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Drexel University College of Medicine's Department of Medicine is focused on shaping the doctors of tomorrow, redesigning the delivery of care, and advancing our knowledge to inform these efforts.

 
News and Announcements
 

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.

 
In the Media
 

August 13, 2020: Meera Nair Harhay, MD, associate professor of medicine, was quoted in a Healio Nephrology article about how quality of life assessments are associated with varying wait times for a kidney transplant among patients with advanced chronic kidney disease.

June 22, 2020: Meera N. Harhay, MD, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, co-authored a Health Affairs blog post on how to save safety-net hospitals, which are facing a tremendous human and financial toll from COVID-19.

May 2020: Donald Kaye, MD, an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Medicine, authored a Healio Infectious Disease News article on the rare disease tularemia, also known as "rabbit fever."

May 19, 2020: William G. Kussmaul, MD, an associate professor in the Department of Medicine, wrote an editorial in the Annals of Internal Medicine that was quoted in a Medscape article about the relative risks of different drugs used to treat COVID-19 patients.

April 2020: Meera Nair Harhay, MD, an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, was quoted in Healio Nephrology in a story about the implications of mandating weight loss before a transplant.

April 6, 2020: Meera Nair Harhay, MD, an associate professor in the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, was quoted in a Medscape article about prioritizing transplants when other surgeries are on hold during the pandemic.

April 8: Nielufar Varjavand, MD, a professor of medicine, program director of the Physician Refresher/Reentry Course, director of Global Health Education and co-director of Case-Based Learning, was quoted in an AAMC News article about what retired doctors need to know before returning to work to fight the coronavirus.

March 2020: Donald Kaye, MD, an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Medicine, wrote a Healio article on the rare, life-threatening illness known as botulism.

February 5, 2020: Donald Kaye, MD, an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Medicine, was quoted in a General Health magazine story about antibiotic-resistant bacteria and how antibiotics came to be overprescribed over time.

January 31, 2020: Donald Kaye, MD, an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Medicine, was quoted in a Men's Health story about antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

January 13, 2020: David Aizenberg, MD, a faculty member in the Department of Medicine's Division of General Internal Medicine, authored an opinion piece published in the Philadelphia Inquirer about the impact of the closure of Hahnemann University Hospital.

October 25, 2019: Allan B. Schwartz, MD, professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, authored a Philadelphia Inquirer “Medical Mystery” article about U.S. President John Adams’ mood swings and behavior shifts.

October 23, 2019: Neilanjan Nandi, MD, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, co-hosted a ReachMD podcast episode on the shifting expectations of care in the management of Crohn's disease.

October 18, 2019: Ana E. Núñez, MD, professor of medicine; associate dean, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; and the director of the National Center of Excellence in Women's Health and Women's Health Education Program, was quoted in a mindbodygreen article about how a father’s mental health and behavior affects his child.

October 12, 2019: Anita Ko, MD, an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, was interviewed in an NPR segment about variations in sleep cycles. The story was reported by a number affiliates across the country.

October 10, 2019: Neilanjan Nandi, MD, an associate professor in the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about probiotics and gut health.

October 8, 2019: Ana Núñez, MD, professor of medicine; associate dean, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; and the director of the National Center of Excellence in Women's Health and Women's Health Education Program, was profiled in an Al Día story about her leadership as an advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion in health care.

September 30, 2019: Neilanjan Nandi, MD, an associate professor in the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, was quoted in an Elemental article about the struggle to accurately diagnose slow-moving autoimmune disease.

September 13, 2019: Research by Meera N. Harhay, MD, an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, about how Medicaid expansion has affected low-income adults with advanced kidney disease, was picked up by Physician's Briefing.

August 23, 2019: Meera N. Harhay, MD, an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, led research reporting that Medicaid expansion has helped more low-income adults with advanced kidney disease avoid the costs and poor quality-of-life associated with dialysis. The findings were mentioned in a WINK-TV (CBS-Fort Myers, Florida) story about a shortage of kidney transplants available in Florida.

August 22, 2019: States that implemented Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act saw greater increases in covered preemptive kidney transplants than did non-expansion states, according to a recently published study led by Meera N. Harhay, MD, an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension. The findings were covered by Healio Nephrology and Healthcare Finance News.

August 20, 2019: Research led by Meera N. Harhay, MD, an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, reports that Medicaid expansion has helped more young, low-income adults with advanced kidney disease avoid the costs and poor quality-of-life associated with dialysis. The findings were featured in a Healthcare Dive news brief.

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Cecilia M. Smith, DO: Medicine

Cecilia M. Smith, DO
Professor and Interim Academic Chair