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Congratulations Dr. Wolfgang Dillmann!
Dr. Dillmann, Helen Ranney Distinguished Professor and Chair of Medicine, retired on June 29, 2020 after four decades of service to the university. He has made a tremendous impact on the department through his passionate leadership and advocacy. Under Dr. Dillmann's leadership, the department grew in research and clinical productivity, as well as maintained excellence in our teaching programs. We are grateful for his dedication to the department and wish him well in retirement. 

Welcome Interim Chair, Dr. Ehtisham Mahmud
We are delighted to introduce Dr. Mahmud as Interim Chair of Medicine. He is the Cardiovascular Medicine Division Chief and Executive Director of the UC San Diego Cardiovascular Institute of Medicine. Prior to his interim appointment, Dr. Mahmud worked closely with many in the department to advance the academic, research and social missions of the department. If you have any questions or requests, please email


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