On My Mind... Reflections from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Medicine at UCLA (DoM). 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 2023 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, accomplishments, and goals directly from Chair and Executive Medical Director Dr. E. Dale Abel who shares his reflections each week.


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  • Three DoM Physician Scientists Honored by The American Society for Clinical Investigation
    Three DoM Physician Scientists Honored by The American Society for Clinical Investigation

    Join us in congratulating UCLA Department of Medicine Physician Scientists Quen J. Cheng, MD, PhD, Elizabeth R. Volkmann, MD, MS, and Ching Zhu, MD, PhD who were selected as American Society for Clinical Investigation’s 2024 Early-Career Awardees. Dr. Cheng and Dr. Volkmann -- were selected to receive the Young Physician-Scientist Award (YPSA), which recognizes physician-scientists who are early in their first…

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  • In Memoriam: Angela Lai, MD
    In Memoriam: Angela Lai, MD

    Dear Colleagues,  It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Angela Lai, MD. Dr. Lai served as a primary care physician at the Sepulveda Primary Care Family Center in the Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Health Care System (VA GLA). Dr. Lai earned her undergraduate degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology…

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  • Incoming Fellows Fellowship Match
    Incoming Fellows Fellowship Match

    Please join me in welcoming our 2024 UCLA Department of Medicine Subspecialty Fellows! We are thrilled to congratulate the exceptional incoming class and to welcome them to the DoM. The road to becoming an attending physician in medicine is a long and arduous one, rife with bumps, transitions, and steep competition. Our matched fellows have navigated…

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