Dr. Carethers is the Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences at the University of California, San Diego. In this role, he leads the School of Medicine, Skagg School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and UC San Diego Health. Dr. Carethers is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He’s also the president of the American Association of Physicians.
Dr. Carethers received his MD from Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1989. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1992 and his gastroenterology fellowship at University of Michigan in 1995.