Thomas A. Drake, MD

Thomas A. Drake, MD

  • Chemical Pathology


Dr. Drake received his M.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1977, and completed residency and fellowship/research training in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UCSF in 1984.

He has been at UCLA since then in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and is currently Professor and Vice-chair. Outside of his research activities, he is Co-chair of the "Foundations of Medicine I" course for 1st year students in the School of Medicine, and oversees outpatient laboratory services and information services for the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.




Medical Board Certification

Pathology-Anatomic/Pathology-Clinical, American Board of Pathology, 1982


Laboratory Medicine, UCSF Department of Pathology (Anatomic), 1982
Pathology, UCSF Department of Pathology (Anatomic), 1980
Laboratory Medicine, UCSF Department of Lab Medicine (Clin Pathology), 1979


Anatomic & Clinical Pathology, Upstate Medical Center, State University of New York, 1978


MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1977

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center



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