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Temple University School of Medicine Departments and Centers

departments and centers


Temple University School of Medicine is organized into departments and research centers. Departments are constructed around basic science and clinical disciplines. The Research Centers are multi-disciplinary involving any number of collaborations throughout the School of Medicine, all answering a specific series of research questions.


                                   RESEARCH CENTERS
Center Name
Center Director
Center for Bioethics, Urban Health, and Policy

Kathleen Reeves, MD

Center for Inflammation, Translational and Clinical Lung Research (CILR) Thomas J. Rogers, PhD
Center for Metabolic Disease Research (CMDR) Hong Wang, MD, PhD, EMBA
Center for Neurovirology Kamel Khalili, PhD
Center for Substance Abuse Research  (CSAR) Ellen M. Unterwald, PhD
Center for Translational Medicine (CTM) Walter J. Koch, PhD
Comprehensive NeuroAIDS Center (CNAC) Kamel Khalili, PhD
Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology

Jean-Pierre Issa, MD

Independence Blue Cross Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC) Steven R. Houser, PhD, FAHA
Shriners Hospitals for Children Pediatric Research Center Michael E. Selzer, MD, PhD
Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center (SSTRC) Satya P. Kunapuli, PhD
Temple Autoimmunity Center (TAC) Marc Monestier, MD, PhD
Temple Clinical Research Institute (TCRI) Susan G. Fisher, PhD
Temple Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering (TIME) Peter I. Lelkes, PhD



                                   BASIC SCIENCE DEPARTMENTS
Department Name
Department Chair
Anatomy and Cell Biology Steven N. Popoff, PhD
Clinical Sciences Susan Fisher, MS, PhD
Medical Genetics and Molecular Biochemistry (MG & MB) Glenn S. Gerhard, MD
Microbiology and Immunology

Doina Ganea, PhD


Kamel Khalili, PhD

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Yuri Persidsky, MD, PhD

Pharmacology Walter J. Koch, PhD
Physiology Steven R. Houser, PhD, FAHA



                                 CLINICAL DEPARTMENTS
Department Name
Department Chair
Anesthesiology Gordon H. Morewood, MD
Dermatology Gil Yosipovitch, MD
Emergency Medicine Robert McNamara, MD
Family and Community Medicine

Stephen Permut, MD, JD


Joseph Y. Cheung, MD, PhD


S. Ausim Azizi, MD, PhD

Neurosurgery Michael Weaver, MD
Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences Enrique Hernandez, MD
Ophthalmology Jeffrey D. Henderer, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Pekka Mooar, MD (Interim)
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery John H. Krouse, MD, PhD
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Yuri Persidsky, MD, PhD
Pediatrics Stephen C. Aronoff, MD, MBA
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Ian Maitin, MD, MBA
Psychiatry and Behavioral Science

William R. Dubin, MD

Radiology Clifford Belden, MD, MS
Radiation Oncology Curtis Miyamoto, MD

Amy J. Goldberg, MD, FACS

Thoracic Medicine and Surgery Gerard J. Criner, MD, FACP, FACCP
Urology Jack Mydlo, MD