Michael V. Drake, MD
President, The Ohio State University
Dr. Michael V. Drake became the 15th president of The Ohio State University on June 30, 2014, following three decades of service as a higher education leader with the University of California. From July 2005 – June 2014, Dr. Drake served as chancellor of the University of California, Irvine. He also served as a Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology (School of Medicine) and Education (School of Education). Prior to UC Irvine, Dr. Drake served for five years as vice president for health affairs for the University of California system. Before that, he spent more than two decades on the faculty of the UC San Francisco School of Medicine, ultimately becoming senior associate dean. He has written scores of scholarly articles and chapters, and his fifth textbook was published in 2009.