UCSF Fresno Names Vipul Jain, MD, Chief of Medicine

Vipul Jain, MD

UCSF Fresno named Vipul Jain, MD, as Chief of Medicine. The decision followed a diligent search in collaboration with Talmadge E. King, Jr., MD, dean, UCSF School of Medicine; Robert Wachter, MD, chair, UCSF Department of Medicine; and Central California Faculty Medical Group (CCFMG). Dr. Jain will also serve as Vice Chair for the UCSF Department of Medicine. These appointments are effective immediately. 

Dr. Jain has served as interim chief since September 2022. During his time as interim chief, Dr. Jain developed the Department of Medicine Cabinet, a team of leaders who contributed individual expertise and leadership to the Department in their roles as Vice Chairs in the areas of Education, Faculty Affairs, External Affairs, and Outpatient Operations. In addition, he appointed four “advisory council” members from the department who provided further knowledge and advice in their clinical areas and began holding regular, all-faculty meetings for the Medicine Department. 

Prior to assuming the Interim Chief position, Dr. Jain served as the Executive Vice Chief for the Department of Medicine at UCSF Fresno since 2018.  In 2019, he was appointed Division Director for Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Division and effectively led the division through the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic.  During his tenure on the faculty, he directed the Chronic Lung Disease Program and served as president of the California Thoracic Society.  He has authored many book chapters and published over 30 peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Jain was recognized with the UCSF Fresno Research Award in 2016.  In addition to Dr. Jain’s dedication to the department and divisions, he has served on the CCFMG Executive Committee and Board of Directors since 2019 and has been a valuable leader and advocate for the department and corporation. 

Dr. Jain graduated from Topiwala National Medical College in Mumbai, India, prior to completing a master’s in Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health at the University of Iowa where he also completed three years as a post-doctoral research fellow. He completed residency training in Internal Medicine at UCSF Fresno and went on to complete a three-year Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship at UC San Diego.  Dr. Jain is board certified in Medicine and Pulmonary and Critical Care.