Allison Brashear, M.D., M.B.A.

Dean of the School of Medicine

Allison Brashear, M.D., M.B.A.

Allison Brashear, M.D., M.B.A., is an internationally known neurologist and researcher in movement disorders, and became dean of the UC Davis School of Medicine in July 2019. She oversees one of the nation’s top research, academic and medical training institutions, with more than 3,100 faculty and staff, 460 students, and 818 trainees in graduate medical education. She also oversees 25 departments and 15 centers.

UC Davis School of Medicine ranks No. 4 in diversity, No. 9 in family medicine and No. 11 in primary care training in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report survey of America’s top medical schools. The school is also among the nation’s leaders in academic research with more than $368 million in research funding.

Before joining UC Davis, Brashear was professor and Walter C. Teagle Endowed Chair of Neurology for 14 years in the Department of Neurology at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, leading a team whose research and clinical innovation led to new models of neurological care. She has continuously been funded by the National Institutes of Health since 2008 and is the principal investigator for Clinical Genetic and Cellular Consequences of Mutations in ATP1A3.

She also holds an M.B.A. focused on health-sector management and has expertise in health policy, hospital-clinical integration, academics, and research. Brashear has been a lifelong champion of inclusion and patient-centered care and works actively to help advance women in leadership across academic medicine.

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