Benjamin S. Abella, M.D., M.Phil.
Professor of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Abella is a nationally and internationally prominent investigator in emergency medicine and resuscitation science. His influential research focuses on cardiac arrest and evaluation of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and resuscitation performance, public health, and implementation science. He has a strong history of funding and has contributed publications in high impact journals. In 2014, he was elected as Fellow of the European Resuscitation Council. He is also a highly regarded educator and mentor within and external to Penn. He developed a national training and certification course in post-cardiac arrest care using therapeutic hypothermia and served as medical director of the course from 2010 through 2015. He received the William Montgomery Award for education excellence during the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update in 2015.

 

Anne Ades, MD, MS.Ed.
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Dr. Ades is an accomplished neonatologist with a particular focus in resuscitation and the special needs of neonatal patients with congenital heart disease. In 2016, she received the Alan R. Cohen Master Clinician Award in the department of pediatrics. She has had a significant impact on education in the Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit in her positions of Director of Neonatal Education, Director of ECMO Education, and Associate Director of Neonatal Simulation. She has been elected to the Pediatric Residents Faculty Teaching Honor Roll numerous times. She is Co-chair of the Neonatal Interest Group of the International Pediatric Simulation Society and an invited member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Neonatal Resuscitation Program Steering Committee. She has been invited to lecture nationally and internationally.

 

David J. Aizenberg, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Aizenberg is an outstanding clinician and an innovator in medical education. He is widely known for  advocacy for his patients. In 2015, he received the John M. Eisenberg Teaching Award from the division of general internal medicine and the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching at an affiliated hospital. He is associate program director for the internal medicine residency program. He served as assistant director of ambulatory resident education from 2011 through 2015. In 2013, he was awarded the Williams’ Fellowship for the development of skills in curriculum innovation. He was instrumental in redesigning the curricular structure of the internal medicine residency program and a theme-based ambulatory curriculum for interns. He has presented his educational innovations at annual meetings of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine. He is the recently elected Chair of the Medical Faculty Senate Steering Committee.

 

DaCarla Albright, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Albright is a productive and gifted obstetrician and gynecologist who is recognized for her compassionate and skillful care in the areas of high acuity obstetrical care, gynecologic surgery and ambulatory gynecologic care. She is a committed and enthusiastic educator of medical students and residents. In 2014, Dr. Albright was appointed associate director of the Core Clinical Clerkship in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Under her leadership, medical student engagement has been enhanced and the overall learning environment has been improved. She serves as co-chair of the department’s Education Committee. She is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists.

 

David M. Allman, Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine         

Dr. Allman is advancing the field of B-cell immunology. His research focuses on B-cell biology from early development to the generation of antibody secreting plasma cells. He has been successful in securing funding for his research. His publications are in leading journals including Immunity, Blood and The Journal of Immunology. He makes extensive contributions as an educator and mentor throughout PSOM, the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering, and the School of Veterinary Medicine. He has served as chair of the immunology graduate group since 2014. He received the Excellence in Teaching Award for Outstanding Instruction in Immunology in 2013 and the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Basic Science Teaching in 2015.

 

Valerianna K. Amorosa, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Amorosa makes substantial contributions as a clinician, teacher and administrator. She is recognized for her outstanding clinical acumen and as the “go to” clinician for complex cases in infectious diseases. She served as Chief, Infectious Diseases Section at the Philadelphia VAMC from 2005 through 2016. In 2016, she was named Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs in the Infectious Diseases Division. She excels as an educator and mentor of medical students, residents and fellows. She is the Site Director for the Department of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program and an Associate Program Director in Internal Medicine. In 2015, she received the Infectious Diseases Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award. She is a member of the International AIDS Society, the HIV Medicine Association, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the American Association for the Study of the Liver. She is a reviewer for a number of journals such as The Journal of Infectious Diseases and Annals of Internal Medicine.

 

Stewart A. Anderson, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry

Dr. Anderson is a highly accomplished developmental biologist and translational neuroscientist who focuses on the molecular and cellular mechanisms that govern the development of the mammalian forebrain. His work has important applications in the treatment of seizures, schizophrenia, and autism. His scholarship is in high quality journals including Development, Neuron, Journal of Neuroscience, and Nature Neuroscience. He is a standing member of the NIH IRG Neural Cell Fate Study Section. He is also a respected educator and mentor of medical students, undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. He lectures nationally and internationally. He is a member of the Society for Neuroscience and a member of the Scientific Council of the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation.

 

Stephen M. Avery, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology—Clinician-Educator

Dr. Avery is a nationally prominent physicist in the field of radiation oncology whose research focuses on quality assurance in proton therapy treatment including protoacoustics, treatment planning techniques, and dosimetry studies. He makes substantial contributions to teaching and diversity and inclusion. He participates in the Summer Undergraduate Program for Educating Radiation Scientists. He directed the Masters of Medical Physics Program from 2010 to 2015 and developed a post-graduate certificate program in medical physics. He serves on the review committee of the Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs. He developed the Diversity Recruitment through Education and Mentoring (DREAM). He served as Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion sub-committee of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). He was named a fellow of the AAPM in 2015. In 2016, he organized the inaugural symposium on diversity and inclusion in medical physics at the AAPM annual meeting.

 

L. Charles Bailey, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Dr. Bailey makes substantial contributions as a clinician and educator and in medical informatics. He is a dedicated and compassionate clinician who cares for patients with leukemia and lymphoma. He has been named to the CHOP Faculty Teaching Honor Roll a number of times. He supports the development and use of large national and local databases to improve clinical outcomes for children with chronic diseases. He is a physician champion for the electronic medical record representing pediatric oncology. At CHOP, he serves on the Clinical Decision Support Committee, the Oncology Quality Improvement Committee, the Oncology Chemotherapy Safety Committee, the Clinical Data Reporting and Quality Committee, and the Clinical Informatics Council. He received American Board of Preventive Medicine, Clinical Informatics Certification in 2014. He is a member of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and the American Medical Informatics Association.

 

Philip Bailey, Jr., DO, MBA
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Dr. Bailey is an outstanding anesthesiologist, teacher and administrator. He is acknowledged for his technical skills, critical thinking and patient relationships. He is the Associate Director of Perioperative Services and Associate Director of Operations for the division of general anesthesiology at CHOP. As a “Board Runner”, he is responsible for ensuring that the main operating rooms and remote locations function smoothly on a daily basis. He participates on many committees within the department and CHOP such as The Radiology/Anesthesiology Steering Committee, Sedation Task Force and the MRI Safety Committee. He is a committed educator and mentor of medical students, residents, fellows and other trainees. He is an oral board examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology and has been a major contributor to the SEE program, a continuing medical education resource produced by the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

 

Naomi Balamuth, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Dr. Balamuth is a highly respected pediatric oncologist who is recognized for her expertise in the treatment of sarcomas and other solid tumors in children. In her role as Medical Director of Medication Safety, she works closely with the departments of pharmacy, nursing and hospital administration to investigate medication errors throughout the hospital. She has participated in making significant changes to the electronic health record for improved medication safety. She is an EPIC clinical champion and has assisted in the development of templates specific to oncology. She is an active participant in the Oncology Clinical Care, Chemotherapy Safety and Quality Improvement Committees at CHOP. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, the Association for Cancer Research, and the Society of Hematology.

 

Vaneeta Bamba, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Dr. Bamba is a prominent pediatric endocrinologist who is an expert in the care of children and adolescents with growth disorders, Turner Syndrome, and lipid disorders. In her role as Medical Director of the Diagnostic and Research Growth Center, she supervises growth hormone clinical research studies, develops clinical practice guidelines, and oversees the comprehensive center for evaluation and management of patients with Turner Syndrome. She excels as an educator of medical students, residents and fellows. She is a member of the Advisory Board for the Development of Clinical Turner Syndrome Centers and a delegate to the International Consensus Group for Guidelines on the Care of Girls and Women with Turner Syndrome. She is a member of the Curriculum Committee, Education Committee, and Estrogen Replacement Committee of the Pediatric Endocrine Society.

 

Frances K. Barg, Ph.D., M.Ed.
Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health—Clinician-Educator

Dr. Barg is an influential contributor to her field and a valuable resource to the Penn research community. She is an outstanding medical anthropologist who is a national leader in analyzing how social and cultural factors influence health. She is a highly collaborative researcher who uses an interdisciplinary approach to study patient-centered outcomes research, environmental health, community health, and mental health. Her numerous and noteworthy publications are in leading journals. She is on the editorial review board of Qualitative Health Research and serves as a reviewer for the NIH and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute. She is also an excellent educator and mentor in the Perelman School of Medicine, the School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Nursing. She is a member of the American Anthropological Association and the Society for Psychological Anthropology.

 

Joseph A. Baur, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physiology

Dr. Baur has made seminal contributions to research in the basic mechanisms that lead to aging. He studies the metabolic consequences of change in mTOR signaling and the role of NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) in loss of function in aging. In addition to his independent research, he is highly collaborative, providing scientific and technical expertise to high impact projects inside and outside the University of Pennsylvania. In 2016, he was named Director of the Mouse Phenotyping, Physiology and Metabolism Core of the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. He has an impressive grants portfolio. In 2013, he was awarded the Joseph A. Pignolo, Sr. Award in Aging Research. He is associate editor of Frontiers in Genetics of Aging and the Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences and an editorial board member of ScienceOpen and the Journal of the American Aging Association. He recently redesigned and co-directed a course in the Cell and Molecular Biology graduate program.

 

Michel Bilello, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology—Clinician-Educator

Dr. Bilello is a leading expert in medical informatics and computer assisted technology in the diagnosis and management of patients. His research focuses on the development of computer-aided diagnosis software for neuroradiology applied to multiple sclerosis, brain tumors, and Alzheimer’s disease. He publishes his work in leading journals in his field. He is an active and respected educator and mentor of medical students, residents and fellows. He is a member of the American College of Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America, and the American Society of Neuroradiology. He held an organizing role in the 2015 American Society of Neuroradiology annual scientific meeting.

 

Gregory P. Bisson, M.D., M.S.C.E.
Associate Professor of Medicine          

Dr. Bisson is an accomplished physician-scientist whose research focuses on improving clinical outcomes among adults with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and HIV-associated conditions. He investigates HIV treatment delivery in resource-limited settings and immunological mechanisms of the pathophysiology and antiretroviral mediated treatment outcomes in HIV, particularly tuberculosis. He was the first investigator at the University of Pennsylvania to base his research in Botswana and has contributed to the creation of the research component of the Botswana-UPenn Partnership. He received the Marjorie Bowman New Investigator Award in 2013 and the Holmes Award for Clinical Research from the department of medicine in 2016. He is a member of The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, the Infectious Disease Society of America, and the Society for Epidemiologic Research.

