Program Mentors

In the second half of the program, each National Center of Leadership in Academic Medicine (NCLAM) junior faculty member is matched with a senior faculty mentor to work on a Professional Development Contract (PDC) that encompass a major part of their personal strategic plan. Two hundred and five faculty have participated as mentors from departments within the School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, as well as other schools within UC San Diego.

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Department of Anesthesiology

Dalia Banks, M.D., Professor of Anesthesiology; NCLAM Alumni
Mark Wallace, M.D., Professor of Anesthesiology
Matthew Weinger, M.D., Professor of Anesthesiology
Tony Yaksh, Ph.D., Professor of Anesthesiology

Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Jeffrey D. Esko, Ph.D., Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Steve Hedricks, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Biology and Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Bing Ren, Ph.D., Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Eugene Yeo, Ph.D., Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Department of Dermatology

Richard Gallo, M.D., Interim Chair, Professor of Dermatology

Department of Emergency Medicine

Colleen Campbell, M.D., Professor of Emergency Medicine
Theodore Chan, M.D., Department Chair, Professor of Emergency Medicine
Richard Clark, M.D., Professor of Emergency Medicine
Stephen Hayden, M.D., Professor of Emergency Medicine

Department of Family Medicine and Public Health

Matthew Allison, M.D., Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health; NCLAM Alumni
Wael Al-Delaimy, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health
Maria Rosario Araneta, Ph.D., M.P.H., Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health
Michael Criqui, M.D., M.P.H., Professor Emeritus of Family and Preventive Medicine
Anthony C. Gamst, Ph.D., Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health and Neurosciences
Ted Ganiats, M.D., Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health
Erik Groessl, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health
Sonia Jain, Ph.D., Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health
Deborah Kado, M.D., M.S., Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health
Hillary Klonoff-Cohen, Ph.D., Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health
Richard Kronick, Ph.D., Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health
Lisa Madlensky, Ph.D., Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health; NCLAM Alumni 
Margaret McCahill, M.D., Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health
Marianne Mckennett, M.D. Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health
Paul Mills, Ph.D., Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health and Psychiatry
Kevin Patrick, M.D., M.S., Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health
Ruth Patterson, Ph.D., Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health
John Pierce, Ph.D., Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health
Lee Ralph, M.D., Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health         
Andrew Ries, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Professor of Medicine and Family Medicine and Public Health; NCLAM Leadership Council Member 
Gordon Saxe, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Josepth Scherger, M.D., Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health
Denise Von Muhlen, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health
Deborah Wingard, Ph.D., Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health; NCLAM Co-Director
Ronghui Xu, Ph.D., Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health

Department of Medicine

Seema Aceves, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Medicine
Zia Agha, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Bill Auger, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Denise Barnard, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Kim Barrett, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine, NCLAM Leadership Council Member
Constance Benson, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Daniel Blanchard, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Gerry Boss, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Daniel Bouland, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Antonino Catanzaro, M.D. Professor of Medicine 
Dennis Carson, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Webster K. Cavenee, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Ju Chen, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine
Neil Chi, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Medicine
James W. Covell, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Ruth Covell, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Medicine; NCLAM Leadership Council
Leonard Deftos, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Michelle Devor, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Tim Dresselhaus, M.D., Professor of Medicine; NCLAM Leadership Council
Wolfgang Dillmann, M.D., Department Chair, Professor of Medicine
Lars Eckmann, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Steven Edelman, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Gary Firestein, M.D., Dean and Associate Vice Chancellor of Translational Medicine, Professor of Medicine; NCLAM Leadership Council Member 
John Fontanesi, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine
James H. Fowler, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine and Political Sciences
Lawrence Friedman, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Francis Gabbai, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Richard Garfein, Ph.D., M.P.H., Professor of Medicine
John Garvie, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Mark Ginsberg, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Charles Goldberg, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Shawn Harrity, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Robert Henry, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Stephen Howell, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Arthur Kavanaugh, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Kenneth Kalunian, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Carolyn J. Kelly, M.D., Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs UCSD School of Medicine; Professor of Medicine
Susan Lee, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Leslie Lenert, M.D., M.S., Professor of Medicine
Wilbur Lew, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Susan Little, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Tony Lopez, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Alan Maisel, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Natasha Martin, Dphil, Professor of Medicine
Chris Mathews, M.D., M.S.P.H., Professor of Medicine
Gregory A. Maynard, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Thomas McAfee, M.D., Dean for Clinical Affairs, Professor of Medicine
Gita Mehta, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Ravindra Mehta, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Allen McCutchan, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Marlene Millen, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Elaine Muchmore, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Constance Nagi, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Robert Naviaux, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Daniel O'Connor, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Lucia Ohno-Machado, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Medicine
Barbara Parker, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Jacqueline Parthemore, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Medicine; NCLAM Leadership Council Member
Renate Pilz, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Thomas Savides, M.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine
Cecilia Smith, D.O., Professor of Medicine
Davey Smith, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Maria Savoia, M.D., Dean of Medical Education, Professor of Medicine; NCLAM Leadership Council Member 
Robert Steiner, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Stephanie Strathdee, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine
Marc Riedl, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Robert Ryder, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Nissi Varki, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Peter Wagner, M.D., Emeritus Professor of Medicine
Angela Wang, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Linda Wasserman, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Stephen Wasserman, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Nicholas Webster, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine
Bruce Zuraw, M.D., Professor of Medicine

