Office of the Provost

David Whellan, MD, MHS

Senior Associate Provost, Clinical Science

Associate Dean, Clinical Research
Sidney Kimmel Medical College

As Associate Provost for Clinical Research and Associate Dean for Clinical Research, Dr. David Whellan focuses on designing clinical research infrastructure, policies and practices required to perform cutting-edge, highly effective and compliant clinical research. His work resulted in the creation of the Jefferson Clinical Research Institute (JCRI) as the platform for implementing services within Jefferson to support faculty in their pursuit of discovering better ways to improve the care of their patients, to engage patients in the clinical research process, and to assist sponsors with the development of their treatments. Dr. Whellan has led Jefferson to leverage the infrastructure and support of the JCRI to initiate the Partners in Innovation Education, and Research (PIER) Consortium, a novel network of partnering healthcare organizations to conduct cutting-edge clinical research that advances our understanding of disease and treatment, improves the health of our patients and meets the needs of our providers, investigators, and sponsors.