 

Franklin E. Caldera, DO, MBA
Associate Professor of Clinical Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Caldera excels as a physiatrist who focuses on interventional therapeutic and rehabilitation interventions aimed at the diagnosis and treatment of clinical conditions that affect the axial spine, impede human function and cause significant pain and disability, and for his expertise in musculoskeletal ultrasound and ultrasound guided injections. He was appointed Assistant Chief Medical Officer at the Pennsylvania Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine in 2014 and he was promoted to Chief Medical Officer in 2016. He is a highly regarded teacher of medical students, residents, and fellows and serves as associate residency program director. He designed, organized, and implemented a musculoskeletal ultrasound course for residents within and external to Penn. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, a Diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine, and a member of several additional professional and scientific societies, including the International Spine Intervention Society and the American College of Sports Medicine.

 

Carolyn C. Cannuscio, Sc.D.
Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health—Clinician-Educator

Dr. Cannuscio is an influential leader in the field of public health, particularly health equity and population research. Her interdisciplinary research employs social epidemiology and community partnerships to study access to housing, health care and food, and their influences on health and health disparities. Her paper, “Using Art to Amplify Youth Voices and Housing Security” was recognized by The American Journal of Public Health with Paper of the Year Award in 2013. She is a senior fellow in the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and Senior Fellow in the Center for Public Health Initiatives. She has served as Director of Research for the Center for Public Health Initiatives since 2016. She is a highly valued and inspiring educator and mentor and a sought-after lecturer throughout the University of Pennsylvania. She is the course director for two courses in the Master of Public Health Program.

 

Edward Cantu, III, M.D., M.S.C.E
Associate Professor of Surgery—Clinician-Educator

Dr. Cantu has achieved international prominence in thoracic surgery, particularly lung transplantation. His research focuses on the definition, prediction and treatment of primary graft dysfunction (PGD) and on innovative technologies designed to safely expand the donor pool. In 2015, he was named Director of Lung Transplant Research. His scholarship is in leading journals in his field. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. He is Vice-Chair of the Council on Basic Science and Translational Research for the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation and a member of the Membership and Professional Standards Committee and chair of the Third Party Perfusion Regulation Committee for the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network.

 

Thomas P. Cappola, M.D., Sc.M.
Herbert C. Rorer Professor in Medical Sciences

Dr. Cappola, a distinguished leader in academic cardiology, uses clinical investigation and genomics to focus on the development of novel therapeutic strategies for myocardial disease. He has an impressive history of research funding. In 2015, he was named division chief of cardiovascular medicine and the Herbert C. Rorer Associate Professor in Medical Sciences. He publishes his work in premier journals including The Journal of the American Medical Association, The New England Journal of Medicine, Nature Cell, Science Translational Medicine, and The Journal of Clinical Investigation. He was elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation in 2012 and was named a Fellow of the American Heart Association in 2014. He is a member of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, the International Society for Heart Research, and the Heart Failure Society of America.

 

Maurizio F. Cereda, M.D.
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care—Clinician-Educator

Dr. Cereda is an accomplished academic anesthesiologist whose research focuses on the pathophysiology and assessment of acute lung injury. He studies acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and has developed novel imaging techniques to study pulmonary responses to lung injury and mechanical ventilation. He has served as the co-director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania since 2015. He is a highly-regarded role model and educator of medical students, residents and fellows. He is the program director for the adult critical care medicine fellowship at HUP. He received the Fellows Teaching Award in Clinical Excellence in Critical Care Teaching in 2015. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the American Thoracic Society.

 

Sara Cherry, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology

Dr. Cherry is advancing the field of viral pathogenesis. She uses a variety of techniques to study the genetics underlying immune responses to viral infections from insect to human. She has expanded her investigations to include the virology and therapeutic avenues for Zika virus infections and screening drugs for acute myeloid leukemia. She founded and serves as scientific director of the High-Throughput Screening Core to bring screening technologies throughout the Penn Community. She was named Director for the Program for Chemogenomic Discovery in 2016. She has contributed publications in leading journals including Cell, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Cell Host Microbe. She is a standing member of the NIH Virology B Study Section and chairs the NIH Roadmap CPSF Workshop. She is a member of the Genetics Society of America, the American Society of Virology, and the American Association of Immunology.

 

Debbie Cohen, MBBCh
Professor of Medicine—Clinician-Educator

Dr. Cohen is a national and international leader in nephrology, with particular expertise in complex hypertension. Her research focuses on the effects of different antihypertensive medications on pulse wave velocity in patients with proteinuric kidney disease. She has also completed an NIH funded study assessing the effects of yoga on hypertension which was published recently in Clinical Hypertension. She developed and directs the Neuroendocrine Tumor Translational Center of Excellence (NET TCE). She also directs the Clinical Research Renal Program. She publishes her work in prestigious journals such as the Journal of Clinical Hypertension. She excels as a teacher and mentor. She is a preceptor for the LEAPP (Longitudinal Experience to Appreciate Patient Perspectives) program. She presents her work at national and international venues.

 

D. Kacy Cullen, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

Dr. Cullen is an innovative investigator who uses a biomedical engineering approach to advance the understanding of the causative mechanisms of neural injury and to develop cutting-edge neural tissue engineering-based treatments to promote regeneration and restore function after trauma. He has a successful history of grant funding. He has contributed publications in leading journals in his field including the Journal of Neural Engineering and Tissue Engineering. He was selected as one of “3 People to Watch in Neuroscience in 2016” by STAT News. He serves on the editorial board of Critical Reviews in Biomedical Engineering and is a reviewer for numerous additional journals. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Neurotrauma Society, the Biomedical Engineering Society, and the Society for Neuroscience. He has been a session chair at Biomedical Engineering Society meetings.

 

Nevena Damjanov, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Damjanov is a prominent medical oncologist with particular expertise in gastrointestinal cancer and in the treatment of hepatobiliary malignancies. She is an active participant in the GI Tumor Board, the Colorectal Tumor Board, the Liver Board and the Neuroendocrine Tumor Board within the Abramson Cancer Center and the general Tumor Boards at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and the VA Medical Center. She serves as Chief of Hematology/Oncology at the VA Medical Center. She is an active and effective educator and mentor of medical students, residents and fellows. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

 

Anthony J. Dean, M.D.
Professor of Emergency Medicine—Clinician-Educator

Dr. Dean is an influential leader in the field of emergency ultrasound. His research focuses on the application of bedside ultrasound to facilitate the care of acutely ill and injured patients, the teaching of clinician performed ultrasonography, and the applications of ultrasonography in low and middle-income countries. He is an outstanding and innovative educator whose contributions include the creation of one of the first fellowships in emergency ultrasonography, a nationally respected program that he continues to direct, the development and implementation of a one-month mandatory core resident rotation in emergency ultrasonography, and the development of a credentialing curriculum which qualifies the faculty to meet the criteria for working in bedside emergency ultrasound. More recently, he has participated in the development and implementation of clinical ultrasound in the medical school curriculum. He received the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Academy of Emergency Ultrasound Education Award in 2015 and a Fulbright Teaching Scholarship to develop an emergency medicine residency training program in Guatemala.

 

Matthew A. Deardorff, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics—Clinician-Educator

Dr. Deardorff is an internationally prominent investigator in the field of human clinical genetics. He investigates the molecular mechanisms of developmental patterning and morphogenesis in rare pediatric disorders to enable the development of improved therapies, with a focus on the role of the cohesion complex in human developmental disease. He was named Associate Medical Director of The Individualized Medical Genetics Center at CHOP in 2014. That same year, he received the Laird S. Jackson Award from the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation which recognizes an individual’s significant medical and/or scientific contributions toward understanding CdLS and improving the lives of people affected by the syndrome. He received the PSOM Dean’s Award for Excellence in Basic Science Teaching in 2014. He serves on the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome National Foundation.

 

Nimesh D. Desai, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery—Clinician-Educator

Dr. Desai excels as an academic cardiovascular surgeon. His research complements his clinical work and focuses on the clinical epidemiology of complex aortic surgical repair and the assessment of new cardiovascular technologies. In 2016, he was named Director of Clinical Research for the division of cardiovascular surgery. He oversees the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database at the University of Pennsylvania. He has contributed numerous publications in leading journals such as Circulation, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and The New England Journal of Medicine. He is a reviewer for the Annals of Thoracic Surgery and The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American Heart Association.

 

Charuhas Deshpande, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Dr. Deshpande is an outstanding and productive surgical pathologist who focuses on pulmonary, cardiac and genitourinary pathology. He served as Director of the Molecular Anatomic Pathology Service from 2011 through 2015 and he was recently named Director of Cardiac Pathology. He received the James E. Wheeler Award for Excellence in Anatomic Pathology Resident Teaching in 2012 and the Peter Nowell Teaching Award in 2013. He participates in neoplastic and non-neoplastic pulmonary/mediastinal pathology related translational research and he is a member of the Translational Center for Excellence in Lung Cancer Immunology. He is a member of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, the International Association for Study of Lung Cancer, the College of American Pathologists, and the Pulmonary Pathology Society.

 

Sanjay Dixit, M.D.
Professor of Medicine—Clinician-Educator

Dr. Dixit is recognized internationally for his significant contributions to the field of cardiac electrophysiology. His research focuses on the mechanisms and treatment of atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia through curative ablations and he has designed and directed a number of clinical trials that have advanced the field. His publications are in prestigious journals in his field. He co-directs the ECG core-curriculum teaching course for Penn residents and recently participated in the development of a standardized curriculum for residents at all Penn Medicine hospitals. He is active in the American Heart Association International Mentorship Program. He is a member of the Annual Scientific Session Abstract Reviewing Committees of the World Congress of Cardiology, the American College of Cardiology, and the American Heart Association.

 

Aaron T. Dorfman, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Dr. Dorfman is a prominent leader in pediatric cardiology, particularly Turner Syndrome. He has collaborated with the divisions of endocrinology and genetics within CHOP to develop a multi-disciplinary Turner Syndrome program. He is an active and enthusiastic teacher of medical students, residents, fellows and community physicians in the clinical and didactic settings. In 2016, he was selected to the Early Career Faculty Honor Roll at CHOP by the pediatric residents. He lectures regionally. He is a member of the American Society of Echocardiography and a reviewer for Pediatric Emergency Care.

