For over 60 years, the Department of Medicine at UCLA has engaged in world-class medical research, teaching, and patient care. Across 18 sub-specialties, our physicians are world-renowned experts in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of complex and routine illnesses.

    Department Leadership

    E. Dale Abel Headshot

    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

    Gregory Brent, MD
    Gregory Brent, MD
    Senior Executive Academic Vice Chair
    Yanina Venegas Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Department of Medicine

    Vice Chairs

    Judith S. Currier, MD, MSc Executive Vice Chair, Research
    Jose J. Escarce, MD, PhD Executive Vice Chair, Faculty
    Jodi L. Friedman, MD Executive Vice Chair, Education
    Zhaoping Li, MD Executive Vice Chair VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
    Carol M. Mangione, MD Executive Vice Chair Health, Equity and Health Services Research
    Keith Norris, MD, PhD Executive Vice Chair, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
    Linda L. Demer, MD, PhD Vice Chair, Research Training
    Neveen S. El-Farra, MD Vice Chair, Inpatient and Hospitalist Services
    Michael Roth, MD Vice Chair, Research Compliance
    Tamer I. Sallam, MD, PhD Vice Chair, Research Training
    Soma Wali, MD Vice Chair, Affiliated Programs
    TBD Vice Chair, Ambulatory