2021 Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award

Dean Sheppard, MD
October 6, 2021 • 2:00pm


Celebration for Dr. Sheppard and his outstanding contributions to faculty mentorship at UCSF will be a virtual event on October 6, 2021 at 2:00-3:00 pm.

Dean Sheppard received an MD from SUNY at Stony Brook, did medical residency at the University of Washington and a pulmonary fellowship at UCSF. He did post-doctoral research with Homer Boushey in the CVRI and joined the faculty at San Francisco General Hospital in 1980. Dr. Sheppard was appointed as the founding Director of the Lung Biology Center in 1986 and the Chief of the UCSF Health Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep in 2009. His research has spanned clinical research on the effects of common air pollutant, sulfur dioxide, on patients with asthma, basic research on the biochemistry, cell biology and in vivo functions of members of the integrin family of adhesion receptors and translational research developing new drugs to treat tissue fibrosis, asthma, acute lung injury and cancer. He has been the corresponding PI of the UCSF Multi-disciplinary Training Program in Lung Disease for the past 10 years and has directly overseen the training of more than 50 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Dr. Sheppard is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The privilege of working closely with so many creative, brilliant and generous trainees, helping them to clarify and achieve their career goals, and keeping track of their extraordinary accomplishments is by far the most fulfilling aspect of his work.
For additional information, please contact:
Mitchell D. Feldman, MD, MPhil
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine
Harris M. Fishbon Distinguished Professorship in Medicine
Associate Vice Provost, Faculty Mentoring University of California, San Francisco 1545 Divisadero, Suite 316 San Francisco, CA 94143-0320

Faculty Mentoring Program Coordinator:
Irené Merry 415-502-0244