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   Congratulations Class of 2021 Graduates!

 

Tuesday, May 18
The Mann Center for The Performing Arts

The College of Medicine is planning an in-person graduation ceremony for the Class of 2021 on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 18 at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts. The ceremony will include medical students and students in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies.

The number of invited guests will be dependent upon the City of Philadelphia’s COVID-19 capacity restrictions. The College is working to ensure a safe and meaningful program for our graduating students and must adhere to health and safety regulations at the venue.

Please join in celebrating the Class of 2021 by tuning in to the ceremony, which will be broadcast live on our YouTube channel on Tuesday, May 18, at 2 p.m. EDT from The Mann Center for Performing Arts.

 

During orientation in August 2017, the Class of 2021 gathered for a group portrait in front of the Queen Lane Campus. View Video on YouTube.

 
 
 

About the Commencement Ceremony

 

  Download 2021 Commencement Program

View Commencement Schedule – 2 p.m. EDT

  • Academic Procession:
    Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
    Edward Elgar
  • National Anthem:
    Star-Spangled Banner
    Francis Scott Key
  • Opening Remarks:
    Donna M. Russo, PhD
    William Maul Measey Chair in Medical Education
    Interim Vice Dean for Educational Affairs
    Senior Associate Dean for Curriculum
    Professor, Microbiology & Immunology
  • Remarks by the Dean:
    Charles B. Cairns, MD
    Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean, College of Medicine
    Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs,
    Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • Welcome:
    John Fry
    President, Drexel University
  • Greetings:
    Stanley W. Silverman
    Vice Chair, Drexel University Board of Trustees
  • Recognition of Academic Awards:
    Charles B. Cairns
  • Citation of Fifty-Year Graduates 1971-2021:
    Charles B. Cairns
  • Conferring of Honorary Degree:
    John Fry
    Charles B. Cairns
     
    Doctor of Science
    Drew Weissman, MD, PhD
  • Commencement Address:
    Drew Weissman
  • Recognition of Student Awards:
    Charles B. Cairns
  • Spoken Word Poem:
    “A Survivor’s Guide to Graduating”
    Theophilus Owofu Abah
    Class of 2021
  • Charge to the Graduates:
    Charles B. Cairns
  • Conferring of Graduate Degrees:
    John Fry
    Elisabeth J. Van Bockstaele, PhD
    Founding Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies
    Chief Strategy Officer
    Senior Vice President for Graduate and Online Education
    Dean, Graduate College
    Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology
    Jed Shumsky, PhD
    Senior Associate Dean of Educational and Academic Affairs
    Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy
  • Investiture
  • Administration of the Graduate Student Oath:
    Elisabeth J. Van Bockstaele
  • Conferring of Doctor of Medicine Degrees:
    John Fry
    Charles B. Cairns
    Donna M. Russo
    Amy C. Fuchs, MD
    Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Seema Baranwal, MD
    Associate Dean for Student Affairs
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Linda Berardi-Demo, EdD
    Associate Dean, Admissions, Enrollment & Student Affairs
    Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Investiture
  • Administration of the Physician’s Pledge:
    Leon McCrea II, MD, MPH
    Senior Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    Associate Professor of Family, Community, & Preventive Medicine
  • Military Oath for MD Officers:
    Richard J. Hamilton, MD, HU ’87
    Captain, Medical Corps, United States Navy (Retired)
    Regional Associate Dean for Crozer Keystone Health System
    Academic Chair and Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • Induction Into the Alumni Association:
    Edward Siegel, MD ’12, MBA
    President-Elect, Alumni Association
  • Graduate Remarks:
    Sitara Soundararajan, MD
    Class of 2021
  • Farewell:
    Amy C. Fuchs
  • Recessional
  • Faculty Marshals
    Amy Baranoski, MD ’03, MSc
    Assistant Dean, Phase One Curriculum
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Dana C. Farabaugh, MD ’03
    Associate Dean for Clinical Education Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Nathalie S. May, MD
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Anh-Thu Vu, MD
    Assistant Professor of Neurology

About Our Speaker - Drew Weissman, MD, PhD

Drew Weissman, MD, PhD

Physician-scientist paved the way for COVID-19 vaccines

As a professor of medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Drew Weissman, MD, PhD, is best known for his work with RNA biology that laid the groundwork with Katalin Kariko for the mRNA vaccines for COVID-19 developed by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna.

Dr. Weissman's research focuses on the study of RNA and innate immune system biology and the application of these findings to vaccine research, therapeutics, and gene therapy. His lab is developing many vaccines for pathogens, including malaria, norovirus, influenza, C. difficile, HSV2, HIV, HCV, as well as vaccines for potential future pandemics, universal influenza and pancoronavirus. His lab also develops mRNA delivery of proteins, including genetically deficient, therapeutic, and monoclonal antibodies. In newer studies, his lab has developed new technologies to deliver mRNA-LNPs to specific cell types with simple in vivo injection. The cells and organs targeted thus far include lung, heart, brain, CD4+ cells, T cells, and bone marrow stem cells. New therapies are being developed to treat genetic and other disorders in vivo, which has the potential to change and simplify such therapies and allow worldwide use for diseases such as sickle cell anemia.

Dr. Weissman received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Brandeis University and his medical degree and doctorate from the Boston University School of Medicine. He did his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in Boston and a fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. He is widely published and holds memberships in the American Federation for Clinical Research, the Association of American Physicians, and the American Association of Immunologists.

For his contributions to advancing world public health as a physician-scientist, Drexel is proud to confer upon Dr. Drew Weissman the degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa.

Graduate Student Oath

I will represent my profession honorably by conducting myself and my professional endeavors in a manner that is above reproach. I pledge never to allow financial gain or ambition to cloud my judgment. I will pursue truth and create knowledge for the greater good, but never to the detriment of others. I will maintain scientific integrity in all my work. I will acknowledge and honor the contributions of those who have preceded me and will commit myself to lifelong learning. I will show compassion, embrace diversity and uphold excellence so that I become a worthy role model deserving of respect by all.

Physician's Pledge – World Medical Association Declaration of Geneva

The Physician's Pledge:

AS A MEMBER OF THE MEDICAL PROFESSION

I SOLEMNLY PLEDGE to dedicate my life to the service of humanity;

THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF MY PATIENT will be my first consideration;

I WILL RESPECT the autonomy and dignity of my patient;

I WILL MAINTAIN the utmost respect for human life;

I WILL NOT PERMIT considerations of age, disease or disability, creed, ethnic origin, gender, nationality, political affiliation, race, sexual orientation, social standing or any other factor to intervene between my duty and my patient;

I WILL RESPECT the secrets that are confided in me, even after the patient has died;

I WILL PRACTICE my profession with conscience and dignity and in accordance with good medical practice;

I WILL FOSTER the honor and noble traditions of the medical profession;

I WILL GIVE to my teachers, colleagues and students the respect and gratitude that is their due;

I WILL SHARE my medical knowledge for the benefit of the patient and the advancement of healthcare;

I WILL ATTEND TO my own health, well-being and abilities in order to provide care of the highest standard;

I WILL NOT USE my medical knowledge to violate human rights and civil liberties, even under threat;

I MAKE THESE PROMISES solemnly, freely and upon my honor.

©2017 World Medical Association

The Commencement Tradition

A tradition that reaches back nearly a thousand years, commencement symbolizes not so much the culmination of the years of effort on the part of both students and teachers, but rather the beginning—the commencement—of a productive social and professional life, and a life of continued learning.

The first university, the University of Bologna, was founded in Italy in 1162 and offered specialized education in the major professional fields of the medieval world: law, medicine, government and theology—areas that would dominate European and American higher education until the 20th century.

From Bologna, the concept of university education spread throughout Europe and later to the New World. The pageantry and symbolism of commencement are typified by the cap and gown, which in their original forms were simply the everyday attire of the medieval scholar. The additions of the centuries have made them what they are today.

The academic costume has three basic parts: the cap, the gown and the hood. Three factors must be taken into consideration—the degree (bachelor, master, doctor); the branch of knowledge (nursing, medicine, etc.); and the university by which the degree is granted. The bachelor's gown is black, has long sleeves and is worn closed. The master's gown is black but has short sleeves and a crescent cut at the sleeve end. Some are open at the wrist; others have a slit in the upper part of the sleeve. The doctor's gown is often black, preferably silk, with full, round sleeves that are barred in either black velvet or velvet of the color used in the hood to designate the branch of learning.

Many American universities, as well as British ones, now have gowns of characteristic color for doctoral graduates. For instance, a graduate of Harvard University may wear a crimson gown, a New York University graduate a violet gown, and a University of Pennsylvania graduate a gown of red and blue. The shape and size of the American hood mark the degree of the wearer. The lining of the hood is indicative of the institution granting the degree and is usually the official color or colors of the school. If two colors are used, one is generally arranged as a chevron upon the other. The bachelor's hood is three feet long, the master's three-and-a-half feet long, and the doctor's four feet long. Bachelor of Science and Master of Science candidates wear sun-gold hoods; Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts candidates white hoods. Doctor of Philosophy candidates wear blue hoods. Doctor of Medicine candidates wear green hoods. Candidates with annotated degrees may wear hoods of other colors, such as apricot (Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing), teal (Master of Physical Therapy), and blue with white trim (Master of Arts, Creative Arts in Therapy), to name a few.

Caps are traditionally black with a long tassel fastened to the mid-point. A doctor's cap may have a tassel of gold thread. The tassel is worn on the right side until a degree has been conferred; it is then worn on the left. Commencement begins and ends with the academic procession, led by the chief marshal carrying the mace. The mace traces its origins to the Roman fasces, a bundle of rods bound together around an ax with the blade projecting, which was carried before magistrates as an emblem of authority. The ceremony officially begins with the placing of the mace before the graduates and ends when the chief marshal retrieves it and leads the recession. The color guard follows the marshal, with the candidates for degrees marching behind in reverse order of seniority—certificate, associate, and bachelor's first, master's next and doctoral third. The faculty follows, also proceeding in reverse order from assistant to full professor. The final division of the procession is the platform party, composed of academic deans, administrative officers, trustees, honorary degree recipients and the president.

