Elena Fuentes-Afflick, MD, MPH
|School||School of Medicine|
|Address||513 Parnassus Avenue, MSB, #2A21|
San Francisco CA 94117
|University of Michigan, Ann Arbor||BS||1984||Biomedical Sciences|
|University of Michigan, Ann Arbor||MD||1986||Medicine|
|University of California, San Francisco||Residency, Chief Residency||Pediatrics|
|University of California, San Francisco||Fellowship||Health Policy|
|University of California, Berkeley||MPH||1991||Epidemiology|
|University of California, San Francisco, CA||2019||Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training|
|American Academy of Pediatrics||1994||Citation for Outstanding Service|
|Society for Pediatric Research||2008
|American Pediatric Society||2017
|National Academy of Medicine (formerly Institute of Medicine)||2010||Member|
|Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM)||2010
|American Academy of Arts and Sciences||2020||Member|
|Federation of Pediatric Organizations||2023||Joseph W. St. Geme Jr. Leadership Award|
Dr. Fuentes-Afflick has been a UCSF faculty member since 1993. She is Vice Dean for the UCSF School of Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center and Professor of Pediatrics. Previously, she served as Vice Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Medicine (2012-2022) and Chief of Pediatrics at Zuckerberg San Francisco General (2009-2022).
As a pediatrician and epidemiologist, Dr. Fuentes-Afflick has conducted research studies focused on issues of acculturation, immigrant health, and health disparities. Her scholarship has also focused on professionalism, misconduct, faculty development, and the importance of diversity in academic medicine and academic pediatrics.
After completing her undergraduate and medical education in the Inteflex Program at the University of Michigan, Dr. Fuentes-Afflick came to UCSF for her residency training in pediatrics, followed by a fellowship in health policy at UCSF and MPH in epidemiology from UC Berkeley. She has served in several important national leadership roles, including President of the Society for Pediatric Research, President of the American Pediatric Society, and service on the Council of the National Institute for Child Health and Development. Dr. Fuentes-Afflick was chair of the UCSF Academic Senate from 2009-2011. She was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2010 and elected to membership n the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2020.
From 2012-2022, Dr. Fuentes-Afflick served as Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Faculty Development for the School of Medicine. In that role, she was responsible for overseeing all academic affairs in the School of Medicine, including the recruitment, development and advancement of a diversified academic workforce of the highest caliber. She was also responsible for overseeing innovative programs for faculty orientation, career development, and leadership training.
As Vice Dean for the UCSF School of Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, Dr. Fuentes-Afflick is responsible for leading the 150-year long partnership between the University and the San Francisco Department of Public Health.
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