Academic Departments and Faculty

Academic Departments and Faculty

THE FACULTY OF PCOM – Teaching in Philadelphia

A highly qualified faculty of physicians, psychologists, physician assistants, educators, scientists and support staff implement the educational goals of the College. Faculty members are dedicated to the singular purpose of educating students for the skilled and caring practice of osteopathic medicine and the health professions. The academic programs are served by many faculty across the country that provide clinical instruction at various affiliated sites as volunteer faculty. In a real sense, education at PCOM is carried out by this larger PCOM family. Faculty concentration and dedication show in the teaching students receive. Faculty appointments are listed under the College departments in which they serve.
 
Bio-Medical Sciences 
Professor and Chair

Brian Balin, PhD

Professors Emeriti 
Walter Ceglowski, PhD (Microbiology & Immunology)
Charlotte Greene, PhD (Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology)
Henry W. Hitner, PhD (Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology)
Justice James, DO (Microbiology & Immunology)
Tage N. Kvist, PhD (Anatomy)
Robert J. Niewenhuis, PhD (Anatomy)
Richard M. Kriebel, PhD (Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology)
Ruth Thornton, PhD (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)

Professors
Christopher S. Adams, PhD (Anatomy)
Linda Adkison, PhD (Genetics)
Denah M. Appelt, PhD (Neuroscience)
Brian J. Balin, PhD (Neurobiology and Experimental Neuropathology)
Robert J. Barsotti, PhD (Physiology)
Marcus G. Bell, PhD (Neuroscience & Physiology)
Ruth Carter Borghaei, PhD (Molecular Biology & Genetics)
Kerin Claeson, PhD  (Anatomy)
Farzaneh Daghigh, PhD (Biochemistry)
Marina D’Angelo, PhD (Cellular and Molecular Biology)
Kerin L. Fresa, PhD (Immunology)
Mindy George-Weinstein, PhD (Anatomy)
Frederick J. Goldstein, PhD (Clinical Pharmacology)
Susan Hingley, PhD (Microbiology)
Michael P. McGuinness, PhD (Anatomy)
Lindon H. Young, PhD (Pharmacology)
Dianzheng Zhang, PhD (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology) 

Associate Professors
Arturo Bravo-Nuevo, PhD (Neuroscience)
Cathy J. Hatcher, PhD (Physiology)
Christopher S. Little, PhD (Immunology & Pathology)
Bohdan Minczak, PhD, MD (Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology)
Heather J. Montie, PhD (Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology)
Philip Reno, PhD (Anatomy)
​Mei Xu, MD, PhD (Anatomy & Neurobiology)

Assistant Professors
Meejin Ahn, DO, MSPH (Pathology)
Qian Chen, PhD (Physiology & Pharmacology)
Jocelyn J. Lippman-Bell, PhD (Neurobiology & Pharmacology)
Minal Mulye, PhD (Microbiology & Immunology)
Eleonora Savio-Galimberti, PhD (Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology)
 

Instructors
David Cavanaugh, BS (Anatomy)
Katherine Winkle, MS (Anatomy)

Emergency Medicine
Professor and Chair
John W. Becher, DO
 
Professor
John W. Becher, DO
 
Family Medicine
Professor and Chair
Harry J. Morris, DO, MPH
 
Professors Emeriti
Oliver Bullock, DO
Harold Schreiber, DO
 
Professors
Michael Becker, DO
Larry Finkelstein, DO
Harry J. Morris, DO, MPH
Kenneth J. Veit, DO, MBA
 
Associate Professors
David Kuo, DO
Barbara T. Williams-Page, DO
 
Clinical Associate Professor
Margaret Wilkins, DO
 
Assistant Professors
Kristen Berry, DO
Peter F. Bidey, DO
Joan M. Grzybowski, DO
George Spyropoulos, DO
 
Instructor
Indhu Prabhakaran, DO
 
Forensic Medicine and Pathology
Professor and Dean, School of Health Sciences
Gregory McDonald, DO
 
Assistant Professor
Teresa DeCoursey, MS
 
Clinical Assistant Professors
Joel S. Garblik, DDS, MS
James McCans, MS
 
Clinical Instructor
David McDonald
 
Geriatric Medicine
Professor and Chair
Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO
 
