Four Department of Medicine Faculty Elected to Association of American Physicians

The Department of Medicine at UCLA is pleased to announce that Arleen Brown, MD, PhD, Patricia Ganz, MD, Tzung Hsiai, MD, PhD, and Antoni Ribas, MD, PhD have been elected to membership of the Assocation of American Physicians (AAP). The AAP is an honorary medical society founded in 1885 by the Canadian physician Sir William Osler and six other distinguished physicians of his era for “the advancement of scientific and practical medicine.” Election to the AAP is an honor extended to physicians with outstanding credentials in basic or translational biomedical research. The AAP includes about 1300 active members and 700 emeritus and honorary members. Members of the AAP have included Nobel laureates, and members of the United States National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Living members of the AAP who have also been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine include Michael S. Brown, Joseph L. Goldstein, William G. Kaelin, Jr, Robert J. Lefkowitz, Barry J. Marshall, Stanley B. Prusiner, Peter Ratcliffe, and Gregg L. Semenza.


Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Chief of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center

Arleen Brown's, MD, PhD, research focuses on improving health outcomes, enhancing health care quality, and reducing disparities for adults with chronic conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and stroke, particularly those with complex medical and social needs. Her research has included studies to improve diabetes care for older adults and minority patients and studies to understand clinical, socioeconomic, and health system influences on chronic disease management in under-resourced communities.


Distinguished Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Professor of Health Policy & Management, Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA
Associate Director for Population Science, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

Patricia A. Ganz, MD, a medical oncologist, received her BA magna cum laude from Harvard University and her MD from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine.  She completed her training in internal medicine and hematology/oncology at UCLA Medical Center and has been a member of the UCLA School of Medicine faculty since 1978 and the UCLA School of Public Health since 1992. Her major areas of research include cancer survivorship and the late effects of cancer treatment, measurement of patient reported outcomes in clinical treatment trials, and quality of care for cancer patients.


Maud Cady Guthman Endowed Chair in Cardiology
Professor of Medicine and Bioengineering at UCLA

Tzung Hsiai, MD, PhD, is the Maud Cady Guthman Endowed Chair in Cardiology and a professor of medicine and bioengineering at UCLA. His research focuses on integrating advanced imaging, computation, and mechanobiology to address cardiovascular injury and repair. After undergraduate training at Columbia University, and medical training at the University of Chicago, he completed internal medicine residency at Harbor-UCLA, and subspecialty clinical training in cardiovascular diseases at UCLA.


Professor of Medicine, Surgery, and Molecular and Medical Pharmacology at UCLA
Director of the Tumor Immunology Program at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Director of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Center at UCLA

Antoni Ribas, MD, PhD, is professor of medicine, surgery, and molecular and medical pharmacology at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). His research has focused on the use of immunotherapy to treat melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. He has been instrumental in the clinical development of several agents approved by the FDA, including pembrolizumab (Keytruda), vemurafenib (Zelboraf), cobimetinib (Cotellic), dabrafenib (Tafinlar) and trametinib (Mekinist).

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