Dr. Phyllis A. Guze, M.D.

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Attending Physician, Infectious Diseases

Wadsworth VA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Areas of expertise

Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases


Dr. Guze received her undergraduate degree from the State University of New York and before obtaining her M.S. in Anatomy & Physiology at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. She then received her Medical Degree from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA before completing for her Internship & Residency in Internal Medicine and a Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA.

Since the end of her fellowship, Dr. Guze has been extensively involved in the teaching, training of Internal Medicine Residents, patient care and administration in three stellar institutions in the Los Angeles and Torrance areas of California (UCLA School of Medicine, Wadsworth Veterans Administration Medical center and Harbor-UCLA medical Center.) She has had numerous awards in teaching and has held positions in the aforementioned institutions as Dean of Education and Professor of Medicine. She has also held several leadership positions in the Association of Program Directors of Internal Medicine and in The American College of Physicians.

Currently, she is Associate Vice Chancellor, Health Affairs & Executive Vice Dean, Professor of Medicine and Chair of Division of Clinical Sciences at the University of California School of Medicine, Riverside, CA.


University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Infectious Diseases: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, Los Angeles, CA
Internal Medicine: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
Internal Medicine: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
Medical Degree


Dema C. Daley Founder’s award, Association of Program Directors of Internal Medicine (2013)
UCLA Alumna and Aesculapian’s Award for Distinguished service (2005)
David M. Worthen Award for Academic Excellence, Veterans administration (2005)
UCLA Harriet & Charles Luckman Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award (1996)
UCLA School of Medicine
Sherman M. Mellinkoff Faculty Award (1995)
Outstanding Teacher Award (1991)
Award for Excellence in Education (1991)
Award of Merit for Teaching excellence (1992)
Excellence in Teaching (1994)
Alpha Omega Alpha Distinguished Teacher Award (1995)
Positions held at School of Medicine, UC Riverside, CA
Associate Vice Chancellor (2010--)
Chair, Division of Clinical Sciences (2011--)
Professor of Medicine (2012)
Acting Vice Chancellor (2008-2009)
Dean, School of Medicine (2008-2009)
Executive Director, Medical School Planning (2007-2008)
Positions held at UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Assistant Prof. of Medicine (1974-1981)
Associate Prof. of Medicine (1981-1985)
Professor of Medicine (1985)
Vice Chair, Dept. of Medicine (1988-1995)
Dean of Education (1991-1995)
Executive Vice Chair, Integrated/Affiliated Programs, Dept. of Medicine (1995-1997)
Positions held at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
Assistant Chief, Receiving-Emergency Dept. (1974-1976)
Faculty, Div. of Inf. Dis. (1976-1980)
Positions held at Wadsworth VA Medical Center, West Los Angeles, CA
Research Associate (1978-1981)
Associate chief of Medicine (1983-1986)
Acting Chief of Medicine (1986-1988)
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program (1986-1997)
Chair-Dpt. Of Medicine (1988-1998)
Chair, Board of Regents, American College of Physicians (2012-2013)
Regent, American College of Physicians (2008-2011)
Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Member, American Association of Medical Colleges
Member, American Federation of Clinical Research
President, Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (2003-2004)
Member, Association of Professors of Medicine
President, Association of VA Chiefs of Medicine (1991-1993)


Available on request