 

Jay F. Dorsey, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology      

Dr. Dorsey is a highly productive physician-scientist in the field of radiation oncology. His novel research focuses on the development of theranostic nanoparticles to enhance tumor imaging and radiation therapy effectiveness and the detection of circulating tumor cells as a predictor of clinical outcomes in gliomas and non-small cell lung cancer. He has been successful in garnering support for his research. His peer-reviewed publications are in premier journals including PLOS ONE, Cancer, Cancer Research and The Journal of Biological Chemistry. He is an outstanding teacher. He recently served as a member of the American Board of Radiology Exam Question Development Committee. He is a mentor for the International Development and Education Award of the American Society of Clinical Research.  

 

Jalpa A. Doshi, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine

Dr. Doshi is an outstanding pharmacoeconomics researcher who is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in health economics and policy, particularly pharmacoeconomics. Her research integrates health economics, pharmacoepidemiology, econometrics, biostatistics and policy analysis and focuses on how pharmaceuticals can be better accessed and utilized in the health care system to improve health care quality while balancing costs. Her scholarship has been published in prestigious journals. She is a highly regarded educator of undergraduate and graduate students in the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School. She is a member of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology, the International Health Economics Association, Academy Health, the Society for Medical Decision Making, the American Society of Health Economics, and the American Heart Association.        

 

Chyke A. Doubeni, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health

Dr. Doubeni is widely recognized for his contributions as a clinical epidemiologist and healthcare delivery researcher in the field of cancer prevention and screening. His research focuses on evaluating and improving the quality of screening and prevention for colorectal cancer, with a particular emphasis on issues of racial and social disparities, and has influenced national policies. He has an impressive record of funding. His scholarly contributions are in high profile journals including The New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, and The Journal of the American Medical Association. He is an outstanding educator and mentor of undergraduate and graduate students, medical students and residents in the clinical, didactic and research settings. He oversees the educational programs in the department including the family medicine clerkship, a global health fellowship program and the residency program. He is a member of several national and international professional and scientific societies.

 

Kimberly Dumoff, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Dr. Dumoff is a highly respected and productive pathologist who is known for her diagnostic excellence in multiple organs systems including gynecological and breast pathology. She has been involved in numerous quality assurance projects. She served as interim breast pathology subspecialty director from 2014 through 2016 and interim director of gynecologic surgical pathology from 2013 through 2014. She excels as an educator of medical students, residents, fellows and trainees and colleagues from departments inside and outside of pathology and laboratory medicine in the didactic and clinical settings. She participated in the development of tests to demonstrate resident competency to fulfill the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education requirements. She is a member of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, the American Society of Clinical Pathology, and the College of American Pathologists.

 

Angela M. Ellison, M.D., M.Sc.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics—Clinician-Educator

Dr. Ellison is having an impact on the care of children with sickle cell disease by exploring novel approaches to the management of the acute complications of the disease with emphasis on the management of vaso-occlusive pain crisis. Her work in the PECARN multicenter randomized controlled trial of intravenous magnesium for sickle cell pain has changed the care of children in emergency departments across the country. In 2014, she was elected to the Society for Pediatric Research. She has been named to the CHOP Faculty Honor Roll for teaching five times. She is also known nationally for her commitment to diversity. She co-chairs the Race in Medicine Special Interest Group of the Academic Pediatric Association with the goal of assuring that minorities in medicine have opportunities for recruitment and career advancement. At CHOP, she participates in the Multicultural Physician Alliance and she is an active member of the Alliance of Minority Physicians at Penn Medicine.

 

Nicholas F. Evageliou, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Dr. Evageliou is a prominent oncologist with broad expertise in the care of patients with complex diagnoses and complications of oncologic diseases. He directs the Voorhees Specialty Care Hematology/Oncology outpatient clinic and has expanded patient safety activities and updated and maintained clinical guidelines and pathways. He is a dedicated and engaged teacher of medical students, residents and fellows in the clinical and didactic settings. He is a member of the Children’s Oncology Group Renal Tumors Committee and the PREP Hematology/Oncology Editorial Board of the American Academy of Pediatrics.   

 

Giovanni Ferrari, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Surgery

Dr. Ferrari is an internationally recognized independent and collaborative investigator in cardiovascular research. His innovative basic and translational research applies molecular and cellular biology and focuses on early diagnosis and mechanistic understandings of vascular and cardiac valve diseases. He established and directs the Penn Cardiac Bioregistry, a unique human tissue collection program that allows for longitudinal studies. He has an impressive record of grant funding. He received a Certificate of Research Excellence from the American Heart Association in 2015. He is a member of numerous professional and scientific societies including the International Society for Applied Cardiovascular Biology, the European Society of Cardiology, and the Society of Heart Valve Disease.

 

John E. Fiadjoe, M.D.
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care—Clinician-Educator

Dr. Fiadjoe has emerged as a leader in pediatric anesthesiology, focusing on the efficacy of airway management devices and outcomes of difficult airway management. He has developed a multi-institutional registry to examine complications in children with difficult airways and the care patterns of anesthesiologists to define the best airway management practices. He makes significant teaching contributions within Penn and nationally. He has organized and implemented workshops at the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and the American Society of Anesthesiologists annual meetings. In 2015, he was appointed Chair of the Difficult Pediatric Airway Workshop for the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and in 2016, Pediatric Airway Workshop Chair for the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Since 2011, he has served as an examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology. He has served on committees for the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and will chair the annual meeting in 2017.

 

Benjamin A. Garcia, Ph.D.
Presidential Professor

Dr. Garcia is a highly influential scientist and thought leader in the use of mass spectrometry to explore epigenetic and chromatin regulation. His pioneering research is focused on the analysis of post-translational modifications on chromatin proteins, particularly on histones and how these modifications affect histone function and gene expression. He received the 2016 Protein Science Young Investigator Award, given to a scientist who has made an important contribution to the study of proteins within the first eight years of an independent career, the American Chemical Society Arthur F. Findeis Award for Achievements by Young Analytical Scientist, the Pittcon Achievement Award, the Biomed Research Central Award in Molecular and Cellular Sciences, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Dr. Robert Arceci Scholar Award. Dr. Garcia’s contributions to education are equally remarkable. He serves as head of diversity recruitment and chair of the admission committee for the Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Graduate Group. He is invited to lecture nationally and internationally, including Gordon Conferences.     

 

Philip R. Gehrman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry—Clinician-Educator

Dr. Gehrman has achieved international prominence in the field of insomnia. He investigates the mechanisms and treatment of insomnia and its relationship to mental health. He is an outstanding and innovative clinician who leads an active telemedicine program at the VA Medical Center that provides clinical care to veterans located at other VA facilities. He has been successful in securing funding for his research. He publishes in leading journals including Sleep, Sleep Medicine, and PLOS Genetics. He is associate editor of BMC Psychiatry and the sleep disorders section editor of Current Psychiatry Reports. In 2011, he received the Samuel Kuna Excellence in Research Mentoring Award. He is invited to lecture nationally and internationally. He is a member of the European Sleep Research Society, the Sleep Research Society, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and the American Telemedicine Association.     

 

Therese M. Giglia, MD
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Dr. Giglia is recognized internationally for her contributions to the clinical care of children with complex heart disease including thrombosis, single ventricle physiology, and pulmonary hypertension. She is Medical Director of the Infant Single Ventricle Monitoring Program at CHOP, an intensive home-monitoring program of neonates and infants with shunt-dependent single-ventricle physiology. She developed the Cardiac Anticoagulation and Thrombosis program, providing consultative services to the cardiologists regarding the most effective and safest method of anti-coagulation for patients. She was appointed by the American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young to chair a writing group to investigate thrombosis in children with heart disease. Her many leadership positions in professional and scientific societies include Chair of the American Heart Association Early Career and Mentoring Committee from 2011 through 2015 and member of the Founding Board and Board of Directors of the Pediatric Intensive Care Society from 2000 through 2015.

 

Jill P. Ginsberg, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics—Clinician-Educator

Dr. Ginsberg is a nationally recognized expert in the field of pediatric hematology/oncology, particularly childhood cancer survivorship and fertility preservation. She investigates the medical and psychological status of long-term survivors of childhood cancer, the biology of cryopreservation of gonadal and/or primordial cells from pre-pubertal boys and girls, and fertility preservation in children and adolescents receiving potentially gonadotoxic therapy for non-malignant conditions. She served as associate editor of the Journal of Cancer Survivorship from 2013 through 2015. She is an excellent educator and mentor of medical students, residents and fellows. She is a member of the Children’s Oncology Group, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, and the Society for Pediatric Research.

 

Andrew C. Glatz, M.D., M.S.C.E
Associate Professor of Pediatrics—Clinician-Educator

Dr. Glatz is an accomplished and productive pediatric cardiologist with expertise in interventional cardiology. He focuses on outcomes research for children with congenital heart disease, the role of systematic-pulmonary arterial collateral flow in single ventricle heart disease, and the use of large registry and administrative databases to answer novel questions related to congenital cardiac catheterization. He has contributed publications in leading journals in his field such as The American Journal of Cardiology, Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, and The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. He is a member of the American Heart Association and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. He serves on the IMPACT Registry Research and Publications Committee for the American College of Cardiology and the Steering Committee for Image Gently Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging.

 

Roger A. Greenberg, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Cancer Biology

Dr. Greenberg is an internationally prominent investigator in the fields of mammalian DNA responses and DNA repair, focusing primarily on understanding how chromatin responds to DNA damage affects genome integrity, cancer susceptibility, and response to anti-cancer therapy. His research has led to the identification of three new breast cancer susceptibility genes, a human syndrome associated with biallelic BRCA1 mutations, and insights into mechanisms by which chromatin responses affect response to targeted therapies. He has a successful record of grant funding. He has contributed peer-reviewed publications in high impact journals including Cell, Cancer Discovery, Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, and Genes and Development. He was elected to the American Society of Clinical Investigation in 2013. He is a member of the NIH Cancer Etiology Society Section and the NIH Special Review Panel for R15 Grants. He has held organizing roles in scientific meetings including Gordon Research Conferences and Cold Spring Harbor meetings.

 

Jeff M. Greenblatt, MD, MBA
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Greenblatt excels as a hospitalist physician who is recognized for delivering innovative and high-quality care to patients. He is a physician lead for the Unit Based Clinical Lead Team and works very closely with the nursing and quality team members to provide leadership and accountability for the delivery of comprehensive and interdisciplinary care on medical units. He also serves as a member of the HUP Patient and Family Advocacy Council and is the HUP representative on the UPHS Patient Experience Steering Committee. He is an enthusiastic educator of medical students and residents. He participated in updating the main teaching service at HUP to emphasize interdisciplinary, bedside and patient-centered rounding. He is a reviewer for the Journal of General Internal Medicine and the Journal of Medical Education.