Professor
Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO
 
Associate Professors
Nicol Joseph, DO
Michael Srulevich, DO, MPH
 
Internal Medicine
Professor and Chair
Daniel J. Parenti, DO
 
Professors Emeriti
James F. Conroy, DO
Marvin L. Rosner, DO
John Simelaro, DO
 
Professors
Jeffrey S. Freeman, DO
Bruce Kornberg, DO
Pat Anthony Lannutti, DO
Joseph S. Lubeck, DO
Daniel J. Parenti, DO
Stephen M. Purcell, DO
Michael A. Venditto, DO
 
Divisional Chairs
Jean M. Koka, DO (Hematology and Oncology)
Neil H. Feldman, DO (Adult Allergy & Immunology)
Steven Lichtenstein, DO (Gastroenterology)
Bruce Kornberg, DO (Cardiology)
Pat A. Lannutti, DO (Preventive and General Medicine)
Michael Levin, DO (Nephrology)
Brett Gilbert, DO (Infectious Disease)
Joseph S. Lubeck, DO (Neurology)
Stephen M. Purcell, DO (Dermatology)
Michael A. Venditto, DO (Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine)
Open (Rheumatology)
 
Clinical Professors
Wayne Arnold, DO
Michael A. Levin, DO
Steven Lichtenstein, DO
 
Clinical Associate Professors
Neil H. Feldman, DO
Brett Gilbert, DO
Jason E. Kaplan, DO
Jean M. Koka, DO
 
Assistant Professors
Erik Polan, DO
 
Instructor
Brian L. Penza, DO
 
Library and Information Services
Instructor and Interim Chief Library Services Officer
Persko Grier, Jr., MLIS
 
Instructor
Persko Grier, Jr., MLIS
 
Medical Humanities and Education
Professor and Chair
Kenneth J. Veit, DO, MBA
 
Professor
Kenneth J. Veit, DO, MBA
 
Associate Professor
Matthew D. Weinberg, MB
 
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Clinical Professor and Chair
Joanne M. Kakaty-Monzo, DO
 
Professors Emeriti
Daniel H. Belsky, DO
Saul Jeck, DO
 
Professor
Joseph Kaczmarczyk, DO, MPH
 
Clinical Assistant Professor
Jason D. Meade, DO
 
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Professor and Chair
Alexander S. Nicholas, DO
 
Professor Emeritus
Abraham Zellis, DO
 
Professors
David Fuller, DO
Alexander S. Nicholas, DO
 
Associate Professors
Donald Allison, DO
Evan A. Nicholas, DO
Lauren Noto-Bell, DO
 
Assistant Professors
Andrew Levin, DO
Meghna Patel, DO, MPH
 
Clinical Assistant Professor
Michelle B. Hobson, DO
 
Otorhinolaryngology – Facial Plastic Surgery and Head/Neck Surgery
Professors Emeriti
Theodore Mauer, DO
Martin S. Neifield, DO
Lynn Sumerson, DO
 
Pediatrics
Associate Professor and Chair

Rosemary E. Vickers, DO
 
Professors Emeriti
Joseph A. Dieterle, DO
James Powell, DO
 
Professor
Erik Langenau, DO
 
Associate Professor
Rosemary E. Vickers, DO
 
Assistant Professor
Izola David, DO
 
Clinical Assistant Professors
John Bishara, DO
Larissa C. Fernando-Dominy, DO
 
Physician Assistant Studies
Professor and Chair

Laura A. Levy, DHSc, PA-C
 
Professor
Laura A. Levy, DHSc, PA-C
 
Associate Professors
Jill Cunningham, MHS
Sean Guinane, DHSc
Paul V. Krajewski, MS, PA-C
 
Assistant Professors
Jolene Bohensky, MS
Nicole Daher, MS
Melissa Eiseman, PA-C
Ludmila Furman, PA-C
Kimberly Henry, PA-C
 
Psychiatric Medicine
Professors Emeriti

Cecil Harris, DO
Burton Mark, DO
 
Clinical Assistant Professors
Matthew Geromi, DO
 

Psychology

Professor and Dean, School of Professional & Applied Psychology
Robert A. DiTomasso, PhD, ABPP

Professors
Robert A. DiTomasso, PhD, ABPP
Stephanie H. Felgoise, PhD, ABPP
David S. Festinger, PhD
Barbara A. Golden, PsyD, ABPP
Elizabeth A. Gosch, PhD, ABPP
Jessica Glass Kendorski, PhD, NCSP, BCBA-D
George M. McCloskey, PhD
Virginia Salzer, PhD

