Faculty

The Med Ed program takes advantage of unique faculty resources available within the University of Pennsylvania and beyond. The program is co-led by faculty from the Graduate School of Education, the Perelman School of Medicine, and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. This allows for a balanced integration of content and perspective. In addition, faculty are drawn from Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences, the Wharton School, and the School of Social Policy as well as universities around the US. Finally, the Med Ed program supports the development of scholar practitioners by bringing in current thinking from a wide variety of healthcare organizations.

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Program Directors

Annie McKee, PhD

Senior Fellow and Program Director, Penn Med Ed Master's Program and PennCLO Executive Doctoral Program, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania

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Allison Ballantine, MD, MEd

Academic Director, Penn Med Ed Master's Program, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania; Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine; Associate Program Director of Pediatric Residency Program and Section Chief of Education for General Pediatrics Division, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 

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Program Faculty

Rajesh Aggarwal, MBBS, MA, PhD, FRCS

Associate Professor of Surgery and Director of Arnold & Blema Steinberg Medical Simulation Centre, McGill University Health Centre 

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David A. Asch, MD, MBA

Executive Director, Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation; Professor of Medicine and Professor of Medical Ethics and Health, Perelman School of Medicine; Professor of Health Care Management and Professor of Operations and Information Management, Wharton School; Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania

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Lisa Bellini, MD

Vice Chair, Education and Inpatient Services, Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine; Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency, Perelman School of Medicine; Vice Dean, Faculty Affairs, Perelman School of Medicine; Chair, Alliance of Academic Internal Medicine Innovations Committee

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Donald L. Boyer, MD, MSEd, FAAP

Medical Academic Director, Penn Med Ed Master’s Program, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania; Attending Physician, Division of Critical Care Medicine, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine

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Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH

Steven D. Handler Endowed Chair of Medical Ethics and Director, Department of Medical Ethics, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Attending Physician and Research Director, Pediatric Advance Care Team and Integrated Care Services, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

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Patricia J. Hicks, MD, MPHE

Attending Physician, Pediatrics, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine; Associate Editor for Academic Pediatrics, Association of Pediatric Program Directors 

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Eric Holmboe, MD

Sr. Vice President, Milestones Development and Evaluation, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education; Professor Adjunct of Medicine, Yale University; Adjunct Professor, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; Fellow, American College of Physicians; Honorary Fellow, London Royal College of Physicians

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Dana Kaminstein, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania; Academic Director, Educational Research Block, Penn Med Ed Master’s Program, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania; Affiliated Faculty, Organizational Dynamics Graduate Studies Program, College of Liberal & Professional Studies, University of Pennsylvania; Fellow, Wharton Executive Education, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

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Jennifer R. Kogan, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Director, Undergraduate Medical Education, Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine; Director, Medical Education Certificate Program, Perelman School of Medicine; Assistant Dean, Faculty Development, Perelman School of Medicine; Director, Measey Medical Education Fellowship, Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

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Jennifer S. Myers, MD, FACP, FHM

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Associate Designated Institutional Official for Quality & Safety, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Director of Quality & Safety Education, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

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Vinay M. Nadkarni, MD, MS

Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Medical Director, Center for Simulation, Advanced Education, and Innovation, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Endowed Chair, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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John J. Norcini, PhD

President and Chief Executive Officer, FAIMER (Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research 

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J.P. Orlando, EdD

Lecturer, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania; Associate Chief Academic Officer and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Designated Institutional Official (DIO), St. Luke’s University Health Network

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Sharon Ravitch, PhD

Professor of Practice; Principal Investigator, Semillas Digitales Initiative; Research Co-Director, Center for the Study of Boys' & Girls' Lives; Founding Co-Director, Penn's Inter-American Educational Leadership Network; Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania

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Alan J. Schwartz, MD, MSEd

Attending Physician, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Director, Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship Program, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

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Judy A. Shea, PhD

Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Associate Dean of Medical Education Research and Director of the Office of Evaluation and Assessment in the Academic Programs Office, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania 

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Kenwyn Smith, PhD

Professor, Organizational Behavior, School of Social Policy & Practice

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Kandi Wiens, EdD

Lecturer, Penn Med Ed Master's Program and PennCLO Executive Doctoral Program, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania

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Lisa Zaoutis, MD

Director, Pediatric Residency Program, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Attending Physician, General Pediatrics, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 

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Program Staff

Elizabeth Ulivella, MS

Associate Director, Penn Med Ed Master's Program and PennCLO Executive Doctoral Program, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania 

Nyssa Worthington-Kirsch, BS

Administrative Coordinator, Penn Med Ed Master's Program and PennCLO Executive Doctoral Program, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania

PennGSE

The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education is one of three Ivy League graduate schools of education and is a national leader in education research and the preparation of skilled education professionals. Its alumni include pathfinding teachers, heads of school boards, leading advocates for public education, scholars, school counselors, champions of corporate/organizational learning, and heads of government agencies. Read More

Perelman School of Medicine

The University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education. Read More

Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania

Since its start in 1855 as the nation's first hospital devoted exclusively to caring for children, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has been the birthplace for many dramatic firsts in pediatric medicine. The Hospital has fostered medical discoveries and innovations that have improved pediatric healthcare and saved countless children's lives. Over 150 years of innovation and service to our patients, their families and our community, reflect an ongoing commitment to exceptional patient care. Read More