Dan Uslan, MD & Paul Allyn, MD Appointed to New Leadership Roles within UCLA Health & Department of Medicine

The department of medicine (DoM) is pleased to announce that after seven years of leadership within the division of infectious diseases, Dan Uslan, MD will step down from his role as division clinical chief and assume the role of chief infection prevention officer at UCLA Health. Over the past seven years, Dr. Uslan has been instrumental in overseeing the growth of ID inpatient consult services, expanding community practices, and recruiting outstanding clinician educators on the tiered incentive plan. He developed the Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy Program (OPAT) at UCLA with the support of ambulatory care leadership, nursing and pharmacy. Additionally, he conceived, fundraised, and launched the UCLA Health Antimicrobial Stewardship Program.

Dr. Uslan’s research interests include infection prevention, antibiotic use, medical device infections such as that include pacemaker infections, and epidemiology of infections. His clinical interests include bloodstream infections, surgical infections, endocarditis and other cardiovascular infections, and neurological infections. He will continue to provide clinical care and mentorship in the division of infectious diseases in addition to his new role.

We are also pleased to announce that Paul Allyn, MD will assume the role of clinical chief of the division of infectious diseases. Dr. Allyn joined the division of infectious diseases in 2014 as a clinician educator and spearheaded the development of the neuro infectious disease service. From the onset of the pandemic in 2020, he stepped in to help lead the division's clinical COVID-19 response and was appointed associate clinical chief in June of the same year. He serves as the associate program director of the UCLA Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program and is a member of the DoM Wellness Committee.

Dr. Allyn completed his medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, residency at the University of Colorado Health Science Center, and fellowship training at UCLA.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Uslan and Dr. Allyn as they step into their new roles.

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