SKMC Alumni Bulletin


Leading Medicine’s Next Generation Into a New Century

Welcoming Said Ibrahim, MD, MBA, MPH

In an era marked by towering challenges in healthcare, Dr. Said Ibrahim, the newly appointed dean of Sidney Kimmel Medical College, brings a towering vision for the future of medical education.

Jefferson Researcher Receives Cancer Moonshot Award

Hien Dang, PhD, was one of 11 people awarded the prestigious award aimed at finding therapies for tough-to-treat cancers in patients who have been historically disadvantaged.


Med Student Works the NFL Sidelines, Tending to Injured Players

Azra Dees is one of only 30 students selected for the NFL Diversity in Sports Medicine Pipeline Initiative.


Meet Cute

SKMC graduates, Jonathan Corsini and Laura Odorizzi Corsini, find their happily ever after in Philadelphia.



Loud & Clear

Student Profile: Natalie Perlov
A Jefferson medical student amplifies the voices of the deaf.


Lucky 13 ... and Counting

Faculty Profile: Nathaniel R. Evans III, MD
Dr. Evans has transformed thoracic surgery at Jefferson, leaving a lasting legacy of expertise, compassion, and empowerment.


First, Do No Harm

Alumni Profile: Geoffrey Dunn, MD ’79
A fourth-generation Jefferson alumnus’ pioneering, palliative legacy.


Healthcare Quality & Patient Safety

Discover the impact of Jefferson's Quality Improvement & Patient Safety (QIPS) Leadership Development Program, spearheaded by Dr. Frank Colangelo, in empowering healthcare professionals nationwide to lead the charge in enhancing healthcare quality and safety. 


My First Mentee

Embark on the inspiring journey of Dr. Robert M. Stein, an esteemed cardiologist and philanthropist whose commitment to "Giving While Living" is transforming medical education and patient care at Jefferson.


Dean’s Column

With great excitement, I welcome you to the Winter 2024 issue of The Bulletin. As the newly appointed Anthony F. and Gertrude M. DePalma Dean of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, it is an honor and privilege to have this opportunity to connect with students and alumni and to share my vision to add to the medical college’s historical record of transformation and legacy.