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Direct from the Dean

Let’s make an impact together

Collaboration and team science  


Steve Dubinett, MD, Interim Dean, DGSOM

Steven M. Dubinett, MD
Interim Dean,
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, UCLA


Welcome to the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

We are a collaborative community of diverse educators, students, researchers and healthcare providers. 

Our doors first opened on September 20, 1951, with the commitment to our trainees, staff and faculty  to provide a hub of progress, discovery, and inspiration. 

We are an academic medical center and share our campus with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, and the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA as well as the schools of nursing, dentistry, public health, and engineering, and the entire UCLA campus. This positions us as a destination for comprehensive education, research, and patient care. 

We are producing leaders in health and bioscience, advancing equity in healthcare and health education, optimizing health through community partnerships, and discovering life-changing treatments and diagnostics. We strive to advance the health of all of our communities. 

The latest headlines detailing advancements in support of our mission to deliver leading-edge patient care, research, education, and community engagement are available to read

Justice, equity, and diversity inclusion are DGSOM core values. We are committed to recruiting and retaining  students, trainees, staff, and faculty with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and new ideas. We strive to promote a culture that is guided by our Cultural North Star. I am pleased to serve as the interim dean and participate with our accomplished faculty, staff, trainees, and students. 

I welcome your support and involvement in our community,

Steven Dubinett, MD

"We are solving today’s scientific questions through innovative research that will lead to the medical textbook of tomorrow. DGSOM is designed to promote the creativity that brings new discoveries all the way to patient care." 

Steve Dubinett, MD, Interim Dean, DGSOM

Pause to Progress

This is a good time to pause, as we begin a new academic year in July, to celebrate our achievements and identify opportunities to continue our progress.


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