Dr. Marc J. Kahn

Dean of Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV
Expertise: Medicine, Health Education, Hematology, Oncology, Business of Medicine


Dr. Marc J. Kahn is the dean of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV. He is a prolific researcher in benign hematology, medical education, and healthcare finance. New to Nevada, Dr. Kahn is enthusiastic about developing curricula, clinical programs, and research to elevate healthcare in the region.  

He has served in leadership roles with the Association of American Medical Colleges, American College of Physicians, American Society of Hematology, National Board of Medical Examiners, and the National Residency Matching Program.

Dr. Kahn has authored over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts in addition to 110 book chapters and 5 textbooks. Dr. Kahn also has an MBA and recently published the book, “Business Basics of Building and Managing a Healthcare Practice.”

Prior to joining UNLV in April 2020, Dr. Kahn was a senior associate dean at Tulane University School of Medicine. 


  • M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • M.B.A., Tulane University
  • B.A., Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania

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The announcement this week that Desert Springs Hospital would be shutting down its inpatient operations and laying off nearly 1,000 employees sent ripples throughout the Las Vegas Valley.
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The "America's Health Rankings 2022 Annual Report" is out, and it showed Nevada landed at the bottom or close to it among the states, on multiple health care measures.
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Local doctors are on high alert over a fungus that is causing serious infections. Hospitals are seeing an influx of patients ranging from the flu, RSV, and COVID.
Las Vegas Review Journal
Early in his presidency, George Washington opined that the promotion of both science and literature was the basis of public happiness and that they were also the very basis of democracy. If Nevada were to use health care as a surrogate for science, and public education as a surrogate for literature, Washington would have reason for concern. Nevada currently ranks in the bottom half of states for quality of health care and ranks 45th for public school systems.

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Campus News | September 1, 2022

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2022 UNLV Spring Commencement Ceremony for the Graduate College.  May 13, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | June 2, 2022

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UNLV's first conference tournament championship—and automatic bid to the NCAA Championship—since winning the Big West in 1994. It will be the Lady Rebels first NCAA tournament appearance since 2002. March 9, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | April 1, 2022

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