Dr. A. Eugene Washington is the Vice Chancellor for UCLA Health
Sciences and Dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
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
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
The New England Journal of Medicine | The
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute - Promoting Better
Information, Decisions, and Health