Lewis Katz School of Medicine

Lewis Katz School of Medicine (LKSOM) at Temple University, located on the Health Sciences Center campus, is dedicated to excellence in education, research and patient care achieved by faculty, staff and students who represent the diversity of society. LKSOM takes pride in the excellence of its teaching, research and service programs by:

  • providing education that is patient-centered, instilling in learners the school’s ethic of human service and lifelong learning;
  • engaging in research that advances and integrates basic and clinical science; and
  • administering patient care with compassion and understanding, utilizing contemporary knowledge and techniques.

Located in the historic city of Philadelphia where American medicine has its roots, LKSOM has been known for its faculty’s uncommon interest in and concern for students and its commitment to the highest quality of care for all people. On November 1, 2007, the Medical School broke ground on a new home. The 11-story, 480,000-square-foot glass and brick structure opened in May 2009 and has proven to be highly functional for both education and research.

On September 16, 1901, Russell H. Conwell, founder of Temple University, opened a medical school, lit by gaslight, for the “common man.” The faculty consisted of 27 lecturers, demonstrators and instructors. Medical practitioners taught classes at College Hall, next to the Baptist Temple, on present-day Main Campus. Samaritan Hospital, two miles up Broad Street, was the site of clinical instruction. Anatomical dissections on cadavers, which were delivered in pickle barrels, were performed in a hayloft. According to admissions materials, “matriculates of academic or scientific colleges, or graduates of reputable high schools of the first grade, or a normal school established by State authority, of both sexes, are admitted to the first year class without examination.” In the inaugural class, 31 students began the five-year program that included:

  • classes held on nights and weekends to accommodate students’ day jobs;
  • 15 required textbooks;
  • total tuition and fees of a modest $635; and
  • a curriculum requiring 700 hours of work each year.

From such modest beginnings, LKSOM has emerged as a school of national reputation. Nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report, the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University prepares students for a rewarding career in medical practice or research. The combined energy created by our enthusiastic faculty, state-of-the-art technology, and soaring new facilities makes Temple an exciting place to study medicine today.

Graduate Faculty

Michael V. Autieri, Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Research Center, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Hahnemann University.

Mary F. Barbe, Professor, Department of Center for Translational Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Wake Forest University.

Richard H. G. Baxter, Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Genetics and Molecular Biochemistry, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Tricia Helen Burdo, Associate Professor, Department of Center for Neurovirology and Gene Editing, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Penn State College of Medicine.

Bettina A. Buttaro, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Inflammation, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Roberto Caricchio, Professor (Research), Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Inflammation, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; M.D., Catholic University of Sacred Heart.

Marion M. Chan, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Inflammation, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Cornell University Medical College.

Parkson Lee-Gau Chong, Professor, Department of Medical Genetics and Molecular Biochemistry, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Philip L. Cohen, Professor Emeritus, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; M.D., Yale University.

Judith Daniels, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Education and Data Science, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Konstantinos Drosatos, Assistant Professor, Department of Center for Translational Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Boston University.

Satoru Eguchi, Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Research Center, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; M.D., Tohoku University School of Medicine.

Toby K. Eisenstein, Professor, Department of Center for Substance Abuse Research, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College.

John W. Elrod, Associate Professor, Department of Center for Translational Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Nora Engel, Associate Professor, Department of Fels Cancer Institute for Personalized Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., University of Buenos Aires.

Concepcion Estaras, Assistant Professor, Department of Center for Translational Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., University of Barcelona.

Arthur M. Feldman, Professor, Department of Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; M.D., Louisiana State University.

Silvia Fossati, Associate Professor, Department of Alzheimer's Center at Temple, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., University of Florence.

Gianluca Gallo, Professor, Department of Shriners Hospitals Pediatric Research Center, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., University of Illinois.

Stefania Gallucci, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Inflammation, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; M.D., Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.

Ana M. Gamero, Associate Professor, Department of Medical Genetics and Molecular Biochemistry, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., University of South Florida.

Glenn Stephen Gerhard, Professor, Department of Medical Genetics and Molecular Biochemistry, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; M.D., The Pennsylvania State University.

Kathleen M. Giangiacomo, Associate Professor, Department of Medical Genetics and Molecular Biochemistry, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.

Xavier Graña-Amat, Professor, Department of Fels Cancer Institute for Personalized Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., University of Barcelona.

Dale S. Haines, Associate Professor, Department of Fels Cancer Institute for Personalized Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Hahnemann University.

Wen-Zhe Ho, Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; M.D., Wuhan University School of Medicine.

Steven R. Houser, Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Research Center, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Temple University.

Wenhui Hu, Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Science.

Christian Hurtz, Assistant Professor, Department of Fels Cancer Institute for Personalized Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau.

Liselotte E. Jensen, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Inflammation, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., University of Aarhus.

Shin Hyeok Kang, Assistant Professor, Department of Shriners Hospitals Pediatric Research Center, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Kamel Khalili, Professor, Department of Center for Neurovirology and Gene Editing, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Mohsin Khan, Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., University of the Punjab.

Laurie Kilpatrick, Professor, Department of Center for Inflammation and Lung Research, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.

Seonhee Kim, Associate Professor, Department of Shriners Hospitals Pediatric Research Center, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Rutgers University.

Lynn Kirby, Professor, Department of Center for Substance Abuse Research, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.

Raj Kishore, Professor, Department of Center for Translational Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Lucknow University.

