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     Anesthesiology • Cardiothoracic Surgery • Dermatology • Emergency Medicine • Family Medicine • Medicine • Neurology • Obstetrics & Gynecology
     Ophthalmology • Orthopedic Surgery • Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery • Pathology • Pediatrics • Psychiatry • Radiation Oncology • Radiologic
     Services • Surgery • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology • Microbiology & Immunology • Neurobiology & Anatomy • Pharmacology & Physiology




                                                                                                         DREXEL UNIVERSITY
                                                                                                         COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
RESEARCH. EDUCATION. PATIENT CARE.




     {
    These are the core values of any medical school.
    At Drexel University College of Medicine, they are at
    the heart of our unique heritage and the foundation
    upon which we seek to build a dynamic future. Leading
    the way are the impressive physicians and scientists who
    make up our faculty. In particular, the chairs of our
    clinical and basic science departments set a high standard
    for all to follow. These leaders excel and make us proud.




                Richard V. Homan, M.D.
       Senior Vice President for Health Affairs & Annenberg Dean
     }
}     Richard V. Homan, M.D. Senior Vice President for Health Affairs &
                                     Annenberg Dean




         Richard V. Homan, M.D., is the senior vice president for health affairs and Annenberg Dean of Drexel University
         College of Medicine. Homan joined Drexel in 2005 from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, where he
         was dean of the School of Medicine and vice president for clinical affairs.

         Homan received his bachelor’s degree from Brown University and his medical degree from the State University of
         New York at Buffalo. He completed his residency in family medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center of the
         Pennsylvania State University, where he also served as chief resident. At Texas Tech, Homan served on the faculty for
         16 years in numerous positions. As dean, he was responsible for improving capital infrastructure and completed the
         school’s first curriculum redesign since its founding in 1969.

         Homan is a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Family Practice.
         He holds certificates of added qualifications in geriatric medicine and in sports medicine. He has received more
         than $9.5 million in extramural funding for scholarly activities related to the development of community-based
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         medical education programs, healthy aging, cardiovascular disease and stroke.
   BASIC SCIENCE CHAIRS                                  Biochemistry & Molecular Biology




                                                                       Jane Clifford, Ph.D. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

                                                                                                                                    {
Jane Clifford, Ph.D., is professor and chair of the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. Clifford is
an internationally recognized cancer researcher whose work focuses on the control of gene expression and cell
growth/cycle and the DNA damage response, which are central to disease states including cancer, arthritis, heart
disease, autoimmunity, and developmental anomalies.

A recipient of the Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Award from the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Clifford
has also been honored with the Faculty Research Award from the American Cancer Society. She is a reviewer for
10 journals, including Cancer Research, European Journal of Biochemistry, and Molecular & Cellular Biology. In addition, Clifford
serves on numerous editorial boards and review committees and is a former member of the National Institutes of
Health Experimental Therapeutics Study Section. She has conducted multiple studies with grants received from
numerous agencies including the NIH, the American Cancer Society, and the March of Dimes.




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Clifford received her Master of Science and doctoral degrees in developmental cell biology from the University of
Maryland. She performed her dissertation research at the National Cancer Institute, followed by postdoctoral training
at Harvard Medical School and the University of Virginia.
BASIC SCIENCE CHAIRS                          Microbiology & Immunology




}      Brian Wigdahl, Ph.D. Microbiology & Immunology




          Brian Wigdahl, Ph.D., is professor and chair of the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, director of the
          Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease, and director of the institute’s Center for Molecular Virology
          and Neuroimmunology. He also serves as director of the interdisciplinary graduate program in molecular medicine.

