Dr. Sam Hawgood, a neonatologist by training, is dean of the UCSF School of Medicine. He is the former physician in chief of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, former chief of Neonatology and former chair of Pediatrics. As a neonatologist, he is an expert in caring for newborns with birth defects, in particular disorders related to lung development.
As a researcher, Hawgood directed several studies to better understand the mechanisms and disorders of lung growth and stability, and has a special interest in the biology of the surfactant apoproteins. Hawgood, who joined UCSF in 1981, earned a medical degree at the University of Queensland in Australia and completed a residency in pediatrics at the Royal Children's Hospital in Brisbane, Australia.
University of Queensland School of Medicine, Australia 1975
Royal Children Hospital, Brisbane, Pediatrics 1981
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