Haile Tesfaye Debas
After his undergraduate at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, Debas went on to complete his MD at McGill University, his surgical training at University of British Columbia and his postdoctoral fellowship at University of California Los Angeles. Debas has served as president of the American Surgical Association, member of the Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy of the National Academy of Sciences, member of the Advisory Committee to the Director of the National Institutes of Health, member of the United Nations Commission on HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa and many more.
He was a key player in the creation of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health. Debas also served in various roles at UCSF including Founding Executive Director of UCSF Global Health Sciences, Dean of the School of Medicine, Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs for six years, and Chancellor. Debas is the recipient of the 2004 Abraham Flexner Award for Distinguished Service to Medical Education. He serves on the United Nations Commission on HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa and also on the Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy of the National Academy of Sciences