Offices and Departments

Our administrative offices and departments execute the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine’s vision for an institution dedicated to curricular excellence, student well-being, and inclusive and equitable learning environments.

A headshot of Mark Schuster.

Office of the Dean

Founding Dean and CEO Dr. Mark Schuster is responsible for developing our curriculum, promoting a holistic medical education that draws on Kaiser Permanente’s decades of expertise while overseeing the School’s day-to-day operations and unique direction. Previously the William Berenberg Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Schuster was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare 2018.

Office of Admissions

The Office of Admissions seeks highly qualified and motivated students who demonstrate the passion, intelligence, and integrity to become exceptional physicians and community leaders.

Office of Academic and Community Affairs

The Office of Academic and Community Affairs is dedicated to driving change in medical education with an emphasis on community engagement. It manages faculty services, including faculty appointments and career support, and oversees the School's efforts to create an equitable, inclusive, and diverse learning environment.

Office of Administration and Finance

The Office of Administration and Finance oversees financial operations and administrative offices such as the Departments of Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Board Support, and Communications.

Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity

The Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity carries out Kaiser Permanente’s and the School’s commitment to equity and inclusion, which is rooted in our namesake’s founding mission of improving the health of members and communities.

Office of Medical Education

Tasked with ensuring curricular excellence at the School, the Office of Medical Education provides oversight of the four-year medical curriculum, including the integration of the Biomedical, Clinical, and Health Systems Sciences.

Office of Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs leads programs and staff that support students and enhance their educational experience. It also develops and supports student groups, organizations, activities, equity initiatives, and leadership.

Office of Research and Scholarship

Backed by nearly seven decades of Kaiser Permanente's leading medical research, the Office of Research and Scholarship connects students with rigorous epidemiological studies, clinical research data on specific population segments, and hundreds of clinical researchers nationwide.

Department of Biomedical Science

The Department of Biomedical Science is responsible for articulating the School's vision for building sound educational programs in Biomedical Science and integrating them into a broader medical school curriculum.

Department of Clinical Science

The Department of Clinical Science serves as the steward of the School's vision for developing leading educational programs in Clinical Science and incorporating them into the School's curriculum.

Department of Health Systems Science

The Department of Health Systems Science crafts our vision for strong academic programs in Health Systems Science and ensuring those programs are woven throughout our curriculum.