Throughout their long and proud history, universities have retained and cherished strong ties to their ceremonial roots. The faculties and graduates have gloried in the rich imagery and colorful panoply associated with commencement, one of the oldest continuing rituals in the Western world.

History and Traditions of the University Mace

The mace was a medieval weapon intended to prevail over an armored adversary. As long-range weapons evolved, the mace became a ceremonial symbol denoting authority and was carried before a nobleman for protection, if necessary, from personal attack.

In academic processions, it has traditionally been carried by an academic officer of high standing. The selection of the officer to carry the mace may be governed by institutional tradition and may vary from ceremony to ceremony. The Drexel University mace is carried in the commencement procession to the stage, where it joins the maces of the College of Medicine's predecessor institutions. The Hahnemann mace was designed and carved by James Victor. The mace of the Medical College of Pennsylvania was designed by former dean Alton I. Sutnick, in conjunction with artist Richard Feldstein.

 
Drexel University College of Medicine Mace
 
Drexel University College of Medicine Mace 2017

How to Wear Your Hood

Drexel College of Medicine Commencement Hooding Ceremony Your hood should be worn draped around your neck with the largest portion of the hood hanging down your back. The velvet border, which indicates your specific field of study, should be showing on the outside. The velvet should fold under on the lower back to allow the colors of your College or University to show. To keep your hood from being too tight against your neck, there is a cord on the front to help secure it to a shirt button or to pin to a blouse or dress. Master and Doctor hoods also have a cord and button in the back to prevent your hood from slipping off your shoulders.

MD graduates who are members of Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) or the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) have received honors cords which should be worn as part of their academic regalia. The AΩA honor cord is green, for medicine, with a mixed strand of white for the humanities and gold for science. The GHHS honor cord is white for humanism. Honors cords should be worn on top of a graduate's gown and hood, draped around the back of the neck with the ends laid down the front.

 
 

Graduate School Virtual Commencement Ceremony - May 21, 2021

 

View Commencement Schedule – 1 p.m. EDT

  • Academic Procession:
    Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
    Edward Elgar
  • National Anthem:
    Star-Spangled Banner
    Francis Scott Key
  • Opening Remarks:
    Elisabeth J. Van Bockstaele, PhD
    Founding Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies
    Chief Strategy Officer
    Senior Vice President for Graduate and Online Education
    Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology
  • Remarks by the Dean:
    Charles B. Cairns, MD
    Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean, College of Medicine
    Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs,
    Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • Welcome:
    John Fry
    President, Drexel University
  • Greetings:
    Stanley W. Silverman
    Vice Chair, Drexel University Board of Trustees
  • Commencement Speakers:
    Margo Randelman, PhD in Neuroscience
    Myar Taha, MS in Biomedical Studies
  • Spoken Word Poem:
    “A Survivor’s Guide to Graduating”
    Theophilus Owofu Abah
    Class of 2021
  • Conferring of Graduate Degrees:
    John Fry
    Elisabeth J. Van Bockstaele
    Jed Shumsky, PhD
    Senior Associate Dean of Educational and Academic Affairs
    Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy
  • Administration of the Graduate Student Oath:
    Elisabeth J. Van Bockstaele
  • Induction Into the Alumni Association:
    Edward Siegel, MD ’12, MBA
    President-Elect, Alumni Association
  • Congratulatory Remarks:
    Michael Bouchard, PhD
    Director, Division of Biomedical Science Programs
    Monika, Jost, PhD
    Director, Division of Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Programs
    Paul McGonigle, PhD
    Co-Director, Division of Interdisciplinary and Career-Oriented Programs
    Fred Krebs, PhD
    Co-Director, Division of Interdisciplinary and Career-Oriented Programs
  • Concluding Remarks:
    Elisabeth J. Van Bockstaele
 

 

 

Commencement - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

Graduates

What time should I arrive?
Graduates with the last names A-K should arrive at 12:30 p.m. and graduates with the last name L-Z should arrive at 12:45 p.m. Please arrive as close to your designated time as possible.

Will parking be available?
Yes, free parking is available. A parking lot attendant will direct you.

What COVID-19 policies do I need to follow?
To protect the health and safety of members of the Drexel College of Medicine community, it is imperative that all attendees of Commencement ceremonies adhere to the university’s safety protocols at all times while at the Mann Center for Performing Arts. Attendees who are symptomatic or designated as a close contact of someone who is COVID-19 positive should not attend Commencement.

All DUCOM students, faculty, and staff are required to download the Drexel Health Checker App and complete it the day of Commencement. This app needs to be presented at the check-in to enter the venue.

The Commencement ceremonies are only possible with your strict adherence to mask wearing, physical distancing and avoidance of gatherings.

We ask that all Class of 2021 graduates and guests of the ceremony review the University Health & Safety Overview before arriving to the ceremony.

Do I need a ticket to enter?
Yes, all graduates need a ticket to attend Commencement. We will provide you with your ticket at check-in the morning of Commencement. Each student will be assigned a seat in alphabetical order by program. Your seat number will be printed on your ticket.

Is re-entry allowed?
Re-entry is not permitted.

Where do I go when I get to the Mann Center?
Graduates should go immediately to the check-in table to the left of the main gate.

How will graduates be seated?
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are following spacing requirements provided by the City of Philadelphia and the Mann Center. Graduates will be seated spaced apart, and unused chairs will be covered.

I have personal items with me (purse, jacket etc.). Can I bring it into the Mann Center with me?
We discourage graduates from bringing anything other than essential items (phone, identification, small purse) with them to Commencement. We ask that you please do not carry any personal items on stage.

I never picked up my regalia/I lost part of my regalia. What do I do?
If you haven’t picked it up yet, your regalia will be at the Bookstore table. If you are missing any part of your regalia (cap, hood, tassel), please go to the Bookstore table, and a volunteer can help you.

On which side should I wear my tassel?
Your tassel is only turned after you graduate with your undergraduate degree. As you are already a graduate, you should wear your tassel on your left side.

How will the investiture take place?
For health and safety reasons, students will hood themselves during in-person Commencement events. Graduates should not be wearing their hoods before Commencement begins, as investiture occurs as part of the ceremony. Volunteers will be circulating in the Mann Center to show graduates how to properly put on their hoods.

Can I keep my regalia?
Yes, all graduates may keep their regalia.

How can I view the Commencement program?
Graduates will receive hard copies of the Commencement program on their chairs at the ceremony. Additionally, the Commencement program will be added to the Commencement website on Tuesday, May 18. We will mail a second keepsake copy of the Commencement program to you after the ceremony.

Will I receive my diploma on stage during Commencement?
Diplomas are mailed directly to graduates. If you have questions about this process, please contact Dennis Callahan, Associate Registrar of Operations at djc39@drexel.edu.

Will graduates walk across stage during Commencement?
Yes, all graduates will be individually recognized and walk across stage during the ceremony.

May I carry my child across stage?
Due to COVID, only graduates and faculty members are permitted on stage.

How will we exit the venue?
Due to COVID, graduates will be ushered out by row at the end of the ceremony. We ask that you please meet any friends or family members at a location outside of the Mann Center.

Where is the bathroom?
Volunteers in blue polo shirts and Mann Center staff can direct you to the nearest bathroom.

Are food and drink permitted at the venue?
Students are permitted to bring in a factory-sealed water bottle (no glass). Food is not permitted.

What happens in case of inclement weather?
As part of our emergency preparedness protocols, the College of Medicine will monitor weather before the Commencement ceremony. In the event of rain, ceremonies will continue. The Mann Center is an outdoor venue, but graduates will be seated under cover. We recommend you dress appropriately for the weather.

How do I receive my guests’ tickets?
Guest ticket pickup will be offered on campus the week prior to Commencement. It is each students’ responsibility to coordinate ticket distribution to your guests. Please watch for an email from the Office of Student Affairs (MD students) or the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies (PhD and MS students).

How can those unable to attend in person watch the ceremony?
The ceremony will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel on Tuesday, May 18, at 2 p.m. EDT from The Mann Center for Performing Arts.

More FAQs will be added as we continue to finalize details for the Commencement ceremony.

Faculty/Stage Participants - Stage

What time should I arrive?
Please arrive at 1 p.m. Please arrive as close to 1 p.m. as possible. The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m.

Will parking be available?
Yes, free parking is available. Please go to the Staff Parking Lot. If it is full, a parking lot attendant will direct you to overflow parking.

Where do I go when I get to the Mann Center?
All faculty/stage participants should check in at the Press Gate, next to Staff Parking, upon arrival. There will be volunteers in blue polo shirts who can direct you.

Do I need a ticket to enter?
No, stage participants and faculty do not need a ticket to attend Commencement. Please bring a form of identification to present at check-in.

What COVID-19 policies do I need to follow?
To protect the health and safety of members of the Drexel College of Medicine community, it is imperative that all attendees of Commencement ceremonies adhere to the university’s safety protocols at all times while at the Mann Center for Performing Arts. Attendees who are symptomatic or designated as a close contact of someone who is COVID-19 positive should not attend Commencement.

All DUCOM students, faculty, and staff are required to download the Drexel Health Checker App and complete it the day of Commencement. This app needs to be presented at the check-in to enter the venue.

The Commencement ceremonies are only possible with your strict adherence to mask wearing, physical distancing and avoidance of gatherings.

We ask that all Class of 2021 graduates and guests of the ceremony review the University Health & Safety Overview before arriving to the ceremony.

How will faculty be seated?
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are following spacing requirements. Faculty will be seated in chairs spaced 6 feet apart on stage.

I have personal items with me (purse, jacket etc.). Can I bring it into the Mann Center with me?
We discourage faculty from bringing anything other than essential items (phone, identification, small purse) with them to Commencement. Anything brought with you must be kept at your seat on stage.

Where do I pick up regalia?
If you haven’t already picked up your regalia from the Bookstore, your regalia will be on your chair on stage. Please note that due to COVID, there is no changing area at this venue. If you are missing any part of your regalia (cap, hood, tassel), please let a volunteer know.

I'm a member of AOA/GHHS. Can I borrow a cord to wear?
Due to COVID, we cannot provide honor society cords to faculty this year.

On which side should I wear my tassel?
Your tassel is only turned after you graduate with your undergraduate degree. As you are already a graduate, you should wear your tassel on your left side.