 

Adda Grimberg, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics—Clinician-Educator

A leader in the field of pediatric endocrinology, Dr. Grimberg’s research interests focus on the molecular biology of the growth hormone/insulin-like growth factor axis, medical decision making, and disparities in the management of children with short stature. She has contributed publications in leading journals including Endocrinology and The Journal of Pediatrics. She is a member of the editorial board of Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews. She has reviewed grants for the German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development and the Israel Science Foundation. She is a dedicated and enthusiastic educator and mentor of medical students, residents and fellows. She is an active member of The Endocrine Society, the Pediatric Endocrine Society, The Growth Hormone Research Society, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. She was appointed chair of the taskforce charged with drafting new guidelines for GH and IGF-1 use in children and adolescents for the Pediatric Endocrine Society.

 

James P. Guevara, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor of Pediatrics—Clinician-Educator

Dr. Guevara has achieved national recognition for his research in child development, behavioral disorders, pediatric health disparities, and faculty diversity. His investigations include the organization, financing and delivery of primary healthcare services to children with developmental and behavioral disabilities and the effectiveness of minority faculty development programs. He is associate editor of Academic Pediatrics. He is assistant director for faculty and trainee diversity in the department of biostatistics, epidemiology and informatics and director of interdisciplinary initiatives for the Policy Lab: Center to Bridge Research, Practice and Policy at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He serves as a lead diversity search advisor for the Perelman School of Medicine. He received division teaching awards at CHOP in 2011 and 2013. He is a member of the Academic Pediatrics Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Society for Pediatric Research.

 

Andrew R. Haas, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine—Clinician-Educator

Dr. Haas is making important contributions to the field of interventional pulmonology and thoracic oncology. His research focuses on the diagnosis and management of tracheobronchial and pleural disorders and the development of novel immune-based therapeutics for thoracic malignancies. In 2010, he was named Bronchoscopy Director at HUP and in 2015, Director of the University of Pennsylvania Interventional Pulmonary and Thoracic Oncology Program. His scholarship is in leading journals including Clinical Cancer Research, the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, and the American Journal of Transplantation. He is a reviewer for Chest. He is a member of the World Association for Bronchology, American Thoracic Society, and the American College of Chest Physicians.

 

Roy Hoshi Hamilton, M.D., M.S.
Associate Professor of Neurology

Dr. Hamilton is an influential academic neurologist who is advancing the field of interventional cognitive neurology. He investigates the use of non-invasive electrical and magnetic brain stimulation to explore the characteristics and limits of functional plasticity in the intact and injured brain. In recognition of his contributions to cognitive neurology, he received the prestigious Norman Geschwind Prize in Behavioral Neurology in 2015. He was elected Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology in 2016. He makes substantial contributions as an educator and mentor of students and trainees from the high school through trainee levels. He is the Director of the Clinical Neurosciences Training Program. He received the Leonard Berwick Memorial Teaching Award in 2015. He is also a committed leader in fostering diversity, equity and inclusion through the Perelman School of Medicine and nationally. In 2013, he was named Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion. That same year, he was inducted into the PSOM Minority Faculty Hall of Fame. Nationally, he has served on the Minority Scholarship Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology.

 

Matthew R. Hayes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Nutritional Neuroscience in Psychiatry

Dr. Hayes is a highly productive and impactful investigator whose research focuses on understanding the neuroendocrine systems regulating energy balance and motivated behaviors and how perturbations in these systems can contribute to diseases such as obesity, eating disorders, and drug addiction. He combines molecular, physiological, biochemical, and behavioral methodologies to study the role of various neuroendocrine and neurotransmitter systems, particularly the neuropeptide glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), that act both in the periphery and centrally in distributed nuclei of the caudal brainstem, midbrain and forebrain and that control food intake and body weight regulation. He received the prestigious Alan N. Epstein Research Award from the Society of the Study of Ingestive Behavior. He is a gifted educator and mentor of undergraduate and graduate students, medical students, fellows and postdoctoral fellows within the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Nursing. He lectures nationally and internationally.

 

Elizabeth O. Hexner, M.D., M.S.T.R.
Associate Professor of Medicine—Clinician-Educator

Dr. Hexner is recognized nationally for her expertise in hematology. Her investigations focus on myeloproliferative neoplasms and umbilical cord blood transplantation. She publishes her research in leading journals including the American Journal of Hematology, Blood, and The New England Journal of Medicine. She serves on the editorial boards of Therapeutic Advances in Hematology and the American Journal of Hematology. In 2015, she was named assistant director of the Master of Science in Translational Research Program and Medical Director of the Center for Cellular Immunotherapies. In 2013, she received The John Glick, M.D. Price for Teaching Excellence in Oncology. In 2016, she was a reviewer of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Translational Research Program. She has presented her work nationally and internationally.

 

V. Ramesh Iyer, MBBS
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Dr. Iyer is a highly respected pediatric cardiologist who is a leader in interventional electrophysiology. His breadth of knowledge, clinical expertise, and clinical judgment are described as exemplary. He has participated in numerous collaborative research initiatives including the assessment of atrial pacing in pediatric patients with complex congenital heart disease and structural and functional changes in calcium release channels and their role in arrhythmias and heart failure. He is a committed educator of nurses, medical students, residents and fellows. He is a member of the Examiner Committee of the Royal College of Physicians, a member of the International Mentor Committee of the American Heart Association, and a member of the Clinical Advisory Committee of the Heart Rhythm Society.

 

Benjamin M. Jackson, M.D., M.S.
Associate Professor of Surgery—Clinician-Educator

Dr. Jackson is an outstanding academic vascular surgeon. He is an international expert on complex endovascular therapeutic procedures whose translational and pioneering research focuses on cardiovascular physiology and image processing. He has contributed numerous publications in leading journals including the Journal of Vascular Surgery, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, and The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. He is a reviewer for Circulation and the American Journal of Physiology – Heart and Circulatory Physiology. He serves as Program Director for the Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency and the Vascular Surgery Fellowship. In 2014, he received the Annual Teaching Award from the division of traumatology and critical care. He is a member of the Association for Academic Surgery, the Eastern Vascular Society, and the Society for Vascular Surgery.

 

Steven Joffe, M.D., M.P.H.
Emanuel and Robert Hart Professor in Bioethics

Dr. Joffe is an international leader and scholar in medical ethics whose influential research focuses on the ethical challenges that arise in the conduct of clinical and translational investigation and genomics. He has an impressive history of grant funding. He was named vice-chair of the department in 2014. His scholarship is in prestigious journals including The New England Journal of Medicine, the American Journal of Bioethics, The Journal of the American Medical Association, and Science. He was elected as a Fellow of the Hastings Center in 2013. He is an outstanding educator and mentor of medical students, undergraduate and graduate students, residents, fellows and postdoctoral fellows. He founded and directs the Penn fellowship in advanced bioethics. He is a frequently invited lecturer. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Federal Research Regulations and Reporting Requirements, a member of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Pediatrics Ethics Subcommittee, and Chair of the Children’s Oncology Group Bioethics Committee.

           

David E. Kaplan, M.D., M.Sc.
Associate Professor of Medicine—Clinician-Educator 

Dr. Kaplan excels as a clinician, investigator and educator. He is a nationally prominent expert in liver disease who investigates the immunopathogenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma, B-cell dysfunction associated with cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, and the outcomes and cost of care related to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. He has served as Director of Hepatology and Director of the Liver Cancer Program at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center since 2013 and is credited with advancing clinical programs for the care of veterans with liver cancer and advanced liver disease including the creation of a multidisciplinary liver cancer clinic and a Hepatitis C patient-aligned care team. He publishes his work in premier journals in his field. He is a gifted teacher and mentor of medical students, residents and fellows in the clinical, didactic and research settings. He is a member of the American Gastroenterology Association.

 

Giorgos C. Karakousis, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery—Clinician-Educator

Dr. Karakousis is a national leader in the field of surgical oncology. His research complements his clinical work, focusing on prognostic factors in melanoma and other cancers. He is recognized for initiating the heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy program at HUP, an advanced surgical technique to treat tumors of the peritoneum. He has garnered funding for his research and publishes in leading journals. He is a member of the editorial boards of Surgical Oncology, the Journal of Surgical Oncology, and Annals of Surgical Oncology. He has served on scientific review panels for the Department of Defense. He is an excellent and highly valued teacher and mentor of medical students and residents. He is invited to lecture nationally and internationally. He serves on the Program Committee for the Association for Academic Surgery and the Melanoma/Sarcoma Disease Site Working Group of the Society of Surgical Oncology.

 

William R. Katowitz, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Dr. Katowitz is a nationally recognized pediatric ophthalmologist who specializes in oculoplastic surgery. He has developed innovations in clinical care and techniques for repair of eyelid trauma, lacrimal systems trauma, orbital tumors, vascular malformations in infants and acquired orbital abnormalities. He is Director of the oculoplastics fellowship recognized by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons at CHOP and has developed a subspecialty elective for medical students interested in ophthalmology. He is a member of several committees for the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a full member of the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, and a member of the founding committee of the North American Society of Academic Orbital Surgeons.

 

John D. Kelly, IV, MD
Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Kelly excels as an orthopaedic surgeon with particular expertise in sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, disorders of the shoulder, and joint preservation. He has participated in the development of minimally invasive surgical techniques, significantly reducing pain and disability among his patients. He serves as Director of the Sports Shoulder Program and established a Throwing Center at Penn, specializing in the care of the overhead athlete. He received the Jesse Nicholson Award for Teaching in the department of orthopaedic surgery in 2015. He is co-director of the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship. He is an active member of several professional and scientific societies such as the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

 

Todd J. Kilbaugh, M.D.
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care—Clinician-Educator

Dr. Kilbaugh is a leader in pediatric anesthesiology and pediatric neurocritical care. His investigations focus on neurotrauma, cerebral resuscitation, and mitochondrial bioenergetics in traumatic brain injury. He holds several administrative positions at CHOP including Director of Neuroanesthesia, Co-Director of Neurosurgical Critical Care, and Co-Director of the Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Center. He is a highly regarded educator who was named to the CHOP Teaching Honor Roll multiple times and received the CHOP Anesthesia and Critical Care Teaching Award in 2014. He is a member of the Pediatrics Bronchoscopy Guidelines Committee for the American Thoracic Society and a member of the Traumatic Brain Injury Committee for the American College of Surgeons Trauma Quality Improvement Program. 

