About Sheila Antrum, Chief Nursing Officer

Sheila Antrum, RN, MSHA, NEA-BC President UCSF Medical Center Senior Vice President,  Adult Services UCSF Health Chief Nursing Officer, UCSF Medical Center


Sheila Antrum, RN, MSHA, NEA-BC
President UCSF Medical Center
Senior Vice President,  Adult Services UCSF Health
Chief Nursing Officer, UCSF Medical Center

Sheila received her Master of Health Services Administration at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Hampton Institute in Virginia.

Experience at UCSF

In her role as President and Senior Vice President, she serves as a core member of the UCSF Health System leadership team, including as a member of the Leadership Council which reviews and shapes Health System policies, aligns strategic priorities with Health System goals and objectives, and adjudicates complex and large-scale issues the Health System faces.  She provides oversight of the strategic direction, fiscal management, program development, quality and safety, work culture enhancement, operations, and management of clinical services for all adult services across the Parnassus, Mission Bay, and Mount Zion campuses.  She is accountable for the high quality, coordinated and innovative delivery of adult clinical services across the Health System, including UCSF-owned and operated sites and affiliated programs, locations, and physicians. 

As Chief Nursing Officer, Sheila has overall responsibility for nursing practices within the organization, including UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus and Mount Zion, Home Care, and Ambulatory Services. Her responsibilities also include Pharmacy, Perioperative Services, Emergency Services, Patient Transition Management, Respiratory Care Services, Adult Clinical Nutrition Services, and UCSF Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital & Clinics.  

In collaboration with physicians, pharmacy, information technology, and other key stakeholders, Sheila led a major house-wide initiative to facilitate the transition to an integrated, electronic environment.  She restructured the decision-making process within the Department of Nursing to the existing shared governance structure. This reorganization facilitated improved communication, empowered nurses to have a voice in their professional practice, and focus on continually improving patient and nursing care outcomes.  Under her direction UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital achieved the prestigious Magnet designation in September 2012 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  

Other related nursing experience

Prior to her current positions, Sheila was Chief of Ambulatory Operations at the University of California San Diego Medical Center, where she was responsible for operations, quality and fiscal management of all medical group and hospital-based clinics, including facilities, resource scheduling and ambulatory clinical system deployment. She has worked as a staff nurse and intensive care nurse at some of the nation’s leading hospitals including the University of Michigan, Yale University Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and UCSF Medical Center.

Professional interests

She has delivered a multitude of university and nursing forum lectures, and served on a variety of committees and taskforces.  She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, Beacon Leadership Council, Sigma Theta Tau, and a recipient of Sigma Theta Tau International’s Margretta Madden Styles Award for Excellence in Nursing.  She was named one of 2012’s Most Influential Women in Business in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times, and the recipient of the National Coalition of Black Women’s Trailblazer Award in March 2014.