          An internationally recognized molecular virologist, Wigdahl focuses his research on the molecular mechanisms,
          treatment, and prevention of immunologic abnormalities, cancer, and progressive neurologic disorders caused by
          members of the retrovirus family. These include the human immunodeficiency virus and the human T cell leukemia
          virus type 1 (HTLV-1), the first human tumor virus discovered. In particular, efforts are focused on the prevention
          of HIV sexual transmission and the HIV-induced neurologic complications of HIV/AIDS. Wigdahl has been funded
          by the National Institutes of Health for more than 25 years, with awards totaling more than $30 million. Current
          funding includes four NIH R01 research grants.
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          Wigdahl graduated from Augsburg College in Minneapolis and received his doctorate in microbiology from the
          Medical College of Wisconsin. A senior associate editor of the Journal of NeuroVirology, Wigdahl also serves as chair of
          the NIH NeuroAIDS and Other End-Organ Diseases Review Committee and served for six years as president of the
          International Society for NeuroVirology.
  BASIC SCIENCE CHAIRS                            Neurobiolo g y & Anatomy




                                                                     Itzhak Fischer, Ph.D. Neurobiology & Anatomy

                                                                                                                     {
Itzhak Fischer, Ph.D., is professor and chair of the Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy and co-director of the
Spinal Cord Research Center. His research program focuses on the development of cellular and molecular strategies
to promote regeneration and recovery of function following spinal cord injury. The work emphasizes the use of gene
therapy and stem cell transplants in collaborative research that includes a National Institutes of Health Program
Project Grant.

Fischer received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in chemistry and biology, respectively, from the Technion-
Israel Institute of Technology, and his doctorate in molecular biology and biochemistry from the University of
California, Irvine. He completed his postdoctoral training at the Kennedy Shriver Research Center in Boston and
served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School before joining Drexel University College of Medicine.

Fischer has served as principal investigator on numerous studies funded by federal and private grants. He is a
member of national and international committees that review grants and has authored more than 140 peer-reviewed




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articles and book chapters. He regularly reviews articles for journals in the field of neuroscience and stem cell
biology and is frequently invited to speak at scientific meetings.
BASIC SCIENCE CHAIRS                           Phar macolo gy & Physiolo gy




}     John A. Harvey, Ph.D. Pharmacology & Physiology




         John A. Harvey, Ph.D., is chairman of the Department of Pharmacology & Physiology. One of the nation’s pre-eminent
         researchers in the field of behavioral pharmacology, Harvey is extensively published and has served as president of
         the Behavioral Pharmacology Society and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. He has
         also served on numerous editorial boards and professional committees, and as a consultant for the National Institutes
         of Health.

         Harvey’s research is primarily focused on the biochemical basis of learning and memory, as well as the study of
         drug effects on the brain. He is co-director of the Drexel University College of Medicine Autism Consortium, a
         multidisciplinary program dedicated to understanding the neurological deficits underlying autism as they relate
         to early predictors of the disorder and to developing improved, novel options for treatment.

         Harvey received his Ph.D. in biopsychology from the University of Chicago and continued his postgraduate training
         at the Institute of Psychiatry in London. He previously served on the faculties of the University of Chicago and the
         University of Iowa. He has received numerous awards during his career, including the Excellence in Research Award
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         from Drexel University, the Basic Research Scientist Award from Drexel University College of Medicine, and the
         Irvine H. Page lectureship.
                                     CLINICAL CHAIRS                        Anesthesiology




                                                                                 Jay Horrow, M.D., M.S. Anesthesiology

                                                                                                                            {
Jay Horrow, M.D., M.S., is professor and chair of the Department of Anesthesiology. He has been the principal
investigator on numerous clinical studies and has published in anesthesiology, general medicine, cardiology, radiology,
and cardiothoracic surgery.

Prior to joining Drexel University College of Medicine, Horrow led the clinical development of new pharmaceuticals
in anticoagulation and hemostasis, first at IBEX Technologies, then at AstraZeneca LP.

Horrow received his undergraduate degree in engineering from Princeton University and his medical degree from
the University of Pennsylvania, where he also trained in cardiothoracic anesthesia. In addition, he holds an advanced
degree in applied statistics from Villanova University. Horrow serves on the editorial board of Journal of Cardiothoracic
and Vascular Anesthesia and reviews for many other journals. A frequent lecturer, Horrow speaks on topics relating to
coagulation, the control of operative bleeding, cardiac anesthesia, and biostatistics. He belongs to the American




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Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Heart Association, and the Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians and
Investigators, among other professional societies.
CLINICAL CHAIRS                   C a r d i o t h o ra c i c S u rge r y




}       Andrew S. Wechsler, M.D. Cardiothoracic Surgery




           Andrew S. Wechsler, M.D., is the Stanley K. Brockman Professor and Chair of the Department of Cardiothoracic
           Surgery. He previously served as chair of the Department of Surgery and co-director of the heart center at the
           Medical College of Virginia, after serving as professor of surgery at Duke University.

