Steven Hetts, MD, Selected as New Faculty Representative to UC Regents Health Services Committee

Steven Hetts, MD has been appointed by the Systemwide Faculty Senate to be the Faculty Representative to the UC Regents Health Services Committee for 2018-2020. Dr. Hetts succeeds Distinguished Professor Emeritus Joel Dimsdale, MD of UC San Diego on this committee as the sole faculty representative. He will take his place on the committee at the start of the fiscal year, July 1, 2018.

"I have developed expertise in health systems strategy, governance, and faculty welfare through my service to the University of California through the faculty senate and other multidisciplinary groups,” says Dr. Hetts. “I look forward to continuing my service to UC Health as an active member of this important committee."

Dr. Hetts is a Professor of Radiology and Chief of Interventional Neuroradiology at the UC San Francisco Mission Bay Hospitals. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. His diagnostic radiology residency was completed at UCSF in 2005. He subsequently completed fellowships in neuroradiology and interventional neuroradiology at UCSF. In 2008, Dr. Hetts accepted a faculty position in the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging. He is an ex officio member of the Systemwide Faculty Senate University Committee on Faculty Welfare Health Care Task Force, charged with ensuring sustainability of health care benefits for active and retired faculty.

The UC Regents Health Services Committee was created in 2016 with the mandate to provide strategic direction and oversight, make recommendations to the Board, and take action pursuant to delegated authority, on matters pertaining to the University’s health professions schools, academic health centers, health systems, non-hospital clinics and student health and counseling centers (UC Health). This body has final delegated authority over hospital system acquisitions and integration, physician practice acquisitions, health center CEO compensation, and ensuring provision of health care to all University of California faculty system wide. Other members of the committee include Governor Brown, President Napolitano, Executive Vice President of UC Health Jack Stobo, Chancellors Sam Hawgood of UCSF and Gene Block of UCLA, senior executives of the California Health Care Foundation and other health systems, and four Regents.

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