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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 Center for Health IPE. He has presented regionally and nationally on medical education and interprofessional education. He serves 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 with premedical college students on health care ethics and professional identity formation.

Prior to joining Dell Medical School, 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 volunteers at his kids’ school as a yearbook photographer and classroom helper. He and his wife, a pediatric dentist, enjoy photography, live music, cycling and running.

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-Present
  • Texas Medical Association Subcommittee for Academic Physicians
    Alternate Member Representing Dell Medical School, 2015-Present
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • The Generalists in Medical Education
    Chair of Steering Committee, 2016-2017
Awards & Honors
  • Academy of Distinguished Educators
    Dell Medical School, 2017
  • Health Professionalism Scholar
    The University of Texas System, 2012-2014
  • Distinguished Teaching Professor
    The University of Texas System, 2009
  • Austin Educator of the Year
    The University of Texas Medical Branch, 2008
  • John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine Excellence in Clinical Teaching
    The University of Texas Medical Branch, 2008