Dr. Susan D. Desmond-Hellmann, MD, is a Chief Executive Officer at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust, annd a Lead Independent Director at Facebook, Inc.
She is on the Board of Directors at Facebook, Inc.
Prior to joining the foundation in 2014, Dr. Desmond-Hellmann was the first female chancellor of the University of California at San Francisco overseeing all aspects of the university and medical center’s strategy and operations. It was her second stint at UCSF having completed her clinical training there in the 1980s.
She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada, a graduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a doctorate degree from the University of Nevada.