This week, I reflect on the some of our department’s activities that illustrate achievement across the entire academic spectrum. I start with a medical student. It goes without saying that department of medicine (DoM) faculty play an outsized role in training the next generation of physicians, ensuring that they develop core skills [...]

By sjmartinez • October 10, 2022

Earlier this week I learned via a news release from CNN that the Los Angeles Unified School District will ensure that all schools in the district will be equipped with naloxone, also known as Narcan, which temporarily reverses adverse consequences of opioid overdose. This measure was instated following the recent death of [...]

By sjmartinez • September 26, 2022

This week I will highlight a few clinical programs and initiatives that illustrate the breadth of our faculty’s commitment to provide high-quality patient care and investigate approaches that address diverse health needs across a range of specializations. Most importantly, a common thread throughout these projects is that our expertise promotes [...]

By community • September 19, 2022

I had lunch with our nine chief residents last week. They were introduced in an earlier post. They are fully in their stride as leaders of our internal medicine training program. We talked about the critical work they do, not only to ensure that our trainees receive their duty assignments, but about [...]

By sjmartinez • August 8, 2022

This week, U.S. News and World Report released their annual hospital rankings. The methodology changes from year to year, and attention is often focused on the overall rankings of health systems. This year, UCLA Health continues to be recognized as a premier health system in the United States. I want [...]

By sjmartinez • August 1, 2022

Last week I celebrated the phenomenal productivity of department of medicine (DoM) research faculty during the first six months of this year. The data did not include the support that we receive from the Veterans Administration (VA). As you may know The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLA), headquartered at [...]

By sjmartinez • July 25, 2022

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

Dear Colleagues:     It is with great sadness that we share with you the passing of Dr. Jerome Hershman on July 18th, 2022. Dr. Hershman was a distinguished professor of medicine emeritus at UCLA and the past chief of endocrinology at the VA Greater Los Angeles. He was a brilliant clinician, educator, researcher [...]

By sjmartinez • July 10, 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

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