Harold R Collard, MD, MS

Vice Chancellor for Research
Professor of Medicine and Health Policy
490 Illinois Street, #41R
San Francisco, CA 94158
Hal Collard
Education and Training

Harvard College, AB - 1992 Biochemical Sciences

Duke University, MD - 1997 Medicine

University of California San Francisco, Residency - 2001 Internal Medicine

University of Colorado, Fellowship - 2004 Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

University of California Hastings School of Law, MS - 2021 Health Law and Policy

Awards and Honors

Gold Medal in Interstitial Lung Disease, European Respiratory Society, 2019

Career Mentoring Award, American Thoracic Society, 2020

Affiliated Faculty, Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, 2021
Dr. Harold R. Collard is the vice chancellor for Research at UCSF and professor of Medicine and Health Policy.

As vice chancellor for Research, Collard oversees and stewards UCSF's research mission. Deeply committed to advancing UCSF’s research mission, Collard previously served as associate vice chancellor of Clinical Research and director of UCSF’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute. In this role, he helped to position the University as a leader in the NIH’s national consortium of clinical research institutions and developed programs to support the needs of its clinical trialists and biospecimen-based researchers. During this time, Collard also helped lead the UCSF research community through the early phases of the SARS CoV-2 pandemic, advocating strongly for their needs.

As professor of Medicine and Health Policy, Collard has written seminal articles on the epidemiology, natural history, and management of interstitial lung disease, and is an internationally recognized clinical researcher. Collard has trained dozens of clinical and translational research fellows, a number of whom are now leading academic research programs in interstitial lung disease around the world.