directory of program advisors

MD-PhD students have access to many different levels of mentoring. The MD-PhD program assigns all students an individual Program Advisor (PAs). The group of people who serve as PAs for the MD-PhD program are physician-scientists on the faculty who have been carefully selected by the MD-PhD Steering Committee for this role. As part of preparing for the most recent competitive grant application, we reviewed the MSTP PA structure and decided to update the requirements to that all cohorts are expected to meet with their PA a minimum of 2x per year – once in the fall (Sept-Dec) and once in the spring/summer (Jan-Aug). Recognizing that career interests are often fluid and evolving during the first half of the program, students are initially assigned to one of the core group of Program Advisors, regardless of specific research or clinical interests. Starting in year 5, students may request to switch to a new Program Advisor based on career interests, as those are more solidified in the later years of the program.  All students are strongly encouraged to be in touch with their PAs often -either through additional meetings or by e-mail or phone. Our vision is that the MD-PhD program advisor will help provide mentoring and guidance on many issues, particularly those unique to MD-PhD training and careers.

Maria Basil, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
216 Stemmler Hall

Elizabeth Bhoj, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
1014 Abramson

Skip Brass, MD, PhD
Associate Dean and Director, Combined Degree and Physician Scholar Programs
Professor, Medicine, Pharmacology and Pathology
815 Biomedical Research Building
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Alice Chen-Plotkin, MD
Parker Family Professor of Neurology
150 Johnson Pavilion

Lewis Chodosh, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair, Cancer Biology
Associate Director, Abramson Cancer Center
614 Biomedical Research Building

Ana Cristancho, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
6020 Colket

Theodore Drivas, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
12-112 Smilow

Andrew Edmondson, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
1007C Abramson

Ari Friedman, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
428B Blockley

Michael Gandal, MD, PhD
Hetznecker Associate Professor of Psychiatry
502B Abramson

Roger Greenberg, MD, PhD
J. Samuel Staub, M.D. Professor
Director of Basic Science, Basser Center for BRCA
Director, Penn Center for Genome Integrity
513 Biomedical Research Building

Marie Guerraty, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
11-103 Smilow

Robert O. Heuckeroth, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
Chair, Irma and Norman Braman Endowed Chair for Research in GI Motility Disorders, CHoP
1116i Abramson Research Center
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David Hill, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
1208B Abramson

Audrey Odom John, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
907C Abramson
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Mark Kahn, MD
Edward S. Cooper, M.D./Norman Roosevelt and Elizabeth Meriwether McLure Professor in Medicine
11-123 Smilow
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Matthew Kayser, MD, PhD
Karl E. Rickels Associate Professor of Psychiatry
322A CRB

Taku Kambayashi, MD, PhD
Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
288 John Morgan Building

Max Kelz, MD, PhD
Anesthesia Distinguished Professor
334 John Morgan Building

Eugene Khandros, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
316A Abramson

Peter Klein, MD, PhD
Professor, Medicine
9-103 Smilow

Rahul Kohli, MD, PhD
Associate Director, MD-PhD Program
Associate Professor, Medicine
502B Johnson Pavilion
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Dennis Kolson, MD, PhD
Professor, Neurology
280C Clinical Research Building
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Karla Leavens, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Endocrinology, 7th Floor, CHoP

Edward Lee, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
613A Stellar Chance Laboratories

Scott Peslak, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
809 BRB

David Mankoff, MD, PhD
Matthew J. Wilson Professor of Research Radiology
1 Donner, HUP

Mark Anthony Sellmyer, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Radiology
1 Silverstein, Ste. 130, HUP

Sydney Shaffer, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
452 BRB

Michael Silverman, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
1202G Abramson

Ben Stanger, MD, PhD
Hanna Wise Professor in Cancer Research
512 Biomedical Research Building
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Kate Sullivan, MD, PhD
Professor, Pediatrics

Junko Takeshita, MD, PhD, MSCE
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Suite 728, PCAM South

Christopher Thom, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
10-052 Colket