           Wechsler has held several National Institutes of Health grants studying myocardial ischemia and reperfusion
           injury, ventricular performance and valve surgery. He was recently named editor emeritus of the Journal of Thoracic
           and Cardiovascular Surgery and has served on the editorial board of 10 major journals. He is the author of 330 peer-
           reviewed manuscripts, 59 book chapters, and 29 books and monographs.

           Wechsler is a graduate of Brandeis University and the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. A
           fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Wechsler is a member of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery
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           (AATS), the American Surgical Association, and the Society of University Surgeons. He has served as visiting professor
           at more than 50 institutions nationally and internationally, and is frequently named in “Best Doctors in America.”
           In 2008, he was honored as the recipient of the AATS Scientific Achievement Award for his extraordinary
           contributions to the specialty of cardiothoracic surgery.
                                     CLINICAL CHAIRS                      Dermatology




                                                                                  Herbert B. Allen, M.D. Dermatology

                                                                                                                           {
Herbert B. Allen, M.D., is professor and chair of the Department of Dermatology. A specialist in skin pathology and
fungal infections, he is board certified in both dermatology and dermatopatholgy. His research includes the study of
eczema, fungal diseases, and other skin disorders.

Throughout his career, Allen has served in various academic roles, including clinical associate professor of dermatology
at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and consultant at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He received
his undergraduate degree from the Juilliard School of Music while simultaneously studying sciences at Columbia
University. He earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University and completed his residency at the Naval
Regional Medical Center in Philadelphia.

Allen is a member and past president of the Philadelphia Dermatology Society and the Pennsylvania Regional
Society of Dermatopathology. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Pennsylvania
Academy of Dermatology.




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CLINICAL CHAIRS                 E m e rge n c y M e d i c i n e




}     Richard Hamilton, M.D. Emergency Medicine




         Richard Hamilton, M.D., is chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine and program director for the
         Emergency Medicine residency training program. Hamilton is board certified in emergency medicine and medical
         toxicology and is a captain in the U.S. Naval Reserves.

         Hamilton received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from
         Hahnemann University (now Drexel University College of Medicine). After medical school, Hamilton was on active
         duty as a U.S. Navy Flight Surgeon, performing research in aerospace medicine. He completed his emergency
         medicine residency at Bronx Municipal Hospital and a fellowship in medical toxicology at New York University,
         where he was also a faculty member working in the Emergency Department of Bellevue Hospital.

         In 2003, Hamilton spent two weeks in Ghana, where he participated in the Navy’s West African Training Cruise
         Medical Outreach Program, helping to establish medical outreach programs in eight Ghanaian villages, providing
         medical, dental, eye care, vaccinations and pharmacy services to over 10,000 patients. He was mobilized to active
         duty for one year in 2004 under Operation Enduring Freedom. Recently, Hamilton was selected by the National
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         Aerospace Training and Research (NASTAR SM ) Center to lead the team that is evaluating the medical suitability of
         future commercial space travelers.
                                      CLINICAL CHAIRS                      Fa m i l y M e d i c i n e




                                                                                     Eugene Hong, M.D. Family Medicine

                                                                                                                              {
Eugene Hong, M.D., is chairman of the Department of Family, Community & Preventive Medicine and chief of the
Division of Sports Medicine. He is an authority on concussions, cardiac issues in athletes, and overuse injuries.

A graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine, Hong completed a general surgery internship at the University of
Connecticut; a residency in family medicine and a fellowship in sports medicine both at Thomas Jefferson University;
and a community medicine fellowship at the University of Massachusetts. His research on proper helmet fitting
techniques in preventing concussions among high school football players was a published abstract in the American
College of Sports Medicine’s journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Recently, he served on an ACSM national
task force that issued a position paper on psychological issues in the injured athlete.