I have regalia, but it’s not on my chair. What do I do?
Some trustee and deans’ regalia are being brought to the Mann Center. Please ask one of the volunteers for help if you cannot find your regalia.

I’m not registered, but I want to participate in Commencement. What do I do?
Due to COVID, only a limited number of invited faculty may participate in the Commencement ceremony. We encourage any faculty who are not participating in the ceremony to watch the livestreamed ceremony on our YouTube channel on Tuesday, May 18, at 2 p.m. EDT from The Mann Center for Performing Arts.

Where is the bathroom?
Volunteers in blue polo shirts and Mann Center staff can direct you to the nearest bathroom.

What do I do with my regalia after Commencement?
Please leave your regalia on your chair after the ceremony. The Bookstore will collect this at the end.

Are food and drink permitted at the venue?
Faculty are permitted to bring in a factory-sealed water bottle (no glass). A water bottle will also be provided at your seat. Food is not permitted.

What happens in case of inclement weather?
As part of our emergency preparedness protocols, the College of Medicine will monitor weather before the Commencement ceremony. In the event of rain, ceremonies will continue. The Mann Center is an outdoor venue, but faculty will be seated under cover. We recommend you dress appropriately for the weather.

More FAQs will be added as we continue to finalize details for the Commencement ceremony.

Guests

What COVID-19 policies do I need to follow?
To protect the health and safety of members of the Drexel College of Medicine community, it is imperative that all attendees of Commencement ceremonies adhere to the university’s safety protocols at all times while at the Mann Center for Performing Arts. Attendees who are symptomatic or designated as a close contact of someone who is COVID-19 positive should not attend Commencement.

The Commencement ceremonies are only possible with your strict adherence to mask wearing, physical distancing and avoidance of gatherings.

We ask that all Class of 2021 graduates and guests of the ceremony review the University Health & Safety Overview before arriving to the ceremony.

What time should I arrive?
Due to COVID-19, we ask guests to arrive at staggered times, ranging from 12:45-1:15 p.m. You will receive an email with your individual arrival time. Please arrive as close to your designated time as possible.

Do I need a ticket to enter?
Yes, all guests need a ticket to enter the venue. Each ticket has an assigned seat. Please coordinate with your graduating student to receive your ticket. Ushers are present and will help you find your seat.

I have a child with me—do they need a ticket?
Yes, all guests need a ticket to enter the Mann Center.

I have tickets available under my name. Where do I pick them up?
If you were informed that you have tickets available for pick up, they will be in an envelope with your name on it at the Will Call Table outside of the front gate at the Mann Center.

I need extra tickets. How can I get them?
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are at capacity for the venue and there are no extra tickets available.

How will guests be seated?
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are following spacing requirements. The two guests of each graduate will sit together in “pod-style" seating during the Commencement ceremony but must keep their masks on and maintain physical distance from other guests. We ask that you please remain in your seats throughout the ceremony, if possible.

Will parking be available?
Yes, free parking is available. A parking lot attendant will direct you.

How do I obtain ADA-accessible seating?
Any guest needing ADA seating will receive a ticket for an ADA-accessible box.

I have personal items with me (purse, jacket etc.). Can I bring it into the Mann Center with me?
Bags and backpacks are subject to search upon entry to the venue. We discourage guests from bringing anything other than essential items (phone, identification, small purse) with them to Commencement. Anything brought with you must be kept at your seat. This is an outdoor venue, and we recommend you dress appropriately for the weather.

Where is the bathroom?
Drexel volunteers in blue polo shirts and Mann Center staff can direct you to the nearest bathroom.

Is re-entry allowed?
Re-entry is not permitted.

Are food and drink permitted at the venue?
Guests are permitted to bring in a factory-sealed water bottle (no glass). Food is not permitted.

How can I view the Commencement program?
Due to COVID-19, we cannot provide hard copies of the Commencement program to guests. The Commencement program will be added to the Commencement website on Tuesday, May 18. Graduates will be mailed a keepsake copy of the program after Commencement.

How can those unable to attend in person watch the ceremony?
The ceremony will be livestreamed on the DrexelMedicine YouTube channel on Tuesday, May 18, at 2 p.m. EDT from The Mann Center for Performing Arts.

How will we exit the venue after the ceremony?
Due to COVID, guests will be ushered by section out of the venue. Please remain in your seats until after all graduates have processed out of the venue.

What happens in case of inclement weather?
As part of our emergency preparedness protocols, the College of Medicine will monitor weather before the Commencement ceremony. In the event of rain, ceremonies will continue. The Mann Center is an outdoor venue, and the majority of guest seating is covered. We recommend you dress appropriately for the weather. Small umbrellas are permitted.

More FAQs will be added as we continue to finalize details for the Commencement ceremony.

 

 

 

Share Your Celebration on Social Media

 
We encourage graduates and their loved ones, as well as faculty and staff members, to use social media (#drexelmed2021) to share how they are celebrating commencement at home.

Graduates are walking down memory lane ahead of Commencement. Don't miss their #DUCOMmemories!

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Citation of College of Medicine Fifty-Year Graduates, 1971-2021

Hahnemann Medical College Class of 1971

Leland Russell Abbey, MD
Edward B. Arenson Jr., MD
Stephen Babic, MD
Stephen E. Barron, MD
Ollice Bates Jr., MD
Joseph M. Becker, MD
Joseph M. Bednarek, MD
Mark Berger, MD *
Georgetta C. Bidwell-Voit, MD
Robert E. Black, MD
Michael H. Bleshman, MD
Harry L. Bremer, MD
Eric N. Burkett, MD
Patricia A. Camody-Johnston, MD
Anthony G. Campo Jr., MD
Henry H. Canton Jr., MD
Richard J. Carlson, MD
Paul T. Cass, MD
Jerome H. Check, MD
T. Craig Childs, MD
Alan Cicciarelli, MD *
Patricia A. Convery-Glover, MD
Patrick A. Coyne, MD *
Duane E. Davis, MD
Francis N. Deluca, MD
Alain R. Derasse, MD *
John E. Devenney, MD
Martin R. Eichelberger, MD
Robert Enck, MD
F. Richard Ervin, MD
Ronald Feigin, MD

Steven A. Field, MD
Theodore Fink, MD
Howard Frank, MD
Irvin D. Franklin, MD
Allen S. Gabroy , MD
Richard A. Gambescia, MD
Francis C. Gamza, MD
Stanley R. Goldman, MD
Herbert P. Goodheart, MD
James A. Gosper, MD
Michael E. Gotthelf, MD
Barry Edward Graham, MD
Lowell T. Greenwald, MD *
Gloria A. Grzybicki, MD *
Robert H. Hale, MD
Ward D. Heinrich Jr., MD
Robert P. Hershkowitz, MD *
Lee H. Hertz, MD
Orie E. Kaltenbaugh, MD
Sheldon R. Karasick, MD
George L. Kirkpatrick, MD *
William J. Knox III, MD
Clark Kopycinski, MD *
Gary H. Kramer, MD
Margaret A. Kraybill, MD
Lawrence F. Kron, MD
John R. Kuhns, MD
Stephen H. Laffey, MD
Edward C. Lamon, MD
F. Forrest Lang, MD *
Harry J. Lessig, MD

Bruce A. Levy, MD
J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, MD
Thomas E. Liston, MD *
James MacFadyen, MD
Stephen Machinton, MD
Stephen A. Matarazzo, MD *
James R. McCole, MD *
Edward P. McMahon, MD
Charles T. Meyer, MD
Richard Selig Meyer, MD
Michael A. Miles, MD *
Gerald Miller, MD
Lee H. Miller, MD
Mayer R. Mintz, MD
Frederick T. Murray, MD
Ralph Nazzaro, MD
John R. O’Neal, MD
Carol E. Ott, MD
William Thomas Poirier, MD
Melvyn P. Richter, MD
Michael V. Rock, MD
Lawrence N. Rossi, MD
Millard A. Ruddell, MD
Vadim M. Schaldenko, MD
John C. Schantz, MD
Fredric H. Schiffer, MD
James G. Shames, MD
Harlan J. Sicherman, MD
Ronald D. Snyder, MD
Alan R. Soltys, MD
Calvin R. Stafford Jr., MD

Hahnemann Medical College

John D. Sten, MD *
Melvin J. Tonkon, MD *
William M. Trachtenberg, MD
John Tumola, MD
Michael J. Vergare, MD
Dean R. Wasserman, MD
James R. Watson, MD
Jeffrey Charles Weidig, MD
Stephen E. Weinberg, MD
Richard Weismer, MD
Armand J. Wohl, MD
John C. Zahniser, MD

* deceased

Woman's Medical College Class of 1971

Lucrezia Aquino, MD *
Anna M. Baranauskas, MD
Virginia Bolmarcich, MD
Jean K. Boyd, MD
Sandra Mae Chase, MD
Mary E. Christenson, MD
Wendy Coleman, MD
E. Cheryl Cunningham, MD *
Corinne Devereux, MD
Mary Anita Dilloway, MD
Judith B. Feldman, MD
Gail A. Fisher, MD
Suzanne Smith Godec, MD
Norma Ruth Green, MD
Martha Margaret Grout, MD
Dillie Grunauer, MD *
Mary Ann Haflin, MD

Nancy Jermanovich, MD *
Lorraine C. King, MD
Lyn C. Lederman, MD
Kathleen R. Malaney, MD
Kathleen Maloney, MD
Claire Coverdale Marsh, MD
Margaret Honora McAloon, MD
Marian McNamara, MD
Jeanne Shamai Meisler, MD
Kathleen Mirante, MD *
Denise Mary Mulvihill, MD
Carol A. Munch, MD
Marjorie E. Newman, MD *
Doris Jean Phillips, MD
Christine Quinn, MD
Julie Annette Ricking, MD *
Dolores E. Rodriguez, MD *

Beverly R. Roth, MD
Sandra H. Roth, MD *
Carolyn Ann Sack, MD
Mindy E. Sanders, MD
Natalie Shemonsky, MD
Charlotte Ann Skibbs, MD
Lilian Spigelman, MD
Melody Ann Stancil, MD
Judith Terrell, MD
Alice A. L. Uong, MD
Kathleen M. VanAalten, MD
Nina Ward, MD
Carol Lynn Weed, MD
Marie Weinberger, MD
Mary F. Welsh, MD

* deceased

Woman's Medical College Class of Pennsylvania

 

 

 

Graduates

 

Doctor of Philosophy Degrees

(The graduate’s dissertation title and advisor are indicated.)

