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John Luk, M.D.


Drexel University College of Medicine


Residency, Pediatrics
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland


John Luk serves as the assistant dean for interprofessional integration at Dell Medical School. He works with colleagues and stakeholders on and off campus to create experiences that will prepare graduates to be effective team players, communicators and leaders. On campus, he serves on the Health Interprofessional Practice and Education Steering Committee, helping to create the UT Austin’s Center for Health Interprofessional Practice and Education. He has presented nationally and internationally on medical education and interprofessional education. He served as the inaugural director of the Dell Medical School Academy of Distinguished Educators and was selected as a 2018 member of The University of Texas Kenneth I. Shine, M.D., Academy of Health Science Education.

Luk also cares for hospitalized children and their families at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. His passion to better prepare physicians for 21st-century health care practice has also led him to work professional identity formation and human flourishing.

Prior to joining Dell Med, Luk served as the assistant dean for regional medical education in Austin for The University of Texas Medical Branch. He completed his pediatric training at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland in California and went to medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Luk and his wife, a pediatric dentist, enjoy photography, live music and the Austin food scene.

Professional Affiliations
  • The University of Texas Kenneth I. Shine, M.D., Academy of Health Science Education
  • Association of American Medical Colleges, Southern Group on Educational Affairs
    Chair of Steering Committee, 2019-2023
  • The Generalists in Medical Education
    Chair of Steering Committee, 2016-2017
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Kern National Network for Flourishing in Medicine
    Board Member, 2021-2022
Awards & Honors
  • Lead Marshal & Mace Bearer
    Dell Medical School, 2023
  • Academy of Distinguished Educators
    Dell Medical School, 2017
  • Distinguished Teaching Professor
    The University of Texas, 2009
  • John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine Excellence in Clinical Teaching
    The University of Texas Medical Branch, 2008