Walter J. Koch, Professor, Department of Center for Translational Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Beata Kosmider, Associate Professor, Department of Center for Inflammation and Lung Research, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., University of Lodz.

Barbara Krynska, Associate Professor (Research), Department of Shriners Hospitals Pediatric Research Center, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Medical University of Silesia.

Satya P. Kunapuli, Professor, Department of Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science.

T. Dianne Langford, Professor, Department of Center for Substance Abuse Research, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., University of Alabama.

Shuxin Li, Professor, Department of Shriners Hospitals Pediatric Research Center, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; M.D., Henan Medical University.

Dan A. Liebermann, Professor, Department of Fels Cancer Institute for Personalized Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Weizmann Institute.

Xiaolei Liu, Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Lee-Yuan Liu-Chen, Professor, Department of Center for Substance Abuse Research, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Grace X. Ma, Professor, Department of Center for Asian Health, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma.

Sadia Mohsin, Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Research Center, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., University of the Punjab.

Marc Monestier, Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Inflammation, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; M.D., University of Lyon.

Henry P. Parkman, Professor, Department of Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; M.D., Case Western Reserve University.

Helen E. Pearson, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Education and Data Science, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Medical College of Pennsylvania.

Yuri Persidsky, Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; M.D., Kiev State Medical Institute.

Steven N. Popoff, Professor, Department of Biomedical Education and Data Science, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Loyola University.

Swayam Prabha, Associate Professor, Department of Fels Cancer Institute for Personalized Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Domenico Praticò, Professor, Department of Center for Translational Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; M.D., University of Roma, La Sapienza Medical School.

Servio Ramirez, Professor (Research), Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

A. Koneti Rao, Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; M.D., All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

Scott M. Rawls, Professor, Department of Center for Substance Abuse Research, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., East Carolina University School of Medicine.

Victor Rizzo, Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Research Center, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School.

Thomas J. Rogers, Professor, Department of Center for Inflammation and Lung Research, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Slava Rom, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Brad S. Rothberg, Professor, Department of Medical Genetics and Molecular Biochemistry, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., University of Florida.

Michael R. Ruggieri, Professor, Department of Center for Translational Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.

Abdel Karim Sabri, Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Research Center, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Rene Descartes University.

Mahmut Safak, Associate Professor, Department of Center for Neurovirology and Gene Editing, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Thomas Jefferson University.

Umadevi Sajjan, Associate Professor, Department of Center for Inflammation and Lung Research, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., University of Mysore.

Carmen Sapienza, Professor, Department of Fels Cancer Institute for Personalized Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Dalhousie University.

Bassel E. Sawaya, Professor, Department of Fels Cancer Institute for Personalized Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Rene Descartes University.

Rosario Scalia, Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Research Center, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; M.D., University of Catania.

Michael Selzer, Professor, Department of Shriners Hospitals Pediatric Research Center, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; M.D./Ph.D., New York University.

Scott K. Shore, Associate Professor, Department of Fels Cancer Institute for Personalized Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Drexel University.

Stephanie E. Sillivan, Assistant Professor, Department of Center for Substance Abuse Research, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University.

Tomasz Skorski, Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Inflammation, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; M.D., Medical Academy of Warsaw.

George Smith, Professor, Department of Shriners Hospitals Pediatric Research Center, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University.

Nathaniel W. Snyder, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Inflammation, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.

Jonathan Soboloff, Professor, Department of Medical Genetics and Molecular Biochemistry, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., University of Ottawa.

Young-Jin Son, Professor, Department of Shriners Hospitals Pediatric Research Center, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.

Dianne R. Soprano, Professor, Department of Medical Genetics and Molecular Biochemistry, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Rutgers University.

Vincent Tam, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Inflammation, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Harvard Medical School.

Gareth Thomas, Associate Professor, Department of Shriners Hospitals Pediatric Research Center, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Dundee University.

Ying Tian, Associate Professor, Department of Center for Translational Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Temple University.

Douglas G. Tilley, Associate Professor, Department of Center for Translational Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Queen's University.

Alexander Y. Tsygankov, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Inflammation, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Bach Institute of Biochemistry, Moscow.

Ronald F. Tuma, Professor, Department of Center for Substance Abuse Research, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Temple University.

Çagla Tükel, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Ankara University.

Ellen M. Unterwald, Professor, Department of Center for Substance Abuse Research, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Boston University School of Medicine.

Hong Wang, Professor, Department of Center for Metabolic Disease Research, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., University of Montreal.

Sara Jane Ward, Assistant Professor (Research Center), Department of Center for Substance Abuse Research, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Wake Forest University.

Kelly A. Whelan, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Drexel University.

Marla R. Wolfson, Professor, Department of Center for Translational Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Temple University.

Hassen Wollebo, Assistant Professor, Department of Center for Neurovirology and Gene Editing, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Humboldt University.

Sheng Wu, Associate Professor, Department of Center for Metabolic Disease Research, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., University of Victoria.

Ling Yang, Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Genetics and Molecular Biochemistry, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Xiao-Feng Yang, Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Research Center, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., University of Montreal.

Jun Yu, Associate Professor, Department of Center for Metabolic Disease Research, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; M.D., Yale University School of Medicine.

M. Raza Zaidi, Associate Professor, Department of Fels Cancer Institute for Personalized Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine; Ph.D., Rutgers University, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.