Ilse Pamela Alonso
“Impact of sleep on incubation of cocaine craving and dopamine terminal adaptations following abstinence”
Advisor: Rodrigo A. España, PhD
BIOCHEMISTRY

Sara M. Blazejewski
“Dissecting Cellular Mechanisms of Neurite Formation in the Developing Cortex”
Advisor: Kazuhito Toyooka, PhD
NEUROSCIENCE

Kelly Donovan §
“Investigating the Pathogenesis of Pre-clinical Diabetic Retinopathy: Transcription Factor Sp1 Glycosylation Upregulates VEGF-A”
Advisor: Jane Clifford, PhD
MOLECULAR AND CELL BIOLOGY AND GENETICS

Kaitlin Farrell §
“Neuroinflammation and circuitry changes in the dorsal raphe nucleus with depressive phenotype after spinal cord injury.”
Advisor: John Houlé, PhD
NEUROSCIENCE

Samuel Flashner
“The Transcription Factor Specificity Protein 1 Regulates Chromosome Assembly and Segregation During Mitosis”
Advisor: Jane Clifford, PhD
MOLECULAR AND CELL BIOLOGY AND GENETICS

Katherine Ann Innamorati
“Comparative genomics of the keystone mucosal pathogens Porphyromonas gingivalis and Gardnerella vaginalis reveal associations between virulence phenotypes and phylogenetic structure”
Advisor: Garth Ehrlich, PhD
MOLECULAR AND CELL BIOLOGY AND GENETICS

Dana Lengel
“Mechanisms of hippocampal dysfunction following pediatric brain trauma”
Advisor: Ramesh Raghupathi, PhD
NEUROSCIENCE

Stacia I. Lewandowski
“In Vivo Studies of the ERK1/2 Phosphatase, MKP3 in Dopaminergic Neurons on Cocaine-Associated Behaviors, Dopamine Signaling and Gene Expression”
Advisor: Ole Valente Mortensen, PhD
PHARMACOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY

Yuan-Ping Li §
“Local administration of biomaterials for inducing antigen-specific tolerance”
Advisor: Hao Cheng, PhD
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Ronak Subhash Loonawat
“Interplay of hepatitis B virus infection and hepatocyte metabolism: a virus-induced Warburg-like effect stimulates hepatitis B virus replication”
Advisor: Michael J. Bouchard, PhD
MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY

Kiran Kumar Madugula
“Over representation of myocyte enhancer factor (MEF-2) in HTLV-1-induced adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma contributes to acute disease by facilitating the activity of antisense promoter and HBZ via JunD”
Advisor: Pooja Jain, PhD
MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY

Haley M. Majer
“Natural Product Discovery of Thiopeptide Producers and Functional Characterization of Adenylation-Domains in Thiostrepton and Siomycin Biosynthesis”
Advisor: Joris Beld, PhD
MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY

Hemalatha Muralidharan
“The role of mitotic motor forces of KIFC1 on microtubule array during neurodevelopment”
Advisor: Peter Baas, PhD
NEUROSCIENCE

Rachel A. Nolan §
“Role of Dopamine in the Modulation of Macrophage-Mediated Inflammation: Implications for the Neuropathogenesis of NeuroHIV and Drug Abuse”
Advisor: Peter Gaskill, PhD
NEUROSCIENCE

Amanda Jo Platt
“Characterization of adenylating enzymes and domain interactions involved in insect and bacterial non-ribosomal peptide synthesis”
Advisor: Joris Beld, PhD
MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY

Margo Lillian Randelman
“Hypercapnia Respiratory Training to Enhance Plasticity After Cervical Spinal Cord Injury”
Advisor: Michael A. Lane, PhD
NEUROSCIENCE

Matthew C. Stout
“Investigating the interaction between K-Ras and HuR in pancreatic cancer”
Advisor: Paul Campbell, PhD
PHARMACOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY

Michelle L. Swift
“Investigating the role of cell cycle-dependent regulation of Sp1 in double-strand break repair”
Advisor: Jane Clifford, PhD
MOLECULAR AND CELL BIOLOGY AND GENETICS

Charles Wang §
“Investigation into synaptic and post-synaptic events of RAD51 mediated homologous recombination”
Advisor: Alexander Mazin, PhD
BIOCHEMISTRY

Riley Michele Williams
“Type I interferon from astrocytes restricts influenza A virus replication in neurons”
Advisor: Glenn Rall, PhD
MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY

Shasha Yang
“Thalamocortical inputs regulate the post-adolescent development of inhibitory circuitry in the mPFC”
Advisor: Wen-Jun Gao, MD, PhD
NEUROSCIENCE

§ Completed Joint MD / PhD Program

Master of Science Degrees

(The graduate’s thesis title and advisor are indicated if a thesis was required. All degrees are Master of Science unless otherwise indicated.)

DIVISION OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Biochemistry

Eric Rossi

Biochemistry of Health & Disease

Thuraya Alruwaili

Prajakta Dilipkumar Mehetre
“Identification of the BORG2 Actin Binding Element”
Advisor: Shae Padrick, PhD

Cancer Biology

Marwah Khalid

Abdulfattah Al-Aloosi

Aditi H. Shimpi
“Mechanistic target of rapamycin regulation of HBV replication”
Advisor: Michael J. Bouchard, PhD

Melissa A. Sutton-Navarro

Molecular and Cell Biology and Genetics

Tylor L. Brewster
“The Role of Timeless-PARP1 Interaction in DNA Repair and Cancer Growth”
Advisor: Eishi Noguchi, PhD

Diehl R. De Souza
“Understanding the role of the defective provirus in HIV-1 infected individuals with neuro-HIV”
Advisor: Michael Nonnemacher, PhD

Tejsi T. Dhameliya
“Role of KLF8 in breast cancer stem cells and crosstalk with O-GlcNAc transferase”
Advisor: Mauricio Reginato, PhD

Emily Esquea
“Role of OGT/CDK5/ACSS2 Signaling Axis on Breast Cancer Brain Metastatic Growth”
Advisor: Mauricio Reginato, PhD

Alexandra A. Guffey

Daniel Kantner
“Cobamide amidohydrolase specificity governs cobamide remodeling in diverse bacteria”
Advisor: Joris Beld, PhD

Nima Sarfaraz

Daniel C. Slusaw
“HOTAIR domains can independently regulate gene expression in breast cancer”
Advisor: Srinivas Somarowthu, PhD

Microbiology and Immunology

Rita Aurora Esposito
“The effect of nonthermal plasma on herpes simplex virus type 1 infectivity”
Advisors: Fred Krebs, PhD, and Vandana Miller, MD

Brett LaBier
“Novel Insights into TLR4:TLR3 Crosstalk in Response to TLR4 Specific Ultrapure Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) from Highly Pathogenic Escherichia coli 0111:B4 in Murine Microglia”
Advisor: Sonia Navas-Martin, PhD

Bhavani Taramangalam
“Adenosine deaminase-1 (ADA-1) induces DC maturation and improves adaptive immunity”
Advisor: Elias El Haddad, PhD

