Biography

Assistant Dean for Medical Education; Associate Professor

Clinical Science

Dr. Deepthiman Gowda joined the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine as Assistant Dean for Medical Education from Columbia University, where he served as Director of Clinical Practice in the Program in Narrative Medicine and Director of Foundations of Clinical Medicine Tutorials at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. As Chair of the Fundamentals Curriculum at Columbia, Dr. Gowda led efforts to improve equity, inclusion, and diversity in the curriculum. Dr. Gowda is a general internist and his research has focused on narrative medicine and the use of visual art in medical education, interprofessional education, and the Core + Clusters approach to clinical skills training. He was a Macy Faculty Scholar and a member of the New York City Board of Health for eight years, and currently serves as National Co-Chair for the National Board of Medical Examiners Step 2 Clinical Skills Committee. Dr. Gowda is committed to bringing about a more person-centered, equitable, and effective healthcare system through inspired and engaging medical education.

A headshot of Deepthiman Gowda, MD, MPH, MS