Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Our Team

Administration

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Mark Tykocinski, MD
The Anthony F. and Gertrude M. DePalma Dean


Steven Herrine, MD

Steven Herrine, MD
Vice Dean for Academic Affairs/UME

Contact Dr. Herrine

 


Deborah Ziring, MD

Deborah Ziring, MD
Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs/UME

Contact Dr. Ziring


David Abraham, PhD

David Abraham, PhD
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs/UME

Contact Dr. Abraham

 


Katherine Berg, MD

Katherine Berg, MD
Assistant Dean of Assessment
Clinical Skills Director

Contact Dr. Berg


Abigal Kay

Abigail Kay, MD
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs/UME

Contact Dr. Kay

 


John Spandorfer, MD

John Spandorfer, MD
Rogers B. Daniels Associate Dean of Professionalism in Medicine

Contact Dr. Spandorfer

 


Phase 1 Faculty

Urvashi Vaid, MD

Urvashi Vaid, MD
Phase 1 Director
Block 3 Director

Contact Dr. Vaid

 


Susan Truong, MD

Susan Truong, MD
Director of Case Based Learning

Contact Dr. Truong


Paul Scoles, MD

Paul Scoles, MD
Case-based Learning Case Developer

Contact Dr. Scoles


Constantine Daskalakis, ScD

Constantine Daskalakis, ScD
Director of Scholarly Inquiry

Contact Dr. Daskalakis


Rhea Powell, MD

Rhea Powell, MD 
Physician Director of Clinical Experience

Contact Dr. Powell


Salvatore Mangione, MD

Salvatore Mangione, MD
Co-Director of Humanities Selectives

Contact Dr. Mangione


Megan Voeller

Megan Voeller
Co-Director of Humanities Selectives

Contact Ms Voeller

 


Bruce Fenderson, PhD

Bruce Fenderson, PhD
Block 1 Director

Contact Dr. Fenderson

 


Lara Phillips, MD

Lara Phillips, MD
Block 1 Director

Contact Dr. Phillips

 


Christopher Snyder, PhD

Christopher Snyder, PhD
Block 2 Director

Contact Dr. Snyder


Marlana Orloff, MD

Marlana Orloff, MD
Block 2 Director

Contact Dr. Orloff


Elizabeth Spudich, PhD

Elizabeth Spudich, PhD
Block 3 Director

Contact Dr. Spudich


Omar Maarouf, MD

Omar Maarouf, MD
Block 4 Director

Contact Dr. Maarouf

 


Aleksandra Snyder, PhD

Aleksandra Snyder, PhD
Block 4 Director

Contact Dr. Snyder


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Christina Tofani, MD
Block 4 Director

Contact Dr. Tofani


Costa Lallas, MD

Costas Lallas, MD
Block 5 Director

Contact Dr. Lallas


Michael Root, MD, PhD

Michael Root, MD, PhD
Block 5 Director

Contact Dr. Root

 


Paul Howard, DPT, PhD

Paul Howard, DPT, PhD
Block 6 Director

Contact Dr. Howard


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Eileen Shieh, MD
Block 6 Director

Contact Dr. Shieh


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George Brainard, PhD
Block 7 Director

Contact Dr. Brainard


Keira Chism, MD

Keira Chism, MD
Block 7 Director

Contact Dr. Chism

 


Chantel Park, MD

Chantel Park, MD
Block 8 Director

Contact Dr. Park

 


Phase 2 Faculty

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Nina Mingioni, MD
Phase 2 Director

Contact Dr. Mingioni


Neeru Rattan, MD

Neeru Rattan, MD
Clerkship Director, Anesthesia

Contact Dr. Neeru Rattan


Stavropoula Tjoumakaris, MD

Stavropoula Tjoumakaris, MD
Clerkship Director, Neurosurgery

Contact Dr. Tjoumakaris


Fred Markham, MD

Fred Markham, MD
Clerkship Director, Family Medicine

Contact Dr. Markham


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Sarah Rosenberg, MD
Internal Medicine Clerkship Director