Neuroscience

Emily Zihal

Pharmacology and Physiology

Gianna Rossi

Jieyi Zhang

DIVISION OF INTERDISCIPLINARY AND CAREER-ORIENTED PROGRAMS

Biomedicine and Business

Adam Cohen

Caleb Ethan Grossman

Morgan Iveson

Melissa Jeanine Jenkins

Polat B. Shakarov

Sean E. Smith

Biomedicine and Law

Samantha Judi-Mari Gaerlan

Amber Grover

Alexis Mariah McIlwain

Avinash Sookdeo

Clinical Research for Health Professionals

Jarrett D. Cain

Prakruthi Palepu

Clinical Research Organization and Management

Kiersten M. Bestgen

Esther J. Campbell

Christine Chase

Jennifer Cisar

Jessica M. Clark

Ruth Connolly

Julia Deane

Tyeler M. Faulkner

Jacob Atemefah Fotaw

Lukas Hoetzel

Cydney Lea Johnson

Timothy William Jones

Ami Kapadia

Claudia Kennedy

Sevak Keshishyan

Angel Kidd

Nareshkumar Vitthalbhai Nakarani

Todd Nesson

Michelle M. Onye

Angel Patel

Atithi Patel

Alison Hope Pressman

Victoria K. Rath

Stephanie Rivera

Steven M. Schoenfeld

Kyle J. Skelton

Derek Smith

Shakina Smith

Erik Vincent Soliz

Mandeep Sran

Patrick Charles Sturges

Gary Summer

Irene M. Toropin

Allison Weiderhold

Brina Michelle Wright

Drug Discovery and Development

Ciara Alvarez

Christopher M. Bouslog

Margott Meg Drew

Ereselda Elezi

Juan Manuel Estrada

Simran Kaur Gill

Tiffany Hammonds

Anna Kolesnik

Yue Lu

Nisha Rajamohan

Michael S. Ryan

Janeil Kortney Sankey

Janine Lynn Schippang

Lindsey Shelp

Caitlyn Stromko

Harshil Vyas

Wenda Wu

Hanming Zeng

Forensic Science

Stuart M. Brand

Kande Leslyn Anne Duncan

Elizabeth Dale Henry

Carri Elizabeth Lupton

Jonae B. Savage-Hall

Immunology

Samantha Albert

Bailey Banville

Moretti Pah Collins

Cameron T. Feathers

Ilanit Gutman

Jayla Hyde

Jacqueline Claire Robins

Holly M. Yost

Infectious Disease

Adrianne Bonow

Ruth Chung Buh

Sandhya Tara Chakravarthi

Adrienne Goode

Stephanie Hadid

Malia Monique Hairston

Kelcey Harper

Kerisa Naicker

Jasmine M. Nymick

Tyler John Reese

Brianna J. Smith

Ryan Thompson

Master of Laboratory Animal Science

Kirsten Jane Bell

Kathleen M. Borrelli

Christine Elizabeth Buhalo

Anaid Alexandra Carlo

Kelly M. Colflesh

Shekinah Cosby

Samantha Marie Foley

Kim A. Froeschl

Ryan E. Jones

Taylor Marie Kolbe

Katherine M. Marshall

Krystal Nacel

Joseph Anthony Ordile

Nicole Michelle Rountree

Tom Truong

Joshua John Van Auken

Medical and Healthcare Simulation

Gina E. Tranel

Molecular Medicine

Alexa Morgan Bacha

Tiara Cummings

Britani Graver

Megan Elizabeth Neilon

Oneneeobari Lovette Nwogu

Navjot Kaur Sandhu

Meredith A. Singer

Pathologists’ Assistant

Madison Taylor Barker

London Ann Carpenter

Natalie J. Crippa

Niky DelGuercio

Mary Ann Erdman

Erica Frees

Mia Sachi Goldblatt

Kelly Louisa Hollar

Michael C. Irby

Hannah Frances Reilly

Eliza Siergiej

Lindsey L. Wilson

DIVISION OF PRE-MEDICAL AND PRE-HEALTH PROGRAMS

Biomedical Studies

Attia Ahmad

Haizea Catherine Aurélie Alemany

Eunice IretiJesu Aworanti

Evan Loon Benza

Jose Antonio Collazo

Jade Diana Doolittle

Dana Renae Fiola

Sherelle Clarice Green

Lauren Leigh Haack

Mathuchena Bhavani Karthikeyan

Richard S. Madnick

Janae Kyanna Martin

Kirsten Alexis Moody

Alyssa Mai Nguyen

Rehana Victoria Persaud

Caroline Elizabeth Quindlen

Amir Khalid Richardson

Meghan Mackenzie Schilken

Myar Taha

Kearny Ken Tse

Michael Edward Vassolas

Tatyana Maureen Young

Drexel Pathway to Medical School

Aura Cristina Agudelo Rivera

Wisdom Akingbemi

Chioma Alaka

Christianah O. Alli

Fatima Salah Amtashar

Stephanie Augustin

Ashanna Coralita Barclay

Jordan Chase Barnhill

Garvens Charles

Kenechukwu Chimaobim Charles-Obi

Marie-Lise Laurane Chrysostome

Kayla Danielle Victoria Cooper

Christiane Orlane Djiajeu De Tchappi

Maryam Durosinmi

Sascha Marguerite Enders

Nana Amo Frimpong

Bryan Kuetiam Gamwo

Josette Graves

Quincy Meekell Harrison

Sanjeev Joseph Herr

Odeosamamwen Aguraoritse Idahor

Austin Manuel Iglesias

Julianna Karina Kinsolving

Micah Carl Jahvon May

Joshua Thomas Neal

Joolie Ngoc Nguyen

Jessica Nkechi Nwabeke

Samiza Bryoney Chantelle Palmer

Willow Durand Pastard

Leslie Yulissa Perez Cervantes

Nathaniel Pineda

Alexis Lee Price

Maria Jose Rabanales-Fernandez

Carlos Roble

Odette Maria Rosales

Paris Shaw

Raven Lindsay Simmons

Abby Elizabeth Sproch

Jont’yana Jakeria Tigner

Viliami Tillage

Kamol Usmonov

Jordann Faye Wilson

Interdisciplinary Health Sciences

Kayla A. Addai

Husein Olatoyosi Bakare-Korodo

Julia Louise Tamayo Barruga

Donte Bennett

Obinna Didacus Bethrand-Okechukwu

Kelly Jean Bisceglia

Esin Bulut

Binta Ceesay

Evelyn Fatima Cruzatte

Louis James Fedele

Geilynn Fonseca

Xavier French

Dezurline Garcia

Shweta Gupta

Rahul Vasudeo Hadap

Kyungwon Han

Brianna Elaine Hector

Cameron Richard Holmes

Brionna Sharae Hough

Bazilla Imran

Victor Ip

Rachelle Joseph

Adelle Laniyan

Tyler L. H. Law

Yanisel Luna

Kaitlyn Elaine Lutz

Brandon A. Mamou

Francis Marenga Mburu

Delia McDade

Elle McNeiece

Shahista Sahabuddin Mollah

Megan Vu Nguyen

Afrah Noor

Jonathan A. Pasato

Kinit D. Patel

Lorena Beatriz Pena

Neil Charles Pillai

Jehron Armani Pura-Bryant

Gabriela F. Sarriera

Steven Lee Sims

Ramon Luis Arambulo Sison

Heather E. Slattery

Seherzada Softic

Tipsuda Sopho

Abaykassa Tadesse

Shayna Davi Zanker

Intensive Medical Sciences

Zach Mathew Abraham

Hanna Brubaker

William Chen Dan

Gabrielle Bernette Feher

Anna Guo

Danielle Dove Ireland

Meha Nayan Patel

Travis Hare Rushton

Maura May Sheehan

Mackenzie Julianna Sober

Vanessa Lee Veltre

Amba M. Viswanathan

Medical Science

Gal Daskal

Volodar M. Migovich

Bryan T. Pham •••

Malia Voytik •••

••• Completed Joint MD/MS Program

Doctor of Medicine Degrees

(The location of the physician’s clinical program is indicated.)

Theophilus Owofu Abah
George Washington University
Washington, DC
Anesthesiology

Mary Christine Abramczuk †
Geisinger Health System
Danville, PA
Neurology

Blake Omid Adnani
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Internal Medicine

Estefania J. Alba-Rodriguez * £
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University/Cooper University Hospital
Camden, NJ
Neurology

Stephanie Algenio-Anciro
David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base
Fairfield, CA
Family Medicine

Sheena J. Amin
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
Orthopaedic Surgery

Veronica Su Andre
Lankenau Medical Center
Wynnewood, PA
Internal Medicine

Nicolas Andrea
St. Luke’s University Hospital-Bethlehem Campus
Bethlehem, PA
Emergency Medicine

Cynthia Aline Araradian
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR
General Surgery

Diane Choun Houy Armenta *
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West
New York, NY
Anesthesiology

Thomas Alexander Arns *
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL
Anesthesiology

Ashlee Mari Asada
Ohio State University Medical Center
Columbus, OH
Internal Medicine

Benjamin Awad
BronxCare Health System
Bronx, NY
Transitional

Gabrielle Rose Barbera »
Boston University Medical Center
Boston, MA
Internal Medicine

Sara Ann Barlow »
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC
Internal Medicine

Karyn Elizabeth Barrett » †
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA
Anesthesiology

Arjun M. Bashyam »
Lanekanau Medical Center
Wynnewood, PA
Medicine-Preliminary

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX
Dermatology

Christopher Vieira Bastos
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Internal Medicine

Alexis Haley Bennett
Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Cleveland, OH
Internal Medicine

Nicole Bernstein »
University of California San Diego Medical Center
San Diego, CA
Internal Medicine

Sabrina Ann-Marie Billings
Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
Jacksonville, FL
Internal Medicine

Nataly Bingham
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH
Surgery-Preliminary
Interventional Radiology

Samantha Danielle Block »
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
Emergency Medicine

Akua Agyeiwaa Boadu
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
Internal Medicine

Edward Anderson Bowman
Appointment Pending

Anna Romanovna Braginskaya
Crozer-Chester Medical Center
Upland, PA
Family Medicine

Michael Allen Branham, Jr. »
University of North Carolina Hospitals
Chapel Hill, NC
Internal Medicine

Jayce Joseph Breig
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH
Anesthesiology

Samuel McGuire Brimmer » &&&
Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA
Orthopaedic Surgery

Ashlyn Renee Brown * »
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, WI
Family Medicine

Andre Elias Bshara »
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA
Internal Medicine / Global Health

Franklin Panuwat Burg
University of Michigan Hospital
Ann Arbor, MI
Surgery-Preliminary

Noe Cabello-Rivera
Reading Hospital/Tower Health
West Reading, PA
Anesthesiology

Joseph Salvatore Capalbo
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
Internal Medicine

Michael Murray Caplan
New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY
Internal Medicine

Tyler David Cappello
Stony Brook University Hospital
Stony Brook, NY
Internal Medicine

Kodiak Freedman Carb
Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA
Internal Medicine

Julianna Marie Cervino »
Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island/Brown University
Providence, RI
Obstetrics-Gynecology

Sahil Chaddha
State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY
Internal Medicine

Jothika Challapalli »
New York University Long Island School of Medicine
Mineola, NY
Medicine-Preliminary

Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University
Providence, RI
Interventional Radiology

Annie Chang »
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, MO
Psychiatry

Doreen Zhao Chang
New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY
Pediatrics

Simar Singh Chawla *
Case Western Reserve University/MetroHealth Medical Center
Cleveland, OH
Internal Medicine

Christina G. Chen »
Brown University/Butler Hospital
Providence, RI
Psychiatry

Elizabeth J. Chen
Anne Arundel Medical Center
Annapolis, MD
Obstetrics-Gynecology

Eric Cheung
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA
Emergency Medicine

Timothy Chong »
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital-Oakland
Oakland, CA
Pediatrics

Eileen Diane Chu *
University of Maryland Medical Center
Baltimore, MD
Emergency Medicine

Joshua Shawn Clark
Crozer-Chester Medical Center
Upland, PA
Family Medicine

Ellen Nicole Cook »
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA
Internal Medicine

Ladora Ayoka Cromwell *
Case Western Reserve University/MetroHealth Medical Center
Cleveland, OH
Medicine-Pediatrics

Brenndan Lawrence Crumley
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, MO
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

Kristine Lauren Cueva »
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Internal Medicine

Suhrudh Reddy Daaram
Zucker School of Medicine at Staten Island University - Northwell Health
Staten Island, NY
Emergency Medicine

Sarah Danehower
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, KY
Neurological Surgery

Temilolaoluwa Olanrewaju Daramola » &
University of Michigan Hospital
Ann Arbor, MI
Thoracic Surgery

John J. DeCaro III
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH
Pediatrics

Dhriti M. Dedhia
Zucker School of Medicine Northwell at Southside Hospital
Bay Shore, NY
Obstetrics-Gynecology

Buffy Ferguson Dekmar *
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA
Transitional
Radiology-Diagnostic

