About Us

For more than 60 years, the Department of Medicine at UCLA has engaged in world-class medical research, teaching, and patient care. Across 14 sub-specialties, our physicians are world-renowned experts in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of complex and routine illnesses.

    Department Leadership

    Dale Abel

    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

    Yanina Venegas
    Executive Director
    Department of Medicine

    Vice Chairs

    • Gregory A. Brent, MD | Executive Vice Chair for Recruitment & Vice Chair, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
    • Everardo Cobos, MD, FACP | Vice Chair, Kern Medical Center
    • Linda L. Demer, MD | Executive Vice Chair for Research Training & Vice Chair, CHS Cardiovascular & Vascular Medicine
    • Jose J. Escarce, MD, PhD | Executive Vice Chair for Academic Affairs
    • Jodi L. Friedman, MD | Vice Chair for Education
    • Theodore C. Friedman, MD, PhD | Vice Chair, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science
    • Mark S. Grossman, MD | Vice Chair, Community Practice Network & Entertainment Industry Medical Group
    • Carol M. Mangione, MD | Executive Vice Chair for Health Equity and Health Services Research
    • TBD | Vice Chair for Cutaneous Medicine and Dermatologic Research
    • Paul W. Noble, MD | Vice Chair, Cedars- Sinai Medical Center
    • Keith Norris, MD, PhD | Executive Vice Chair for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
    • David B. Reuben, MD | Vice Chair – CHS (Clinical Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine 2006-2010)
    • Michael D. Roth, MD | Vice Chair for Research Compliance
    • Dennis J. Slamon, MD | Executive Vice Chair for Research
    • TBD | Executive Chair for Clinical Services
    • Joseph L. Thomas, MD | Vice Chair, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
    • Soma Wali, MD, FACP | Executive Vice Chair for Affiliated Programs & Vice Chair, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
    • Tisha Wang, MD | Vice Chair for Inpatient Services
    • Mitchell D. Wong, MD, PhD | Executive Vice Chair for Research Training
    • Stephen G. Young, MD | Vice Chair for Molecular and Cellular Cardiology