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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August 23, 2021
With COVID-19 booster shots now on the way and flu season right around the corner, many are wondering if it’s ok to get protection from both illnesses at the same time.
August 16, 2021
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has signed the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' recommendation Friday that endorsed the use of an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine for people who are severely immunocompromised.
August 9, 2021
There is something uniquely human about the positive feelings we all experience when we do something good for someone else.
August 6, 2021
Many in the medical community say efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 apparently led to a bonus of reducing influenza cases over the past year to the point of being almost non-existent.

Articles Featuring Dr. Marc J. Kahn

Campus News | September 7, 2021
A collection of news stories highlighting community and perseverance at UNLV.
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Campus News | August 4, 2021
A collection of news stories highlighting research, health, and community at UNLV.
Campus News | July 9, 2021
A collection of news stories highlighting remembrance and improvement at UNLV.
Campus News | June 8, 2021
A collection of news stories highlighting celebration, health, and progress at UNLV.