Wyatt W. DeLomba
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, MA
Internal Medicine

Michael A. DeMaio
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA
Neurology

Medha Dommaraju
Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Neptune, NJ
Obstetrics-Gynecology

Miguel Angel Donneyz
Appointment Pending

Kelly R. Donovan §
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC
Ophthalmology

Sean Michael Dubois
St. Luke’s University Hospital
Bethlehem, PA
General Surgery

Bryan C. Eckhart
MedStar Georgetown/Washington Hospital Center
Washington, DC
Medicine-Preliminary

University of Vermont Medical Center
Burlington, VT
Radiology-Diagnostic

Nicholas Elias
Morristown Memorial Hospital
Morristown, NJ
Medicine-Preliminary

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY
Radiology-Diagnostic

Jarrod Thomas Ellis
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY
General Surgery

Mariah Gabrielle Elly #
Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health
Abington, PA
Obstetrics-Gynecology

Nga Ying Eng
Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University
Providence, RI
Medicine-Preliminary
Neurology

Kathryn T. Enriquez
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Internal Medicine

Youssef Mohammad Fardos * »
Stony Brook School of Medicine
Stony Brook, NY
Anesthesiology

Kaitlin Farrell † §
Pennsylvania Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
Medicine-Preliminary

University of California San Diego Medical Center
San Diego, CA
Neurology

Kallie Taylor Fehr •
Christiana Care Health System
Newark, DE
Family Medicine

Jessica P. Fenton &&&
Christiana Care Health System
Newark, DE
Family Medicine

Nolan Peter Feola *
Eglin Air Force Base
Eglin AFB, FL
Family Medicine

Jacob Joseph Ferguson •
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University/Cooper University Hospital
Camden, NJ
Anesthesiology

Christian Anthony Figueredo * »
David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base
Fairfield, CA
Surgery-Preliminary

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
Portsmouth, VA
Radiology-Diagnostic

Gabriella Mae Forman
Stamford Hospital
Stamford, CT
Family Medicine

Yiwen Fu
Kaiser Permanente-Santa Clara Medical Center
Santa Clara, CA
Internal Medicine

Archana Durga Ganta
Sutter Health
Jackson, CA
Family Medicine

Lamberta G. Ghaly
Stony Brook School of Medicine
Stony Brook, NY
Anesthesiology

Zachariah Mark Gibson »
McLennan County Medical Education and Research Foundation
Waco, TX
Family Medicine

Andrew Ross Gilson
Nuvance Health Medical Education
Poughkeepsie, NY
Psychiatry

Mitchell Joshua Gilson
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
New Brunswick, NJ
Anesthesiology

Richard Joseph Giza »
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA
Internal Medicine

Wesley Laurence Goodman-Levy •
Crozer-Chester Medical Center
Upland, PA
Emergency Medicine

Anisha L. Gopu » †
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH
Pediatrics

Richard Lee Graf »
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA
Surgery-Preliminary

Dana M. Gramolini
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
Boston, MA
Anesthesiology

Nikhil Grandhi » &
Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, MO
Internal Medicine

Anuragh Reddy Gudur
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
Internal Medicine

Edward Guo *
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University/Cooper University Hospital
Camden, NJ
Emergency Medicine

Shanshan Elissa Gustafson
Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States
Gaithersburg, MD
Internal Medicine

Christopher James Harwood
Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY
Pediatrics

Hamid R. Hassanzadeh
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Philadelphia, PA
Internal Medicine

Kyle Maurice Hatcher
Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
Jacksonville, FL
Radiology-Diagnostic

Katherine Frances Hawkins
WellSpan York Hospital
York, PA
Emergency Medicine

Jillian Elizabeth Heckman * » #
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD
Pediatrics

Laura Elizabeth Henderson »
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD
Pediatrics

Grace Elizabeth Hernandez
University of California Davis Medical Center
Sacramento, CA
Orthopaedic Surgery

Timothy Patrick Higgins
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Piscataway, NJ
Psychiatry

Melissa Louisa Hoffman
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Medicine-Preliminary

Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, VA
Dermatology

Lauren M. Holleran »
West Virginia University School of Medicine
Morgantown, WV
Transitional

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA
Anesthesiology

Tamim Ibrahim Al Hossain
Christiana Care Health System
Newark, DE
Medicine-Pediatrics

Kristy X. Hou
Reading Hospital/Tower Health
Reading, PA
Family Medicine

Ayomide Abiola Igun
University of Maryland Medical Center
Baltimore, MD
Emergency Medicine

Uru Uju Chiemena Ihim
Washington Health System/Washington Hospital
Washington, PA
Family Medicine

Samantha Lyn Innis
Baylor College of Medicine
San Antonio, TX
Pediatrics

Stephen Edward Jaffee
Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA
Neurological Surgery

Roxane Javadi *
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children/Tower Health
Philadelphia, PA
Pediatrics

Mohit Jethi
University at Buffalo School of Medicine
Buffalo, NY
Medicine-Preliminary
Ophthalmology

Nikita Jhawar
Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
Jacksonville, FL
Internal Medicine

Kevin Yu Jin
Mercy Catholic Medical Center
Darby, PA
Transitional

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA
Anesthesiology

Ajit Jason John
Brandywine Hospital/Tower Health
Coatesville, PA
Psychiatry

Dominique Simone Jones
Thomas Jefferson University/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Philadelphia, PA
Pediatrics

Shreeja K. Kadakia
St. Luke’s University Hospital
Easton, PA
Neurology

Jay M. Kadhiwala ••
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA
Family Medicine

Urooj Ayesha Khalid *
Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health
Abington, PA
General Surgery

Shama Khan
New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
New York, NY
Child Neurology

Fadi Jiryis Khoury
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Phoenix, AZ
Internal Medicine

Jenna Elyse Kocsis * »
Lankenau Medical Center
Wynnewood, PA
Medicine-Preliminary

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH
Radiation Oncology

Won-Joon M. Koh
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West
New York, NY
Internal Medicine

Jacqueline Nyarkoa Koomson
Crozer-Chester Medical Center
Upland, PA
Transitional

Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA
Radiology-Diagnostic

Kristine Elizabeth Lagana * »
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA
Internal Medicine

Timothy Jason Lam
Albert Einstein Healthcare Network
East Norriton, PA
Internal Medicine

Joseph Andrew Larwa »
University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL
Orthopaedic Surgery

Jacob Alexander Latreille
Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health
Abington, PA
Medicine-Preliminary

George Washington University
Washington, DC
Radiology-Diagnostic

Michael Robert Lattanzi
University of Florida Health Shands Hospital
Gainesville, FL
Child Neurology

Katelyn Mary Latuska *
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN
Emergency Medicine

Luke Linwood Lawrence
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC
Internal Medicine

Paul Taegyu Lee
Mercy Catholic Medical Center
Darby, PA
Medicine-Preliminary

May M. Li
Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health
Abington, PA
Medicine-Preliminary

Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY
Anesthesiology

Yuan-Ping Li §
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA
Neurology

Jackie D. Long
Information Witheld

Kevin David Lopez
Zucker School of Medicine Northwell at NS/LIJ
Great Neck, NY
Medicine-Preliminary

Reading Hospital/Tower Health
West Reading, PA
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Chandni Lotwala * †
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
New Brunswick, NJ
Family Medicine

Kathleen Rose Loughran
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA
Psychiatry

Tess Mary Lukowiak »
Lankenau Medical Center
Wynnewood, PA
Medicine-Preliminary

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Somerset, NJ
Dermatology

Briana Mancenido
Zucker School of Medicine Northwell at Cohen Children’s Medical Center
New Hyde Park, NY
Pediatrics

Nicholas Emilio Manini
Thomas Jefferson University/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Philadelphia, PA
Pediatrics

Diana Martirosyan
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University/Cooper University Hospital
Camden, NJ
Internal Medicine

Rhea Sarah Mathew *
University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
Emergency Medicine

Brendan Charles McCreath #
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
Internal Medicine

John Wick McIlvain
St. Luke’s Warren Hospital
Phillipsburg, NJ
Family Medicine

Shyle H. Mehta
Zucker School of Medicine Northwell at NS/LIJ
Lake Success, NY
Neurological Surgery

Erica Nicole Miller *
Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY
Pediatrics

Roxana Mir *
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Farmington, CT
Obstetrics-Gynecology

Cassandra Bonnie May Mitchell *
Lehigh Valley Hospital
Allentown, PA
Obstetrics-Gynecology

Ariya Mobaraki * »
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA
Obstetrics-Gynecology

Anna Maria Moroz
St. Luke’s University Hospital
Bethlehem, PA
Emergency Medicine

Ashni Shankar Nadgauda •
Reading Hospital/Tower Health
Reading, PA
Obstetrics-Gynecology

Zaw Htut Naing
Zucker School of Medicine Northwell at NS/LIJ
Manhasset, NY
Emergency Medicine

Lauren Riley Nelson
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel
New York, NY
Medicine-Preliminary
Neurology

Sayedatun Nessa
Stony Brook University Hospital
Stony Brook, NY
Neurology

Tammy Hoi See Ng
University of California Davis Medical Center
Sacramento, CA
Pediatrics

Louise Ngo
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
Anesthesiology

Cynthia Y. Niño
Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix, AZ
Child Neurology

Andrew Chase Noah
Crozer-Chester Medical Center
Upland, PA
Transitional

Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
Radiology-Diagnostic

Rachel Ann Nolan » §
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Emergency Medicine

Nathan John O’Brien
University at Buffalo School of Medicine
Buffalo, NY
Emergency Medicine

Clarissa R. O’Conor * ££
West Suburban Medical Center
Oak Park, IL
Family Medicine

Shelby Susan Olender
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH
Psychiatry

Jeffrey David Olson *
State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY
Emergency Medicine

Conor Michael O’Meara
Crozer-Chester Medical Center
Upland, PA
Emergency Medicine

Matthew Onimus
University of Maryland Medical Center
Baltimore, MD
Medicine-Preliminary

Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD
Radiology-Diagnostic

Pablo Jose Ordonez
University of Maryland Medical Center
Baltimore, MD
Family Medicine

Sammy Othman
Zucker School of Medicine Northwell at NS/LIJ
Great Neck, NY
Plastic Surgery

