On My Mind... Reflections from the Chair

Welcome to the department of medicine (DoM) at UCLA. With a 70-year history of innovation in education, research, and patient care, the DoM has grown to become the largest department of medicine in the UC system. We have one of the largest NIH funding portfolios in the country and 7 of our clinical programs are nationally ranked within the top 10 in the 2021-2022 U.S. News & World Report.

We take great pride in our achievements, but most importantly in our commitment to advancing health equity while training future leaders in internal medicine.  Our accomplished trainees learn alongside world renown faculty who are innovators in health care delivery and drivers of scientific advances that are transforming many areas of medicine. Learn more about our department’s work and accomplishments directly from Chair and Executive Medical Director Dr. E. Dale Abel who shares his reflections each week.


Learn the latest news from the Department of Medicine

  • Tzung Hsiai, MD, PhD and Keith Norris, MD, PhD, awarded American Heart Association grant to enhance clinical trial diversity

    Led by Tzung Hsiai, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and bioengineering, the Maud Cady Guthman Endowed Term Chair in Cardiology, and co-directed by Keith C. Norris, MD, PhD, executive vice chair for equity, diversity and inclusion, professor of medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), research scientists will study how to improve participation […]

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  • Dr. Philip O. Scumpia Awarded American Cancer Society Grant

    Dr. Philip O. Scumpia recently published work in Nature portfolio journal Light: Science and Applications describing a novel technique of making biopsy-free, histological determinations of skin lesions using machine learning. His research was awarded 4-year grant totaling $779,012 from the American Cancer Society entitled “Biopsy-free virtual histology for non-invasive melanoma diagnosis.” The grant will support studies that will combine […]

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  • E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD Elected to National Academy of Sciences

    The department of medicine proudly congratulates the William S. Adams Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Chair and Executive Medical Director of the Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine and UCLA Health E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, on his election to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his distinguished achievements and contributions to […]

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