Contact Dr. Rosenberg


Katherine Lackritz, MD

Katherine Lackritz, MD
OB/GYN Clerkship Director

Contact Dr. Lackritz


Costa Lallas, MD

Costas Lallas, MD
Urology Clerkship Director

Contact Dr. Lallas


 Richard Goldman, MD

Richard Goldman, MD
Otolaryngology Clerkship Director

Contact Dr. Goldman


Bruce Markovitz, MD

Bruce Markovitz, MD
Ophthalmology Clerkship Director

Contact Dr. Markovitz


Alan Hilibrand, MD

Alan Hilibrand, MD
Orthopedics Clerkship Director

Contact Dr. Hilibrand


Jessica Tomaszewski, MD

Jessica Tomaszewski, MD
Pediatrics Clerkship Director

Contact Dr. Tomaszewski


Andres Fernandez, MD

Andres Fernandez, MD
Neurology Clerkship Director

Contact Dr. Fernandez


Daniel Kremens, MD

Daniel Kremens, MD
Neurology Clerkship Director

Contact Dr. Kremens


Mitchell Cohen, MD

Mitchell Cohen, MD
Psychiatry Clerkship Director

Contact Dr. Cohen

 


Gerald Isenberg, MD

Gerald Isenberg, MD
Surgery Clerkship Director

Contact Dr. Isenberg

 


Shruti Chandra, MD

Shruti Chandra, MD
Emergency Medicine Clerkship Director

Contact Dr. Chandra


Alan Cherney, MD

Alan Cherney, MD
Emergency Medicine Clerkship Director

Contact Dr. Cherney


Chaiya Laoteppitaks, MD

Chaiya Laoteppitaks, MD 
Emergency Medicine Clerkship Director

Contact Dr. Laoteppitaks

 


Phase 3 Faculty

Tasha Kouvatsos, MD

Tasha Kouvatsos, MD
Phase 3 Director

Contact Dr. Kouvatsos


Thread Directors

Anatomy  Elizabeth Spudich, PhD

Contact Dr. Spudich

Biochemistry Peter Ronner, PhD

Contact Dr. Ronner

Clinical Skills Katherine Berg, MD, MPH

Contact Dr. Berg

Health Systems Sciences Mary R. Cooper, MD, JD

Contact Dr. Cooper

Infection & Immunity  Carolyn Kramer, MD

Contact Dr. Kramer

Evidence-Based Medicine Vivek Batra, MD

Contact Dr. Batra

Physiology  Melanie Elliot, PhD

Contact Dr. Elliot

Pathology Jeffrey Baliff, MD

Contact Dr. Baliff

Pharmacology & Therapeutics Carol Beck, PharmD, PhD

Contact Dr. Beck

Pharmacology & Therapeutics Bhavik Shah, PharmD

Contact Dr. Shah

Professionalism John Spandorfer, MD

Contact Dr. Spandorfer

Wellness Nethra Ankam, MD

Contact Dr. Ankam

Humanites Salvatore Mangione, MD

Contact Dr. Mangione

Humanites Megan Voeller, MA 

Contact Megan Voeller

Assessment Team

Kathleen Day, MS

Kathleen Day, MS
Director of Student Assessment

215-503-4991
Contact Kathleen Day

Jennifer Hill

Jennifer Hill
Data Coordinator, Student Assessment  

215-955-1892
Contact Jennifer Hill

Anita Rawls, PhD, MEd

Anita Rawls, PhD, MEd
Senior Psychometrician

215-955-2014
Contact Dr. Anita Rawls
 

Michelle Vider, MA

Micah Vider, MA
Assessment Program Specialist

215-955-3805
Contact Micah Vider


Staff

Stephanie Battistone

Stephanie Battistone
Education Coordinator,
Phase 1, Year 2

215-955-5597
Contact Stephanie Battistone

Myeshai Brooks

Myeshai Brooks
Education Coordinator,
Phase 2

215-955-6498
Contact Myeshai Brooks
 

Alisha Clark

Alisha Clark 
Education Coordinator, Case Based Learning

215-955-7662
Contact Alisha Clark

Sara Goldstein, MSW

Sara Goldstein, MSW
Director of Clinical Experience 

215-955-7759
Contact Sara Goldstein
 

David Meinhart

David Meinhart
Education Coordinator, Humanities Selectives 

215-955-8523
Contact David Meinhart

Gina McCoy

Gina McCoy
Education Programs Administrator, Clinical Experience

215-955-7755
Contact Gina McCoy

Sakeenah Mitchell

Sakeenah Mitchell
Education Coordinator, Phase 1, Year 1

215-955-8080
Contact Sakeenah Mitchell

Jennifer Peck, MFA

Jennifer Peck, MFA
Curriculum Technology Specialist

215-955-2706
Contact Jennifer Peck

Alison Washkalavitch, MS

Alison Washkalavitch, MS
Educational Business Manager

215-955-2704
Contact Alison Washkalavitch

Genna Woodyard

Genna Woodyard
Education Programs Administrator, Scholarly Inquiry

215-955-4212
Contact Genna Woodyard