Sam Hawgood, MBBS


Dr. Sam Hawgood is a neonatologist, an expert in caring for newborns, and chancellor of UCSF. He has served as physician-in-chief of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, chief of neonatology, chair of pediatrics and dean of the UCSF School of Medicine.

As a researcher, Hawgood has directed several studies to better understand the mechanisms and disorders of lung growth and stability. He has a special interest in the biology of surfactant apoproteins, which play an important role in respiration.

Hawgood earned his medical degree at the University of Queensland in Australia and completed a residency in pediatrics at the Royal Children's Hospital in Brisbane, Australia. He joined UCSF in 1981.

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University of Queensland Faculty of Medicine 1975


Royal Children Hospital, Pediatrics 1981

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Blank R, Daniels RJ, Gilliland G, Gutmann A, Hawgood S, Hrabowski FA, Pollack ME, Price V, Reif LR, Schlissel MS. A new data effort to inform career choices in biomedicine. Science. 2017 Dec 15; 358(6369):1388-1389.
  2. Hu F, Ding G, Zhang Z, Gatto LA, Hawgood S, Poulain FR, Cooney RN, Wang G. Innate immunity of surfactant proteins A and D in urinary tract infection with uropathogenic Escherichia coli. Innate Immun. 2016 Jan; 22(1):9-20.
  3. Zhang Z, Abdel-Razek O, Hawgood S, Wang G. Protective Role of Surfactant Protein D in Ocular Staphylococcus aureus Infection. PLoS One. 2015; 10(9):e0138597.
  4. Hawgood S, Hook-Barnard IG, O'Brien TC, Yamamoto KR. Precision medicine: Beyond the inflection point. Sci Transl Med. 2015 Aug 12; 7(300):300ps17.
  5. Montalbano AP, Hawgood S, Mendelson CR. Mice deficient in surfactant protein A (SP-A) and SP-D or in TLR2 manifest delayed parturition and decreased expression of inflammatory and contractile genes. Endocrinology. 2013 Jan; 154(1):483-98.
  6. Stidsen JV, Khorooshi R, Rahbek MK, Kirketerp-Møller KL, Hansen PB, Bie P, Kejling K, Mandrup S, Hawgood S, Nielsen O, Nielsen CH, Owens T, Holmskov U, Sørensen GL. Surfactant protein d deficiency in mice is associated with hyperphagia, altered fat deposition, insulin resistance, and increased basal endotoxemia. PLoS One. 2012; 7(4):e35066.
  7. Keller RL, Tacy TA, Hendricks-Munoz K, Xu J, Moon-Grady AJ, Neuhaus J, Moore P, Nobuhara KK, Hawgood S, Fineman JR. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia: endothelin-1, pulmonary hypertension, and disease severity. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010 Aug 15; 182(4):555-61.
  8. Madan T, Reid KB, Clark H, Singh M, Nayak A, Sarma PU, Hawgood S, Kishore U. Susceptibility of mice genetically deficient in SP-A or SP-D gene to invasive pulmonary aspergillosis. Mol Immunol. 2010 Jun; 47(10):1923-30.
  9. Mun JJ, Tam C, Kowbel D, Hawgood S, Barnett MJ, Evans DJ, Fleiszig SM. Clearance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa from a healthy ocular surface involves surfactant protein D and is compromised by bacterial elastase in a murine null-infection model. Infect Immun. 2009 Jun; 77(6):2392-8.
  10. Knudsen L, Wucherpfennig K, Mackay RM, Townsend P, Mühlfeld C, Richter J, Hawgood S, Reid K, Clark H, Ochs M. A recombinant fragment of human surfactant protein D lacking the short collagen-like stalk fails to correct morphological alterations in lungs of SP-D deficient mice. Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2009 Feb; 292(2):183-9.
  11. Gram K, Yang S, Steiner M, Somani A, Hawgood S, Blazar BR, Panoskaltsis-Mortari A, Haddad IY. Simultaneous absence of surfactant proteins A and D increases lung inflammation and injury after allogeneic HSCT in mice. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2009 Feb; 296(2):L167-75.
  12. Ni M, Tam C, Verma A, Ramphal R, Hawgood S, Evans DJ, Fleiszig SM. Expression of surfactant protein D in human corneal epithelial cells is upregulated by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol. 2008 Nov; 54(2):177-84.
  13. Wagner AJ, Stumbaugh A, Tigue Z, Edmondson J, Paquet AC, Farmer DL, Hawgood S. Genetic analysis of congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation reveals a novel pulmonary gene: fatty acid binding protein-7 (brain type). Pediatr Res. 2008 Jul; 64(1):11-6.
  14. Jancelewicz T, Nobuhara K, Hawgood S. Laser microdissection allows detection of abnormal gene expression in cystic adenomatoid malformation of the lung. J Pediatr Surg. 2008 Jun; 43(6):1044-51.
  15. Knudsen L, Ochs M, Mackay R, Townsend P, Deb R, Mühlfeld C, Richter J, Gilbert F, Hawgood S, Reid K, Clark H. Truncated recombinant human SP-D attenuates emphysema and type II cell changes in SP-D deficient mice. Respir Res. 2007 Oct 03; 8:70.
  16. Koth LL, Alex B, Hawgood S, Nead MA, Sheppard D, Erle DJ, Morris DG. Integrin beta6 mediates phospholipid and collectin homeostasis by activation of latent TGF-beta1. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2007 Dec; 37(6):651-9.
  17. Vigerust DJ, Ulett KB, Boyd KL, Madsen J, Hawgood S, McCullers JA. N-linked glycosylation attenuates H3N2 influenza viruses. J Virol. 2007 Aug; 81(16):8593-600.
  18. Khamri W, Worku ML, Anderson AE, Walker MM, Hawgood S, Reid KB, Clark HW, Thursz MR. Helicobacter infection in the surfactant protein D-deficient mouse. Helicobacter. 2007 Apr; 12(2):112-23.
  19. Haque R, Umstead TM, Ponnuru P, Guo X, Hawgood S, Phelps DS, Floros J. Role of surfactant protein-A (SP-A) in lung injury in response to acute ozone exposure of SP-A deficient mice. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2007 Apr 01; 220(1):72-82.
  20. Keller RL, Moore P, Teitel D, Hawgood S, McQuitty J, Fineman JR. Abnormal vascular tone in infants and children with lung hypoplasia: Findings from cardiac catheterization and the response to chronic therapy. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2006 Nov; 7(6):589-94.

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