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Sam Hawgood



Dr. Sam Hawgood is a neonatologist, an expert in caring for newborns, and chancellor of UCSF. He has served as physician-in-chief of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, chief of neonatology, chair of pediatrics and dean of the UCSF School of Medicine.

As a researcher, Hawgood has directed several studies to better understand the mechanisms and disorders of lung growth and stability. He has a special interest in the biology of surfactant apoproteins, which play an important role in respiration.

Hawgood earned his medical degree at the University of Queensland in Australia and completed a residency in pediatrics at the Royal Children's Hospital in Brisbane, Australia. He joined UCSF in 1981.

  • Education

    University of Queensland Faculty of Medicine, 1975

  • Residencies

    Royal Children Hospital, Pediatrics, 1981