Department of Neurosciences

Anders Dale, Ph.D., Professor of Neurosciences
Ronald Ellis, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Neurosciences; NCLAM Alumni
Richard Haas, M.D., Professor of Neurosciences
Santosh Kesari, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Neurosciences
Edward H. Koo, M.D., Professor of Neurosciences
Mark Kritchevsky, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Neurosciences
Eliezer Masliah, M.D., Professor of Neurosciences
Brett Meyer, M.D., Professor of Neurosciences
William Mobley, M.D., Ph.D., Department Chair, Professor of Neurosciences
Rema Raman, Ph.D., Professor of Neurosciences and Family Medicine and Public Health
Doris Trauner, M.D., Professor of Neurosciences and Pediatrics; NCLAM Leadership Council Member
Mark Tuszynski, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Neurosciences
Erik Viirre, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Neurosciences and Surgery

Department of Ophthalmology

​Todd Coleman, Ph.D., Professor of Bioengineering and Ophthalmology
Linda Zangwill, Ph.D., Professor of Ophthalmology; NCLAM Alumni

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Henry Chambers, M.D., Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Richard Lieber, Ph.D., Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Department of Pathology

David Bailey, M.D., Professor of Pathology
Stephen Baird, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Pathology
Peter Ernst, DVM, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology
Kurt Benirschke, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Pathology
Colin Bloor, M.D., Professor of Pathology
Nigel Calcutt, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology
Donna Hansel, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Pathology
Brian Herndier, M.D, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology
Henry Powell, M.D., D.Sc., Professor of Pathology
G. Diane Shelton, DVM, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology
Sharon Reed, M.D., Professor of Pathology, NCLAM Leadership Council Member
Subhojit Roy, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology

Department of Pediatrics

Kerri Boutelle, Ph.D.,  Professor of Pediatrics
Shelia Broyles, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics
Jane C. Burns, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics
Christina Chambers, Ph.D., M.P.H., Professor of Pediatrics and Family Medicine and Public Health
Sandra P. Daley, M.D.,  Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, NCLAM Leadership Council
Michael Gottschalk, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics
Sheila Gahagan, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Pediatrics
Doris Howell, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics
Marilyn Jones, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics
Nancy Kaufman, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics
Cynthia L. Kuelbs, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics
Albert La Spada, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics
Kenneth Lyons Jones, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics
Phillip Nader, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics
Sanjay Nigam, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics and Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Victor Nizet, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, NCLAM Leadership Council Member
Jeff Schwimmer, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics
Evan Snyder, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics
Martin Stein, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics
Tony Wynshaw-Boris, M.D.,Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics

Department of Pharmacology

Alexandra Newton, Ph.D., Professor of Pharmacology
Robert Tukey, Ph.D., Professor of Pharmacology

Department of Psychiatry

Gregory Brown, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry
David Deitch, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry
Joel Dimsdale, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry
Igor Grant, M.D., Department Chair, Professor of Psychiatry
Terry Jernigan, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry
Patricia Judd, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry
Kathleen Kim, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry
John Landsverk, Ph.D., Emeeritus Profess of Psychiatry
Jack Maser, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry
Barbara Parry, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry
Thomas Patterson, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry
William Perry, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry
Marc Schuckit, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry
David Segal, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry
Murray Stein, M.D., Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry

Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences

Loren K. Mell, M.D., Associate Professor of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences; NCLAM Alumni
James Murphy, M.D., M.S., Associate Professor of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences; NCLAM Alumni

Department of Radiology

Christine B. Chung, M.D., Professor of Radiology
Lawrence Frank, Ph.D., Professor of Radiology
Linda Olson, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Radiology
David Vera, Ph.D., Professor of Radiology
Eric C. Wong, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Radiology and Psychiatry

Department of Reproductive Medicine

Jeffrey Chang, M.D., Professor of Reproductive Medicine
Pamela Deak, M.D., Professor of Reproductive Medicine; NCLAM Alumni
Pamela Mellon, Ph.D., Professor of Reproductive Medicine and Medicine; NCLAM Leadership Council Member 
Thomas Moore, M.D., Dean of Clinical Affairs, Professor of Reproductive Medicine
Charles Nager, M.D., Chair and Professor of Reproductive Medicine
Steve Plaxe, M.D., Professor of Reproductive Medicine
Angela Scioscia, M.D., Professor of Reproductive Medicine, CMO of UC San Diego Health; NCLAM Leadership Council Member

Department of Surgery

Jay Doucet, M.D., FACS, Professor of Surgery
Santiago Horgan, M.D. Professor of Clinical Surgery         
Larry Marshall, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Surgery
Georgia Sadler, Ph.D., Director of Community Outreach, Moores Cancer Center, Professor of Surgery
Allen Ryan, Ph.D., Professor of Surgery

Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Williams Ettouati, D.Pharm., Director of Industry Relations and Development, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Charles Daniels, Ph.D., Professor of Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Tracy Handel, Ph.D., Professor of Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Jan Hirsch, BS.Pharm, Ph.D., Professor of Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
James McKerrow, Ph.D, M.D., Distinguished Professor and Dean of Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Distinguished Professor of Pathology
Ana Pajor, Ph.D., Professor of Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

UC San Diego Medical Center

Linda Levy, RN, MSN, Director, Women and Children's Services
Charles Mittman, M.D., Special Assistant for Clinical Affairs

Additional Schools at UC San Diego

Elizabeth Simon, M.D., Professor of Computer Science and Engineering; Jacobs School of Engineering,
David Schkade, Ph.D., Professor of Economics and Strategic Management; Rady School of Management

External Mentors

Karen Garman, Ed.D, President of Healthcare Education, Leadership & Performance, Inc.
Daniel Masys, M.D., Professor of Biomedical Informatics; Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Lawrence Palinkas, Ph.D., Professo of School of Social Work; University of Southern California,