Strategic Planning Initiative



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We will identify critically important priorities where we can be world leaders, and then invest to achieve that goal.

E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD

Chair, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Executive Medical Director, Department of Medicine, UCLA Health


Strategic planning is a powerful tool to establish vision, clarify direction, and align resources to achieve goals. In 2023, we will develop a DoM strategic plan to:

  • Define the DoM’s shared vision and values
  • Establish a strategic direction and priorities for our future across each mission area
  • Create a clear plan to achieve and measure the goals we establish

Our strategic planning process is designed to address four questions: 

  • Where is the DoM today?
  • Where should the DoM be in the future?
  • How should the DoM get there?
  • Is the DoM getting there? 

The planning initiative will occur in four phases over approximately nine months, beginning in February 2023. Each phase of the process includes planned activities to address each of the four questions, to ultimately inform a bold strategic roadmap that serves as a source of inspiration and motivation for us all.We look forward to engaging the DoM community in this effort throughout 2023. Please look for opportunities to contribute, and offer your ideas by contacting

E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD

William S. Adams Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Chair and Executive Medical Director 
Department of Medicine 
David Geffen School of Medicine and UCLA Health


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