Loma Linda University School of Medicine has appointed Laren Tan, MD to serve as assistant dean for continuing medical education.
He joined the Loma Linda University faculty in 2015 and currently serves as an associate professor of medicine.
“Dr. Tan will be instrumental in this role as we continue to improve and develop educational development opportunities for our faculty physicians,” said Dr. Tamara Thomas, dean of Loma Linda University School of Medicine.
Tan also serves various leadership roles including director of Loma Linda University Comprehensive Program for Obstructive Airway Diseases, associate director for LLUH Advance Lung Disease Center, associate chief for innovation and growth, and medical director of creative innovation communication and branding for Loma Linda University Faculty Medical Group.
Tan has been the principal investigator and author of multiple articles in scientific journals and has presented at sessions of the American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society, California Thoracic Society, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and the American Lung Association.
He earned his Bachelor of Science in Cytology at Loma Linda University School of Allied Health in 2003 and his Doctor of Medicine at Loma Linda University in 2009. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center and a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care at the University of California at Davis. Most recently, he completed his customized MBA in healthcare management with an additional dual emphasis in strategic leadership and innovation from the Tom and Vi Zapara School of Business at La Sierra University.
The Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) provides support to faculty members in developing new and maintaining ongoing educational programs to enhance the knowledge, skills, competencies and performance.
Loma Linda University School of Medicine has been surveyed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and has been awarded accreditation with commendation for 6 years as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians.
Tan assumed the role on September 1, 2021, replacing Lawrence Loo, MD.