Samuel Hawgood, MB BS


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.

Academic Title

Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor

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University of Queensland School of Medicine, Australia 1975


Royal Children Hospital, Brisbane, Pediatrics 1981

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Blank R, Daniels RJ, Gilliland G, Gutmann A, Hawgood S, Hrabowski FA, Pollack ME, Price V, Reif LR, Schlissel MS. A new data effort to inform career choices in biomedicine. Science. 2017 Dec 15; 358(6369):1388-1389.
  2. Hu F, Ding G, Zhang Z, Gatto LA, Hawgood S, Poulain FR, Cooney RN, Wang G. Innate immunity of surfactant proteins A and D in urinary tract infection with uropathogenic Escherichia coli. Innate Immun. 2016 Jan; 22(1):9-20.
  3. Zhang Z, Abdel-Razek O, Hawgood S, Wang G. Protective Role of Surfactant Protein D in Ocular Staphylococcus aureus Infection. PLoS One. 2015; 10(9):e0138597.

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