Associate Professors
Amanda Fisher, PhD
Michelle Lent, PhD
Susan Mindel, PhD
Stephen Poteau, PhD
Brad Rosenfield, PsyD
Katy Tresco, PhD
Meredith Weber, PhD, NCSP
 

Clinical Associate Professors
Scott Glassman, PsyD
Donald P. Masey, PsyD
Beverly A. White, PsyD

Assistant Professors
Richard G. Allen, PsyD, NCSP, BCBA-D
Jeffrey M. Branch, EdD
Richard Joseph Charette II, MSEd
Lisa Corbin, Ph.D, LPC
Sofia Pham, PhD, NCSP
Marcella Rolle, Ph.D, NCC

Clinical Assistant Professors
Nancy Aronson, PhD
Mary M. Austin, MSN, RN, NHA

 
Radiological Sciences
Clinical Assistant Professors

Madelyn Sine-Karasick, DO
 
Rehabilitation Medicine
Clinical Professor and Chair

Gerald E. Dworkin, DO
 
Surgery
Professor and Chair
Arthur J. Sesso, DO
 
Divisional Chairs
Open - Ophthalmology
Laurence H. Belkoff, DO Urologic Surgery
Sherman N. Leis, DO Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
John J. McPhilemy, DO Orthopedic Surgery
Scott E. Rosenthal, DO Anesthesiology
Arthur J. Sesso, DO General Surgery
 
Professors Emeriti
Leonard H. Finkelstein, DO
Isadore Lieberman, DO
Frederick Meoli, DO
Anthony A. Minissale, DO
Thomas L. Moy, DO
Donald H. Thome, DO
 
Professors
Laurence H. Belkoff, DO
Sherman N. Leis, DO
John J. McPhilemy, DO
Arthur J. Sesso, DO
 
Clinical Professors
William Meis, DO
John W. McGrath, DO
Steven S. Yocum, DO
 
Clinical Associate Professors
Thomas A. Geng, Jr., DO
Benjamin Lam, MD
 
Clinical Assistant Professors
Catherine Cahill, DO
Kenneth Heist, DO
Joseph M. Rosenblatt, DO
Scott E. Rosenthal, DO
 
*Volunteer Faculty list is available upon request.
 

THE FACULTY OF PCOM – Teaching in Georgia

A highly-qualified faculty of physicians, pharmacists, educators, scientists and support staff implement the educational goals of the College. Faculty members are dedicated to the singular purpose of educating students for the skilled and caring practice of osteopathic medicine, pharmacy and the health professions. In a real sense, education at PCOM Georgia is carried out by this larger PCOM Georgia family. Faculty concentration and dedication show in the teaching students receive.

Bio-Medical Sciences

Professor Emeritus
Mary Owen, JD, PhD

Professors
Bonnie A. Buxton, PhD (Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology)
Harold L. Komiskey Jr., PhD (Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology)
Huo Lu, PhD (Anatomy)
Brian M. Matayoshi, PhD (Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology)
Dennis Peffley, PhD, JD (Physiology & Pharmacology)
Diane Peterson, PhD (Anatomy)
Lori Redmond,PhD (Anatomy)
Vlad Stanescu, MD, MSc (Anatomy)
Richard E. White, PhD (Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology)

Associate Professors
Adwoa D. Aduonum, PhD (Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology)
Mircea Anghelescu, MD(Pathophysiology)
Kimberly Baker, PhD (Biochemistry)
Valerie Cadet, PhD (Microbiology)
Shafik Habal, MD (Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology)
Francis E. Jenney Jr., PhD (Biochemistry)
Robert McAfee, PhD (Anatomy)
Michael Selby, PhD (Anatomy)
Karim Z. Zaman, DO (Pathology)
Shu Zhu, MD, PhD (Physiology)

Emergency Medicine
Clinical Professor
Donald Penney, MD

Assistant Professors
Marla Golden, DO

Family Medicine
Assistant Professor

Lauren Ball, DO, MPH

Internal Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor
Collette Bullock, DO

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Associate Professor

William Delp, DO

Assistant Professor
Shawne Murray, DO

Pediatrics
Dean and Chief Academic Officer of the Osteopathic Program

Andrea Mann, DO

Professor
Andrea Mann, DO

Clinical Professor
Gary F. Freed, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor
Jana R. Himmelbaum, DO

