University of California, Riverside

School of Medicine

Leadership Team — Phyllis A. Guze

Phyllis A. Guze

Phyllis A. Guze

Chair, Division of Clinical Sciences


  • To provide leadership in all planning aspects for the UCR School of Medicine, including accreditation, administrative appointments, and facilities development.


  • Professor of Medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine since 1985.
  • Dean for Education at the UCLA School of Medicine, 1991-1995.
  • Chair of the Department of Medicine, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, and Executive Vice Chair for Affiliated Programs, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 1986-2005.
  • Chair Emeritus, Department of Medicine, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.


  • M.D. from USC with a residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Infectious Disease at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
  • M.S. in Anatomy and Physiology from Indiana University
  • Bachelor of science degree from the State University of New York

Awards & Recognition

  • Regarded as a national leader in medical education and is Past-Chair of the Board of Regents in the American College of Physicians.
  • Has received local and national recognition for outstanding achievements in medical education.
  • Outstanding Teacher Awards from UCLA, Harbor-UCLA Medical Service and the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Department of Medicine.
  • UCLA School of Medicine Award for Excellence in Education in 1991.
  • Sherman Mellinkoff Faculty Award in 1995.
  • High honors as the National Alpha Omega Alpha Distinguished Teacher Award recipient in 1995.
  • David M. Worthen Award for Academic Excellence, the highest award the Department of Veterans Affairs gives to recognize outstanding achievements of national significance in health professions education.

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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School of Medicine
2608 School of Medicine Education Building

Admissions Inquiries: (951) 827-7353

General Inquiries: (951) 827-4568

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