Reflecting on the Stephen D. McLeod, MD Leadership Lecture with UC President Michael V. Drake, MD

June 7, 2024

UCSF Department of Ophthalmology Hosts Prestigious Lecture on Leadership

The UCSF Department of Ophthalmology recently hosted the Stephen D. McLeod, MD Leadership Lecture, featuring University of California President and ophthalmologist, Michael V. Drake, MD. This distinguished event, held on June 6th at the William G. and Ruth R. Hoffman Auditorium, provided a unique opportunity to delve into the topic of leadership in academic medicine and beyond.

This lectureship, endowed by UCSF alumnus Dr. David and Victoria Chang, honors the exemplary leadership of Dr. McLeod who served as Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology from 2005 to 2022. He is currently the CEO of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, located in San Francisco.

Insights from the Speaker

Dr. Michael V. Drake, UC President, brought a wealth of experience and insight to the topic of leadership. His conversation covered the nuances of leadership in academic medicine, personal values that guide his work and an example from his own ophthalmology practice of a memorable patient profile demonstrating the privilege physicians have in caring for others. Attendees gained insights into leadership development, heard inspiring stories, and participated in an engaging Q&A session with Dr. Drake.

Looking Forward

The McLeod Leadership Lecture was an exceptional opportunity to learn from one of the most respected leaders in academia. Attendees left with enhanced knowledge and a deeper understanding of what make a great leader in healthcare. We are very grateful to Dr. Drake for sharing his expertise and to everyone who attended and contributed to the success of this event.

Stay tuned for future events that continue to inspire and educate our community.