Message from the Chair

This has been a meaningful week for the department of medicine (DoM) in many ways. I will start with last Wednesday’s visit from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky to the UCLA CARE Center. The UCLA CARE Center is UCLA’s clinical and clinical research home for [...]

By • May 9, 2022

The department of medicine (DoM) develops tomorrow’s leaders in medicine. This should not be taken for granted. Nor should it be assumed that the outcome will be assured based on those that we recruit here. There needs to be a mind-set and a commitment to work to ensure that all [...]

By • May 2, 2022

This is a special time of year for us in the department of medicine (DoM). The current chief residents are winding down and preparing to hand over the reins to the new chief residents. Thus, for this week’s post, I want to highlight and thank our current chief residents and [...]

By • April 25, 2022

Faculty in the department of medicine (DoM), not only deliver best in class health care, but we also lead in making discoveries that will shape the future of medicine, as we train tomorrow's leaders and innovators. Each week, I receive a report of scientific and other publications authored by our [...]

By • April 18, 2022

Last weekend I joined the Pacemakers running club for a 7K run on Santa Monica beach. As you know this is a running group that was started by our residents but is open to everyone who wants to “keep up” with them. I think I managed to keep up with [...]

By • April 11, 2022

The tireless work of nearly 1000 physicians in the department of medicine (DoM) has underpinned the tremendous clinical growth of UCLA Health in recent years. However, it has not been without challenges. Since I arrived I have come to understand some of the difficulties that many of you face. For [...]

By • April 4, 2022

I went to New York to teach a class over the weekend. For the past decade I have been leading an NIH funded program that is developing the next generation of researchers in endocrinology, diabetes and obesity. The program focuses on empowering groups that have been under-represented in science, and medicine. We [...]

By • March 28, 2022

The big news this week was the result of the residency match. All the residency programs supported by the department of medicine (DoM) had outstanding results. The following links will introduce you to the incoming class of residents in our Categorical Internal Medicine Program, our two Primary Care Residency Programs, [...]

By • March 21, 2022

Although, I enjoy the longer evenings during daylight savings time, losing that hour of sleep last night was not enjoyable. I hope that no one reading this forgot to put your clocks forward by one hour, especially if your clinic started at 8:00 am this morning.   As many of you know, [...]

By • March 14, 2022

This week, I was pleased to see that our department of medicine (DoM) ranked number 2 in National Institutes of Health funding to departments of medicine in the United States. We were number 1 last year. This year we were eclipsed by NYU, which shot to the top, following receipt of [...]

By • March 7, 2022