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New Dean of Clinical Affairs and CEO for Faculty Practice at UC San Diego


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Thomas Moore, MD.

Thomas Moore, MD, dean of Clinical Affairs, UC San Diego Health Sciences

Thomas Moore, MD has been named dean of Clinical Affairs and CEO for Faculty Practice at UC San Diego Health Sciences. In this role, Moore will provide leadership of UC San Diego Medical Group as chair of the Board of Governors and will work closely with Health Sciences clinical department chairs and chief administrative officers to implement strategies to enhance clinical operations and to ensure an effective care delivery network, community care program, and a comprehensive ambulatory risk management program. Additionally, Moore will be responsible for ensuring that UC San Diego Health System’s clinical programs and activities achieve the highest standards of service and are integrated to support the unique needs of an academic health system.

“I am extremely pleased that Dr. Moore will continue to contribute greatly to our organization’s mission of delivering outstanding patient care through commitment to the community, groundbreaking research and inspired teaching,” said Paul Viviano, CEO, UC San Diego Health System. “In this expanded role, he will also help to enhance the patient experience, streamline operational efficiencies and improve clinical outcomes.”

Previously, Moore was professor and chairman of the Department of Reproductive Medicine for 18 years and chair of the Women and Infants Clinical Program Council. He was also a member of the Health System’s Strategic Planning Steering Committee, the Medical Group’s Board of Governors Finance Committee and the Council of Chairs, and served as chair of the Jacobs Medical Center Birth Center Steering Committee. Moore has been with UC San Diego Health System since 1983.

Moore served 25 years in the U.S. Navy and participated in two executive development programs through the Wharton School of Business and the Harvard School of Business. During his medical training, he completed a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine after completing his residency and internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. Moore earned his medical degree and graduated cum laude from Yale University in Connecticut. He has authored and co-authored more than 150 peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters in major medical textbooks, including co-editing Creasy and Resnik’s Maternal Fetal Medicine and contributing to Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and Diseases of the Newborn.

Nationally, Moore has served as officer and participant on numerous boards and advisory panels including those of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society, and National Institutes of Health. Moore has been ranked several times as one of the top obstetricians and gynecologists in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and has been named repetitively as a “Top Doc" in San Diego Magazine’s “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" annual survey performed in collaboration with the San Diego County Medical Society. Most recently he received the Louis M. Hellman MD Midwifery Partnership Award from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

UC San Diego Health System

In operation since 1966, UC San Diego Health System is the region’s only academic health system and is dedicated to delivering outstanding patient care through commitment to the community, groundbreaking research and inspired teaching. Ranked #1 in San Diego for the fourth consecutive year in 2014 in U.S. News & World Report’s metro ranking, it comprises UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest (recipient of the Everest Award in 2012 from Truven Health Analytics), and UC San Diego Thornton Hospital, Moores Cancer Center (one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the country and the first and only San Diego-based National Comprehensive Cancer Network® Member Institution), Shiley Eye Center, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center (named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals for 2013 by Truven) and Jacobs Medical Center (opening 2016) in La Jolla, as well as other primary and specialty practices located throughout Southern California. To learn more about the UC San Diego Health System, visit:

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