Dean Allison Brashear in a lecture hall

Allison Brashear, M.D., M.B.A., became dean of the UC Davis School of Medicine in July 2019. She oversees one of the nation’s top research, academic and medical training institutions, which ranks 9th in primary care training in the latest U.S. News & World Report survey of America’s top medical schools. Brashear also leads one of the most diverse medical school campuses in the nation, which has about 450 students and 761 full-time faculty members.

Brashear is an international expert in neurological disorders whose research has led to FDA-approved medications.

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“One of the reasons that diversity is so important in the medical school class, in the faculty, is that it’s one way we can really take great care of patients.”

— Dean Allison Brashear

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