Hong is the team physician for Drexel University’s varsity student athletes, a team physician for Saint Joseph’s University




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varsity student athletes, and the team physician for Plymouth Whitemarsh High School in suburban Philadelphia.
CLINICAL CHAIRS                                  Medicine




}        James C. Reynolds, M.D. Medicine




            James C. Reynolds, M.D., is the June F. Klinghoffer Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine
            and chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He is also president of the medical staff at Hahnemann
            University Hospital. His primary clinical interests are in the early detection and prevention of cancer, and complications
            of esophageal motility disorders.

            Reynolds is a member of the editorial board of Digestive Diseases and Sciences and is a reviewer for multiple journals
            including Annals of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He has published over 100 manuscripts, co-edited five books,
            and continues to receive research funding.

            Reynolds received his medical degree from the University of Florida, followed by a residency at New York
            Hospital/Cornell University. He completed a fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he
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            later served as associate chief of gastroenterology. Before coming to Drexel University College of Medicine, Reynolds
            was chief of the Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology at the University of Pittsburgh. He has been recognized as
            a “Top Doc” by Philadelphia and Pittsburgh magazines and has been listed in “Best Doctors in America.” He is a member
            of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha, and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.
                                   CLINICAL CHAIRS                                  Neurology




                                                                        Robert J. Schwartzman, M.D. Neurology

                                                                                                                  {
Robert J. Schwartzman, M.D., is professor and chair of the Department of Neurology. He is internationally known
for his work in complex regional pain syndrome/reflex sympathetic dystrophy (CRPS/RSD) and has published
extensively on the topic.

Schwartzman received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his medical degree from the
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is a founding member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Association of America and established the first RSD clinic in the United States.




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In 2007, Schwartzman had the honor of being recognized by both the American Academy of Neurology, which
presented him with the AB Baker Section on Neurologic Education teaching award, and the American Academy of
Pain Management, which awarded him the Richard S. Weiner Pain Education Award. The latter acknowledged his
more than 30 years of research and treatment of patients suffering from CRPS and his contributions to the
advancement of interdisciplinary pain management. He has also been honored with a humanitarian award from the
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Coalition of New England and the National RSD Society. He currently has
several clinical trials under way, working with doctors here and abroad in developing revolutionary treatment
options for CRPS/RSD.
CLINICAL CHAIRS                                   Obstetrics & Gynecology




}          Owen C. Montgomery, M.D. Obstetrics & Gynecology




              Owen C. Montgomery, M.D. is chairman of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. A specialist in female pelvic
              reconstructive surgery, Montgomery has explored a range of concerns throughout his career, including gender educa-
              tion; the provision of care to underserved women, both nationally and internationally; electronic medical records;
              and the prevention of sexual assault.

              Montgomery previously held faculty appointments at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Thomas
              Jefferson University Hospital, and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He received his undergraduate
              degree from Yale University and his medical degree from Hahnemann University (now Drexel University College
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              of Medicine). He completed his postgraduate training and fellowship at Jefferson Medical College, where he was
              chief resident.

              Montgomery is a past president of the Philadelphia Obstetrical Society and is actively involved in the American
              College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He currently serves on ACOG’s executive board and is chairman of ACOG
              District III – Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and the Dominican Republic. He is a national adviser to the junior
              fellows and has been honored several times with excellence in teaching awards, along with the ACOG National
              Wyeth Award for Outstanding Program for Women’s Health.
                                     CLINICAL CHAIRS                                    Ophthalmology




                                                                                     Myron Yanoff, M.D. Ophthalmology

                                                                                                                          {
Myron Yanoff, M.D., is professor and chair of the Department of Ophthalmology. He has conducted research on
many aspects of the eye, including glaucoma, intraocular and orbital tumors, laser eye surgery, diabetic retinopathy,
and numerous ocular congenital anomalies.

Yanoff received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, where he later served
as chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and director of the Scheie Eye Institute. He has been the principal
investigator in studies on laser-induced eye lesions, and has authored or edited over 30 books, including the textbooks
Ophthalmology (eds 1-3) and Ocular Pathology (eds 1-6). He has published over 160 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Listed in “Who’s Who in America” and “Who’s Who in the World,” Yanoff has received the Senior Distinguished U.S.




