Dr. Marc J. Kahn

Dean of the UNLV School of Medicine
Expertise: Medicine, Health Education, Hematology, Oncology, Business of Medicine


Dr. Marc J. Kahn is the dean of the UNLV School of Medicine. 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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Dr. Marc J. Kahn In The News

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
November 25, 2020
A coronavirus vaccine could be available as early as next month, as pharmaceutical companies continue making massive progress.
KSNV-TV: News 3
November 14, 2020
Gov. Steve Sisolak joins the thousands of Nevadans to test positive for COVID-19.
The Nevada Independent
October 30, 2020
Four months ahead of schedule, work began Thursday morning on a sprawling medical facility that, by 2022, will house UNLV’s burgeoning medical school. But that work comes in the absence of $25 million in state-appropriated money that was pulled this summer amid faltering state revenues and a $1.2 billion budget shortfall triggered by coronavirus lockdowns.
Las Vegas Sun
October 30, 2020
Development on the new UNLV Medical School building officially began this morning, months ahead of schedule and still without originally earmarked monies from the state pulled due to budget cuts driven by the coronavirus pandemic.

Articles Featuring Dr. Marc J. Kahn

Campus NewsNovember 5, 2020
A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV’s commitment to community, health care, and research.
A portrait of UNLV's new president Keith Whitfield on campus.
Campus NewsAugust 10, 2020
As summer heats up, so do the accomplishments on UNLV’s campus.