Dear Colleagues:     It is with a heavy heart that we share that Dr. Jeffrey L. Conklin passed away on Monday, August 8, 2022. Dr. Conklin was the medical director of the UCLA Robert G. Kardashian Center for Esophageal Health and the director of the GI Motility Program. Dr. Conklin was [...]

By sjmartinez • August 15, 2022

This week I showcase recent work from some of our residents that reflect their commitment to scholarship and underscores the priority that the department of medicine (DoM) will give to fostering and supporting their academic creativity. The examples reflect work that was done at UCLA or initiated prior to their [...]

By sjmartinez • August 15, 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

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

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

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

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