John M. Carethers was appointed vice chancellor for health sciences at the University of California, San Diego, effective January 1.
In his new role as vice chancellor, Dr. Carethers will focus on the overarching strategy for all health sciences divisions, working with the chancellor, campus and health system leadership on expanding UC San Diego Health’s clinical enterprise, fostering research collaborations, enhancing educational opportunities, and expanding philanthropic participation. Health Sciences includes the School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and UC San Diego Health.
“I am honored to return to San Diego and lead UC San Diego’s Health Sciences into its next chapter of excellence,” said Dr. Carethers. “I see opportunity to work with staff and faculty, health science leaders, Chancellor Khosla and its phenomenal academic health system to help create and execute a vision for its future, and to continue to attract the best students and trainees to learn at UC San Diego’s three health science schools, and provide world-class care to patients. I am thrilled to join the outstanding team at this esteemed and forward-thinking institution.”
Dr. Carethers returns to the University of California, San Diego after a 13-year tenure at the University of Michigan, where he served as the C. Richard Boland Distinguished University Professor and the John G. Searle Professor and chair of the Department of Internal Medicine. Prior to the University of Michigan, Dr. Carethers spent nearly 15 years at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, eventually serving as chief of the division of gastroenterology.
Dr. Carethers holds a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology and biophysics and a medical doctorate from Wayne State University in Detroit.