$1 Million Gift from Joan and Irwin Jacobs Supports New Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy

A leadership gift of $1 million from San Diego philanthropists Joan and Irwin Jacobs will help UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center change how cancer is treated by supporting the Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy, a newly established center headed by Razelle Kurzrock, M.D. The UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center is one of just 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the United States, and the only one in the San Diego region. … Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom


Dr. Razelle KurzrockPhysician-scientist Razelle Kurzrock, MD, is Senior Deputy Director for Clinical Science at the Moores Cancer Center. There, she directs the Clinical Trials Office as well as the Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy.

Kurzrock is professor of medicine and vice chief of the Division of Hematology-Oncology at UC San Diego.

Dr. Jason Bronner Receives Department of Medicine’s Leadership and Innovation in Patient-Centered Systems Award for 2013

UC San Diego Health System primary care physician Jason P. Bronner, MD, is the winner of the Department of Medicine’s Leadership and Innovation in Patient-Centered Systems Award for 2012-2013.

Drs. Francis Gabbai, Jason Bronner, and Daniel Bouland

Drs. Francis Gabbai, Jason Bronner, and Daniel Bouland.

Each year, the award recognizes the clinical program leader who has achieved particular excellence in service of the patient care mission in internal medicine and its subspecialties.

Dr. Jason Bronner

Dr. Jason Bronner

Bronner was chosen the winner this year for his exceptional dedication to the direction and practice of five-star clinical service, said Dr. Daniel Bouland, head of the Clinical Services Committee.

Bouland is vice chair for clinical operations in the Department of Medicine and Health Sciences clinical professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine.

“Dr. Bronner has focused his considerable talents and energy on fostering a patient-centered culture while emphasizing our core values of quality and excellence,” he said.

Bronner, Health Sciences associate clinical professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, joined the UC San Diego Health System in 2005. He sees patients at the Internal Medicine Group clinic in La Jolla.

Bronner has been named on the “San Diego’s Top Doctors” list every year since 2009.

In the photo above, Bronner is shown with Bouland (right) and Dr. Francis Gabbai (left). Gabbai is executive vice chair and vice chair for VA affairs in the Department of Medicine, chief of the medicine service at the VA San Diego Healthcare System and professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology-Hypertension.

Dr. Timothy Bigby Receives Department of Medicine Clinical Services Award for 2011-2012

Dr. Timothy BigbyDr. Timothy Bigby, professor of medicine and interim chief of the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, has received the Department of Medicine’s Leadership & Innovation in Patient-Centered Systems award for 2011-2012.

Each year, the award recognizes the clinical program leader whose efforts have achieved particular excellence in service of the patient care mission in internal medicine and its subspecialties.

“Physician leaders in the Department of Medicine are contributing in extremely significant ways. Dr. Bigby’s recognition speaks to the magnitude of his accomplishments above and beyond the already high standards,” said Dr. Daniel Bouland, clinical professor of medicine and Vice Chair for Clinical Operations in the Department of Medicine.

Drs. Daniel Bouland, Timothy Bigby and Francis Gabbai

Pictured above: Leadership & Innovation in Patient-Centered Systems Award recipient Timothy Bigby, MD, with Daniel Bouland, MD, at left and Francis Gabbai, MD, at right. Dr. Gabbai is Chief of the Medicine Service at the VA San Diego Healthcare System and Professor and Vice Chair for VA Affairs in the Department of Medicine.
A highlight of Medicine’s end-of-year clinical services meeting was a panel discussion with three UC San Diego Health System internal medicine physicians whose clinical programs deliver five-star service.

The panelists: