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Leadership update

Terry A. Belmont, CEO, UC Irvine Medical Center
Ralph V. Clayman, MD, Dean, UC Irvine Health School of Medicine

Dear Colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of William C. Wilson, MD, as hospital director of Critical Care Services at UC Irvine Health. Dr. Wilson oversees the adult intensive care units (ICUs) at UC Irvine Douglas Hospital, including Medical Intensive Care, Coronary Care, Surgical Intensive Care, Neuroscience Intensive Care and the Burn unit.

Dr. Wilson will be working collaboratively with our physicians, current unit medical directors, nurse managers and other stakeholders to improve efficiencies and patient care outcomes.

Dr. Wilson joins us from the University of California, San Diego, where he previously served as vice chairman and chief of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine. Under his leadership, critical care services were added at the Thornton Hospital and Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center in La Jolla, and a new Neurocritical Care Service was launched within the Department of Neurosciences.

An innovative thinker and champion of multidisciplinary care, Dr. Wilson is an internationally recognized leader in critical care, both as an author and clinician-scientist teacher. Dr. Wilson has authored four major textbooks, hundreds of chapters, review articles and scientific papers.

Dr. Wilson has a diverse background that includes formal training in surgery, anesthesiology, adult and pediatric cardiothoracic anesthesia and critical care medicine. He has more than 20 years of clinical experience at the faculty level, caring for critically ill patients in a wide range of intensive care settings. In addition, Dr. Wilson has leadership experience in the management of critical care physician assignments, patient flow and resource allocation in a number of ICU models.

We are excited to welcome Dr. Wilson in his new role as hospital director of Critical Care Services and senior faculty in the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care. His expertise and leadership will be a valuable asset to our team as we continue to provide world-class care to the people of Orange County and beyond.


Terry A. Belmont
Chief Executive Officer
UC Irvine Medical Center

Ralph V. Clayman, MD
Dean & Professor of Urology
UC Irvine Health School of Medicine