New Dean Named for UCSF Fresno

December 18, 2002
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The UCSF School of Medicine has announced that Dr. Joan Voris has accepted the position of associate dean for UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program effective Dec. 1. Voris succeeds Dr. Deborah Stewart.

Earlier this fall, Dr. Susan Wall was appointed senior associate dean for UCSF Fresno and Graduate Medical Education. Wall serves as the primary liaison between the Fresno Program and the UCSF School of Medicine Dean's Office.

"I am grateful that Drs. Wall and Voris have taken on this new challenge," said Dr. Haile Debas, dean of the UCSF School of Medicine. "They are both experienced leaders who have been UCSF faculty members for numerous years."

Voris has been a member of the UCSF Fresno faculty for over 20 years.

Before her new appointment, Voris was the medical director of ambulatory care at University Medical Center in Fresno.

As the new associate dean for UCSF Fresno, she is responsible for providing the leadership necessary to develop research and medical opportunities to train culturally sensitive doctors of the future.

"The next few years promise to be very exciting times for UCSF Fresno," said Voris. "As we step into a new era of medical education with the opening of the Medical Education and Research Center in 2004, I hope to do all I can to better serve our community."

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