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Donna D. Elliott, MD
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics (Educational Scholar)
Senior Associate Dean For Student and Educational Affairs
Medical Education
KAM 100b Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 2553


Donna D. Elliott, M.D., Ed.D., is a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Educational Scholar and Senior Associate Dean for Student and Educational Affairs at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Dr. Elliott received her BS, MS, EdD and MD from the University of Southern California. Dr. Elliott has received numerous teaching and mentoring awards including the Mellon Award for Excellence in Mentoring and the Excellence in Teaching Award both from the University of Southern California. She was also named a Master Teacher at the Keck School of Medicine and elected a faculty fellow in the USC Center for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Elliott received the Women Leaders in Medicine Award from the American Medical Student Association and was named a Remarkable Woman of USC. Dr. Elliott serves as the AAMC National Chair-elect for the Group on Student Affairs. She is currently a member of the AAMC, Advancing Holistic Review Initiative Advisory Committee, the AAMC, Student Surveys Advisory Committee as the GSA Representative, a member-at-large of the National Board of Medical Examiners, and a member of the National Resident Match Program Board of Directors. Dr. Elliott’s research interests include cultural competence and professionalism education.


Elliott DD, May W, Schaff PB, Nyquist JG, Trial J, Reilly JM, Lattore P. Shaping professionalism in pre-clinical medical students: Professionalism and the practice of medicine. Med Teach. 2009 Jul; 31(7):e295-302. View in: PubMed

Elliott D, Ingersoll S, Sullivan M, Bruning M, Logan M, Taylor CR. The nonphysician "medical student educator": a formal addition to the clerkships and key programs at an academic medical center. Teach Learn Med. 2007; 19(2):154-61. View in: PubMed

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