New Year, New Leadership

Following an extensive nationwide search, we are pleased to welcome Michael R. Anderson, MD, MBA, FAAP, as the new president of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals. A well-respected pediatrician and national advocate for children’s health, Dr. Anderson brings to this role an accomplished career as a physician, administrator, and policy advocate.

“He will be a great ambassador to our community for children’s health.” –Mark Laret, president and CEO of UCSF Health

Prior to his appointment, Dr. Anderson was chief medical officer of University Hospitals in Cleveland. He is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric critical care medicine, with special interests in clinical care, pediatric disaster preparedness, and children’s health policy, as well as bioethics, system quality, and the physician workforce.

Dr. Anderson earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a Master of Business Administration degree in health care from Kent State University. He has chaired the national Children’s Hospital Association Disaster Task Force and was appointed by President Obama as chair of the National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters for the US Department of Health and Human Services.

“I could tell you more about Dr. Anderson’s academic, clinical, and public service credentials, but that only reflects part of the credentials, but that only reflects part of the reason we are so fortunate to have him join the UCSF family,” said Mark Laret, president and CEO of UCSF Health.

“Michael is a collaborator and an enthusiastic advocate for children and children’s hospitals, and he will be a great ambassador to our community for children’s health.”

For the last seven years, Bertram Lubin, MD has passionately served as president and CEO of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. Dr. Lubin has been an integral part of the Children’s family for more than 40 years and will continue to serve as associate dean of children’s health. In this role, he will focus on research integration, community outreach, fundraising, and advocacy.

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