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Scientist Award (Humboldt Award) and is an active member of many professional societies, including the Association
for Research in Vision, Verhoeff-Zimmerman Society, and Eastern Ophthalmic Pathologist Society. He has been
honored around the world by numerous organizations, including the German government, the Portuguese Society
of Ophthalmology, the University of Helsinki, the Polish Ophthalmological Society, and the Chinese Academy of
Medical Sciences.
CLINICAL CHAIRS                                  O r t h o p e d i c S u rge r y




}         Norman A. Johanson, M.D. Orthopedic Surgery




             Norman A. Johanson, M.D., is professor and chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. He is nationally recognized
             for his highly skilled revision surgery on failed knee and hip implants.

             Prior to joining Drexel University College of Medicine, Johanson was on the faculty at Temple University School
             of Medicine. There, as an attending surgeon with Shriners Hospital and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, he
             developed specialized skills in operating on juveniles with rheumatoid arthritis and “little people,” or dwarfs.

             A graduate of Trinity College in Connecticut and Cornell University Medical College, Johanson is a fellow of the
             American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He has been an active participant on the academy’s Committee on
             Outcomes Studies, which has been at the vanguard of a movement to collect and analyze patient outcomes data in
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             order to evaluate implant successes as well as failures.
                                      CLINICAL CHAIRS      O t o l a r y n go l o g y – H e a d & N e ck S u rge r y




                                                           Robert T. Sataloff, M.D. Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery

                                                                                                                            {
Robert T. Sataloff, M.D., is professor and chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.
He is also associate dean for clinical academic specialties. One of the first physicians to develop the subspecialty of
professional voice care, Sataloff is renowned internationally as the “go-to” surgeon for voice professionals and for
microsurgery of the ear, ear-brain interface and skull base.

Sataloff received his undergraduate degree in music theory and composition from Haverford College. He earned his
medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and completed his residency in otolaryngology and a fellowship in
otology, neurotology and skull base surgery at the University of Michigan. He also holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in




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voice performance from Combs College of Music and is conductor of the Thomas Jefferson University Choir.

Sataloff has written over 650 publications, including 38 books. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Voice, as well as
Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, and serves on the editorial boards of numerous other journals. In addition, he is chairman
of the boards of directors of the Voice Foundation and the American Institute for Voice and Ear Research. He is
actively involved in research and has been awarded more than $5 million in extramural funding.
CLINICAL CHAIRS                                    Pa t h o l o g y




}          James England, M.D., Ph.D. Pathology




              James England, M.D., Ph.D., is professor and chair of the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and
              co-director of the department’s residency training program. Specializing in anatomic and clinical pathology,
              England has published numerous studies in the area of pathogens and has several patents on immunogens useful
              as cancer vaccines.

              Prior to joining Drexel University College of Medicine, England served on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania
              School of Medicine. He received his doctoral and medical degrees from Washington University and completed a
              postdoctoral fellowship at Caltech.
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              England is chair of the Medical Examiner Advisory Committee of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health
              and has served on committees of the National Board of Medical Examiners. In addition, he is on the editorial
              board of CytoJournal and a member of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, Program Directors in Pathology,
              and Association of Pathology Chairs.
                                     CLINICAL CHAIRS                                    Pe d i a t r i c s




                                                                                  Daniel V. Schidlow, M.D. Pediatrics

                                                                                                                            {
Daniel V. Schidlow, M.D., is chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and the senior associate dean of the pediatric
clinical campus. He is also the physician-in-chief and chief academic officer at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.

Schidlow specializes in cystic fibrosis and pulmonary conditions in children. He has authored or co-authored more
than 180 publications and a textbook in pediatric respiratory diseases. He has been the principal investigator on
numerous studies supported by governmental and privately funded grants. In addition, Schidlow serves as a reviewer
for several medical journals, including the Journal of Pediatrics.




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Schidlow received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Chile’s School of Medicine in
Santiago, Chile. He then completed his residency at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center/Albert Einstein College of
Medicine in New York, followed by a fellowship at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. Before being promoted
to his current positions, Schidlow served as chief of pediatric pulmonology, director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center,
and vice chair of pediatrics. He was previously a professor of pediatrics at Temple University School of Medicine.
A frequent lecturer, Schidlow has given presentations worldwide and is internationally recognized in the field of
pediatric pulmonology.
CLINICAL CHAIRS                                  Psychiatry




}        Susan V. McLeer, M.D., M.S. Psychiatry




            Susan V. McLeer, M.D., M.S., is professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry. Her career has focused on teaching
            and clinical research with victims of family violence. Her leadership and pioneering studies have had a significant
            impact on public policy and healthcare for victims of violence.

