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Mary Ann Kuzma

Mary Ann Kuzma, MD


Department: Medicine

Practices: Internal Medicine

Specialties: Geriatric Medicine, General Internal Medicine


  • MD - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Awards & Honors

  • President’s Award for Service, Drexel University (May 2012)
  • Best Research Poster Award, “Use of the Virtual Classroom to Teach and Evaluate Cardiac Auscultation Skills”; Clerkship Directors Internal Medicine Annual Meeting (2006)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society (1998)
2024 Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors™

Mary Ann Kuzma, MD, is a professor of medicine. She was born and raised in the Philadelphia area. Dr Kuzma attended St Joseph’s University where she graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Chemistry. Afterward, she attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her interests are prevention and screening in health care, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes across all age groups. Dr Kuzma has dedicated her career to teaching medical students, particularly in the ambulatory setting. She has also collaborated with the National Board of Medical Examiners for many years to help develop testing materials for medical students.

  • Named "Top Doctor" by Philadelphia magazine (2015-2021, 2023, 2024)

Clinical Services

Internal medicine


  • Internal Medicine - Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia


  • Internal Medicine - Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia

After completing her internship and residency in internal medicine at Graduate Hospital, where she was chief resident, Dr. Kuzma was an instructor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kuzma joined Drexel Medicine's predecessor school MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine in 1988 as an assistant professor of medicine. She is now a professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine.


"Meeting the nation's need for physician services: a response to the anticipated physician shortage"
Greever M, Kane GC, Kennedy JI, Kuzma MA, Salzman AR, Wiernik PH, Baptista NV
Am J Med 2009; 122:1156-1162

"The role of the Internal Medicine Subinternship Director in the 21st Century"
Aiyer, M, Appel J, Fischer M, Fitz M, Gliatto P, Harrell H, Kuzma MA, Ledford C, Sweet M, Vu R
American Journal of Medicine 2008; 121:39-43

"The power of repetition in mastering cardiac auscultation"
Barrett M, Kuzma MA, Seto T, Richards P, Mason D, Barrett D, Gracely E
Am J Med 2006;119:73-75

"The Future of Medical Student Education in Internal Medicine"
Whelan A Appel J, Alper E Defer T, Dickinson T, Fazio S, Friedman E, Kuzma MA, Reddy S
Am J Med; 2004; 116: 576-80

"Mastering Cardiac Auscultation: The Power of Repetition"
Barrett M, Kuzma MA, Seto T, Richards P, Lacey C
Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2004; l43:19-20A

"Promoting the development of doctoring competencies in clinical settings"
Brody DB, Ryan K, Kuzma MA
Family Medicine 2004; 36: S105-9

"Proposed competency prerequisites for entering the core clinical clerkships"
Goroll A, Bass E, Windish D, Kuzma MA, Defer T, Matson CC, Stearns, Davis A
Journal of General Internal Medicine 2003; 18:110-11

"Does the integration of women’s health into a PBL curriculum affect the learning issues that students generate in the ambulatory clinical setting?"
Kuzma MA, Rutenberg CL, Gracely E, Nieman LZ
Academic Medicine 1997;72:913-15

Contact Information

Drexel Internal Medicine
219 N. Broad Street
219 N. Broad Street, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215.762.5037
Fax: 215.399.5896