About the UC San Diego Department of Medicine

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Who We Are

The Department of Medicine at UC San Diego is a leading center for research, teaching and clinical care in internal medicine. From arthritis to respiratory disease, from hypertension to cancer, we are dedicated to translating laboratory discoveries into better ways to detect, treat, and prevent disease.

With nearly 470 full-time faculty members and over 100 academic researchers, the Department of Medicine is the largest of the distinguished departments in the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.

Our internal medicine specialty training programs include 108 resident physicians, 83 ACGME fellows, and 131 postdoctoral research fellows.

The Department of Medicine is engaged in biomedical research programs with cost expenditures totaling $114.7 million in fiscal year 2015. | Our current interests and major projects

In National Institutes of Health research funding awards to internal medicine departments, the UC San Diego Department of Medicine is seventh in the nation.

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the UC San Diego School of Medicine faculty rank consistently in the top two in the nation in research funding per faculty member. | More about UC San Diego School of Medicine

The UC San Diego Department of Medicine is dedicated to clinical excellence through service, innovation and education.

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Wolfgang H. Dillmann, MD Wolfgang H. Dillmann, MD
Helen M. Ranney Distinguished Professor
Chair, Department of Medicine


Our National Rankings

The Department of Medicine is recognized for its leadership in the most respected national rankings of clinical and research institutions.

Seven internal medicine subspecialties in UC San Diego Health received top-50 rankings on the U.S.News & World Report "Best Hospitals" list for 2015-2016:


In the "Best Graduate Schools 2017" guidebook from U.S. News & World Report, the UC San Diego School of Medicine ranks #18 overall in research-intensive programs and #21 in primary care. 

In a separate ranking, the HIV/AIDS program (Division of Infectious Diseases and Owen Clinic) is ranked #11 in the nation.

UC San Diego Health's Gastrointestinal Endoscopy program is honored for its quality through the Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Our Honorees on San Diego "Top Doctors" List

San Diego's Top Doctors 2015 from the San Diego County Medical Society and San Diego Magazine | Photo Gallery

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