visibility of exceptional role models and access to strong, committed mentorship."
Stella Aguinaga Bialous, RN, MScN, DrPH, Associate Professor in Residence
Associate Professor in Residence
"Establishing a network of support with other faculty, with staff, and engaging in exchange of ideas."
Fernando Gonzalez, MD, Asst Adjunct Prof, Peds Neonatology
Asst Adjunct Prof, Peds Neonatology
"Mentorship in both the clinical and research fields has been vital to my success here at UCSF."
Roland G. Henry, PhD, Professor
Professor
"Know and trust yourself while keeping an open mind."
Liliana Ramirez Gomez, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology
Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology
"Asking for help when I need it and seeking advice."
Elizabeth Yen, MD, HS Assistant Clinical Prof, Ped-Gastroenterology
HS Assistant Clinical Prof, Ped-Gastroenterology
"The key to my success at UCSF has been the collaborative environment."
Paul A. Garcia, M.D., Professor of Neurology
Professor of Neurology
"Amazing colleagues."
Karen Ordovas, MD, MAS, Associate Professor in Residence, Radiology and Director of Cardiac Imaging
Associate Professor in Residence, Radiology and Director of Cardiac Imaging
"Mentoring, collaboration and hard work."
Elida M. Bautista, PhD, Associate Clinical Professor
Associate Clinical Professor
"Mentors who saw potential in me and encouraged me to think bigger."
Eunice Neeley, MD, MPH, Postdoctoral Scholar
Postdoctoral Scholar
"Great mentors."
Andre R. Campbell, MD, Prof of Clin Surgery, Surgery
Prof of Clin Surgery, Surgery
"UCSF is a great place to work, but there are daily challenges we have to work on, to help drive the mission of the school of medicine."
Eni Obadan-Udoh, DDS, MPH, Dr.Med.Sc., Assistant Adjunct Professor
Assistant Adjunct Professor
"Everyone needs to identify their passion and go for it despite dissenting voices. Success in academia requires hard work, good collaborations and great mentorship."
Rosalie Bravo, RN, MS, ACNP, Associate Clinical Professor, Physiological Nursing
Associate Clinical Professor, Physiological Nursing
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E. Michael Reyes, MD, MPH, Professor, Family & Community Medicine
Professor, Family & Community Medicine
"Reaching across schools and departments to foster creative domestic and global collaborations."
Robyn Gershon, DrPH, Professor in Residence, PRL-IHPS and EPI-BIOSTAT
Professor in Residence, PRL-IHPS and EPI-BIOSTAT
"Great leadership, outstanding collaborators and a great research team."
John Sauceda, PhD, MS, Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
"High-quality mentorship and formal scientific/grant writing is critical for a successful research career."
Elena Flowers, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, Physiological Nursing
Assistant Professor, Physiological Nursing
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Monica McLemore, PhD, MPH, RN, Assistant Adjunct Professor, Family Health Care Nursing
Assistant Adjunct Professor, Family Health Care Nursing
"Excellent mentoring and mentors."
Nynikka Palmer, DrPH, MPH, Assistant Professor in Res, Medicine-SFGH-GIM
Assistant Professor in Res, Medicine-SFGH-GIM
"Passion, perseverance, exceptional mentors, and networking with colleagues and the community have been the keys to my success at UCSF."
Robert Rodriguez, MD, Professor, Emergency Medicine
Professor, Emergency Medicine
"Collaboration with other investigators."
Christopher Bautista, MD, Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
"Mentors who push; students and residents who inspire; patients who give our work meaning"
Ian Harris, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Cardiology
Associate Clinical Professor, Cardiology
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David Castillo-Azofeifa, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Postdoctoral Fellow
"Collaboration with colleagues."
Jason Gestwicki, PhD, Associate Professor in Residence, Institute for Neurodegen Diseases
Associate Professor in Residence, Institute for Neurodegen Diseases
"The key to success at UCSF is collaboration. Answering the big questions in human health requires dedicated and inter-disciplinary teams."
Sabrina Fernandez, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
"I am impressed every day with the hard-working and dedicated physicians we have at UCSF. They inspire me to learn and grow!"
Ralph Gonzales, MD, MSPH, Chief Innovation Officer-UCSF Health System, Associate Dean for Clinical Innovation-School of Medicine
Chief Innovation Officer-UCSF Health System, Associate Dean for Clinical Innovation-School of Medicine
"Being surrounded by and working with incredibly talented, dedicated and intellectually honest people at all levels of the organization."
Laura Fejerman, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine
Assistant Professor, School of Medicine
"The key to my success at UCSF has been to listen to the great advise from senior Mentors but at the same time follow and respect my own ideas and interests."
Josette A. Rivera, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Medicine
Associate Clinical Professor, Medicine
"Strong mentorship has played a major role in my success at UCSF"
Esteban G. Burchard, MD, MPH, Professor, Pharmacy and Medicine
Professor, Pharmacy and Medicine
"UCSF has been a tremendously supportive environment and has allowed me to merge personal passion with academic rigor."
Catherine O. Egbe, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
"Resilience and hard work and a constant reminder that I have come too far to fail."