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Chair of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Application Window

Open date: August 29, 2022

Most recent review date: Monday, Dec 12, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, Feb 29, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The UCSF School of Medicine (UCSF SoM) has announced an international search for the next Chair of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences.

UCSF SOM seeks a physician of unique vision, enthusiasm and experience for this Chair position. The Chair will lead and ensure the excellence of the educational, scientific and clinical programs within the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences (OBGYN & RS) at The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). They will have overall responsibility for operations and strategy in OBGYN & RS across the entities. They will also oversee the growth and development of areas of excellence and outstanding clinical programs and will support a deep and broad research portfolio while sustaining the department’s excellent reputation and NIH funding position.

The UCSF Department of OBGYN & RS is devoted to improving the lives and health of all women through excellence, innovation and leadership in patient care, scientific discovery, education, advocacy, and diversity, equity and inclusion. It accomplishes this mission by supporting the programmatic initiatives of its faculty and staff in the areas of patient care, education and research. The Department is committed to providing quality health care services to all women and their families and the transgender community; educating health care providers and investigators; and conducting research to advance knowledge in the field. The Department promotes its vision to advance and transform obstetrics, gynecology and the reproductive sciences through innovation and discovery.

The Department has received more than $21 million in NIH funding for 2021, ranking first in the United States for OBGYN & RS departments and eighth as a Department within the UCSF School of Medicine. In 2022, US News and World Report ranked the Department as the top OBGYN & RS program in both schools of medicine and graduate schools.

The Department’s work is spread across six Divisions—Obstetrics, Gynecology and Gynecologic sub-specialties (OGGS); Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery & Urogynecology (MIGS/UroGyn); Gynecologic Oncology (GYN Onc); Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM); Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI); and Obstetrics/Gynecology at Zuckerberg San Francisco General. Their organized research unit, the Center for Reproductive Sciences, conducts cutting edge research in the basic and translational sciences, and programs such as the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) and the Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment (PRHE) work to convert groundbreaking research into women’s health policy, while also conducting independent scientific and policy initiatives.

They continue to be leaders in innovation with the Center for Reproductive Health programs for women and men, obstetrics and genetics programs, and the gynecologic cancer care.

The thriving midwifery program at the UCSF Medical Center and Zuckerberg San Francisco General provides expert care and classes such as “Centering Pregnancy” a prenatal care model. In addition to their excellent care for routine pregnancy, the midwives engage as fully integrated clinical partners with the MFM/Obstetrics clinicians caring for the full range of obstetrical patients.

The Department has a strong and diverse medical education program with a residency program, medical student programs, and fellowships in nine areas: Complex Family Planning, Gynecologic Oncology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility; Research Fellowships in Obstetrics & Gynecology and in Fetal Diagnosis & Therapy; collaborative Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Fellowship in Women’s Health, Kaiser OB/GYN Hospitalist and Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery programs and a 2-year, non-accredited transdisciplinary postdoctoral fellowship focused on prematurity, jointly funded by the Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi) California.

An MD or equivalent degree required.

The executive search firm Spencer Stuart is assisting the UCSF School of Medicine with this important search. To submit nominations or an application, please contact

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details:

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy found here:

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Francisco, CA