Dr. Dowling's Background
Patrick T. Dowling, MD, MPH has been Professor and Chair of the UCLA Dept. of Family Medicine since 1998. He is 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 under Jorge Prieto, MD and Michael Stocker, MD. He is board certified in Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Public Health. Prior to joining UCLA in 1998, Dr. Dowling directed Family Medicine Residency training programs at Cook County Hospital, Brown University in Rhode Island and at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. 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. His professional interests involve linking graduate medical education to underserved communities as a means to improve access and reduce health outcomes disparities among racial and ethnic minorities. Further, his research interests include chronic disease management cross cultural and bi-national medicine and the integration of substance abuse treatment programs within primary care. He is presently involved in an innovative program to prepare bilingual (English-Spanish) International Medical Graduates (IMGs) to become eligible for licensure and residency training in California. He has believed that health care is a unique social goal and basic right since serving as Medical Director of the United Farm Workers Clinics (UFW) under Cesar Chavez in California’s Coachella and Imperial valleys.
- Cook County Hospital
- Medical School, 1974
- Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
- Augusta, GA