Dr. A. Eugene Washington

Dr. A. Eugene Washington is the Vice Chancellor for UCLA Health Sciences and Dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Dr. A. Eugene Washington - UCLA Health Sciences

A. Eugene Washington, M.D., M.Sc.
Vice Chancellor, UCLA Health Sciences
Dean, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Dr. A. Eugene Washington assumed his role as Vice Chancellor and Dean in February 2010. He is an internationally renowned clinical investigator and health-policy scholar whose wide-ranging research has been instrumental in shaping national health policy and practice guidelines. As Vice Chancellor and Dean, Dr. Washington oversees the UCLA Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine, and serves as the principal spokesperson for health sciences at UCLA.

Prior to coming to UCLA, Dr. Washington served as Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost for UC San Francisco (UCSF), where he co-founded the Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse Populations. He also co-founded the UCSF-Stanford Evidence-based Practice Center and, from 1996 to 2004, chaired the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences. He has published extensively in his major areas of research, which include prenatal genetic testing, cervical cancer screening and prevention, noncancerous uterine conditions management, reproductive tract infections, quality of healthcare and racial/ethnic disparities in health outcomes.

Dr. Washington has earned numerous honors and awards, including the Outstanding Service Medal from the U.S. Public Health Service, and election to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Washington has served on a number of professional and government boards and committees. He currently serves as Chair of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, created by the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Board of Directors of The California Wellness Foundation.

Related Links:

Institute of Medicine Commentary | David Feinberg, Molly Coye, and Eugene Washington's discussion of work at UCLA to transform the care culture touches on several issues and lessons central to the delivery of care that is effective, efficient, and continuously improving.

The New England Journal of Medicine | The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute - Promoting Better Information, Decisions, and Health