            McLeer published the first study indicating that victims of child sexual abuse are at high risk for the development of
            posttraumatic stress disorder and conducted the first clinical trial of a cognitive behavioral treatment for PTSD in
            children. Her research has delineated many of the long-term consequences of trauma in childhood and has resulted
            in over 80 publications.

            McLeer received her undergraduate degree from the University of Maine and her medical degree from the Woman’s
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            Medical College of Pennsylvania (now Drexel University College of Medicine). She served as professor and chair
            of the Department of Psychiatry at the State University of New York at Buffalo for nine years prior to accepting the
            chair at Drexel. She is the recipient of several national awards, including the Robert Cancro Award for Academic
            Leadership. She is a distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a fellow of the American
            Association of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, the American College of Psychiatrists, and the Philadelphia College
            of Physicians.
                                    CLINICAL CHAIRS                    Radiation Oncology




                                                                      Lydia T. Komarnicky, M.D. Radiation Oncology

                                                                                                                       {
Lydia T. Komarnicky, M.D., a prominent specialist in the treatment of breast and gynecological cancers, is professor
and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology. Before joining Drexel University College of Medicine, Komarnicky
was associate professor of radiation oncology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and director of the hospital’s
residency program.

Komarnicky received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her medical degree from




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Medical College of Pennsylvania (now Drexel University College of Medicine). She completed postdoctoral training
in radiation oncology and pathology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Long active in developing breast cancer awareness programs throughout the Philadelphia region, Komarnicky has
served as a spokesperson for the Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation and on various committees of the American
Cancer Society. She has written numerous articles on cancer in peer-reviewed journals and co-authored a patient
education book with Dr. Anne L. Rosenberg, entitled “What to Do If You Get Breast Cancer.” She is a member of
the board of directors of the Breast Health Institute and has been recognized repeatedly as a “Top Doc” by
Philadelphia magazine.
CLINICAL CHAIRS                        Radiologic Sciences




}            Michael Hallowell, M.D. Radiologic Sciences




                Michael Hallowell, M.D., is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Radiologic Sciences. In addition,
                he serves as the radiology clinical service chief at Hahnemann University Hospital and the medical director of the
                Radiologic Technology Program at Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions.

                Hallowell’s research has focused on identifying stomach and pelvic problems, as well as rare forms of hernia,
                unusual kidney issues, and archeoradiology of Egyptian mummies. He has also given lectures on molecular imaging
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                and ectopic pregnancy.

                Hallowell received his undergraduate degree from Towson State University and his medical degree from the University
                of Maryland. He completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at the Medical Center of Delaware. Prior to arriving
                at Drexel University College of Medicine, Hallowell was a radiologist at Philadelphia Radiology Associates and served
                as chief of diagnostic ultrasound at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Systems.
                                    CLINICAL CHAIRS                                  S u rge r y




                                                                          William C. Meyers, M.D., MBA Surgery

                                                                                                                        {
William C. Meyers is chairman of the Department of Surgery and a senior associate dean. An internationally celebrated
liver surgeon, Meyers developed some of the first minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgery procedures. He also
distinguished himself as a leader in the field of sports medicine, performing thousands of minimally invasive repairs
of groin and abdominal injuries (“sports hernias”) in professional and other athletes.




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Prior to his arrival at Drexel University College of Medicine, Meyers was chief of general and GI surgery at Duke
University, where he still maintains an appointment. As professor at Duke, he started the third liver transplant
program in the country, was director of the Duke/United States Surgical Endosurgery Center, and had an active
research laboratory with continuous funding in liver physiology. He previously served as professor and chairman
of the Department of Surgery at the University of Massachusetts and surgeon-in-chief of the UMass-Memorial
Health Care System. In 1999, he received the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Leadership Award for his work
in forming new alliances between academia and industry.

Meyers received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, his medical degree from Columbia University, and
an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
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