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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Dr. Marc J. Kahn In The News

January 21, 2022
It’s been two years since the first case of the COVID-19 coronavirus was reported in the U.S., but when will the outbreak transition from a pandemic to an endemic?
January 18, 2022
Dr. Marc Kahn, dean of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV, said Friday his understanding is the school district’s pause wasn’t so much to slow coronavirus transmission but rather a workforce issue because a “fair number of people” are out with COVID-19.
January 18, 2022
The Clark County School District's decision to cancel two days of school – combined with a long holiday weekend – will help the district operationally recover after a spike in COVID-19 cases, but it's unclear how it may affect community case rates, health officials say.
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December 27, 2021
A look back at some of the best discussions from Nevada Week in 2021.

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Campus News | December 29, 2021

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Campus News | December 8, 2021

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Campus News | October 7, 2021

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