Welcome to the Department of Internal Medicine

Joseph Thomas, M.D.
Joseph Thomas, M.D.Interim Chair, Department of Medicine


The Department of Internal Medicine has more than 8000 admissions to the inpatient services per year and over 80,000 outpatient visits annually. The Internal Medicine Department is responsible for approximately 150 inpatient beds in Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, including a recently remodeled 8-bed Medical-Respiratory ICU, a 6-bed Coronary Care Unit, 40 Progressive Care Unit beds, a 6 bed Renal Transplant Unit, and an Infusion Clinic.

Ambulatory care is provided in a full range of general internal medicine and subspecialty clinics housed in the Primary Care Center and other ambulatory clinic areas. There are approximately 30 clinics focused on internal medicine subspecialty care.

Our faculty, fellows, researchers, and residents are committed to the Harbor-UCLA traditions of providing comprehensive and compassionate care to our patients, conducting cutting-edge basic science and clinical research, and promoting excellence in clinical education through our residency and fellowship programs.