Health and Medicine

UC San Diego Health is an internationally recognized academic health system that provides compassionate, personalized patient care alongside leading-edge, bench-to-bedside research. Our physician-scientists investigate therapeutic options while educating the medical leaders of the future, supported by an interdisciplinary infrastructure that accelerates learning. With our tradition of challenging convention, we develop groundbreaking medical advances that bring healing to our community and the world.

Compassionate Care

As the region’s only academic health system, UC San Diego Health brings patients together with nationally recognized clinicians steeped in knowledge of the latest medical advances and emerging treatment options. To meet the demand of increasing patient needs, we are expanding capacity with new facilities and technology.



At UC San Diego, some of the brightest new minds in science and medicine study alongside expert faculty in our problem-based, research-intensive environment. Two new programs—one in public health and longevity and a second for study of empathy and compassion —exemplify how we are preparing next generation health leaders.



In state-of-the-art laboratories, we bring together physician-scientists and collaborative partners to nurture a culture that sparks discovery and advances clinical care. Our researchers move between patient bedside and laboratory bench to understand pressing health care issues and translate findings into clinical trials and proven treatments.


Other Health Giving Opportunities

Creating new pathways of excellence between laboratory and treatment, our physician-scientists and students are nationally distinguished in research, education and clinical care. And with the region’s best hospital and sole academic medical center, we deliver outstanding patient care to the community through a distinctive blend of clinical acumen, groundbreaking research and inspired teaching.