Pharmacy
Professor, Dean and Chief Academic Officer of the School of Pharmacy
Shawn Spencer, PhD, RPh

Professors
Naushad Khan Ghilzai, PhD
Avadhesh Sharma, PharmD, PhD
Shawn Spencer, PhD, RPh

Associate Professors
Shari Allen, PharmD
Kimberly Barefield, PharmD, MHA
Sandra Benavides Caballero, PharmD
Yue-Qiao (George) Huang, PhD
Samuel John, PharmD
Michael Lee, PhD
Hua Ling, PharmD
Vicky Mody, PhD
Kumar Mukherjee, PhD
Rocsanna Namdar, PharmD
Srujana Rayalam, DVM, PhD
Sara Wilson Reece, PharmD
Brent Rollins, PhD, RPh
Shashidharamurthy Taval, PhD
Sonia Thomas, PharmD
John Tovar, PharmD
Xinyu (Eric) Wang, PhD
Desuo Wang, PhD, MD
Julie Wickman, PharmD
Zhiqian (James) Wu, PhD

Assistant Professors
Drew Cates, PharmD
Caroline Champion, PharmD
Christopher Holaway, PharmD
Irandokht Khaki-Najafabadi, PharmD
Shirin Madzhidova, PharmD
Edo-Abasi U. McGee, PharmD
Candis McGraw-Senat, PharmD
Essie Samuel, PharmD

Psychiatry
Clinical Assistant Professor
Ryan Smith, DO

Physical Therapy
Professor and Interim Chair of Physical Therapy
Ruth Maher, PhD, DPT

Professors
Robert Friberg, PT, PhD, MEd, CFMT, LPC
Ruth Maher, PhD, DPT
Carol A. Miller, PT, PhD, GCS
Jeanne Welch, PT, DPT

Associate Professors
Philip A. Fabrizio, PT, DPT, MS, CEAS, CIDN
Jennifer Wiley, PT, DPT

Assistant Professors
Teresa Pierce, PT, DPT
Shelley Smith DiCecco, PT, PhD
Melissa Smith, PT, DPT

Physician Assistant Studies
Associate Professor
Rebekah E. Thomas, PharmD, PA-C

Assistant Professors
James Becker, MS
Lindsey Brown, MS
James Garrett, PA-C
Carrie E. Nold, MPA, PA-C

Psychology
Clinical Instructor
Elizabeth Levine

Surgery
Associate Professor
Brian Mann, DO

Clinical Professor
Frank Jones, MD, MPH

The Faculty of PCOM – Teaching in South Georgia

A highly-qualified faculty of physicians, educators, scientists and support staff implement the educational goals of the College. Faculty members are dedicated to the singular purpose of educating students for the skilled and caring practice of osteopathic medicine. Faculty concentration and dedication show in the teaching students receive.

Bio-Medical Sciences

Associate Professors
Rasheed Agboola, MBBS, MSc (Pathology)
Savita Arya, MD, MBBS (Pathology)
Shiv Dhiman, MBBS (Anatomy)
Thomas Last, PhD (Biochemistry and Cellular Genetics)
Nikita Mirajkar, PhD (Pharmacology)
Edward Shaw, PhD (Microbiology and Immunology)
Jennifer Shaw, PhD (Physiology)
Sandeep Vansal, PhD (Pharmacology)
Robert Walker, PhD (Physiology)

Assistant Professors
Stacie Fairley, PhD (Microbiology and Immunology)
Leslie Pryor-McIntosh, PhD (Anatomy)
Brandy Sreenilayam, PhD (Biochemistry and Cellular Genetics)

Instructor
Sebastian Egberts, MS (Anatomy)

Emergency Medicine
Assistant Professor
Gino Alberto, DO, MPH
Marla Golden, DO
Nilam Vaughan, DO

Family Medicine
Professor
George Fredrick, MD

Internal Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor
Daryl Crenshaw, MD

OB/GYN
Assistant Professor
Randall Sisam, DO, MBA

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Associate Professor
Kristie Petree, DO

Pediatrics
Associate Professor
Winston Price, MD

Assistant Professor
Ann Contrucci, MD

Psychiatry
Clinical Associate Professor
Ryan Smith, DO

Radiology
Clinical Assistant Professor
Randall Lee McGill, MD

Surgery
Professor
William Craver, DO

Associate Professor
Robert Lloyd, DO