 

Ellen J. Kim, M.D.
Professor of Dermatology—Clinician-Educator

Dr. Kim is a national and international expert in the diagnosis and management of patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). Her research focuses on novel treatments for CTCL. Her publications are in premier journals including the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Leukemia and Lymphoma, and JAMA Dermatology. In 2013, she was elected as an inaugural member of The Academy of Master Clinicians, the highest clinical honor bestowed on a Penn physician in recognition of her high standards of clinical excellence, humanism, and professionalism. She has received numerous teaching awards including the Bernett L. Johnson, Jr. Attending Teaching Award in 2014, the Leonard Berwick Memorial Teaching Award, a Penn Medicine Award of Excellence in 2013, the Edward Bondi Teaching Award in 2014, and the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching at the University of Pennsylvania in 2016. That same year, she was named Chair of the Medical Advisory Council of the Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation. She is on the Board of Directors of the US Cutaneous Lymphoma Consortium.

 

Sarah H. Kim, MD, MSCE
Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Kim is an accomplished physician and surgeon who provides exceptional care for patients with gynecologic malignancies and patients with complex gynecologic disorders requiring surgical management. She is recognized for her excellence and innovation in minimally invasive surgery and serves as Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Director of Gynecologic Oncology at Pennsylvania Hospital. She is associate director for the gynecologic fellowship. She received the Excellence in Medical Student Education Award from the department of obstetrics and gynecology in 2016. She is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists.

 

Emmanuel S. King, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. King is widely regarded as an outstanding clinician, educator and administrator. He is a highly skilled internal medicine physician and hospitalist. He was one of the first Unit-Based Clinical Leadership Physicians for a hospitalist unit at HUP and served as the medical director for the non-teaching nurse-practitioner service. He also served as Director of Clinical Operations for the Section of Hospital Medicine from 2009 through 2016 and oversaw the expansion of the hospitalist group to additional clinical sites. He is currently Lead Physician of the Recruiting and On-boarding for the Section of Hospital Medicine. In 2014, he received the Andrew I. Schafer Leadership Award in the department of medicine. He has lectured regionally and nationally on his work in care transitions and quality improvement. Under his leadership, Project BOOST (Better Outcomes for Older Adults through Safe Transitions) at Penn was recognized nationally. He is an active and admired teacher of medical students and residents. He is a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine and a reviewer for the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

 

Daniel M. Kolansky, M.D.
Professor of Medicine—Clinician-Educator

Dr. Kolansky makes substantial contributions to the clinical, research, and education missions in cardiology. He is a nationally prominent cardiologist, particularly in the field of interventional cardiology. His research focuses on clinical utility and complications of percutaneous coronary interventions, therapeutic approaches to treat familial hypercholesterolemia, and the application of therapeutic hypothermia in the treatment of patients after cardiac arrest. In 2015, he was named Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs in the division of cardiovascular medicine and Medical Director of the Heart and Vascular Center at HUP. He is an excellent educator and mentor of medical students, residents and fellows. He lectures nationally and internationally. He chairs the Test Writing Committee, Interventional Cardiology at Home Examination for the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention.
 

Despina Kontos, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology

Dr. Kontos is an international leader in the field of breast cancer imaging and integrative diagnostics. Her rigorous and innovative research focuses on the role of image analysis and quantitative imaging as a predictive biomarker for personalized breast cancer screening, prognosis and treatment. In recognition of her outstanding research contributions, she received the American College of Radiology Young Investigator Award in 2011 and the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group – American College of Radiology Imaging Network Young Investigator Award of Distinction for Translational Research in 2014. She has an impressive record of research funding and scholarship. She serves on a working group and study sections for the NIH and reviews grants for the Breast Cancer Alliance. She is an excellent educator and frequently invited lecturer nationally and internationally. She serves on committees for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Radiological Society of North America, and the American College of Radiology Imaging Network.

 

Francis Wickham Kraemer, III, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Dr. Kraemer is an accomplished pediatric anesthesiologist who provides outstanding general pediatric and pediatric regional anesthesia care. He is Section Chief of the Acute and Chronic Pain Service at CHOP and has overseen the expansion of high quality pain management. He serves as the Medical Director of the Chronic Pain Clinic. He is a committed and effective educator of medical students, residents and fellows within and external to CHOP.  He coordinated and designed the pediatric regional anesthesia and pain management fellowship and in 2015, he was named program director. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Society of Pediatric Anesthesia, and the American Pain Society. He is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Society for Pediatric Pain Medicine.

 

Michele P. Lambert, M.D., M.T.R.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics—Clinician-Educator

Dr. Lambert is a preeminent academic pediatric hematologist who is recognized internationally for her clinical and research contributions to the diagnosis and management of pediatric bleeding and clotting disorders. She studies the genetics of inherited platelet disorders, mechanisms of megakaryopoiesis, clinical care for inherited and acquired platelet disorders, and novel therapies for platelet disorders. In 2014, she was named Medical Director of the Special Coagulation Laboratory in the department of pathology and laboratory medicine at CHOP. She co-authored the inherited thrombocytopenia chapter of the major platelet textbook. She excels as an educator of medical students, residents and fellows. She presents her work nationally and internationally. She was elected to the Society for Pediatric Research in 2012. She has served as a member of the American Society of Hematology and the International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis.

 

Megan Lavoie, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics  

Dr. Lavoie is an outstanding pediatric emergency medicine physician and a distinguished educator. Her outstanding clinical judgment and leadership are recognized by peers, learners and staff in the CHOP Emergency Department. She makes a significant contribution to teaching. She was elected to the CHOP Faculty Teaching Honor Roll in 2016. She serves as course co-director for the medical student sub-internship in pediatric emergency medicine, the site-co-director for the emergency/surgery clerkship rotation for third year medical students and is co-director of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program. She is an active teacher of practicing physicians and leads an initiative to teach resuscitation skills to physicians at community-based urgent care centers and emergency departments. She is a leader of simulation based education initiatives. She co-developed a procedure-based faculty boot camp to assist faculty in maintaining procedural competency. She serves on numerous CHOP committees. She is a reviewer for Pediatric Emergency Care and Annals of Emergency Medicine.

 

James C. Lee, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Lee is recognized nationally for his clinical care of lung transplant patients and patients with advanced lung disease. In 2011, he was named the associate medical director of the Penn Lung Transplant Program and in recognition of his clinical leadership, he was named the medical director in 2015. He is a dedicated and effective educator of medical students, residents, fellows and advanced practitioners. He led the development of the Penn Advanced Lung Disease/Lung Transplantation Fellowship, one of a small number of sub-specialized training programs in the country. He has been an invited lecturer at meetings of professional and scientific societies and serves on a number of working groups for the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation. He is a member of the editorial board of Advances in Pulmonary Medicine and a reviewer for numerous additional journals.

 

Lorraine E. Levitt Katz, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics—Clinician-Educator    

Dr. Levitt Katz is a leader in the field of pediatric endocrinology. Her research focuses on childhood obesity, its comorbidities and complications, the pathophysiology of insulin, and pediatric type 2 diabetes. She has a successful record of research funding and her publications are in prominent journals in her field. She is a reviewer for several journals such as Pediatrics, Diabetes and the Journal of Endocrinology. She has served on NIH study sections and special emphasis panels. She is a dedicated educator and mentor of medical students, residents and fellows in the clinical, didactic and research settings. She has served as Director of Endocrine Fellowship Research Training at CHOP since 2012. She has held organizing roles in scientific meetings of the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society, The Endocrine Society, and the American Diabetes Association.

 

Mingyao Li, Ph.D.
Professor of Biostatistics in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics

Dr. Li has made substantial methodologic and collaborative contributions to the fields of biostatistics, genetic epidemiology, and human genetics. Her methodologic research focuses on the development of novel statistical methods for genetic and genomic data analysis, RNA-seq data, and single-cell genomics. Her collaborative investigations focus on the design and analysis of genetics studies of cardiometabolic disease, age-related macular degeneration, and gene therapy. She has a history of sustained funding for her research and her numerous and noteworthy scholarly contributions are in prestigious journals. She is a regular member of the NIH Genomics, Computational Biology and Technology and the Center for Inherited Disease Research study sections. She is a sought-after speaker nationally and internationally. In 2014, she was elected to membership in the International Statistical Institute. 

 

Alexander Lin, M.D.
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology—Clinician-Educator

Dr. Lin, a nationally and internationally recognized expert in head and neck cancer, studies multimodality therapy, focusing on combined modality treatment of head and neck cancer, tumor microenvironment/hypoxia and radiosensitization via hypoxia-directed therapy and the development and implementation of novel technology for conformal head and neck radiotherapy. He is the Chief of the Head and Neck Service, Director of Clinical Operations, and Medical Director of the Proton Therapy Center. His publications are in leading journals in his field. In 2015, he received the Morton M. Kligerman Award. He received the Teacher of the Year Award from the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology in 2010 and 2015 and The Giulio D’Angio Teaching Award in the department of radiation oncology in 2011. He recently completed a 3-year term as the National Chair of the Head and Neck Section of the American Society of Radiation Oncology.

 

Vincent Lo Re III, M.D., M.S.C.E.
Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. Lo Re is an accomplished physician-scientist whose research bridges infectious diseases and gastrointestinal epidemiology and focuses on evaluating the epidemiology of acute and chronic liver diseases, particularly in patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and chronic viral hepatitis infections. He investigates the epidemiology of chronic viral hepatitis infection, including HIV/hepatitis B and C coinfection, evaluation of outcomes of new antiviral therapies for chronic viral hepatitis, and evaluation of the assessment of the hepatic safety of medications in patients with chronic liver disease. He received the Robert Austrian Award in Health Evaluation Research from the department of medicine in 2011 and the HIV Medicine Association Research Award from the Infectious Diseases Society of America in 2016. He received the Excellence in Teaching Epidemiology Award in 2010 and 2014 and the Leonard Berwick Memorial Teaching Award, a Penn Medicine Award of Excellence, in 2013. That same year, he became a Fellow in the International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology.

 

Minghong Ma, Ph.D.
Professor of Neuroscience

Dr. Ma is an influential leader in the field of sensory neuroscience who is recognized internationally for her novel and important contributions to the understanding of olfaction. Her research combines physiological, genetic, molecular, and immunhistochemical approaches to study how olfactory receptors transmit chemical and mechanical stimuli to olfactory sensory neurons. She has a continuous record of research funding and publishes her work in premier journals including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature Communications, and The Journal of Neuroscience. She is associate editor of BMC Neuroscience and a member of the editorial board of Chemical Sciences. She is a standing member of the NIH SCS Study Section. She is invited to lecture nationally and internationally. She is a member of the Society for Neuroscience and serves as co-chair of the Long-range Planning Committee of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences.

