Chief Operating Officer for the Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences (VCHS)
Gene Hasegawa is the chief operating officer for the Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences (VCHS) at UC San Diego. He is responsible for business operations and is a key strategic partner in the planning and achievement of major initiatives related to Health Sciences business affairs. He oversees several critical areas, including academic and education affairs administration, basic biomedical science and clinical research administration, business intelligence and applications development, business resource management, and physical resource and facilities management. He also provides operational guidance to the administration of the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Mr. Hasegawa acts on behalf of VCHS with senior internal and external officials on matters including operations, policies and programs. He has been actively involved in developing and maintaining multiple inter-institutional relationships, including Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, Veterans Medical Research Foundation, Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research.
A San Diego native, Mr. Hasegawa entered UC San Diego as an undergraduate and returned to build a career that spans over two decades. He has served in progressively responsible administrative leadership roles at UC San Diego Health Sciences, most recently as senior associate dean for business affairs for the School of Medicine. Previously, he served as assistant dean for administration and director of financial management and sponsored project administrative services, among other positions.
Mr. Hasegawa’s career at UC San Diego has been committed to supporting its academic missions and vision for the future. He is also an advocate for organizational career development and succession planning efforts. A San Diego native, he has been a member of the American Association of Medical Colleges Group on Business Affairs since 2001.