About this Event
In 2017, the Department of Medicine launched a new series — Fireside Chats. These events will consist of DOM Chair Bob Wachter interviewing a prominent UCSF faculty member (or visiting professor) about her/his life in medicine. All chats will be videotaped and shown later on UCTV.
Daniel Lowenstein, MD, is the Robert B. and Ellinor Aird Professor and vice chair in the Department of Neurology at UC San Francisco. He was named to the post of executive vice chancellor and provost effective Feb. 1, 2015. With this new position, Lowenstein stepped down from being director of the UCSF Epilepsy Center and director of Physician-Scientist and Education Training Programs for the UCSF School of Medicine. Lowenstein received his BA degree in Mathematics from the University of Colorado in 1973, an MS degree in Man-Environment Relations from The Pennsylvania State University in 1978, and an MD degree from Harvard Medical School in 1983. Following an internship in Pediatrics at UCSF in 1983-84, he completed his residency in Neurology at UCSF from 1984-87, serving as Chief Resident in the final year. He then served a two-year fellowship in Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner's Laboratory, investigating the sequence homology of the PrP gene in various rodent species.
Past Fireside Chats, including interviews with Dean Talmadge King and the late Holly Smith, can be seen here.