Dean Allison Brashear in a lecture hall

Allison Brashear, M.D., M.B.A., is an internationally known neurologist and researcher in movement disorders, and 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, with more than 3,100 faculty and staff, 460 students, and 818 trainees in graduate medical education. She also oversees 25 departments and 15 centers.

UC Davis School of Medicine ranks No. 4 in diversity, No. 9 in family medicine and No. 11 in primary care training in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report survey of America’s top medical schools. The school is also among the nation’s leaders in academic research with more than $276 million in research funding.

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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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