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List of famous alumni from University of California, San Francisco, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University of California, San Francisco include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University of California, San Francisco alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University of California, San Francisco are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from University of California, San Francisco.

List is made up of many different graduates, including Tess Gerritsen and Stuart Kauffman.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of California, San Francisco?” and “Which celebrities are University of California, San Francisco alumni?”

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Stuart Kauffman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Stuart Kauffman Evolutionary Biologist, Biologist, Physicist Stuart Alan Kauffman is an American medical doctor, theoretical biologist, and complex systems researcher who studies the origin of life on Earth. In 1967 and 1969 Kauffman proposed applying ...more

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Jason Swedlow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Jason Swedlow Jason Swedlow is an American-born cell biologist and light microscopist who is Professor of Quantitative Cell Biology at the University of Dundee, Scotland. He is a co-founder of the Open ...more

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Andrew Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Andrew Baldwin Physician, Surgeon Lieutenant Commander Dr. Andrew James "Andy" Baldwin, USN is a US Naval Officer, ironman triathlete, humanitarian, and physician. He is best known to the American television audience ...more

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Michael V. Drake is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Michael V. Drake Physician Michael Vincent Drake is an American physician and current president of The Ohio State University. He began his tenure as the 15th president of Ohio State on June 30, 2014.

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Gio Wiederhold is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Gio Wiederhold Computer scientist Giovanni "Gio" Corrado Melchiore Wiederhold is an Italian-born computer scientist who spent most of his career at Stanford University. His research focuses on the design of large-scale ...more

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John Gofman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
John Gofman Chemist John William Gofman was an American scientist and advocate. He was Professor Emeritus of Molecular and Cell Biology at University of California at Berkeley. Gofman pioneered the field of ...more

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Ling-chun Chen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Ling-chun Chen Researcher Ling-chun Chen is a Research Associate in the Wandless Group at Stanford University.

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Tess Gerritsen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Tess Gerritsen Author, Physician, Writer Tess Gerritsen is an American novelist and retired physician.

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David E. Smith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
David E. Smith David E. Smith is a medical doctor from the United States specializing in addiction medicine, the psycho-pharmacology of drugs, new research strategies in the management of drug abuse problems, ...more

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Richard Carmona is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Richard Carmona Physician Richard Henry Carmona is an American nurse, physician, police officer, public health administrator, and politician. He was a vice admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and ...more

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Ashutosh Tewari is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Ashutosh Tewari Physician, Surgeon Ashutosh K. Tewari is the Chairman of Urology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He is a board certified American urologist, oncologist, and principal ...more

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Maria Ruud is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Maria Ruud Nurse, Legislator Maria Ruud is a Minnesota politician and a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives who represented District 42A, which includes portions of western Hennepin County in the Twin ...more

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C. Dale Young is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
C. Dale Young Poet, Physician, Writer C. Dale Young is an American poet and writer, physician, editor and educator of Asian and Latino descent.

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Murray Jarvik is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Murray Jarvik Murray Elias Jarvik was an American psychopharmacologist and academic who was among the first scientists to study d-lysergic acid, the precursor to LSD, and later became the co-inventor of the ...more

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Teresa Henry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Teresa Henry Nurse Teresa Henry is a Democratic Party member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 96 since 2004.

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Joseph Pomeroy Widney is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Joseph Pomeroy Widney Physician Joseph Pomeroy Widney, M.D. D.D. LL.D was an American doctor, educator, historian, and religious leader. After the American Civil War led him to medicine, he followed his brothers to California ...more

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Tim Mitchison is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Tim Mitchison Professor Timothy John "Tim" Mitchison, PhD, FRS is a British systems biologist. He is Hasib Sabbagh Professor of Systems Biology at Harvard University in the United States.

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Jill Derby is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Jill Derby Politician Jill Talbot Derby served from 1988 to 2006 as an elected Regent for the Nevada System of Higher Education, serving three terms as Board Chair. She ran as the Democratic candidate for the open ...more

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Robert L. Allen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Robert L. Allen Writer Robert Lee Allen is an activist, writer, and Adjunct Professor of African-American Studies and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Allen received his Ph.D. in Sociology ...more

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Chris Adrian is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Chris Adrian Novelist, Writer Chris Adrian is an American author. Adrian's writing styles in short stories vary greatly; from modernist realism to pronounced lyrical allegory. His novels both tend toward surrealism, having ...more

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Michael Roizen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Michael Roizen Anesthesiologist, Author Dr. Michael Fredric Roizen is an American anesthesiologist and internist, an award-winning author and the chief wellness officer at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Roizen became famous for developing ...more

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Carolyn R. Bertozzi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Carolyn R. Bertozzi Organic Chemist, Chemist, Professor Carolyn Ruth Bertozzi is an American chemist. She is the T.Z. and Irmgard Chu Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, ...more

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Ron Gallemore is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Ron Gallemore Surgeon Ron P. Gallemore is a registered ophthalmologist with the American Academy of Ophthalmology involved in research and treatment of diseases of the macula and retina.

