Patrick T. Dowling, M.D., M.P.H.

Patrick T. Dowling, MD, MPH is the Kaiser Permanente Endowed Professor of Community Medicine and Chair of the Dept. of Family Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. A graduate of the Medical College of Ohio and the University Of Michigan School Of Public Health, he completed his residency training in Family Medicine at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and is board certified in Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Public Health.

Prior to joining UCLA in 1998, Dr. Dowling served as Chair of Family Medicine at Harbor-UCLA for nine years. Up to that time, he directed Family Medicine Residency training programs at Cook County Hospital and Brown University. His first position after completing training was as Medical Director of the United Farm Workers Clinics (UFW) under Cesar Chavez in California’s Coachella and Imperial valleys. He has served on the National Advisory Council of the National Health Service Corps, as a Commissioner of Public Health for LA County and is presently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Drew University of Medicine and Science in South-Central LA. And on the board of the California Community Foundation. His professional interests include health policy and the provision of care to underserved and minority communities through linkage of graduate medical education training programs to these communities. He is co-founder and Associate Director of the UCLA Department of Family Medicine’s IMG program which prepares immigrant, bilingual, bicultural unlicensed physicians from Latin America, who are legally residing here to become eligible for licensure and residency training in Family Medicine in California. He and his wife Anne Marie reside in Sherman Oaks with their four children.