Message from the Chair

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

Dr. Wolfgang DillmannWelcome to the Department of Medicine at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.

Since our inception, we have earned the respect of our peers for our leadership in research, our excellence in clinical care, and our innovations in medical education.

In this challenging era for academic medicine, we continue to break new ground in all three areas.

As we go forward, these are some of our specific endeavors.

  • Continuing to design our research agendas to address the most urgent needs in today’s hospitals and clinics.
  • Striving to interweave our research efforts and our clinical programs even more closely.
  • Exploring new ways to enrich the exceptional learning environment we offer to our medical students, residents, and subspecialty fellows.
  • Moving ahead in international research and education partnerships that hold great promise.

I invite you to use our website to learn more about us.

Our Mission


To deliver the most advanced and compassionate clinical care to our patients.


To train the physician leaders of tomorrow in clinical medicine and translational biomedical research.

Dr. Kumar Sharma

To establish new insights into the scientific underpinnings of human health and disease.

General Mailing Address

Department of Medicine
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive # 0671
La Jolla, CA 92093-0671