John D. Stobo, M.D., has served as senior vice president for health sciences and services for University of California since October 2008. In this role he is responsible for systemwide coordination and communication among UC’s health sciences schools and medical centers (collectively referred to as UC Health). He is responsible for policy development for UC’s health system, and develops mechanisms for monitoring performance for the system’s 16 health sciences schools and ten hospitals on seven campuses. He also oversees strategic planning and advocacy efforts as well as the development of systemwide initiatives for UC Health.
Stobo has more than forty years of leadership experience in the clinical and academic health science fields. Prior to his current position, Stobo served as president at the University of Texas Medical (UTMB) branch from 1997 to 2007. Prior to his services at UTMB, Stobo was the William Osler Professor of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he served as chief medical resident on the Osler Medical Service during his training. From 1976 to 1985 Stobo served as head of the Section of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology at the University of California, San Francisco where he was also an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Stobo has held leadership positions in a wide variety of national professional organizations, including the American Association of Professors of Medicine, the American College of Rheumatology, the American Board of Internal Medicine, and the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine, where he was also a member of the IOM Council. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the CHI-California Healthcare Institute. Stobo was one of the five inaugural members inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. In 1996, Stobo received a mastership from the American College of Physicians for his distinguished contributions to internal medicine. Stobo earned his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire and his medical doctorate from the State University of New York in Buffalo, New York.