 

Najjia Mahmoud, M.D.
Emile and Roland T. deHellebranth Professor of Surgery

Dr. Mahmoud is an outstanding academic colorectal surgeon. Her research complements her clinical activities and focuses on outcome analysis in the treatment of colon and rectal cancer and the evaluation of surgical site infection. In 2014, she was named chief of the division of colorectal surgery. She has contributed publications in prominent journals in her field including Annals of Surgery, the Journal of Surgical Oncology, and the Journal of Surgical Research. In 2013, she was selected as an inaugural member of The Academy of Master Clinicians, the highest clinical honor bestowed on a Penn clinician. This award recognizes those clinicians who exemplify the highest standards of clinical excellence, humanism, and professionalism. She is associate editor of Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. She is a highly respected educator and mentor of medical students, residents and fellows. She also participates in educational activities outside of Penn as a member of the Written Examination Committee and chairs the Maintenance of Certification Committee for the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. She is member of the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology, and the American Association for Cancer Research.

 

Eric D. Marsh, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology—Clinician-Educator

In a short period of time, Dr. Marsh has emerged as a leader in the field of pediatric neurology. His investigations focus on the basic cellular and network mechanisms of severe childhood epilepsies and on improving medical and surgical therapy for children with epilepsy. He was named Clinical Director of the Neurogenetics Program at CHOP in 2011. He has contributed publications in premier journals including Brain, Neurology, Neurology Genetics, and The New England Journal of Medicine. In 2014, he was awarded the Stroup Family Lectureship at The Johns Hopkins University, an annual award that honors a “rising star” in pediatric epilepsy research. He is a standing member of the NIH NST1 Study Section. He is an outstanding educator and mentor of medical students, graduate students, residents, fellows and postdoctoral fellows. He received the Leonard Berwick Award, a Perelman School of Medicine Award of Excellence, in 2014. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Child Neurology Society, the American Epilepsy Society, and the Society for Neuroscience.

 

Judith G. McKenzie, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor of Emergency Medicine—Clinician-Educator

Dr. McKenzie is making important contributions to the field of occupational and environmental medicine. She is recognized nationally for her expertise in disability management, injury care, environmental exposures, and resident education. She serves as Lead Physician in the Occupational Medicine Clinic and Division Chief of Occupational Medicine. She is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. She is also a member of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Board of Directors and the National Academy of the Sciences-Institute of Medicine Committee of Medical Experts to Assist Social Security on Disability Issues. She is a leader in occupational medicine education. She was named Residency Program Director in 2012, a nationally recognized program that has grown significantly under her leadership. She is a member of the American College of Occupational and in 2015, she received the International Kehoe Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Education and/or Research.

 

Zachary F. Meisel, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P.
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine—Clinician-Educator       

Dr. Meisel is a leader in emergency medicine and health policy research whose research has focused on the translation and dissemination of knowledge using narrative and modern technologies such as social media for providers, patients and policy makers to improve individual and public health. He has investigated the use, quality and cost of emergency health services including prehospital care. More recently, he has focused on the use of the narrative vignette to promote opioid prescription guidelines, a key national health issue. He serves as Patient Safety Officer at HUP, co-director of the Center for Emergency Care Policy Research, and Director of the Center for Health Economics of Treatment Interventions for Substance Abuse Disorder, HCV, and HIV (CHERISH) Policy and Discrimination Core. He is associate editor of Academic Emergency Medicine, medical editor of The Leonard Davis Institute Health Economist, and senior reviewer of Annals of Emergency Medicine. He has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Governor’s Task Force on Safe and Effective Prescribing Practices, charged with the development and dissemination of practice guidelines to control the opioid epidemic.

 

Raina M. Merchant, M.D., M.S.H.P.
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine    

Dr. Merchant is advancing the field of academic emergency medicine. Her pioneering and impactful research focuses on identifying preventable harms to reduce cardiac arrest and measuring and modifying factors that impact outcomes and studying and evaluating health communications on social media, mobile media, and crowdsourcing. In 2013, she was named Director of the Penn Social Media and Health Innovation Lab and Director of Social Media and Policy of the Center for Emergency Care and Policy in her department. She received the Young Investigator Award from the American Heart Association, Healthcare Innovation: New Media Award and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Young Leader Award. She is an elected Fellow of the American Heart Association. She served as a senior health policy scientist in the Department of Health and Human Services from 2010 through 2014. She is an outstanding teacher and a mentor. She is a member of the oversight committee of the Leonard Davis Institute of Behavioral Economics Summer Minority Research Program and a mentor for the Center of Excellence for Diversity in Health Education and Research. She has served as co-director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program since 2015. From 2013-15, she chaired the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science Subcommittee of the American Heart Association.

 

Mark E. Mikkelsen, M.D., M.S.C.E.
Associate Professor of Medicine—Clinician-Educator 

Dr. Mikkelsen has emerged as a national leader in the field of critical care medicine. His influential research focuses on optimizing the delivery of care for critically ill patients and includes sepsis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and long-term outcomes of survivors of critical illness. He has served as Chief of the Section of Medical Critical Care, Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Division for the Health System and Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center since 2016. He has contributed publications in prestigious journals including The New England Journal of Medicine, the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine. In 2014, he received the Maurice F. Attie Faculty Teaching Award in the department of medicine. He serves on several committees for the American Thoracic Society and the Society of Critical Care Medicine and has held organizing roles in scientific meetings for both organizations. He has received the Presidential Citation from the Society of Critical Care Medicine for outstanding contributions to the Society three times.

 

Jean C. Miller, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Miller makes substantial contributions as a physician and educator. She is a hospitalist who is recognized for providing compassionate and evidence-based care. She is an innovative and committed educator and mentor of medical students and residents. She participates in the development and implementation of novel evaluation methods for residents with a particular focus on direct observation. In 2013, Dr. Miller was designated as a member of the department of medicine’s Clinical Coaching Committee responsible for coaching medical students and residents identified as having difficulties in their training programs. As lead faculty of the inpatient Internal Medicine Service, she helped develop orientation guides for learners and faculty and is developing a formal curriculum of major topics and competencies for learners. She was the recipient of the John Eisenberg Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching in the division of internal medicine in 2013. She is a member of the Society of General Internal Medicine and the Society of Hospital Medicine.

 

Michael C. Milone, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine—Clinician-Educator

Dr. Milone is an accomplished independent and collaborative translational investigator in the field of cancer immunotherapy. His research focuses on the development of Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-Cells to therapeutically target various malignancies. He has recently explored new therapies using chimeric immunoreceptors for the treatment of autoimmune diseases. He is further recognized as an outstanding clinical pathologist who co-directs the toxicology laboratory, a nationally renowned reference laboratory for immunosuppressive drugs and the chemotherapeutic drug, busulfan. He founded and directs a new course in the Master of Science Translational Research program. He was awarded The Peter C. Nowell Teaching Award for outstanding resident teaching in the department of pathology and laboratory medicine in 2011. He is a member of the American Association of Immunologists, the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy, and the American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

 

Andy J. Minn, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology

Dr. Minn is a highly accomplished physician-scientist who is having a major impact on his field. His cutting-edge research incorporates informatics-driven approaches, integrating animal work, molecular biology, genome-wide profiling, immune profiling, clinical data mining, and computational modeling and focuses on the ways in which cancers acquire treatment resistance to both conventional therapies and immunotherapies. His research has been continuously funded and his publications are in high impact journals. He has received the Michael S. Brown New Investigator Research Award, the American Cancer Society Scientific Research Award, the Innovator Award from his department, and has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation. He is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, and the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group.

 

Jennifer S. Myers, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Myers is an outstanding clinician and educator and a national leader in the quality and safety of patient care. She has designed a longitudinal curriculum in quality safety and value for internal medicine residents and is currently designing a longitudinal workshop series for fellows in quality improvement. In 2015, she received the John Eisenberg Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching from the division of general internal medicine. In 2016, she received the inaugural Richard P. Shannon Award for Leadership in Quality and Safety. She is Director of Quality and Safety Education for the department of medicine and the Associate Designated Institutional Official for Quality and Safety for Graduate Medical Education for PSOM. Nationally, she has been a course director for the Quality and Safety Educators Academy annually, sponsored by the Society of Hospital Medicine and the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine. She is a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges Integrating Quality Steering Committee.

 

Shobha S. Natarajan, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Dr. Natarajan excels as a clinician, educator and administrator. She provides dedicated and comprehensive care in echocardiography, fetal cardiology and inpatient cardiac care. With colleagues in nephrology, she developed and implemented the Hypertension and Vascular Evaluation (HAVE) Program, a collaborative and successful clinical program to see patients with hypertension and other vascular risk factors. In her role as Medical Director of Quality Improvement in the Cardiac Center, she is responsible for improving patient outcomes, optimizing the family experience and refining care coordination. In 2015, she served as Course Director for the CHOP Seminar in Pediatric Cardiology at the Open Medical Institute/American Austrian Foundation, Salzburg, Austria. She is a reviewer for several journals such as Pediatric Cardiology, The Journal of Pediatrics and The American Journal of Cardiology.

 

Gerald O’Neill, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Dr. O’Neill is an outstanding clinician who provides exemplary care for seriously ill and injured patients. He maintains the protocols for the care of acute stroke and myocardial infarction patients ensuring the department adhered to the best practice guidelines of the American Heart Association. He was instrumental in the success of obtaining stroke center certification at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. In 2015, he was named the Trauma Liaison and had a key role in the transition and implementation of the trauma program at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. As the Trauma Liaison, he provides peer review of care, educating emergency medicine physicians, developing trauma center policy and guidelines for the department, and supporting continuous performance improvement. He is an excellent educator and mentor of medical students, residents and fellows. He is a member of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.

 

Mark T. Osterman, M.D., M.S.C.E.
Associate Professor of Medicine—Clinician-Educator

Dr. Osterman excels as a clinician, teacher and clinical investigator. He is an expert in the field of gastroenterology, particularly inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and has served as Associate Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center Research since 2014. His research involving observational epidemiological studies and clinical trials complements his clinical activities and focuses on optimization of currently available therapies for IBD. He is an international leader in drug monitoring during immunosuppressant therapy for IBD. His publications are in leading journals including Gastroenterology and Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He has been instrumental in developing the Penn-CHOP Pediatric-Adult Transition Program, in which pediatric patients with chronic diseases, such as IBD, transition to adult care. He is a highly regarded educator and mentor in the clinical, didactic and research settings. In 2014 and 2015, he served as councilor for the Immunology, Microbiology and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Section of the American Gastroenterological Institute Council.