Michael James Palizzolo
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA
Emergency Medicine

Kaitlyn Nicole Palmer »
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH
Neurology

Cindy Park #
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
Internal Medicine

Joseph Park
Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Cleveland, OH
Pediatrics

Hinal Patel »
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
New Brunswick, NJ
Family Medicine

Reddy M. Pathakota ••
University of California Los Angeles Medical Center - Olive View
Sylmar, CA
Internal Medicine

Ricky Rajendra Patil
New York University Grossman School of Medicine
Brooklyn, NY
General Surgery

Lucy Anne Pualani Paul
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
San Jose, CA
Medicine-Preliminary

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
New Brunswick, NJ
Anesthesiology

Jessica Mary Pawly * » £
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
General Surgery

Brandon Joseph Perumpail
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children/Tower Health
Philadelphia, PA
Pediatrics

Richard William Petrella II
Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, MO
Internal Medicine

Bryan Tri Pham •••
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA
Internal Medicine

Matthew Malcolm Pier »
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
Surgery-Preliminary

Aaron V. Pinninti
Mercy Catholic Medical Center
Darby, PA
General Surgery

Zahra K. Pirani
Zucker School of Medicine Northwell at Cohen Children’s Medical Center
New Hyde Park, NY
Pediatrics

Jessica Pryor »
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
Urology

Max Mathew Puthenpura
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH
Internal Medicine

Grace Wen-Hua Quinn * »
Children’s National Medical Center
Washington, DC
Pediatrics

Priya Ramachandrula £
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA
Internal Medicine

Michael Anthony Sebastian Ramada ••
Zucker School of Medicine Northwell at NS/LIJ
Great Neck, NY
Internal Medicine

Prasanti Sai Ravipati
Tufts Medical Center
Boston, MA
Internal Medicine

Leslie Marvel Raybould
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children/Tower Health
Philadelphia, PA
Pediatrics

William Yang Raynor
Crozer-Chester Medical Center
Upland, PA
Transitional

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
New Brunswick, NJ
Radiology-Diagnostic

Sara Margaret Rogerson
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, MA
Family Medicine

Madhuwani Suguna Rojulpote
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL
Internal Medicine

Ahmad Nasif Sadique
Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY
Anesthesiology

Yasmina M. Samaha
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center/Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health
Newark, NJ
Pediatrics

Nimerta Kaur Sandhu * £
Information Withheld

Emma Ann Schanzenbach *
Lehigh Valley Hospital
Allentown, PA
Family Medicine

Elizabeth Schell
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
Emergency Medicine

Nicholas Bernard Schmidt
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
Psychiatry

Emily M. Seltzer
Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA
Emergency Medicine

Caitlin Giselle Sershon »
Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY
Emergency Medicine

Tristan Teague Seton £
Geisinger Health System
Wilkes-Barre, PA
General Surgery

Malak Shah
Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center
North Bergen, NJ
Transitional

University at Buffalo School of Medicine
Buffalo, NY
Radiology-Diagnostic

Deepak K. Shan
Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA
Vascular Surgery

James Daniel Sharer
Thomas Jefferson University/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Philadelphia, PA
Pediatrics

Rishi Sharma
Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack, NJ
General Surgery

Nadeera Sidique
WellSpan York Hospital
York, PA
Surgery-Preliminary

Akruti Singh
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, TX
Internal Medicine

Lilien Socorro *
University of Miami/Jackson Health System
Miami, FL
Emergency Medicine

Sitara Soundararajan £
Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY
Psychiatry

Ammarah Sehar Spall »
Stony Brook School of Medicine
Stony Brook, NY
Medicine-Pediatrics

Chelsea Lynn Spector
Memorial Healthcare System
Pembroke Pines, FL
General Surgery

Natalie Nichole Stump
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH
Emergency Medicine

Adam Christian Sundholm »
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, TX
Internal Medicine

Abigail Rose Tami •
Boston University Medical Center
Boston, MA
Internal Medicine

Trevor George Lee Teich
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada
Anatomical Pathology

Arman Vasken Terzian #
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD
Psychiatry

Garret Paul Tesman »
Lancaster General Hospital
Lancaster, PA
Family Medicine

Aditya Thandoni
Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA
Orthopaedic Surgery

Colton Mason Tom * »
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Internal Medicine

Jane Yi Tong
University of Maryland Medical Center
Baltimore, MD
Otolaryngology

Christopher Luis Torres
Reading Hospital/Tower Health
Reading, PA
Family Medicine

Joseph M. Tramontana
Chestnut Hill Hospital/Tower Health
Philadelphia, PA
Family Medicine

Thomas Santino Truglio
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH
Internal Medicine

Brian Scott Van Dam
WellSpan York Hospital
York, PA
Emergency Medicine

Dylan G. Vance * »
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, TX
Otolaryngology

Darshak Manu Vekaria * »
Stony Brook School of Medicine
Stony Brook, NY
Emergency Medicine

James Edward Verdone
University of Maryland Medical Center
Baltimore, MD
Internal Medicine

Rheanna Vimawala
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
Emergency Medicine

Estelle Charlotte Vincent
Saint Vincent Hospital
Erie, PA
Family Medicine

Malia N. Voytik » •••
Christiana Care Health System
Newark, DE
General Surgery

Jennifer Wainwright
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Phoenix, AZ
Family Medicine

Charles Wang §
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Philadelphia, PA
Medicine-Preliminary

University of California Davis Medical Center
Sacramento, CA
Radiation Oncology

Joshua H. Weinberg
Ohio State University Medical Center
Columbus, OH
Neurological Surgery

Taylor M. Wernert
Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University
Providence, RI
Internal Medicine

Matilda Joan Whitney » #
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai/Mount Sinai
New York, NY
Internal Medicine

James Williams
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
Surgery-Preliminary
Ophthalmology

Ryan Williams
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA
Internal Medicine

Winston Wu
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
Emergency Medicine

Yen-Ruh Andrew Wuu
Zucker School of Medicine Northwell at NS/LIJ
Great Neck, NY
Medicine-Preliminary

Zucker School of Medicine Northwell at NS/LIJ
New Hyde Park, NY
Radiation Oncology

Rebecca Yao » †
Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
Rochester, MN
Internal Medicine

Bettie A. Yeboah *
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
Pathology

Emma V. Yellin
Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health
Abington, PA
Medicine-Preliminary

Rachel Yoo *
Reading Hospital/Tower Health
West Reading, PA
General Surgery

Chelsea Marie Young
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Pediatrics/Global Health

Joyce Lu Zhang *
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai/Mount Sinai
New York, NY
Internal Medicine

Mohan Ashok Zopey
Harbor-University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
Torrance, CA
Internal Medicine

DEGREE AWARDED POSTHUMOUSLY

Deylan C. Moore

Vivek Subramani

§ Completed Joint MD/PhD Program
• Completed Joint MD/MPH Program
•• Completed Joint MD/MBA Program
••• Completed Joint MD/MS Program
# Bridging the Gaps Scholar
† Humanities Scholar
£ Women’s Health Scholar-Sex and Gender Medicine
££ Women’s Health Scholar-Health Equity Scholar
& Medical Scholar-Biomedical Sciences
&& Medical Scholar-Business/Medical Informatics
&&& Medical Scholar-Public Health
 Gold Humanism Honor Society
» Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

 

 

 

Congratulations!

 

 

 

Academic Awards

2021 Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies Awards

THE AMEDEO BONDI, PHD ENDOWED GRADUATE AWARD
To a PhD graduating student for excellence in research performance during the training experience
Hemalatha Muralidharan
Class of 2021

2021 Doctor of Medicine Awards

THE 2021 UNITED STATES PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE AWARD
For demonstrated excellence in Public Health:
Wesley Laurence Goodman-Levy

THE DR. ELIAS ABRUTYN AWARD
For excellence in Infectious Diseases:
Michael Murray Caplan

THE PAULA BERNOCCHI MEMORIAL AWARD
For excellence in the field of Emergency Medicine:
Katelyn Mary Latuska
For excellence in the field of Psychiatry:
Annie Chang

THE IAIN F.S. BLACK AWARD
For excellence in Pediatrics, presented by the Department of Pediatrics and the Medical Staff of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children:
Jillian Elizabeth Heckman

THE LUTHER W. BRADY, MD AWARD
For excellence in Radiation Oncology and Clinical Oncology:
Jenna Elyse Kocsis

THE RONALD P. CAPUTO AWARD
For outstanding clinical skills and humanitarianism in the care of medical patients:
Joyce Lu Zhang

THE HARRIS R. CLEARFIELD AWARD
For excellence in Gastroenterology:
Nicole Bernstein

THE MAURICE C. CLIFFORD, MD LEADERSHIP AWARD
For a graduating senior who has excelled academically and whose accomplishments exhibit outstanding leadership, integrity, excellence and volunteer service in activities devoted to human welfare:
Matthew Malcolm Pier

THE DONALD R. COOPER, MD AWARD
For excellence in Surgery:

THE SELMA AND OSCAR CORN, MD HU'43 AWARD
For excellence in Orthopedic Surgery:
Grace Elizabeth Hernandez

THE DREXEL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF MEDICINE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AWARD
For dedication and contribution to the community and University:
Richard Lee Graf

THE DREXEL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF MEDICINE SGA AWARD
For outstanding dedication and loyalty to the school and the student body:
Jenna Elyse Kocsis

THE ALAN EDELSOHN MEMORIAL PRIZE
For outstanding leadersip and service to the student body and the College of Medicine:
Temilolaoluwa Olanrewaju Daramola

THE DIANA J. EGAN AWARD
For excellence in clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology:
Mariah Gabrielle Elly

THE SOCIETY FOR ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE AWARD
For excellence in Emergency Medicine:
Katherine Frances Hawkins

THE DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY, COMMUNITY AND PREVENTIVE MEDICINE AWARD
For excellence in Family Medicine:
Ashyln Renee Brown
For excellence in Community and Preventive Medicine:
Pablo Jose Ordonez

THE EVA FERNANDEZ FOX AWARD
For the graduating senior who best demonstrates personal integrity, stability, responsibility and loyalty to the College of Medicine:
Julianna Marie Cervino

THE WILLIAM GREGG AWARD
Graduation prize for Humanitarianism in Care of Pediatric Patients:
Grace Wen-Hua Quinn

