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

El Tiempo
May 7, 2021
Faun Lee Botor knew that she wanted to stay in Las Vegas to study medicine and do her residency.
Las Vegas Review Journal
May 7, 2021
Faun Lee Botor is one of 50 students in the first class of the university’s Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine who will be celebrating their graduations Friday at the university’s Thomas &Mack Center. And her plans to stick around are no doubt music to the ears of the medical school’s founders.
Public News Service
May 7, 2021
The University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) will graduate its very first class of 50 medical students today, marking a milestone in a fight to attract more doctors to the Silver State.
Las Vegas Review Journal
May 7, 2021
The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV celebrated its first graduating class Friday, with speakers emphasizing the significance of the milestone moment.

Articles Featuring Dr. Marc J. Kahn

students dance outdoors on UNLV's campus
Campus News | May 11, 2021
A collection of news stories highlighting remembrance, recovery, and progress at UNLV.
rendering of Kerkorian Medical Education Building
Campus News | April 16, 2021
School to be known as the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV in recognition of private support from Kerkorian Estate and other private donors.
vice president kamala harris watches unlv student administer COVID vaccine to another local college student
Campus News | April 14, 2021
A collection of news stories highlighting health, recovery, and celebration at UNLV.
UNLV school of medicine logo
Campus News | February 19, 2021
School earns accreditation from Liaison Committee on Medical Education, meaning it meets or exceeds the highest standards for schools of medicine.