 

Alexander E. Perl, M.D., M.S.
Associate Professor of Medicine—Clinician-Educator 

Dr. Perl is a nationally recognized oncologist who investigates the development of targeted therapies for the treatment of acute leukemias. He is an important contributor within clinical and translational research teams working on signal transduction inhibition in collaborative networks. He has been successful in garnering support for his research. He has contributed publications in leading journals such as Clinical Cancer Research, Nature Medicine, Leukemia, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. He is a member of the editorial advisory board of the American Journal of Hematology and a reviewer for numerous additional journals. He is a highly effective teacher and mentor of medical students, residents and fellows. He is a member of the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the American Association for Cancer Research. He has held organizing roles for Oncology Meetings Innovation.

 

Iyalla E. Peterside, MD
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Dr. Peterside is a distinguished clinician and educator. He is a leading neonatologist acknowledged for his strong procedural skills and for his clinical acumen, dedication and compassion for his patients and his communication skills with families. He is an outstanding educator and mentor of medical students, residents, fellows and other health care providers. He has produced training materials that have been used by several children’s hospitals throughout the country. He serves on several committees at CHOP related to patient care and education including co-course director of the annual conference, Advances in Neonatology. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

 

Raymond Price, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology

Dr. Price is a national leader in neurology and education. He is recognized as a “go to” physician for a wide variety of neurological problems and for his special expertise in neuromuscular diseases. In 2017, he was elected to The Academy of Master Clinicians, the highest clinical honor given to a Penn physician in recognition of his high standards of clinical excellence, humanism, and professionalism. He serves as Program Director for the neurology residency and has been instrumental in the growth and development of innovative approaches to resident education including the Medical Education Track. This successful track allows interested residents to gain experience and formal instruction in clinical teaching and mentoring. He was named co-director of the Penn Neurology Board Review Course, a recognized continuing medical education experience. He has served on educational committees for the American Academy of Neurology.

 

Lubica Rauova, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Rauova is an accomplished and productive investigator in the fields of autoimmunity and hematology. She investigates the molecular and cellular interactions involved in hemostasis and thrombosis, with a particular focus on the pathogenesis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT). She publishes her work in leading journals including Blood, Nature Communications, The Journal of Clinical Investigation, and the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. She has served as a reviewer for the Department of Defense Research and Development Program and is a member of the American Heart Association National Peer Review Committee on Thrombosis BSci. She presents her work nationally and internationally. She is a member of the International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis and serves on the Scientific Committee on Thrombosis and Vascular Biology of the American Society of Hematology.

 

Peter P. Reese, M.D., M.S.C.E.
Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. Reese is an outstanding physician-scientist who is recognized nationally for his contributions to nephrology and transplantation. His impactful investigations focus on improving the process for selecting and caring for live kidney donors, developing effective strategies to increase access to kidney transplantation, determining outcomes of health policies on vulnerable populations with kidney disease, including the elderly, and testing strategies to improve important health behaviors such as medication adherence. He founded and directs the Penn Center for Quality, Analytics and Research in Transplantation. He has been highly successful in garnering support for his research. In recognition of his contributions to transplant research, he received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2012. He was invited to speak at the American Transplant Congress about careers in transplantation. He is a Fellow of and serves on the Public Policy Committee of the American Society of Transplantation. He chairs the Ethics Committee of the United Network for Organ Sharing, which oversees organ allocation and transplant regulation in the United States. 

 

Susan R. Rheingold, MD
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Dr. Rheingold is an outstanding oncologist who is recognized nationally as a leader in the diagnosis, treatment and biology of acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). She is Medical Director of the Outpatient Oncology Clinic and is acknowledged for working within multidisciplinary teams to improve quality of care, patient safety, and patient and family satisfaction and for overseeing the move of the outpatient clinic to a new building. She has authored numerous reviews and book chapters, including chapters in the major textbook of pediatric oncology, Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology. She has been elected to the Faculty Honor Roll at CHOP. She is a reviewer for several journals such as the Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Pediatric Blood and Cancer and The Journal of Pediatrics. 

 

James L. Riley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology**

Dr. Riley is an internationally recognized leader in the field of T-cell biology research. He studies the molecular mechanisms that control T-cell activation and how to apply the knowledge from these basic science studies to engineer T-cells to combat autoimmune disease, HIV and cancer. He has been highly successful in garnering support for his research from federal, industry and foundation sources. His publications are in high impact journals including Science Translational Medicine, The Journal of Clinical Investigation, and The New England Journal of Medicine. In 2014, he received the Lady Barbara Colyton Prize for Autoimmune Research, a Penn Medicine Award of Excellence. He is a reviewer for several journals such as Lancet, The Journal of Immunology, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. He is a dedicated and highly regarded educator and mentor of undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. He lectures nationally and internationally. He is a member of the American Association of Immunologists and the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy.

 

Natalie E. Rintoul, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Dr. Rintoul is a highly accomplished neonatologist who focuses on the care of the surgical neonate, the resuscitation of infants with congenital anomalies, and the care of infants requiring heart lung bypass. She is recognized for forging collaborations between multi-discipline providers for these high-risk infants. She is co-director of the Neonatal Surgical Team and medical director of the Neonatal Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Program. She was instrumental in the design and development of neonatal services for the Special Delivery Unit within the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment and continues to provide leadership with ongoing development of additional support programs. In 2015, she received the Alan R. Cohen Master Clinician Award at CHOP. She is involved in coordinating courses and developing training for ECMO. She is a member of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization.

 

Jeanine C. Ronan, MD, MS, MSEd
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Dr. Ronan excels as a clinician, educator and administrator. She is an outstanding pediatric hospitalist who serves as Medical Director of the Hospitalist Physician Team. She was recently named Associate Section Chief for Inpatient Services for the Division of General Pediatrics. She is co-clerkship director for the Pediatrics 200 course for PSOM and has developed many innovative programs for the education of the medical students and residents. Her teaching and mentoring has been recognized with a number of awards including the PSOM Penn Pearls Teaching Award in 2013, the Ray E. Helfer Award for Innovation in Pediatric Education by the American Pediatric Association for her work in improving feedback in medical education in 2015, and the Joanne Decker, M.D. Mentor Award from CHOP in 2015.

 

Ilene M. Rosen, MD, MSCE
Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Rosen is a national leader in sleep medicine and education. Her clinical expertise is in the diagnosis and treatment of various sleep disorders with a particular focus on patients with underlying cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. She is an influential and innovative educator and holds significant educational positions for the department of medicine and Penn Medicine. She is Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Senior Associate Designated Institutional Official in the Office of Graduate Medical Education and is responsible for overseeing clinical competency and evaluation of housestaff across the Health System and oversight of the ACGME priority domains within the Clinical Learning Environment Review. She is Program Director of the Sleep Medicine Fellowship in the department of medicine and is considered the “go-to” person for all issues related to sleep fellowships in the United States. She has recently been elected president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) board of directors.

 

Misha A. Rosenbach, M.D.
Associate Professor of Dermatology—Clinician-Educator

Dr. Rosenbach has had a significant impact on the research and treatment of sarcoidosis and other complex medical dermatologic conditions. His research complements his clinical work, focusing on sarcoidosis and other granulomatous diseases of the skin, and the development and validation of outcomes instruments to accurately measure disease activity and responsiveness to change. He founded and directs the Cutaneous Sarcoidosis Clinic and the Urgent Care Clinic. He is also the Director of Inpatient Dermatology. In 2015, he was elected to The Academy of Master Clinicians, the highest clinical honor bestowed on a Penn physician in recognition of his high standards of clinical excellence, humanism, and professionalism. He received the Penn Medical Student Dermatology Interest Group Teaching Award in 2012 and the Bernett L. Johnson Faculty Teaching Award in 2014. He lectures nationally and internationally including keynote lectures at national meetings. He has served on many committees for the American Academy of Dermatology.

 

Nadav Schwartz, M.D.
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology—Clinician-Educator

Dr. Schwartz is recognized nationally for his expertise in maternal fetal medicine. His research focuses on the application of novel technologies to predict adverse pregnancy outcomes. He has garnered funding to support his research. He was named the Clinical Director of the out-patient maternal fetal medicine practice at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 2014 and served as Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Chester County Hospital from 2014 through 2016. He has contributed publications in leading journals such as Ultrasound Medicine, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has served as Director of Ultrasound Education since 2010 and designed a curriculum to enhance the ultrasound training of fellows. He is a member of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine, the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

 

Jeffrey Seiden, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Dr. Seiden makes substantial contributions as a pediatric emergency medicine clinician, educator and administrator. He is acknowledged for his clinical acumen and for providing collaborative and thoughtful care for his patients. He is the physician liaison for the CHOP at Virtua Partnership and the Associate Medical Director for CHOP at Virtua Emergency Medicine and has effectively directed and implemented patient care and systems changes. He is an active and highly regarded teacher and mentor of medical students, residents, fellows and other trainees. He has been instrumental in the development of an educational curriculum for nurse practitioner students and emergency medicine residents and the development of a longitudinal clinical experience in community-based pediatric emergency medicine for fellows. He was named to the Faculty Teaching Honor Roll at CHOP in 2015 and 2016. 

 

Marc Shalaby, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Shalaby is an accomplished clinician and an innovator in medical education. He is recognized for providing comprehensive, evidence-based and personalized care to his patients. He is also an outstanding educator and mentor of medical students and residents. He serves as Program Director for the Internal Medicine/Primary Care Residency. His innovative approach to resident scheduling has improved resident education and patient care and has been adopted by numerous residency programs across the country. He serves on the Educational Redesign Task Force for the Alliance for Internal Medicine. He has participated on many committees for the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine and was named chair of the Program Planning Committee in 2015. He is a sought after visiting lecturer.

 

Dwight E. Stambolian, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology

Dr. Stambolian is an international leader in the field of ophthalmic genetics. He focuses on mapping genes underlying the refractive disorder of myopia, determining the genetic bases of age-related macular degeneration, and ascertaining the differences in expression and splicing between the retina, retina pigment epithelium and choroid. He has a history of sustained funding from federal, foundation and industry sources. He is a co-leader of the international Consortium for Refractive Error and Myopia. He has contributed peer-reviewed publications in high impact journals including Nature Genetics, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Human Molecular Genetics. He is a reviewer for several journals such as The Journal of Clinical Investigation, Nature and the American Journal of Ophthalmology. He serves on study sections for the NIH. He lectures nationally and internationally. He is a member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the American Society of Human Genetics.

