Academic Leadership

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Celebrating a diverse range of perspectives and experiences.

We have an unwavering commitment to the academic mission and its elements, which include research and creative endeavors, teaching, clinical care, and service. 

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Executive Leadership

Joaquín (Quim) Madrenas, MD, PhD

Joaquín (Quim) Madrenas, MD, PhD

Vice Dean for Faculty, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Robert A. Whittington, MD

Robert A. Whittington, MD

Sr. Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Mentorship, and Recognition

Clinical Department Chairs

Maie St John

Maie St. John, MD, PhD

Chair, Head & Neck Surgery

Sarah Dry

Sarah M Dry, MD

Chair, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Oscar Hines

Oscar J Hines, MD

Interim Chair, Surgery

Thomas Carmichael

Thomas Carmichael, MD, PhD

Chair, Neurology, Regenerative Medicine Theme Chair

Sherin Devaskar

Sherin Devaskar, MD, PhD

Chair, Pediatrics

Patrick Dowling

Patrick Dowling, MD

Chair, Family Medicine

Dieter Enzmann

Dieter Enzmann, MD

Chair, Radiological Sciences

E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD

E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD

Chair, Medicine

Gregory Hendey

Greg Hendey, MD

Chair, Emergency Medicine

Nicholas M. Bernthal, MD

Nicholas Bernthal, MD

Interim Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery

Linda Liau

Linda Liau, MD, PhD

Chair, Neurosurgery

Mark Litwin

Mark Litwin, MD

Chair, Urology

Maxine Canneson

Maxime Cannesson, MD, PhD

Chair, Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine

Anne L. Coleman, MD, PhD

Anne L. Coleman, MD, PhD

Chair, Ophthalmology, Director, Jules Stein Eye Institute

Deborah Krakow

Deborah Krakow, MD

Chair, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Professor

Michael Steinberg

Michael Steinberg, MD

Chair, Radiation Oncology

Helena Hansen, MD, PhD

Helena Hansen, MD, PhD

HETSS Research Theme Lead, Interim Chair, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Interim Director, Semel Institute

Basic Science Department Chairs

Headshot of Stephen Caldwell Cannon

Stephen C. Cannon, MD, PhD

Chair of Physiology, Interim Chair of Molecular & Medical Pharmacology, Interim Director, Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging

Leonid Kruglyak

Leonid Kruglyak, PhD

Chair, Human Genetics, Professor

Siavash Kurdistani

Siavash Kurdistani, MD

Chair, Biological Chemistry

Paul Micevych

Paul Micevych, PhD

Chair, Neurobiology

Eleazar Eskin

Eleazar Eskin, PhD

Chair, Computational Medicine, Professor

Jerome Zack

Jerome Zack, PhD

Chair, Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics (MIMG)

"We are united in a shared purpose to empower students to become physicians committed to excellence and leaders in innovation, research, health, education, advocacy and humanistic care."

Clarence H. Braddock III, MD, MPH, MACP, Vice Dean for Education