Division of Anatomy

Our faculty are responsible for the anatomy education of all doctors-in-training at UCSD. 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 UCSD for continuing education in the latest surgical techniques.


Mark C. Whitehead, Ph.D.
Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Anatomy

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

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

Paul Kingston, Ph.D.
Academic Affiliate
Health Sciences Educator
Office of Educational Support Services


Katrina Mac
Administrative Assistant to The Division of Anatomy

Contact Us

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