THE LESTER J. GROVERMAN, MD MEMORIAL AWARD
For outstanding clinical and academic performance in Hematology and Oncology:
Mohan Ashok Zopey

THE DR. MARY ELLEN HARTMAN AWARD
For a student underrepresented in medicine who has demonstrated outstanding social consciousness and leadership with peers and the community:
Cassandra Bonnie May Mitchell

THE BEATRICE STERLING HOLLANDER, MD, WMC '41 MEMORIAL AWARD
To the student in the graduating class who shows promise of leadership, high character, and dedication to service:
Jenna Elyse Kocsis

THE RITA G. JACOBS AWARD
For excellence and compassion in Anesthesiology and Pain Management:
Karyn Elizabeth Barrett

THE ROBERT F. JOHNSTON MEMORIAL AWARD
For excellence in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine:
Luke Linwood Lawrence

THE EICHI K. KOIWAI, MD, HU '47 AWARD
For an outstanding performance during the Pathology Clerkship:
Brenndan Lawrence Crumley

THE JOSEPH A. LANGBORD MEMORIAL PRIZE
For a graduating senior who best exemplifies the qualities of humanitarianim in the practice of medicine:
Ashlyn Renee Brown

THE WILIAM LIKOFF, MD AWARD
For distinction in the care of medical patients and commitment to academic excellence:
Sara Ann Barlow

THE GEORGE D. LUMB, MD AWARD
For outstanding achievement in the Pathology course:
Bettie A. Yeboah

THE DANIEL MASON, MD HU '44 AWARD
For Cardiovascular clinical work:
Adam Christian Sundholm

DR. NATHALIE MAY PHYLLIS MARCIANO JR. AWARD
For outstanding leadership and service to the student body and College of Medicine:
Temilolaoluwa Olanrewaju Daramola

THE MEDICAL HUMANITIES AWARD
Anisha L. Gopu

THE DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE AWARD
For excellence in Renal and Electrolyte studies:
Prasanti Sai Ravipati

THE DEYLAN C. MOORE AWARD
For leadership, humanism, and service to the student body and the community:
Samantha Lyn Innis

THE ALMA D. MORANI, MD WMC '31 AWARD IN GROSS ANATOMY
For excellence in Anatomy during the senior year:
Nicole Bernstein
Tristen Teague Seton
Colton Mason Tom
Jane Yi Tong

THE DEPARTMENT OF NEUROLOGY AWARD
For excellence in Neurology:
Lauren Riley Nelson
Kaitlyn Nicole Palmer

THE DEPARTMENT OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY AWARD
For overall academic excellence in the Obstetrics and Gynecology:
Ashni Shankar Nadgauda
For academic excellence in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinical Clerkship:
Jenna Elyse Kocsis
For leadership in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology:
Cassandra Bonnie May Mitchell

THE OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS AWARD
For service to the medical school and to the student body:
Christopher Vieira Bastos
Richard Lee Graf
Jane Yi Tong

THE AXEL K. OLSEN, MD NEUROSURGERY AWARD
For excellence in Neurosurgery:
Shyle H. Mehta

THE ALEXANDER PEARCE, MD AWARD
For excellence in Surgery:
Kelly R. Donovan

THE RONALD S. PENNOCK, MD AWARD
For excellence in Internal Medicine and Cardiology:
Richard William Petrella II

THE PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS, PHILADELPHIA BRANCH AWARD
For performance and leadership in Family Medicine:
Joseph M. Tramontana

THE ELISE REID CARRINGTON PRIZE
For accomplishment, and outstanding leadership and service to student body:
Joseph Salvatore Capalbo

THE RICHARD SHUMAN AWARD
For excellence in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine:
Trevor George Lee Teich

THE DR. LEE WINSTON SILVER AWARD
For excellence in Pediatrics:
Anisha L. Gopu

THE VIVEK SUBRAMANI MEMORIAL AWARD
For leadership, compassion, service and a commitment to fostering community within the College of Medicine:
Malak Shah

THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE SURGERY CLERKSHIP
Abington-Jefferson Health:
Kelly R. Donovan
Allegheny Health Network:
Samuel McGuire Brimmer
Crozer-Chester Medical Center:
Ariya Mobaraki
Easton Hospital:
Jane Yi Tong
Kaiser Sacramento Medical Center:
James Williams
Philadelphia Area:
Karyn Elizabeth Barrett
Reading Hospital/Tower Health:
Noe Cabello-Rivera
UPMC Pinnacle:
Michael A. DeMaio
WellSpan York Hospital:
Mariah Gebrielle Elly

THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY AWARD
For excellence in the Surgery Pathway:
Andre Elias Bshara

THE CHARLES SWARTZ AWARD
For academic and clinical excellence in Medicine:
Kristine Lauren Cueva

THE DANIEL M. TABAS AWARD
For outstanding scholarly achievement by a student pursuing a career in Primary Care:
Jessica P. Fenton

THE THOMAS J. VISCHER AWARD
For clinical excellence in Medicine:
Christopher Vieira Bastos
Kathryn T. Enriquez
Cindy Park

THE ARTHUR AND BERTHA WEISMAN AWARD
For excellence in Child Psychiatry:
Shelby Susan Olender

THE RANDALL WEISS AWARD
For excellence in Psychiatry:
Timothy Patrick Higgins
Nicholas Bernard Schmidt

THE WOMAN ONE SCHOLAR AWARD
Dominique Simone Jones
Jacqueline Nyarkoa Koomson

THE WOMEN'S HEALTH EDUCATION AWARD
In recognition of outstanding leadership and community commitment in the field of Women's Health:
Academic Achievement:
Sitara Soundararajan

THE WOMEN'S HEALTH EDUCATION AWARD
Leadership:
Clarissa R. O’Conor
Community Commitment:
Estefania J. Alba-Rodriguez
Julianna Marie Cervino

THE WU FAMILY PRIZE
For excellence in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation:
Kevin David Lopez

THE DR. MARY YANKOSKY AWARD
For excellence in Endocrinology:
Won-Joon M. Koh
For excellence in Radiologic Sciences:
Matthew Onimus

 

 

 

Faculty Awards for Distinguished Clinical Teaching

Dean's Special Awards for Excellence in Clinical Teaching

Allegheny Health Network
Matthew Hartman, MD
Radiology

Bayhealth Medical Center
Bhavin Dave, MD
Medicine

Cancer Treatment Centers of America - Philadelphia
Imran Shariff, MD
Medicine

Crozer-Chester Medical Center
Douglas Lieberman, MD
Medicine

Friends Hospital
Jonathan G. Shack, MD
Psychiatry

 
 

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
Loice A. Swisher, MD
Emergency Medicine

Nazareth Hospital
Lee A. Celio, MD
Medicine

Reading Hospital–Tower Health
David A. Matson, DO
Anesthesiology

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
Emily Spengler, MD
Pediatrics

St. Francis Medical Center
Donald Christmas, MD
Medicine

 
 

UPMC Pinnacle Hospital
Ravinder Dhatt, MD
Medicine

Virtua Health
Bhavika Patel, MD
Family Medicine

WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital
Indranil Chakrabarti, MD
Psychiatry

WellSpan York Hospital
J. Patrick Ryan, MD
Surgery

Dean's Special Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching at a Family Practice Site

Washington Health System

 

 

 

Drexel University Board of Trustees

  • Alfred E. Altomari ’82
  • Chris McKendry Andrade '90
  • Michael Barry ’81
  • Jeffrey A. Beachell '93
  • James Bean '91
  • Sally J. Bellet, Esq.
  • Gregory S. Bentley
  • Thomas E. "Rick" Berk '86
  • Karen Dougherty Buchholz
  • Elinor Hosterman Buck '87
  • Randall S. Burkert '82
  • Thomas A. Caramanico
  • R. John Chapel Jr. '67
  • Hon. Ida K. Chen
  • Kathleen P. Chimicles, ASA '83
  • Abbie Dean '07
  • Nicholas DeBenedictis '68, '69, HD '87
  • Amish Desai '03
  • Gerianne Tringali DiPiano
  • Domenic M. DiPiero, III
  • Angela Dowd-Burton ’74, ’79
  • Thomas O. Fitzpatrick, Esq.
  • Brian R. Ford
  • Michael C. Forman
  • John Fry
    President
  • Kenneth Fulmer, '92, '00
  • Sean J. Gallagher '93
  • David R. Geltzer '77
  • Richard A. Greenawalt '66
    Chair
  • David Griffith
  • Mauricio Gutierrez
  • Richard A. Hayne
    Vice Chair
  • Mary R. "Nina" Henderson '72
    Vice Chair
  • Richard C. Ill '73
  • Patricia H. Imbesi '69
  • Joseph H. Jacovini, Esq., HD '04
  • Thomas R. Kline, Esq.
  • J. Michael Lawrie '77
  • Raphael C. Lee, MD '75
  • Thomas Leonard, Esq., ’68
  • Jerry J. Martin ’77
  • Mark McAdoo ‘87
  • Patrick S. McGonigal '86
  • Matthew S. Naylor '12
  • Denis P. O'Brien '87
  • Kevin J. O'Hara '83
  • Richelle P. Parham '91
  • Charles P. Pizzi
  • Thomas M. Rampulla '94
  • Virginia S. Rose
  • Stan Silverman '69, '74
    Vice Chair
  • Joseph P. Ujobai '84
  • Charles K. Valutas '73
  • Michael J. Williams '80, '83

Emeritus Trustees

  • Paul "Mel" Baiada '82, '85
  • Sylvia "Sibby" Merkel Brasler '60
  • Robert R. Buckley '58, HD '12
  • Barry C. Burkholder '62, '70
  • John G. "Jack" Johnson Jr. '70, '72
  • George F. Krall Jr. '58, HD '14
  • James E. Marks '47, '49, HD '15
  • Robert McClements Jr. '52
  • C. R. "Chuck" Pennoni '63, '66, HD '92
  • D. Howard Pierce '71
  • John J. Roberts '67, '71, HD '05
  • William T. Schleyer '73, HD '06
  • Stephen A. Sheller, Esq HD '17
  • Ray Westphal '59, HD '02