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Division of Anatomy

Our faculty are responsible for the anatomy education of all doctors-in-training at UC San Diego. Our award-winning teaching approach centers on the dissection laboratory where active learning of human structure by student doctors is guided by surgeons and an innovative curriculum that emphasizes clinical applications. We oversee a body donation program that provides for the education of both medical students and established MD specialists who return to UC San Diego for continuing education in the latest surgical techniques.


Mark C. Whitehead, Ph.D.

Mark C. Whitehead, PhD
Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Anatomy



David H. Rapaport, Ph.D.

David H. Rapaport, PhD
Professor of Surgery Emeritus (Active)

Nigel K. Woolf, Sc.D.

Nigel K. Woolf, ScD
Professor of Surgery Emeritas (Active)

Paul Kingston, Ph.D.

Paul Kingston, PhD
Academic Affiliate
Health Sciences Educator
Office of Educational Support Services


Jennifer Denson
Executive Assistant

Contact Us

UC San Diego School of Medicine
Division of Anatomy
Medical Teaching Facility 245
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0604