Patricia S. O’Sullivan is a Professor of Medicine and Surgery and Director, Research and Development in Medical Education, at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. She holds the Endowed Chair in Surgical Education. At UCSF she directs the Teaching Scholars Program and oversees the doctoral program in health professions education as well as leads efforts in faculty development and educational research. Her educational research studies have collaborators from medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and health related professions. The UCSF faculty development program received the international ASPIRE for Excellence Award. Dr. O’Sullivan has led the Research in Medical Education Section of the AAMC, the RIME Program Planning Committee and the Division for Professions Education of the American Educational Research Association. She is a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association and recipient of the Merrill Flair Award from the GEA, of the Outstanding Career Achievements in Medical Education from the Society of General Internal Medicine and the UCSF Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award.