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 clinical care, research, and teaching.

We are dedicated to translating laboratory discoveries into better methods to detect, prevent and treat disease.

With nearly 500 full-time faculty members and over 100 academic researchers, the Department of Medicine is the largest of the distinguished departments in the UC San Diego School of Medicine.

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

In 2018, the National Institute of Health granted us $121,707,209 towards 231 awards.

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Message from the Chair

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


Since 1968, our researchers, clinicians, scientists, and administrative staff have earned the respect of our peers. 

Four internal medicine subspecialties in UC San Diego Health received top-50 rankings on the U.S.News & World Report "Best Hospitals" for 2018.

According to the U.S. News & World Report, UC San Diego School of Medicine ranks #21 overall in research-intensive programs and #30 in primary care.

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