Excellence coupled to diversity and commitment are the hallmarks of Penn Medicine. The strength of our research training programs can be attributed to the breadth and depth of research expertise among our faculty, superior training programs in all contemporary areas of biomedical science, and the diversity of our student body.
• Penn Medicine offers PhD training programs in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Cell and Molecular Biology, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Genomics and Computational Biology, Immunology, Neuroscience, and Pharmacological Sciences.
• Masters degrees are offered in Bioethics, Clinical Epidemiology, Health Policy Research, Public Health, and Translational Medicine.
• Penn Medicine provides trainees with both basic and clinical research opportunities in an interdisciplinary environment that encourages collaboration and a broadening of students' perspectives.
• Currently there are some 769 MD student, 775 students in PhD programs, 186 in combined degree programs, and 789 post-doctoral fellows.
• Students have access to our 550 full-time training faculty who are drawn from 45 departments, centers and institutes in the Perelman School of Medicine, with over 1.4 million net square feet of research space. Annual research funding for these faculty exceeds $500,000,000.
• Additional educational offerings include Biomedical Postdoctoral programs, Certification and Non-Degree Programs, Patient Oriented Research Certification, Clinical Research Certification, Clinical Neurosciences Track (CNST), and the Robert Wood Johnson Scholars Program.
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Y. Joseph Woo, M.D.
Y. Joseph Woo, M.D. Receives the Luigi Mastroianni, Jr. Clinical Innovator Award
Dr. Y. Joseph Woo, Associate Professor of Surgery, is the recipient of the Luigi Mastroianni, Jr., Clinical Innovator Award, which recognizes a clinician who has pioneered the invention and development of new techniques, procedures or approaches that change medical practices. Dr. Woo is a nationally-recognized academic cardiothoracic surgeon who has a robust, high-volume cardiac surgical practice at HUP, performing 400 pump cases per year and heading the Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Program. He performed the first robotic heart surgery in the Delaware Valley a decade ago, and the world’s first robotic aortic valve procedure. He also heads the Mechanical Circulatory Assist and Cardiac Transplant Program.