 

Katalin Susztak, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine

Dr. Susztak is an outstanding physician-scientist who is making important contributions to the field of chronic kidney disease (CKD). She uses a broad range of approaches to study diabetic neuropathy and the mechanisms that lead to podocyte and tubular cell injury. She has focused recently on the contribution of epigenetics to diabetic neuropathy, an important emerging area. She has a history of sustained funding for her research. She has an impressive record of funding. She publishes her research in premier journals such as Nature Medicine, PLoS One and Cell Reports. She is managing editor of Disease Models and Mechanism, consulting editor of The Journal of Clinical Investigation and serves on the editorial boards of Scientific Reports, Kidney International, the American Journal of Physiology, Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension and Diabetes. She presents her work nationally and internationally. She is an active member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the International Society of Nephrology, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

 

Robert M. Sutton, M.D., M.S.C.E.
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care—Clinician-Educator           

Dr. Sutton is a national leader in the field of pediatric resuscitation science. His research focuses on developing and evaluating novel technology and educational programs to improve cardiopulmonary resuscitation quality and survival outcomes. His scholarship includes publications in high impact journals in his field including Resuscitation and Critical Care Medicine. In 2015, he received the Annual Scientific Award and the Star Research Achievement Award from the Society of Critical Care Medicine National Congress. He is a respected educator and mentor of medical students, residents, fellows and allied health providers who was named to the CHOP Faculty Honor Roll in 2009 and 2011. He has been appointed to the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation and is a member of the American Heart Association National Get with The Guidelines Resuscitation and Pediatric Task Force.

 

Anita Szwast, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Dr. Szwast is an outstanding and productive pediatric and fetal cardiologist. She is considered the “go-to” cardiologist for issues related to congenital heart disease diagnosis and management of fetal patients and she follows these patients after birth. She also provides compassionate care in echocardiography and in inpatient and outpatient care. She participates in collaborative research in neurodevelopmental outcomes for fetuses with congenital heart disease. She is a member of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the American Society of Echocardiography. She is a reviewer for several journals including Prenatal Diagnosis, the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, and The American Journal of Cardiology

 

Madhura A. Tamhankar, M.D.
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology—Clinician-Educator

Dr. Tamhankar excels as clinician, educator and investigator. She is a nationally recognized expert in neuro-ophthalmology whose research focuses on diplopia and its management, optic neuropathy, papilledema and ethnic differences in disease prevention. She is a member of the editorial boards of Frontiers Research Topics Neurology, Austin Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology and section editor of Neuro-Ophthalmology – Advances in Ophthalmology and Optometry. She is a gifted teacher who makes substantial contributions to educating and mentoring medical students, residents and fellows. She received a Surgical Teaching Award from the residents in 2012. She received an AAO (American Association of Ophthalmology) Achievement Award in 2011 for her participation in scientific programs. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and serves on the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Committee for Women in Neuro-Ophthalmology dedicated to educating future neuro-ophthalmologists.

 

Joseph Teel, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Teel excels as a clinician, educator and administrator. He focuses clinically on maternal-child health and has participated in quality initiatives such as universal screening for glucose intolerance in pregnancy and developing clinical guidelines for high-risk pregnancy complications requiring collaborative care. He serves as Director of Family Medicine Obstetrics and the Medical Director of Penn Family Care. He is a dedicated and effective teacher and mentor of medical students and residents. He is course director for the Longitudinal Experience to Appreciate Patient Perspective (LEAPP) program. He received the Family Medicine Residency Teaching Award twice. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

 

Rebecca Tenney-Soeiro, MD, MSEd
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Dr. Tenney-Soeiro makes important contributions as a clinician, educator and administrator. She is a highly respected clinician known for providing outstanding care to patients with complex medical needs. She is an innovative and valued educator and mentor of medical students, residents and fellows. She serves as the Education Director for the division of general pediatrics, Director of Research and Scholarship and Director of the Hospital Medicine Elective for the CHOP Pediatric Residency Program and the Co-Director of the Pediatrics Clerkship in PSOM. She received the Ray E. Helfer Award for Innovation in Pediatric Education by the American Pediatric Association in 2015. She is active in the Council for Medical Student Education, the Association of Pediatric Program Directors, and the Academic American Pediatric Association. She lectures nationally and internationally.

 

Patrick Tripp, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology

Dr. Tripp excels as a clinician, educator and administrator. He is extremely knowledgeable in the clinical practice of radiation oncology across multiple types of cancer. He is the Chief of Radiation Oncology at the Philadelphia VAMC and is responsible for all clinical, administrative and quality performance activities. He contributed to changes in clinical operations within the Philadelphia VAMC that have enhanced clinical services. He is an enthusiastic and committed teacher of medical students and residents. He is a member of the Clinical Competency Committee in the department of radiation oncology and serves on many committees at the Philadelphia VAMC. He is a member of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology, the American College of Radiology and the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group.

 

Suzana Tsao, DO
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Dr. Tsao is an outstanding emergency room clinician who is recognized for her clinical judgement and skills in the management of very ill patients and for her communication skills. She has contributed to quality improvement and clinical effectiveness initiatives such as low-risk chest pain, pain management for sickle cell patients, and delayed sequence intubation. She is a highly respected educator and mentor of medical students and residents. She has served as Clerkship Director for emergency medicine since 2014 and has created several new curricula for medical students during their emergency medicine rotation. She is a member of the American College of Emergency Medicine, the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.

 

Teresa Victoria, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology—Clinician-Educator

Dr. Victoria has achieved international prominence in the field of pediatric radiology, particularly fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Her research complements her clinical activities and focuses on fetal cross-sectional imaging. She has influenced clinical practice with her work on imaging assessment of congenital fetal lung lesions, migration of fetal MRI to 3.0 Tesla MRI from 1.5 Tesla MRI, and assessment of the fetal skeleton via low radiation dose computed tomography. She serves as consultant radiologist and radiology liaison for the Global Health Program in Botswana. She has contributed publications in high quality journals including Pediatric Radiology, the American Journal of Roentgenology and Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy. She is a member of the Radiological Society of North America, the European Society for Pediatric Radiology, and the American Roentgen Ray Society. She chairs the Neonatal Committee and the Fetal Committee for the Society for Pediatric Radiology.

 

Sergei A. Vinogradov, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Dr. Vinogradov is advancing the field of biomedical imaging. He is an internationally recognized scientist whose pioneering research focuses on new methods for quantitative biological metabolic imaging. His investigations include chemistry of porphyrins and other pyrrolic dyes, energy and electron transfer in multichromophoric systems, spectroscopy and imaging to study optical imaging of oxygen in biological systems, including chemistry of imaging probes, phosphorescence lifetime imaging instrumentation, image reconstruction methods and a variety of applications of phosphorescence. He collaborates broadly throughout Penn and with laboratories around the world. His numerous and noteworthy publications are in leading journals including Nature Methods, Nature Medicine, Nature Communications and The Journal of Neuroscience. He is a member of the International Society of Oxygen Transport to Tissue, International Society of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, the American Chemical Society, the Optical Society of America, and the Electrochemical Society.

 

Benjamin F. Voight, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics   

Dr. Voight is an innovative and highly productive investigator in the field of statistical and population genetics whose research focuses on understanding the relationship between DNA sequence variation and complex human diseases or traits. He constructs statistical and computational models to apply genetic data collected across whole genomes and has revealed hundreds of genomic loci subject to positive selection and convergent evolution in human populations such as type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, metabolic traits and immune-mediated diseases. In 2017, Dr. Voight received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor given by the United States government to scientists and engineers during the early stages of their research independent careers. He has garnered significant support for his research and publishes in high impact journals. He is Vice Chair of the Genomics and Computational Biology Graduate Group. He lectures nationally and internationally.

 

Kathryn E. Wellen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Cancer Biology

Dr. Wellen is an outstanding investigator in the field of cancer metabolism. Her cutting-edge research focuses on the intersection of nutrient availability, epigenetic modification, and cancer cell metabolism. She studies the regulation of histone acetylation by metabolic conditions established by growth-promoting signaling pathways. She has received substantial funding to support her research. She is recognized for the high quality and impact of her publications. She is an exceptional contributor to the teaching mission of the Perelman School of Medicine. She presents her work nationally and internationally. She is a member of the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, and the American Society for Microbiology. She has served on several committees for the American Association for Cancer Research. She was invited to co-organize the 2017 Keystone Symposium on Tumor Metabolism, the major meeting in the field.

 

Rebecca G. Wells, M.D.
Professor of Medicine  

Dr. Wells is an international leader in the field of hepatic fibrosis, particularly the biomechanics of fibrosis and the pathogenesis of biliary atresia. She has been highly successful in garnering support for her research. She publishes her research in premier journals in her field including Hepatology, Gastroenterology, and Science Translational Medicine. She is the founding associate editor of Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology and a member of the editorial boards of Bone and Tissue Regeneration Insights, Hepatology and Gene Expression: the Journal of Basic Liver Biology. In 2016, she was elected as a fellow in the American Gastroenterological Association. She is an excellent educator and mentor of undergraduate and graduate students, medical students and fellows. She is frequently invited to present her work nationally and internationally including prominent meetings such as the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. She is a member of the American Society for Cell Biology, the American Gastroenterological Association, and the American Society for Biochemistry and Microbiology.

 

Kevin K. Whitehead, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics—Clinician-Educator

Dr. Whitehead is a leader in the field of pediatric cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. His research focuses on the hemodynamics of the Fontan circulation, the development of novel techniques to diagnose and categorize heart disease using cardiac MRI velocity mapping and the development of a method to quantify systematic to pulmonary collateral flow in patients with a single ventricle. He has published in premier journals including Circulation, Pediatric Cardiology, and The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. He is a reviewer for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Cardiovascular Imaging and Technology, and Congenital Heart Disease. He is an excellent educator and mentor of medical students, residents and fellows. He is a member of the American College of Cardiology, the American Society of Echocardiographers, the American Heart Association, and the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. He has held organizing roles in scientific meetings of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and the American College of Cardiology.

 

Wei (Peter) Yang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biostatistics in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics—Clinician-Educator

Dr. Yang is a leader in applied biostatistics. His collaborative research focuses on cardiovascular and renal outcomes research within longitudinal cohort studies of chronic kidney disease. His methodological investigations are informed by his collaborative research and focus on causal inference and functional data analysis. He has contributed publications in leading journals such as Statistics in Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, and the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. He is statistical editor of the American Journal of Kidney Disease. He makes substantial contributions to the educational program of the biostatistics and epidemiology graduate program and the MSCE program. He presents his work nationally and in China. He is a member of the International Biometric Society, the International Chinese Statistical Association, the American Statistical Association, and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.