Gene Hasegawa

Gene Hasegawa

Chief Operating Officer for the Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences; Senior Associate Dean, School of Medicine

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Gene Hasegawa is chief operating officer for health sciences and senior associate dean in the School of Medicine at UC San Diego. He is responsible for the business operations of both the vice chancellor and the dean.  He serves as a principal advisor, operational implementation officer, and key strategic partner in major initiatives related to health sciences business affairs.

Mr. Hasegawa oversees several key academic business areas, including academic and education affairs administration, affiliate and industry affairs, basic biomedical research administration, clinical and translational research administration, business contracting, business resource management, planning and space management, professional schools' shared services, and general operations.

He has been actively involved in developing and maintaining multiple inter-institutional relationships, including with the 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 almost three decades, serving in progressively responsible administrative leadership roles in the UC San Diego Health Sciences.  Previous positions include senior associate dean for business affairs, associate dean for administration, assistant dean for administration, and director of financial management services.

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.

He has been a member of the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Business Affairs (GBA) since 2001 and the AAMC Group on Institutional Planning (GIP) since 2015. Mr. Hasegawa serves as both the principal business officer for the AAMC GBA and the principal medical school contact for the AAMC GIP on behalf of UC San Diego.