May 17, 2021

Faber_MichaelCOLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and health science colleges are pleased to announce Michael Faber as their new vice president for Advancement, effective July 19.

Faber joins Ohio State from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where he is the associate vice chancellor of University Development & Alumni Relations, a unit charged with raising more than $500 million annually with a $47 million operating budget. While at UCSF, Faber has distinguished himself as one of the nation’s top development leaders in the health sciences. His team serves biomedical research units, basic science departments, and all adult clinical specialties for the UCSF School of Medicine and its affiliated medical center. Earlier in his career, Faber served in strategy and advancement roles at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.

“We welcome Michael’s remarkable experience in supporting leading-edge biomedical research and innovative medical care with fundraising efforts. His leadership in this important work will help elevate Ohio State to become the premiere academic health and research center we aspire to be. It simply cannot happen without significant philanthropic support,” said Dr. Hal Paz executive vice president and chancellor for health affairs at The Ohio State University and chief executive officer at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

At Ohio State, Faber will be responsible for the performance of all aspects of Advancement for the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, the seven health science colleges, more than 20 research institutes and multiple ambulatory care sites.

“We are confident Michael will build on the solid foundation that exists here at Ohio State. With his proven track record of successfully completing seven, eight and nine-figure gifts and expanding donor networks, we are very excited to have him join us. His experience will serve our expanding medical center and health sciences colleges well,” said Michael C. Eicher, senior vice president for Advancement at The Ohio State University and president of The Ohio State University Foundation.

Faber has a master’s degree in education from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Rhodes College.


Media Contact: Marti Leitch, Wexner Medical Center Media Relations,


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