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Ahmad Y. Sheikh is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Ahmad Y. Sheikh Ahmad Y. Sheikh was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Stanford School of Medicine Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

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Daniel Mason is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Daniel Mason Novelist Daniel Mason is an American novelist. He received a BA in biology from Harvard University, graduating at the top of his class. He later graduated from medical school at the University of ...more

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Eric Goosby is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Eric Goosby Eric Goosby served as the United States Global AIDS Coordinator from 2009 until mid-November 2013. In this position Goosby directed the U.S. strategy for addressing HIV around the world and led ...more

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Peter Altman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Peter Altman Peter is currently President and CEO of BioCardia, Inc., a developer of cardiovascularbiotherapeutic delivery systems. These systems currently enable investigational clinical studies of cell and ...more

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David Baker is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
David Baker Biochemist, Chemist, Professor David Baker is an American biochemist and computational biologist who studies methods to predict and design the three-dimensional structures of proteins. He is a Professor of Biochemistry at the ...more

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Dacher Keltner is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Dacher Keltner Professor, Psychologist Dacher Keltner is a professor of psychology at University of California, Berkeley, and director of the Greater Good Science Center, formerly known as the Center for the Development of Peace and ...more

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Jerry Hill is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Jerry Hill Gerald A. "Jerry" Hill is a Democratic member of the California State Senate representing the 13th district. Over a period of 20 years in public service he has been on the San Mateo ...more

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Darryl S. Inaba is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Darryl S. Inaba Darryl S. Inaba, PharmD., was born June 16, 1946 in Denver, Colorado. He is an associate professor of Pharmacology at the UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco, California and the Director of ...more

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Victoria Hale is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Victoria Hale Pharmaceutical Entrepreneur Victoria Hale founded the nonprofit pharmaceutical company The Institute for OneWorld Health in San Francisco, California in 2000 and was its chairman and CEO until 2008, when she became Chair ...more

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Scott L. Friedman, M.D. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Scott L. Friedman, M.D. Scott L. Friedman is an American scientist, professor and physician who works in the field of hepatology. Friedman has conducted pioneering research into the underlying causes of scarring, or ...more

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Stafford L. Warren is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Stafford L. Warren Physician Stafford Leak Warren was an American physician and radiologist who was a pioneer in the field of nuclear medicine and best known for his invention of the mammogram. Warren developed the ...more

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Michael Marletta is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Michael Marletta Biochemist, Chemist Michael A. Marletta is an American biochemist. He graduated from the State University of New York at Fredonia with an A.B. degree in biology and chemistry, and from the University of California, ...more

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Kent Bottles is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
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Annie Luetkemeyer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Annie Luetkemeyer Physician Annie Luetkemeyer is a doctor.

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Valerie Daggett is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Valerie Daggett Valerie Daggett is a professor of bioengineering at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, United States. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, San Francisco, ...more

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Donald A. Barr is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Donald A. Barr Professor Donald A. Barr is Associate Professor (Teaching) of Pediatrics at Stanford University.

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Geoffrey C. Gurtner is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Geoffrey C. Gurtner Professor Geoffrey C. Gurtner is Professor of Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center and, by courtesy, of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University.

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Randall S. Stafford is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Randall S. Stafford Professor Randall S. Stafford MD, PhD is Associate Professor of Medicine (Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention) at Stanford University.

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David B. Lewis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
David B. Lewis Professor David B. Lewis is Professor of Pediatrics at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University.

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Dorothy M. Horstmann is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Dorothy M. Horstmann Dorothy Millicent Horstmann was an American epidemiologist, virologist and pediatrician whose research on the spread of poliovirus in the human bloodstream helped set the stage for the ...more

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Susan Leigh Star is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Susan Leigh Star Susan Leigh Star was an American sociologist. She specialized in the study of information in modern society; information worlds; information infrastructure; classification and standardization; ...more

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Neil Gesundheit is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Neil Gesundheit Professor Neil Gesundheit is Associate Professor (Teaching) of Medicine at Stanford University.

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Stephen P. Fortmann is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Stephen P. Fortmann Professor Stephen P Fortmann is C.F. Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention, Emeritus at Stanford University.

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Bingwei Lu is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Bingwei Lu Professor Bingwei Lu Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Pathology at Stanford University.

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Terence A. Ketter is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Terence A. Ketter Professor Terence Arthur Ketter is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.

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Douglas K. Owens is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Douglas K. Owens Douglas k Owens is Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine) and, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy at Stanford University.

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Robert Frascino is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of California, San Francisco Alumni
Robert Frascino Physician Robert James Frascino was an American physician, immunologist, and advocate for HIV-positive people. He was one of the first physicians to specialize in HIV during the outbreak of the AIDS virus ...more