Representative Alumni

Paul R. Knight III

  • MD 73/PhD 73
  • Graduate Program: Microbiology & Immunology
  • Advisor: Ronald Duff, PhD
  • Residency: Hershey Medical Center/Surgery & Anesthesia
  • Current Position:
    • Director, MD/PhD Program
      SUNY @ Buffalo, NY
      Anesthesia & Microbiology Department
      Buffalo General Hospital
      Buffalo, NY


Norman Barton

  • MD 76/PhD 74
  • Graduate Program: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Advisor: Abraham Rosenberg, PhD
  • Residency: Albany Medical College Hospital/Internal Medicine
  • Cornell & University of New York Hospital/Neurology
  • Current Position:
    • Chief Executive Officer
      Sirogenesis, Inc.
      Scientific Advisory Board for Opexa Therapeutics
      TX
       

Charles Venditti

  • MD 96/PhD 94
  • Graduate Program: Microbiology & Immunology
  • Advisor: Michael Chorney, PhD
  • Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital/Pediatrics
  • Current Position:
    • Genetic Disease Research Branch
      NIIH/NHGI
      Bethesda, MD


Karen Vossen-Smirnakis

  • MD 97/PhD 96
  • Graduate Program: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Advisor: Michael Fried, PhD
  • Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital/Internal Medicine
  • Previous Position:  Global Safety Medical Director, Amgen Global Regulatory Affairs & Safety, TX
  • Current Position:
    • Senior Medical Director, Safety & Benefit Risk, Biogen Idec, Boston, MA


Yousif A-Rahim

  • MD 98/PhD 95
  • Graduate Program: Pharmacology
  • Advisor: Elliot Vesell, PhD
  • Residency: Harvard, Beth Israel Deaconess/Internal Medicine
  • Current Position:
    • Assistant Professor of Medicine
      U of Hawaii
      John A. Burns School of Medicine
      Straub Clinic Hospital
      Chief, Interventional Gastroenterology Division
      Honolulu, HI


Padmanee Sharma

  • MD 98/PhD 97
  • Graduate Program: Microbiology & Immunology
  • Advisor: Michael Chorney, PhD
  • Residency: Internal Medicine/New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center ,1998-2000
  • Fellowship:  Medical Oncology/Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 2000-2004
  • Current Position:
    • Assistant Professor of Medicine
      Genitourinary Medical Oncology
      U of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
      Houston, TX


Akash Patnaik

  • MD 03/PhD 01
  • Graduate Program: Cell & Molecular Biology
  • Advisor: John Wills, PhD
  • Residency: Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, MN/Internal Medicine/CI Research
  • Current Position:
    • Fellowship
      Division of Hematology/Oncology
      Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
      Department of Systems Biology
      Boston, MA


Joseph (JJ) Rasimas

  • MD 03/PhD 02
  • Graduate Program: Chemical Biology
  • Advisor: Anthony Pegg, PhD
  • Residency: Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, MN/Psychiatry
  • Fellowship:  NIMH/NIH, Bethesda, MD
  • Previous Position:  Staff Physician, Adult Inpatient Psychiatry, PSCOM, Hershey, PA
  • Current Position:
    • Staff Clinician, National Institutes of Health, NIMH Experimental Therapeutics and Pathophysiology Branch
    • Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Emergency Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, PinnacleHealth Toxicology Center, Harrisburg, PA

 
 Bethanee (BJ) Schlosser

  • MD 03/PhD 01
  • Graduate Program: Cell & Molecular Biology
  • Advisor: Mary K. Howett, PhD
  • Residency: Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, FL (transitional); Emory University School of Medicine, GA/Dermatology
  • Current Position:
    • Assistant Professor of Dermatology
      Northwestern University
      Evanston, IL


Faoud Ishmael

  • MD 04/PhD 01
  • Graduate Program: Chemical Biology
  • Advisor: Steven Benkovich, PhD/Judith Bond, PhD
  • Residency: Penn State Hershey Medical Center, PA/Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship: Allergy & Clinical Immunology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
    • Current Position:
      Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary & Allergy
      Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
      Penn State Hershey Medical Center/Penn State College of Medicine
      Hershey, PA
    • Member of the Penn State College of Medicine MD/PhD Program Steering Committee