Susan O'Hara

Chief Financial Officer
Executive Director


Susan O'Hara is the Chief Financial Officer in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, where she leads a staff of 24 handling strategic financial planning, budgets, reporting, research administration, purchasing, reimbursements, and audit oversight.

She served as Director, Program and Budget Planning at UC Davis from 1995-98, responsible for a campuswide operating budget of $1 billion annually. From 1984-95, she was the Director of Budget and Human Resources in the UCSF School of Dentistry. And her career began in Washington, DC, as a Presidential Management Intern and budget analyst in the Office of Management and Budget.

As an experienced executive and leader, Susan O'Hara's areas of expertise include long range resource planning, analysis of resource issues, development of budget models for resource allocation, budgeting, financial administration, and forging academic and staff partnerships.


MPA/Public Policy, - Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
AB, - Political Science and Economics, Stanford University

Honors and Awards

Chancellor's Award for Exceptional University Management, UCSF, 2016
School of Medicine Great People Award, UCSF, 2004
Professional Achievement Award, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 1982
Presidential Management Intern, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 1980-1982
Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford University