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Lia S. Logio, MD, FACP

As the chair of the Drexel University College of Medicine's Department of Medicine, I am proud of the many accomplishments of our incredible department. In today's world of fragmented health care and ever-changing knowledge about disease and health, we remain focused on making the world a healthier place, providing comprehensive clinical services, shaping the doctors of tomorrow, redesigning the delivery of care, and advancing our knowledge to inform these efforts.

The Department of Medicine is a full service academic department with deep expertise in general internal medicine plus its 10 specialty areas, which include cardiology, electrophysiology, endocrinology, infectious diseases (and HIV medicine), hematology, oncology, sleep medicine, nephrology, rheumatology and pulmonary medicine (including critical care).

We continue to expand our influence in high-value, coordinated medical care as well as our unwavering commitment to train others in health care. We hold sacred the core values and virtues of relationship-centered care and connection. This translates to a culture of learning and mentoring in every direction. With unwavering commitment and dedication, the Department of Medicine has far reaching influence on the practice of medicine.

Learn About The Divisions



Gastroenterology & Hepatology

General Internal Medicine


Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine


Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine


News and Announcements

Glow With the Flow

Imagine if doctors could screen for a heart attack before it happens. A team at Drexel that includes Brett Angel, MD, Division of Cardiology, is working toward commercializing an invention that would do just that: Electrast is an inexpensive, painless and accurate diagnostic agent that illuminates blood flow problems like a bright warning light. Read more.

Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors 2019 Faculty Named Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors™ for 2019

Congratulations to Drs. Sandeep Aggarwal (Nephrology), Asyia Ahmad (Gastroenterology), Ziauddin Ahmed, MD (Nephrology), Mohammad A. Al-Bataineh* (Cardiac Electrophysiology) Renee Amori (Endocrinology), Joseph Boselli (Internal Medicine), Christopher J. Bruno* (Infectious Disease), Sallie Cho (Cardiology), Edgar Chou (Internal Medicine), Janet Huang Fitzpatrick (Internal Medicine), John Fontaine (Cardiac Electrophysiology), Paulina Gorodin Kiliddar (Cardiac Electrophysiology), Shelley Hankins (Cardiology), S. Farhan Hasni (Cardiology), Scott E. Hessen* (Cardiovascular Disease), Dean G. Karalis* (Cardiovascular Disease), Kevin J. Kasper* (Cardiovascular Disease), Ellie Kelepouris (Nephrology), Humaira Hussain Khan (Rheumatology), Manoj Khandelwal* (Cardiac Disease), Anita Ko (Sleep Medicine), S. Luke Kusmirek (Cardiac Electrophysiology), Steven Kutalek (Cardiac Electrophysiology), Mary Ann Kuzma (Geriatric Medicine), Gary Ledley (Cardiology), Dong Heun Lee (Infectious Disease), Nathalie May (Internal Medicine), Santiago J. Munoz* (Gastroenterology), Shailaja Nair (Internal Medicine), Richard Paluzzi (Internal Medicine), Karthik Ranganna (Nephrology), Steven Russell (Internal Medicine), Kathleen Ryan (Internal Medicine), Edward Schulman (Pulmonary Disease), Michael Sherman (Pulmonary Disease), Barbara Simon (Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism), Michael Stephen (Pulmonary Disease), Julie Wang (Women's Health) who were named "Top Doctors" in Philadelphia magazine's annual list of the region's best physicians.
(May 6, 2019)
*This physician is a non-compensated member of the teaching faculty of Drexel University College of Medicine.

Jose Missri, MD: Cardiology

Welcome New Cardiology Chief José C. Missri

The Department of Medicine is pleased to welcome José (Joe) C. Missri, MD, FACP, FACC, FCPP, as the new division chief of cardiology and the Joseph DiPalma Distinguished Professor of Medicine. Since 2013, Dr. Missri has served as the chair of the Department of Medicine at Mercy Catholic Medical Center, including an appointment as an affiliated professor of medicine at Drexel University. He was also vice president of medical affairs at Mercy.

2019 Golden Apple Awards

Please join us in congratulating several attendings and residents for being selected as recipients for Golden Apple Awards for excellence in teaching. Award recipients included James Clyne, William Lee, Lauren Schmalz, Jared Chowdhury, Hasan Arif and Amy Baranoski. Award nominees included Joseph Boselli, David Bernstein, Daniil Gekhman, Kevin D'Mello, Esther Chernak and Neilanjan Nandi.

