Faculty Advisors

Faculty Advisor, Clinical Compliance

Neal H. Cohen, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., F.C.C.M.

Vice Dean, Professor, Anesthesia and Perioperative Care and Medicine

Dr. Cohen is Professor of Anesthesia and Medicine and Vice Dean for the UCSF School of Medicine.   He also serves as the Medical Director of the International Service.  Dr. Cohen received a BA degree from the University of Wisconsin, an MD from UCSF School of Medicine, MPH from the University of California, Berkeley and MS in Management from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Dr. Cohen serves as Chair for the UCSF Clinical Enterprise Compliance Committee and Risk Management Committee and provides oversight and approval of all academic and clinical affiliations between the School of Medicine, other academic and clinical institutions as well as industry, both nationally and internationally.  He recently chaired the committee that developed the policy on Industry Relations and serves on the task force that oversees the policy.  He has extensive experience in addressing ways to manage conflicts of interest while fostering collaboration between the academic community and industry.  

Dr. Cohen is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists. Dr. Cohen has authored numerous articles and presented lectures on a wide array of topics related to the care of the critically ill patients, practice management, industry relations and its impact on innovations in health care, compliance and regulatory affairs.

Faculty Advisor, Research Compliance 

Thomas Lang, PhD

Professor in Residence in the UCSF Department of Radiology and the UCSF/UC Berkeley Joint Bioengineering Graduate Group

Dr. Lang is a Professor in Residence in the UCSF Department of Radiology and the UCSF/UC Berkeley Joint Bioengineering Graduate Group. He received his BA in Chemistry from the University of Chicago in 1983, and a PhD in Chemistry from UC Berkeley in 1990.  After completing a postdoctoral fellowship with Professor Bruce Hasegawa in the UCSF Radiology Department, Dr Lang worked as a Nuclear Medicine Physicist at ADAC Laboratories in Milpitas CA. Dr Lang joined the UCSF Faculty as an Assistant Adjunct Professor in 1994.

With a focus on quantitative musculoskeletal imaging, Dr Lang has been Principal Investigator of multiple research grants from National Institutes of Health, NASA and other governmental and private sponsors, and has authored many research papers, review papers and book chapters. In 2013, he was recognized as a Distinguished Investigator by the Academy of Radiology Research, and was a recipient of a NASA Top Discoveries Team Award for research into bone loss on the International Space Station.

Since 2010, Dr Lang has served as Chair of the Chancellor’s Conflict of Interest Advisory Committee (COIAC), which is responsible for developing plans to manage potential conflicts of interest between faculty research projects and their relationships with industry and other non-university entities. His work on COIAC is part of a general academic interest in research compliance issues, including industry relations, human research, animal welfare and technical compliance issues (Biosafety, Radiation Safety and Chemical Safety).