Message from the Chair

As an academic medical center, we seek to excel in all missions, clinical care, community engagement, education and research. This week, I want to share with you some statistics that underscore the research productivity of the department of medicine (DoM). Over the past five weeks, our faculty published at least [...]

By sjmartinez • July 18, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion defines health equity as being achieved when no one is disadvantaged from achieving their full health potential because of social position or other socially determined circumstances. Our commitment to health equity continues to be an area [...]

By sjmartinez • July 11, 2022

I hope you had a restful and enjoyable July 4th and for those of you who covered our hospitals, thank you for your service. This week I want to highlight the final large group of recent graduates from our training programs. These are the graduates of our subspecialty fellowships and [...]

By sjmartinez • July 5, 2022

By the time this fiscal year ends in 3 days, faculty in the department of medicine (DoM) would have logged in excess of 2 million patient encounters. Embedded in these numbers are stories of compassion, a commitment to quality, a commitment to training the next generation of physicians and how [...]

By sjmartinez • June 27, 2022

Earlier this week I was privileged to attend the 2022 STAR Program graduation and delivered the keynote address. VIEW PICTURES HERE The STAR (Specialty Training and Advanced Research) program is one of a kind. It was conceived in 1991 by current director Dr. Linda Demer and launched in 1993 with the support of our [...]

By sjmartinez • June 21, 2022

This week, I held the third of the department’s regional wellness town halls with faculty who practice in the northwest region. 120 faculty members attended! I must say that the wine and cheese reception felt like I was at a wedding or a family reunion. View pictures HERE. The strong sense of community [...]

By sjmartinez • June 13, 2022

In the life cycle of our education enterprise, June is a month of transitions highlighted by graduations. Last week, my younger brother reminded me that his daughter, my niece just graduated from elementary school. He then sent me a picture of when she graduated from kindergarten which seemed as if it [...]

By • June 6, 2022

For most of you, I hope that you had a chance to get some rest, enjoy time with family over the Memorial Day Weekend and hopefully not overeat or get too badly sun-burned. For those who were on-call or assigned to clinical duties, let me thank you for your service [...]

By • May 31, 2022

It is not hard to notice as you drive around certain parts of Greater Los Angeles, the ubiquitous UCLA Health signage marking clinics and practices that are largely staffed and managed by the department of medicine (DoM). The statistics are striking with over 250 community clinics (over 150 being DoM and [...]

By • May 23, 2022

As an academic department of medicine, one of our core missions is ensuring that we train the next generation of physicians. Although our immediate focus lies with meeting the training requirements for internal medicine and subspeciality certification of our residents and fellows, faculty in the department of medicine (DoM) play [...]

By • May 16, 2022