Updates in Women's Health

Updates in Women's Health took place on April 3, 2019. Hosted annually by the Department of Medicine, Updates in Women's Health is a continuing medical education program for faculty, residents and fellows, medical students and clinical staff. Recordings of past events are available via the Office of Continuing Medical Education website.

2018 Faculty Awards

The following faculty members were the recipients of 2018 faculty awards:

  • Pamela Duke, MD (Internal Medicine) - June Klinghoffer Clinical Educator Award
  • Kevin D'Mello, MD (Internal Medicine) - Oksana Korzeniowski Patient Care Award
  • Amy Baranoski, MD (Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine) - Angelo Pinto Educator Award

See all 2018 faculty awardees.

2018 Gold Humanism Honor Society Honorees

The Gold Humanism Honor Society recognizes physicians who exemplify the ideals of professionalism and humanism in their clinical, teaching and mentoring interactions. Internal Medicine faculty member Dr. Kevin D’Mello, and four of our residents, Drs. Kevin Gu (PGY2), Omar Sheriff, Kunal Shah and Kevin Rurak (PGY3) for a job well done!

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In the Media

August 9, 2019: Allan B. Schwartz, MD, professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, authored a "Medical Mystery" story for the Philadelphia Inquirer about what killed Sen. Joseph McCarthy.

July 31, 2019: Neilanjan Nandi, MD, associate professor in the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, was quoted in a HealthCentral article about the use of biologic drug therapies for ulcerative colitis.

July 11, 2019: Meera Harhay, MD, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, was interviewed for a Philadelphia Inquirer Q&A about her recent research showing that those who lose significant weight — 10 percent of their body weight — prior to receiving a kidney transplant are at a higher risk for a poor outcome.

July 8, 2019: Kevin D'Mello, MD, an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, wrote an op-ed in Philadelphia Magazine about the impact the closing of Hahnemann University will have on Philadelphia.

June 27, 2019: Drexel Medicine’s Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice provided free confidential HIV testing at Free Library locations as part of National HIV Testing Day. The event was featured on WPVI-TV (6-abc) and KYW-TV (CBS-3).

June 26, 2019: Research by Suzanne Boyle, MD, associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, about barriers to kidney transplant facing HIV patients was featured in a Reuters Health article.

June 18, 2019: Brett Angel, MD, a faculty member in the Division of Cardiology, was quoted in a DOTmed Health Care Business News story about his collaborative research with Steven Wrenn, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, to develop a cardiac imaging contrast agent triggered by the heart's electrical activity. The research was also featured in a June 24 article in Medgadget.

June 14, 2019: Allan B. Schwartz, MD, a professor in the Department of Medicine, authored a Philadelphia Inquirer article looking at former U.S. President James Monroe’s malaria diagnosis. Monroe was diagnosed with malaria in 1785 while serving in the U.S. Congress, but medical historians believe his symptoms point to pulmonary tuberculosis.

June 10, 2019: Neilanjan Nandi, MD, an assistant professor in the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, served as a guest expert on ReachMD’s Crohn’s and Colitis podcast. Nandi discussed how to approach sexual and intimacy issues for inflammatory bowel disease patients, including quality of life measures, methods for maintaining healthy intimate relationships, and respecting boundaries, as well as the best resources for health practitioners.

May 31, 2019: Humaira H. Khan, MD, and Arundathi Jayatilleke, MD, associate professors of medicine in the Division of Rheumatology, were featured in a Healio Rheumatology article about a novel infusion center at Drexel.

May 29, 2019: Research led by Meera Harhay, MD, an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, was featured in a Healio Nephrology article. The study found that even planned and advised weight loss could be dangerous for kidney transplant candidates if it’s not closely monitored.

May 22, 2019: Research led by Meera Harhay, MD, an associate professor in the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, was featured in a HealthDay News. The study found that patients who lost 10 percent or more of their body weight prior to a kidney transplant had an 18 percent higher risk of death after the transplant.

May 3, 2019: Allan B. Schwartz, MD, a professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, authored a "Medical Mystery" story for the Philadelphia Inquirer about what caused Gerald Ford to get a severe headache during the 2000 Republican National Convention.

See all College of Medicine faculty in the media

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