Michael Hindery, MA, has been named the new vice dean for administration, finance and clinical programs at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. He assumed his new post on February 28, 2008. As vice dean, Hindery directs the financial and administrative functions of the school, including the business operations, personnel management and strategic planning of the faculty medical group and the school's 26 departments and 17 organized research units and interdisciplinary programs. His responsibilities include oversight of a yearly operating budget of approximately $1 billion, including more than $400 million in National Institutes of Health funding, making UCSF one of the largest academic medical institutions in the nation. "We are very impressed by Michael Hindery's leadership, experience and skill," said Samuel Hawgood, MB, BS, chair, UCSF Department of Pediatrics, interim dean, UCSF School of Medicine. "He has the business skills necessary to help us continue growing the School of Medicine's excellent research, clinical and education programs." Hindery brings more than 20 years of executive management experience in academic medical centers to the position. He served as the senior associate dean for finance and administration at the Stanford University School of Medicine, where he was responsible for a consolidated annual budget of more than $1 billion, which included nearly $400 million in sponsored research, and for managing human resources, sponsored research administration, student services, facilities and the capital budget. Prior to working at Stanford, Hindery served as associate vice president of financial affairs for the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and executive director of administration for the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, with responsibility for managing budget, finances and sponsored research and for initial planning, design and financing of two research buildings. "Michael Hindery's experience working for academic medical centers with similar budgetary, personnel and planning needs as UCSF's School of Medicine made him a particularly good match for our institution," said Hawgood. "We know he is well prepared for his new responsibilities." Hindery has also worked in planning and management positions for the University of Pennsylvania's Provost's Office, Wharton School, and the School of Arts and Sciences, and for the US Department of Interior, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the cities of Philadelphia and Seattle. Most recently, Hindery conducted senior executive searches for academic and health care institutions as a planning and management consultant at Witt/Kieffer, a retained executive search firm with offices across the country.