Illinois Medicine: College of Medicine Dean Dimitri Azar, MD, MBA

Student in lab smiling.

Dmitri Azar, dean of the University of Illinois College of Medicine, explains that translational medicine — from the research bench to the hospital bedside and out into the greater community — is the heart and soul of what we do at the College of Medicine. The convergence of science, technology, engineering and medicine, combined with compassion for the underserved, is a recipe for transformative medicine.