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College of Medicine faculty receive promotions, tenure for 2020-2021 academic year

The following Penn State College of Medicine faculty members have been promoted and/or awarded tenure effective July 1, 2020:

Promotion to professor

  • Michael Bayerl, MD, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Michael Beck, MD, Pediatrics, Medicine
  • Debra Byler, MD, Pediatrics, Neurology
  • Nancy Chauvin, MD, Radiology
  • Verghese Cherian, MBBS, MD, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  • Alison Chetlen, DO, Radiology
  • Jian Cui, MD, PhD, Medicine
  • William Curtin, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Dhimant Desai, PhD, Pharmacology
  • Tracy Fausnight, MD, MA, Pediatrics, Medicine
  • Robert Gallo, MD, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
  • Melissa George, DO, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Gisoo Ghaffari, MD, Medicine
  • Jed Gonzalo, MD, MSc, Medicine, Public Health Sciences
  • Gregory Holmes, PhD, Neural and Behavioral Sciences
  • Jennifer Kraschnewski, MD, MPH, Medicine, Public Health Sciences, Pediatrics
  • Kathleen Julian, MD, Medicine
  • Joshua Kesterson, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Colette Pameijer, MD, Surgery
  • Eric Pauli, MD, Surgery
  • Francesca Ruggiero, MD, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Mary Catherine Santos, MD, MS, Surgery, Pediatrics
  • Brian Saunders, MD, Surgery, Medicine
  • Ian Schreibman, MD, Medicine
  • Cheryl Tierney, MD, MPH, Pediatrics

Promotion to associate professor

  • Dov Bader, MD, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
  • Erich Batra, MD, Family and Community Medicine, Pediatrics
  • Nicholas Buchkovich, PhD, Microbiology and Immunology (and awarded tenure)
  • Anthony Bonavia, MD, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Pharmacology
  • Todd Cartee, MD, Dermatology (and awarded tenure)
  • Matthew Coates, MD, PhD, Medicine, Pharmacology
  • Smita Dandekar, MD, Pediatrics
  • Carrie Daymont, MD, MSCE, Pediatrics, Public Health Sciences
  • Timothy Deimling, MD, MS, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Guangwei Du, MD, PhD, Neurology
  • Michael Freeman, MD, MA, Pediatrics, Humanities
  • Cristy French, MD, Radiology
  • Kristen Grine, DO, Family and Community Medicine
  • Steven Hicks, MD, PhD, Pediatrics
  • Jason Imundo, MD, Pediatrics
  • Huseyin Isildak, MD, Otolaryngology, Surgery
  • Pooja Jhaveri, MD, Pediatrics
  • Punit Jhaveri, MD, Pediatrics
  • John Knoedler, MD, Surgery
  • Conrad Krawiec, MD, Pediatrics
  • Susan Lane-Loney, PhD, MS, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
  • Jessyka Lighthall, MD, Otolaryngology, Surgery
  • Suzanne Merrill, MD, Surgery
  • Stacey Milunic, MD, Family and Community Medicine
  • Pritish Mondal, MD, Pediatrics
  • Daniel Morgan, PhD, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Pharmacology, Neural and Behavioral Sciences (and awarded tenure)
  • Munima Nasir, MD, Family and Community Medicine
  • Jeffrey Neighbors, PhD, Pharmacology, Medicine
  • Kristina Newport, MD, Medicine
  • George Papachristou, MD Ophthalmology
  • Michael Pfeiffer, MD, Medicine
  • Andrea Rigby, PsyD, MEd, MS, Surgery
  • Timothy Riley, MD, Family and Community Medicine
  • Hiroko Shike, MD, MS, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Roopa Siddaiah, MBBS, Pediatrics
  • Yoshinori Takahashi, PhD, MS, Pediatrics
  • Rebecca Volpe, PhD, Humanities (and awarded tenure)
  • Brad Zacharia, MD, MS, Neurosurgery
  • Junjia Zhu, MS, PhD, Public Health Sciences

Promotion to assistant professor

  • Jessica Allen, DO, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  • Amanda Dudak, MD, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  • Jennifer Osetek, PhD, Public Health Sciences

Promotion to senior instructor

  • Carol LaRegina, MS, Public Health Sciences

Tenure award only

  • Nadine Hempel, PhD, Pharmacology, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Dajiang Liu, PhD, Public Health Sciences, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Shengyu Yang, PhD, Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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