New assistant dean named for School of Medicine

Josh Hanson

Joshua Hanson, M.D., M.P.H., has been named assistant dean for student affairs in the School of Medicine. He has served as interim dean since April 2014.

Dr. Hanson, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine/Division of Hospital Medicine, obtained his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis, where he also participated in the HHMI-NIH Research Scholars Program. He subsequently completed his internal medicine training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Following training, he joined the faculty at UCSF and obtained his master’s degree in public health from the University of California, Berkeley.

He is married to Elizabeth Hanson, M.D. The couple joined the Health Science Center’s School of Medicine in 2011. He has held multiple roles, including section chief for the VA section of Hospital Medicine, Veritas faculty mentor, ReACH scholar and synthesis case facilitator, and has served on the School of Medicine’s Curriculum Committee and the Graduate Medical Education Committee.

Dr. Hanson’s research interest focuses on care transitions and overnight inpatient care. Dr. Hanson currently serves on the Research-Innovations-Vignettes Committee for the Society of Hospital Medicine and on the MCAT Validity Committee for the AAMC. He has received several awards and honors including the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine, the Medicine Clerkship Outstanding Faculty, and the Division of Hospital Medicine Teaching awards.

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